Nathan Adrian, U.S. Olympic Swimmer, Talks Food… by uSports

Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian made a big splash at the London games. A three-time Olympic gold winner, he holds the US record for the 50 and 100-yard freestyle. The training and food regiment for an Olympic swimmer is rigorous: with an athlete having to consume roughly 6,000 calories a day. So Adrian’s average training day begins about 5:15 am, where he eats breakfast and then heads to the pool by 5:45 where he roughly swims for two hours. “[Then] I get a second breakfast, nap, wake up and gets some more food… I go to weights practice at 12:30, lift weights from 12:30 to 2:15 or so,” told uInterview before the London games. And finally, he takes another hour in the pool before calling it a day. Phew!


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