Mr. Olympia’s post-competition diet has been revealed by top bodybuilders.
Many people may have heard of such diets, but the diet may seem more familiar and delicious than many people realize.
At the beginning of the video of bodybuilder Mr. Olympia (Derek Lunsford), he is congratulated in the hotel elevator by a man who was at the previous night’s show.
That was the pattern throughout the video. Admiration for discipline and appreciation for visible hard work.
A food scale turned out to be one of the key tools used in his strict diet.
Having used about 200 grams of rice at her last meal, Lunsford chose a little more next time.
“Would you like this to be chicken or salmon?” the man behind the camera asked the bodybuilder.
“Salmon,” replied Lansford.
He prepared a second bowl of rice and more salmon, planning to eat both at once to restore the carbohydrate energy source and protein he needed for his muscular physique.
“I feel like I haven’t eaten anything since I ate carbs yesterday,” Lansford said.
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“I haven’t been eating much salt lately,” he said, closing his eyes happily as he was able to taste the salt.
Reducing salt is a popular fitness technique for wrestlers, bodybuilders, and other fitness professionals, where every ounce of water weight makes a difference.
“I like diet foods,” Lunsford said, looking at the camera.
He was at a banquet at the end of the video and was still disciplined.
“I’m just waiting for these burgers. I don’t eat as much pizza as I want. I don’t eat as much cake as I want.”
He made himself three burgers and ate all three.
After finishing another protein-rich meal, he reflected on his bodybuilding lifestyle with a videographer.
“This is just the beginning,” he said.
“I’m very excited. I want to do better.”