For one reason or another, some people just aren’t down for experimenting. Some, like Chasity, revel in it and thrive on doing the that necessary thing to get exactly where they want to be.
The following is authored by: Chastity Slone
There called the “Big Uglies”. The NFL’s offensive linemen. Most all tip the scale at three bills or more. When Matt Kalil decided to forgo his senior year at USC and enter the draft, the next five months he heard one thing over and over from coaches, “so how much do you think you can weigh?”
Body Fat: 17%
Concussions and suicides are the NFL’s top issues right now. But men whose job it is to protect the “superstars” are invisible to us; after all, they don’t carry the ball and score touchdowns. This despite the fact that a recent National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study determined that NFL players with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more during their careers (clinically obese) are 2x as likely to die of heart disease as their teammates. - (ESPN the Mag; Valkenburg)
-The left tackle is blessed with the kind of blazing metabolism most of us would kill for. (Valkenburg)
Which is why at the help of his teams nutritionist, he eats every two hours with a meal consisting of mounds of chicken Alfredo and Penna pasta, piles of carrots and bell peppers, a stack of potato wedged french fries and a thick piece of garlic bread. Every night regardless of whatever else he has eaten that day, he downs a 1,200 calorie protein shake with peanut butter blended in.
-if he drinks the grainy gunk to soon before bed, it will give him painful acid reflux and keep him awake for hours – as if his digestive system is staging a revolt. (Valkenburg)
In 1970, there was one NFL player who weighed 300-plus pounds. Last season, there were 360.
Goal: Games Athlete
Body Fat: 10%
Currently sitting down to my second meal today. Half a pound of shredded chicken with a grape-seed oil dressing. Five ounces of spaghetti squash, 2oz of pistachios and cashews and 2 tbsp. of Cap-tri = Approximately 850 calories.
I, like Matt Kalil, have a raging metabolism (furnace, if you will). It would be easier for me to attain the look of Christmas Abbott (whom I currently stalk:) rather than that of games competitor, Katie Hogan. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see I need to up my calories in order to move the scale. Remember, my goal is to be able to move 150lbs as fast as I move 140lbs. Inevitably I have to train at that weight for a while so that I become efficient at moving that weight. If the Open starts mid February, I have possible until December to get there, train at that weight for approximately a month, then decide if I come down somewhat will it help me or hinder reaching my goal.
Compare the nutritional plans. Who is taking a great risk in order to reach his dream? Compare body types. There’s not a big difference between mine and Kalil. Both need many more calories to reach and sustain our dreams. Compare the discipline to your own. No matter the goal, when (not if) you reach a plateau, no matter who you are, no matter what profession or how much money you make or the color of your skin…you have to give a little more. You have to crank it up a little hotter.
AMRAP 10 Minutes
AMRAP 4 Minutes
*A pause pistol contains a (3) second pause at bottom of each rep.
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