We are such a diet-obsessed society we more often worry about over eating. But in a trained population the opposite is more often a problem. Known for memorable quotes and a contrarian bent, Glassman might be taking things a bit far. I can certainly think of a few cases of athletes over training. What is far more common is to find that athletes are not fueling themselves sufficiently for the training they are engaged in. Symptoms of under eating include fatigue, poor muscle tone, stalled performances, injuries, slow healing, colds and flues, and stubborn belly fat. Yes, under eating can make you pudgy! Training breaks down muscle tissue. Eating is how we get the building blocks necessary for repairing the damage. If we do not eat enough, we cannot adequately heal. The more intensely you train, the more you must eat.
Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. How much should you eat? It’s wishy-washy at best. But what about nutrition? Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. If you are trying to lean out you need to limit these. Eat a large amount of fiber from non-starchy fruits and vegetables. But do yourself a favor and don’t compare yourself to him Sure you can have good genetics and get away with eating crap, but most people probably can’t.
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