LONDON – For Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, "The Hunger Games" concluded in 2008. Or at the very least, the way they went about filling their hunger changed for the better.
Leading up to the Beijing Games, we learned that the past caloric intake of Phelps and Lochte would have blasted a normal person into the diabetes hall of fame. From the 10,000 calories a day, to the McDonald's feasts, to the energy drinks and the conveyor belt of pancakes, French toast, and fried-egg sandwiches. But that was the Beijing Olympics. If anything, London 2012 will be the year of the physical realignment.
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Dry-land training has gone up and diversified. Caloric intake – while still two and three times the normal human – has gotten smarter. Phelps is 27 and Lochte turns 28 next week, and both are about to take the gold medal in a depressing fact: The sun is setting on their careers as ultra-elite swimmers. So if you hear that Lochte is gorgingRead More »from How will changes in dry-land training since 2008 affect Phelps and Lochte in the pool?