I was reading the Grantland article, Butter, Bacon, and Bone Broth: A Week on the Lakers Diet, and the writer discusses a "paleo-esque" diet the Lakers have implemented (likely to Steve Nash's desires, but that is my unfounded opinion).
While the writer seemingly treats it like a joke, it is apparently obvious that professional franchises are implementing strict diets for their players, as it affects player output.
Thoughts on pro teams going paleo, or other forms of health conscious diet for the entire team? Or examples that people like us can implement? Or specific athletes that are paleo and their results?
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on April 15, 2014
at 06:06 PM
on January 18, 2014
at 08:58 PM
I've heard of one Norwegian soccer team, apparently there is a second team from Norway that decided to go low carb. Strømsgodset team won for the first time since 1970 after going low carb.
Björn Ferry, a biathlete from Sweden, won gold olympic medal; he follows low carb diet.
And there is Kobe Bryant...he went paleo, too.
on January 17, 2014
at 01:34 AM
The only person I've heard talk about paleo is Ray Allen
on January 16, 2014
at 12:15 AM
A good question would be why the Lakers and Seahawks go through the effort of feeding paleo food to their athletes. I discount that one has more energy, it is not consistent with what I see. I think the reason is fewer tendinitis, fewer muscle strains, faster injury recovery, fewer bugs caught in airports and hotels. The young men are also calmer and less likely to get into a gunfight in a night club. It is an effective capital protection strategy. Surely it costs less or of order 1M/year, or less than 1% of payroll.
on January 15, 2014
at 10:03 PM
The Seattle Seahawks. Hunter Pence of the SF Giants, and the everlasting Raul Ibanez of the Seattle Mariners.
on January 15, 2014
at 08:48 PM
The majority of "elite crossfitters" seem to mostly adhere to a "paleo" diet.
This article goes through various Olympians and their exact "typical" diet for a day of training. No "paleo" in this list but what's more paleo than eliminating grains is being active and maintaining a low body fat (<10% males and <20% females) so I'd say they're more paleo than probably 80% of people who call themselves such.