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U het waarskynlik gehoor van al die Brasiliaanse cocktails wat in New York aangebied word terwyl die Olimpiese Spele hierdie maand plaasvind; maar wat van al die kosaanbiedings? In Brasilië is 'n wonderlike kookkuns, so hier is 'n opsomming van vyf Brasiliaanse eetplekke om te eet en te geniet van die kos en drank van Rio de Janeiro.

Padoca Bakkery
Padoca het 'n spesiale bederf gemaak ter ere van die Olimpiese Somerspele in Rio de Janeiro: die PDQ Carioca. Die PDQ is Padoca se kenmerkende weergawe van die tradisionele pão de queijo (kaasbrood) - geskep deur die sjef Rachel Binder met die eienaar van Marina Halpern se gesinsresep as fondament - terwyl carioca 'n Portugese woord is wat na 'n boorling in Rio de Janeiro verwys. Die daaropvolgende kombinasie is 'n wending van die klassieke kaasbrood met groen olywe, 'n algemene snack in die Suid -Amerikaanse stad. Dit is die perfekte smaaklike happie om na die Spele te kyk. Beskikbaar tot 23 Aug.

Wil u iets ligter hê? Padoca bied ook 'n açaí-bak aan, op die tradisionele Brasiliaanse manier berei: açaí-bessies ryk aan antioksidante en tuisgemaakte granola met hawer, pekanneute, aalbessies, pampoenpitte, goue rosyne en klapper. 23.

SUSHISAMBA
Volgens die restaurant "is die filosofie van SUSHISAMBA gebore uit die energie en gees van drie verskillende kulture - Brasilië, Japan en Peru." Hierdie lewendige plek vereer natuurlik sy Brasiliaanse wortels (en vier die komende Spele) met Brasiliaanse geïnspireerde cocktails en kookkuns. Sop aan die nasionale gees van Brasilië - cachaça - gemors met kiwi en limoen in die Kiwi Caipirinha; die Strawberry Sake "Caipirinha" ('n Japannese kinkel op die klassieke); of vir 'n vindingryke uitwerking op die caipirinha, bestel die Kaffirinha Sorbet Sparkler - 'n verfrissende, bevrore lekkerny met geurige Kaffir lime sorbet, cachaça en 'n vonkelwyn.

'N Verskeidenheid hartige Brasiliaanse straatkosse word aangebied, waaronder Pastel de Feijoada met geroosterde suurlemoen; en Bolinhos de Bacalhau met seebaars, pers Peruaanse aartappels en aji amarillo. Vir iets soets, geniet Pasteis de Caipirinha: 'n skilferde tert gebak met nata (Brasiliaanse vla) gegeur met limoen, limoensap en cachaça. Hierdie bytjies met Olimpiese tema is beskikbaar tydens SAMBAHOUR, wat van Sondag tot Vrydag tussen 16 en 19 uur duur. en 23:00 - sluit, tot 21 Augustus.

Fogo de Chão Brasiliaanse Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse het onlangs sy nuwe Sondagbrunch bekendgestel met Brasiliaanse geïnspireerde ontbyt-items wat hand aan hand gaan met die beroemde geroosterde vleisopsies van die restaurant, soos filet mignon, skaaptjops en handtekening Brasiliaanse picanha. Die nuwe spyskaartitems sluit in Pão de Queijo Egg Bake: Fogo se tradisionele glutenvrye kaasbrood (pão de queijo) gebak met eiers, aspersies, broccoli en Switserse kaas; Bolo de Fubá: tuisgemaakte suikermieliekoek (ook glutenvry) bedien met geklopte gekarameliseerde piesangroom; en 'n seisoenale Sondagsbraai: tans met ingebakte varkbraai, op bestelling gesny. En natuurlik word daar volop genade aangebied-op bestelling gemaakte caipirinhas, passievruchtmimosas en Fogo se eie Brasiliaanse gekruide Bloody Mary.

Haven -dak
Haven Rooftop, bo die Sanctuary Hotel, sal die Olimpiese Spele tydens sy grootskerm-TV's tydens die Spele vertoon. Dit bied outentieke caipirinhas en 'n coxhina -voorgereg, Brasiliaanse hoender -krokette, beskikbaar tot 23 Augustus.

Esperanto Fonda
Wil u 'n paar Brasiliaanse tariewe onderweg kry? East Village se Esperanto het pas Esperanto Fonda oopgemaak. Hierdie Brasiliaanse kafee bevat items soos empanadas; bolinhos; of gebakte aartappeltorskoekies met tuisgemaakte chipotle mayo; en die Esperanto -bak. U kan uithaal of kies om te eet in die gebied met 30 sitplekke. Esperanto Fonda bevat ook caipirinhas, Brasiliaanse sangria en vars, tropiese sappe.

Klik hier vir meer eet- en reisnuus in New York.


Hierdie Olimpiese dieet laat hom 'n 12-pak sonder kater

Die laaste keer dat ek die huidige Olimpiese rekordhouer en goue medaljewenner Ryan Crouser gesien het, was hy skaars oud genoeg om films met 'n R-nommer te kyk. Ons het die gewilde Brasiliaan verlaat churrascaria Fogo De Chao in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

Ek was die gasheer van Crouser aan die Universiteit van Texas toe hy deur die land stap om te besluit watter kollege hy met sy teenwoordigheid sou beklee as die toonaangewende hoërskoolskoot en skyfwerper ter wêreld. Destyds was daar net soveel aanbiedings vir atletiekbeurse op die tafel vir Ryan as wat vleis in die lug by die Brasiliaanse steakhouse gons.

Hy kies die filet mignon die aand, en later die filet mignon van kollegiale atletiekinstellings deur te besluit om die Universiteit van Texas by te woon. Daar het hy die basis gebou wat hom na die Olimpiese Spele van 2016 in Rio sou dryf, waar hy onlangs die rekord van die 28-jarige Olimpiese houe-rekord gebreek het en die goue medalje gewen het met 'n gooi van 22,52 meter (73,8 voet).

Ryan, nou 23 jaar oud, het onmiddellik van Rio na Parys, daarna van Parys na Zürich in kompetisie voortgegaan, voordat ek hom uiteindelik kon inhaal om uit te vind presies hoe 'n Olimpiese goue medaljewenner en rekordhouhou plaasgevind het. gooier eet en oefen om nommer 1 in die wêreld te wees.

Alhoewel sy massiewe 6-voet-7, byna 300-pond-raam tot 'n 6-by-6-duim-blok op my rekenaar se FaceTime-app verminder is, lyk hy nog steeds aansienlik groter as die klein hondjie van 220 pond wat ek hom onthou daardie aand in die steakhouse in Austin. Hy het gesê dat hy sedert Rio, volgens sy eie maat, lui was, en van 295 tot ongeveer 285 pond gedaal het. Lui?

Ek kon nie my kalorieë tot die gewone 5 000 tot 6 000 kalorieë per dag hou nie. ”

Die soort inname verg toewyding, het Crouser gesê. Hy eet vyf of ses keer per dag, ongeveer duisend kalorieë per maaltyd-soveel as wat iemand met 'n lae-kalorie-dieet 'n hele dag kan eet. Ek moet myself by 'n plan hou, want as ek nie daarby bly nie, sal ek nie soveel eet as wat ek moet nie, ” het hy gesê. Ek het nie die drang om te eet soos sommige mense dink nie. ”

Die Ryan Crouser-doodskieter-piramide. Illustrasie deur The New York Post

Daar is 'n strategie om elke dag soveel kos in u gesig te kry: twee trillings in die oggend, sodat sy liggaam sy kou nie as 'n aanduiding kan neem om te besef dat ek nou op die oomblik gevoed word nie. Boonop neem die vloeibare maaltye - gewoonlik 'n mengsel van hawermout met volmelk, grondboontjiebotter, proteïenpoeier, bessies en mielies - minder ruimte in sy maag in, wat ruimte laat vir later middagete, aandete, tweede aandete en nagereg wanneer die bui toesak.

“ Middagete is gewoonlik my eerste vaste maaltyd, so dan is ek redelik honger, en hy het gesê. Ek laai gewoonlik koolhidrate soos pasta of mac en kaas, 'n paar stukkies brood, 'n bak rys. Vir proteïene probeer ek ongeveer 'n pond vleis per maaltyd eet, so dit is gewoonlik drie tot vier hoenderborsies. Soms sal ek rooivleis eet, maar meestal hoender of vis. En aandete eet ek omtrent dieselfde ding, miskien vrugte en groente ingooi. Maar ek is dan nie so honger nie, so ek dwing myself op daardie stadium gewoonlik om meer te eet as wat ek wil. ”

Vra hom die meeste wat hy in een sitting geëet het, en Crouser het 'n vinnige antwoord: ongeveer 5 pond, die grootte van 'n klein baba. Hy kan nie eers raai oor die kalorieë van sy binge nie.

Ek was superhonger na 'n mal gewigsessie, so ek het besluit om myself voor en na die ete te weeg. Ek het geweet ek gaan baie eet, en#8221 lag hy. Ek het 'n bak wit rys, 'n bak bruinrys, 'n bord met hoender, 'n reuse bak mac en kaas gehad. Ek is mal oor mac en kaas. Dit is 'n wonderlike gewigsteller weens al die koolhidrate en vet, en nadat ek al die plus nagereg geëet het, het ek op die weegskaal gekom en was ek 5 pond swaarder as voorheen.

Niemand sou dit waag om hom 'n liggewig te noem nie, en sy indrukwekkende buitelugvermoë vir 'n aand uit, bewys die punt.

“ Hoeveel biere kan u drink en die volgende oggend nog funksioneer? ” het ek gevra. Gevaarlike vraag.

Dit hang af van die tipe bier. As dit iets maklik is soos 'n Bud Light, kan ek 'n 12-pak afneem en die volgende oggend nog steeds effektief oefen. ”

Ek verbeel my hom op die universiteit, besig om 'n persoonlike vat rond te sit vir partytjies. Hy is beslis sterk genoeg om dit reg te kry.

En oor daardie spiere. Alhoewel Crouser daarop aandring dat sy gewigstoot net soveel oor tegniek en tydsberekening as sterkte gaan, moet hy He Man se krag hê om die skoot meer as 70 meter van hom af te sit.

En hy doen: Die meeste wat hy gesê het dat hy in 'n enkele boks gehef het, is 700 pond, sy bankdruk is ongeveer 500 pond vir 'n enkele rep, en hy het 440 pond vir vyf reps gedoen. Hy lig ses dae per week in die buiteseisoen om sy bomenslike krag te behou.

Ek draf nie veel nie, maar af en toe gooi ek 500 pond op die kroeg vir dooies en doen ek 'n paar reps net vir die plesier, 'het hy gesê. Reg. Pret. “ Om dinge deurmekaar te maak en geraas te maak. En my krag skoon is net meer as 400 pond. ”

As u tel, is dit ses dae per week om op te lig, en op drie van die dae twee keer in die gewigskamer te slaan. O, plus oefening.

Illustrasie deur The New York Post

“Opleiding is 'n voltydse werk, ” het hy gesê. Ek het baie ure ingesit. ”

Dit spandeer baie ure om 'n baie spesifieke ding na te streef: om 'n klein, swaar bal so ver as menslik moontlik weg te gooi. As u lewensuitdaging in 'n paar sekondes video opgesom kan word, terwyl u ronddraai voordat u die skoot gooi, hoe word Crouser dan nie verveeld nie? Die sleutel is, soos met die meeste dinge, in verskeidenheid.

Vir hom beteken dit om gewigstrainingstoerusting en tegnieke in die gimnasium te vermeng, weerstand toe te voeg of van gewigte na bande te ruil. As u dit verander, kry u nie die kans om verveeld of onrustig te raak nie.

Die grootste ding vir my as ek by 'n punt kom, is om 'n manier te vind om dit te vermeng. Dit maak dit meer pret en jy sien meer vordering, ” het hy gesê.

En ek sal beslis sê dat die vordering van die besige 17-jarige na die massiewe Olimpiese rekordhouer voor my redelik bevredigend is.

Brandon Drenon is 'n elite Tier 3+ fiksheids- en voedingsafrigter in New York, gebaseer op Equinox. Voordat hy 'n persoonlike afrigter geword het, was Brandon 'n atleet aan die Universiteit van Texas en 'n modemodel in New York. Hy het sy persoonlike opleidingsertifisering deur NCSF ontvang en het sy voedingsertifisering deur Precision Nutrition ontvang.


Hierdie Olimpiese dieet bied 'n 12-pak sonder kater

Die laaste keer dat ek die huidige Olimpiese rekordhouer en goue medaljewenner Ryan Crouser gesien het, was hy skaars oud genoeg om films met 'n R-nommer te kyk. Ons het die gewilde Brasiliaan verlaat churrascaria Fogo De Chao in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

Ek was die gasheer van Crouser aan die Universiteit van Texas toe hy deur die land stap om te besluit watter kollege hy met sy teenwoordigheid sou beklee as die toonaangewende hoërskoolskoot en skyfwerper ter wêreld. Destyds was daar net soveel aanbiedings vir atletiekbeurse op die tafel vir Ryan as wat daar vleis in die lug by die Brasiliaanse steakhouse gons.

Hy kies die filet mignon die aand, en later die filet mignon van kollegiale atletiekinstellings deur te besluit om die Universiteit van Texas by te woon. Daar het hy die basis gebou wat hom na die Olimpiese Spele van 2016 in Rio sou dryf, waar hy onlangs die rekord van die 28-jarige Olimpiese houe-rekord gebreek het en die goue medalje gewen het met 'n gooi van 22,52 meter (73,8 voet).

Ryan, nou 23 jaar oud, het onmiddellik van Rio na Parys, daarna van Parys na Zürich in kompetisie voortgegaan, voordat ek hom uiteindelik kon inhaal om uit te vind presies hoe 'n Olimpiese goue medaljewenner en rekordhouhou plaasgevind het. gooier eet en oefen om nommer 1 in die wêreld te wees.

Alhoewel sy massiewe 6-voet-7, byna 300-pond-raam tot 'n 6-by-6-inch blok op my rekenaar se FaceTime-app gereduseer het, het hy nog steeds aansienlik groter gelyk as die klein hondjie van 220 pond wat ek hom onthou as daardie aand in die steakhouse in Austin. Hy het gesê dat hy sedert Rio, volgens sy eie maat, lui was, en van 295 tot ongeveer 285 pond gedaal het. Lui?

Ek kon my kalorieë nie tot die gewone 5 000 tot 6 000 kalorieë per dag hou nie. ”

Die soort inname verg toewyding, het Crouser gesê. Hy eet vyf of ses keer per dag, ongeveer duisend kalorieë per maaltyd-soveel as wat iemand met 'n lae-kalorie-dieet 'n hele dag kan eet. Ek moet myself by 'n plan hou, want as ek nie daarby bly nie, sal ek nie soveel eet as wat ek moet nie, ” het hy gesê. Ek het nie die drang om te eet soos sommige mense dink nie. ”

Die Ryan Crouser-doodskieter-piramide. Illustrasie deur The New York Post

Daar is 'n strategie om elke dag soveel kos in u gesig te kry: twee trillings in die oggend, sodat sy liggaam sy kou nie as 'n aanduiding kan neem om te besef dat ek nou op die oomblik gevoed word nie. Boonop neem die vloeibare maaltye - gewoonlik 'n mengsel van hawermout met volmelk, grondboontjiebotter, proteïenpoeier, bessies en granola - minder ruimte in sy maag in, wat ruimte bied vir later middagete, aandete, tweede aandete en nagereg wanneer die bui toesak.

“ Middagete is gewoonlik my eerste vaste maaltyd, so dan is ek redelik honger, en hy het gesê. Ek laai gewoonlik 'n paar koolhidrate soos pasta of mac en kaas, 'n paar stukkies brood, 'n bak rys. Vir proteïene probeer ek ongeveer 'n pond vleis per maaltyd eet, so dit is gewoonlik drie tot vier hoenderborsies. Soms sal ek rooivleis eet, maar meestal hoender of vis. En aandete eet ek omtrent dieselfde ding, miskien vrugte en groente ingooi. Maar ek is dan nie so honger nie, so ek dwing myself op daardie stadium gewoonlik om meer te eet as wat ek wil. ”

Vra hom die meeste wat hy in een sitting geëet het, en Crouser het 'n vinnige antwoord: ongeveer 5 pond, die grootte van 'n klein baba. Hy kan nie eers raai oor die kalorieë van sy binge nie.

Ek was superhonger na 'n mal gewigsessie, so ek het besluit om myself voor en na die ete te weeg. Ek het geweet ek gaan baie eet, en#8221 lag hy. Ek het 'n bak wit rys, 'n bak bruinrys, 'n bord met hoender, 'n reuse bak mac en kaas gehad. Ek is mal oor mac en kaas. Dit is 'n wonderlike gewigsteller weens al die koolhidrate en vet, en nadat ek al die plus nagereg geëet het, het ek op die weegskaal gekom en was ek 5 pond swaarder as voorheen.

Niemand sou dit waag om hom 'n liggewig te noem nie, en sy indrukwekkende buitelugvermoë vir 'n aand uit, bewys die punt.

“ Hoeveel biere kan u drink en die volgende oggend nog funksioneer? ” het ek gevra. Gevaarlike vraag.

Dit hang af van die tipe bier. As dit iets maklik is soos 'n Bud Light, kan ek 'n 12-pak afneem en die volgende oggend nog steeds effektief oefen. ”

Ek verbeel my hom op die universiteit, besig om 'n persoonlike vat rond te sit vir partytjies. Hy is beslis sterk genoeg om dit reg te kry.

En oor daardie spiere. Alhoewel Crouser daarop aandring dat sy gewigstoot net soveel oor tegniek en tydsberekening as sterkte gaan, moet hy He Man se krag hê om die skoot meer as 70 meter van hom af te sit.

En hy doen: Die meeste wat hy gesê het dat hy in 'n enkele boks opgehef het, is 700 pond, sy bankdruk is ongeveer 500 pond vir 'n enkele rep, en hy het 440 pond vir vyf reps gedoen. Hy lig ses dae per week in die buiteseisoen om sy bomenslike krag te behou.

Ek draf nie veel nie, maar af en toe gooi ek 500 pond op die lat vir dooies en doen ek 'n paar reps net vir die plesier, 'het hy gesê. Reg. Pret. “ Om dinge deurmekaar te maak en geraas te maak. En my krag skoon is net meer as 400 pond. ”

As u tel, is dit ses dae per week om op te lig, en op drie van die dae twee keer in die gewigskamer te slaan. O, plus oefening.

Illustrasie deur The New York Post

“Opleiding is 'n voltydse werk, ” het hy gesê. Ek het baie ure ingesit. ”

Dit spandeer baie ure om 'n baie spesifieke ding na te streef: om 'n klein, swaar bal so ver as menslik moontlik weg te gooi. As u lewensuitdaging in 'n paar sekondes video saamgevat kan word, terwyl u ronddraai voordat u die skoot gooi, hoe word Crouser dan nie verveeld nie? Die sleutel is, soos met die meeste dinge, in verskeidenheid.

Vir hom beteken dit om gewigstrainingstoerusting en tegnieke in die gimnasium te vermeng, weerstand toe te voeg of van gewigte na bande te ruil. As u dit verander, kry u nie die kans om verveeld of onrustig te raak nie.

Die grootste ding vir my as ek by 'n punt kom, is om 'n manier te vind om dit te vermeng. Dit maak dit meer pret en jy sien meer vordering, ” het hy gesê.

En ek sal beslis sê dat die vordering van die besige 17-jarige na die massiewe Olimpiese rekordhouer voor my redelik bevredigend is.

Brandon Drenon is 'n elite Tier 3+ fiksheids- en voedingsafrigter in New York, gebaseer op Equinox. Voordat hy 'n persoonlike afrigter geword het, was Brandon 'n atleet aan die Universiteit van Texas en 'n modemodel in New York. Hy het sy persoonlike opleidingsertifisering deur NCSF ontvang en het sy voedingsertifisering deur Precision Nutrition ontvang.


Hierdie Olimpiese dieet laat hom 'n 12-pak sonder kater

Die laaste keer dat ek die huidige Olimpiese rekordhouer en goue medaljewenner Ryan Crouser gesien het, was hy skaars oud genoeg om films met 'n R-nommer te kyk. Ons het die gewilde Brasiliaan verlaat churrascaria Fogo De Chao in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

Ek was die gasheer van Crouser aan die Universiteit van Texas, terwyl hy deur die land besluit het om te besluit watter kollege hy met sy teenwoordigheid sou beklee as die toonaangewende hoërskoolskoot en skyfwerper ter wêreld. Destyds was daar net soveel aanbiedings vir atletiekbeurse op die tafel vir Ryan as wat vleis in die lug by die Brasiliaanse steakhouse gons.

Hy kies die filet mignon die aand, en later die filet mignon van kollegiale atletiekinstellings deur te besluit om die Universiteit van Texas by te woon. Daar het hy die basis gebou wat hom na die Olimpiese Spele van 2016 in Rio sou dryf, waar hy onlangs die rekord van die 28-jarige Olimpiese houe-rekord gebreek het en die goue medalje gewen het met 'n gooi van 22,52 meter (73,8 voet).

Ryan, nou 23 jaar oud, het onmiddellik van Rio na Parys, daarna van Parys na Zürich in kompetisie voortgegaan, voordat ek hom uiteindelik kon inhaal om uit te vind presies hoe 'n Olimpiese goue medaljewenner en rekordhouhou plaasgevind het. gooier eet en oefen om nommer 1 in die wêreld te wees.

Alhoewel sy massiewe 6-voet-7, byna 300-pond-raam tot 'n 6-by-6-inch blok op my rekenaar se FaceTime-app gereduseer het, het hy nog steeds aansienlik groter gelyk as die klein hondjie van 220 pond wat ek hom onthou as daardie aand in die steakhouse in Austin. Hy het gesê dat hy sedert Rio, volgens sy eie maat, lui was, en van 295 tot ongeveer 285 pond gedaal het. Lui?

Ek kon nie my kalorieë tot die gewone 5 000 tot 6 000 kalorieë per dag hou nie. ”

Die soort inname verg toewyding, het Crouser gesê. Hy eet vyf of ses keer per dag, ongeveer duisend kalorieë per maaltyd-soveel as wat iemand met 'n lae-kalorie-dieet 'n hele dag kan eet. Ek moet myself by 'n plan hou, want as ek nie daarby bly nie, sal ek nie soveel eet as wat ek moet nie, ” het hy gesê. Ek het nie die drang om te eet soos sommige mense dink nie. ”

Die Ryan Crouser-doodskieter-piramide. Illustrasie deur The New York Post

Daar is 'n strategie om elke dag soveel kos in u gesig te kry: twee trillings in die oggend, sodat sy liggaam sy kou nie as 'n aanduiding kan neem om te besef dat ek op die oomblik gevoed word nie. Boonop neem die vloeibare maaltye - gewoonlik 'n mengsel van hawermout met volmelk, grondboontjiebotter, proteïenpoeier, bessies en mielies - minder ruimte in sy maag in, wat ruimte laat vir later middagete, aandete, tweede aandete en nagereg wanneer die bui toesak.

“ Middagete is gewoonlik my eerste vaste maaltyd, so dan is ek redelik honger, en hy het gesê. Ek laai gewoonlik koolhidrate soos pasta of mac en kaas, 'n paar stukkies brood, 'n bak rys. Vir proteïene probeer ek ongeveer 'n pond vleis per maaltyd eet, so dit is gewoonlik drie tot vier hoenderborsies. Soms sal ek rooivleis eet, maar meestal hoender of vis. En aandete eet ek omtrent dieselfde ding, miskien vrugte en groente ingooi. Maar ek is dan nie so honger nie, so ek dwing myself op daardie stadium gewoonlik om meer te eet as wat ek wil. ”

Vra hom die meeste wat hy in een sitting geëet het, en Crouser het 'n vinnige antwoord: ongeveer 5 pond, die grootte van 'n klein baba. Hy kan nie eers raai oor die kalorieë van sy binge nie.

Ek was superhonger na 'n mal gewigsessie, so ek het besluit om myself voor en na die ete te weeg. Ek het geweet ek gaan baie eet, en#8221 lag hy. Ek het 'n bak wit rys, 'n bak bruinrys, 'n bord met hoender, 'n reuse bak mac en kaas gehad. Ek is mal oor mac en kaas. Dit is 'n wonderlike gewigsteller as gevolg van al die koolhidrate en vet, en nadat ek al die plus nagereg geëet het, het ek op die weegskaal gekom en was ek 5 pond swaarder as voorheen.

Niemand sou dit waag om hom 'n liggewig te noem nie, en sy indrukwekkende buitelugvermoë vir 'n aand uit, bewys die punt.

“ Hoeveel biere kan u drink en die volgende oggend nog funksioneer? ” het ek gevra. Gevaarlike vraag.

Dit hang af van die tipe bier. As dit iets maklik is soos 'n Bud Light, kan ek 'n 12-pak afneem en die volgende oggend nog steeds effektief oefen. ”

Ek verbeel my hom op die universiteit, besig om 'n persoonlike vat rond te sit vir partytjies. Hy is beslis sterk genoeg om dit reg te kry.

En oor daardie spiere. Alhoewel Crouser daarop aandring dat sy gewigstoot net soveel oor tegniek en tydsberekening as sterkte gaan, moet hy He Man se krag hê om die skoot meer as 70 meter van hom af te sit.

En hy doen: Die meeste wat hy gesê het dat hy in 'n enkele boks gehef het, is 700 pond, sy bankdruk is ongeveer 500 pond vir 'n enkele rep, en hy het 440 pond vir vyf reps gedoen. Hy lig ses dae per week buite die seisoen op om sy bomenslike krag te behou.

Ek draf nie veel nie, maar af en toe gooi ek 500 pond op die lat vir dooies en doen ek 'n paar reps net vir die plesier, 'het hy gesê. Reg. Pret. “ Om dinge deurmekaar te maak en geraas te maak. En my krag skoon is net meer as 400 pond. ”

As u tel, is dit ses dae per week om op te lig, en op drie van die dae twee keer in die gewigskamer te slaan. O, plus oefening.

Illustrasie deur The New York Post

“Opleiding is 'n voltydse werk, ” het hy gesê. Ek het baie ure ingesit. ”

Dit spandeer baie ure om 'n baie spesifieke ding na te streef: om 'n klein, swaar bal so ver as menslik moontlik weg te gooi. As u lewensuitdaging in 'n paar sekondes video opgesom kan word, terwyl u ronddraai voordat u die skoot gooi, hoe word Crouser dan nie verveeld nie? Die sleutel is, soos met die meeste dinge, in verskeidenheid.

Vir hom beteken dit om gewigstrainingstoerusting en tegnieke in die gimnasium te vermeng, weerstand toe te voeg of van gewigte na bande te ruil. As u dit verander, kry u nie die kans om verveeld of onrustig te raak nie.

Die grootste ding vir my as ek op 'n punt kom, is om 'n manier te vind om dit te vermeng. Dit maak dit meer pret en jy sien meer vordering, ” het hy gesê.

En ek sal beslis sê dat die vordering van die besige 17-jarige na die massiewe Olimpiese rekordhouer voor my redelik bevredigend is.

Brandon Drenon is 'n elite Tier 3+ fiksheids- en voedingsafrigter in New York, gebaseer op Equinox. Voordat hy 'n persoonlike afrigter geword het, was Brandon 'n atleet aan die Universiteit van Texas en 'n modemodel in New York. Hy het sy persoonlike opleidingsertifisering deur NCSF ontvang en het sy voedingsertifisering deur Precision Nutrition ontvang.


Hierdie Olimpiese dieet laat hom 'n 12-pak sonder kater

Die laaste keer dat ek die huidige Olimpiese rekordhouer en goue medaljewenner Ryan Crouser gesien het, was hy skaars oud genoeg om films met 'n R-nommer te kyk. Ons het die gewilde Brasiliaan verlaat churrascaria Fogo De Chao in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

Ek was Crouser se gasheer aan die Universiteit van Texas toe hy deur die land stap om te besluit watter kollege hy met sy teenwoordigheid sou beklee as die toonaangewende hoërskoolskoot en skyfwerper ter wêreld. Destyds was daar net soveel aanbiedings vir atletiekbeurse op die tafel vir Ryan as wat vleis in die lug by die Brasiliaanse steakhouse gons.

Hy kies die filet mignon die aand, en later die filet mignon van kollegiale atletiekinstellings deur te besluit om die Universiteit van Texas by te woon. Daar het hy die basis gebou wat hom na die Olimpiese Spele van 2016 in Rio sou dryf, waar hy onlangs die rekord van die 28-jarige Olimpiese houe-rekord gebreek het en die goue medalje gewen het met 'n gooi van 22,52 meter (73,8 voet).

Ryan, nou 23 jaar oud, het onmiddellik van Rio na Parys, daarna van Parys na Zürich in kompetisie voortgegaan, voordat ek hom uiteindelik kon inhaal om uit te vind presies hoe 'n Olimpiese goue medaljewenner en rekordhouhou plaasgevind het. gooier eet en oefen om nommer 1 in die wêreld te wees.

Alhoewel sy massiewe 6-voet-7, byna 300-pond-raam tot 'n 6-by-6-duim-blok op my rekenaar se FaceTime-app verminder is, lyk hy nog steeds aansienlik groter as die klein hondjie van 220 pond wat ek hom onthou daardie aand in die steakhouse in Austin. Hy het gesê dat hy sedert Rio, volgens sy eie maat, lui was, en van 295 tot ongeveer 285 pond gedaal het. Lui?

Ek kon nie my kalorieë tot die gewone 5 000 tot 6 000 kalorieë per dag hou nie. ”

Die soort inname verg toewyding, het Crouser gesê. Hy eet vyf of ses keer per dag, ongeveer duisend kalorieë per maaltyd-soveel as wat iemand met 'n lae-kalorie-dieet 'n hele dag kan eet. Ek moet myself by 'n plan hou, want as ek nie daarby bly nie, sal ek nie soveel eet as wat ek moet nie, ” het hy gesê. Ek het nie die drang om te eet soos sommige mense dink nie. ”

Die Ryan Crouser-doodskieter-piramide. Illustrasie deur The New York Post

Daar is 'n strategie om elke dag soveel kos in u gesig te kry: twee trillings in die oggend, sodat sy liggaam sy kou nie as 'n aanduiding kan neem om te besef dat ek nou op die oomblik gevoed word nie. Boonop neem die vloeibare maaltye - gewoonlik 'n mengsel van hawermout met volmelk, grondboontjiebotter, proteïenpoeier, bessies en mielies - minder ruimte in sy maag in, wat ruimte laat vir later middagete, aandete, tweede aandete en nagereg wanneer die bui toesak.

“ Middagete is gewoonlik my eerste vaste maaltyd, so dan is ek redelik honger, en hy het gesê. Ek laai gewoonlik 'n paar koolhidrate soos pasta of mac en kaas, 'n paar stukkies brood, 'n bak rys. Vir proteïene probeer ek ongeveer 'n pond vleis per maaltyd eet, so dit is gewoonlik drie tot vier hoenderborsies. Soms sal ek rooivleis eet, maar meestal hoender of vis. En aandete eet ek omtrent dieselfde ding, miskien vrugte en groente ingooi. Maar ek is dan nie so honger nie, so ek dwing myself op daardie stadium gewoonlik om meer te eet as wat ek wil. ”

Vra hom die meeste wat hy in een sitting geëet het, en Crouser het 'n vinnige antwoord: ongeveer 5 pond, die grootte van 'n klein baba. Hy kan nie eers raai oor die kalorieë van sy binge nie.

Ek was superhonger na 'n mal gewigsessie, so ek het besluit om myself voor en na die ete te weeg. Ek het geweet ek gaan baie eet, en#8221 lag hy. Ek het 'n bak wit rys, 'n bak bruinrys, 'n bord met hoender, 'n reuse bak mac en kaas gehad. Ek is mal oor mac en kaas. Dit is 'n wonderlike gewigsteller weens al die koolhidrate en vet, en nadat ek al die plus nagereg geëet het, het ek op die weegskaal gekom en was ek 5 pond swaarder as voorheen.

Niemand sou dit waag om hom 'n liggewig te noem nie, en sy indrukwekkende buitelugvermoë vir 'n aand uit, bewys die punt.

“ Hoeveel biere kan u drink en die volgende oggend nog funksioneer? ” het ek gevra. Gevaarlike vraag.

Dit hang af van die tipe bier. As dit iets maklik is soos 'n Bud Light, kan ek 'n 12-pak afneem en die volgende oggend nog steeds effektief oefen. ”

Ek verbeel my hom op die universiteit, besig om 'n persoonlike vat rond te sit vir partytjies. Hy is beslis sterk genoeg om dit reg te kry.

En oor daardie spiere. Alhoewel Crouser daarop aandring dat sy gewigstoot net soveel oor tegniek en tydsberekening as sterkte gaan, moet hy He Man se krag hê om die skoot meer as 70 meter van hom af te sit.

En hy doen: Die meeste wat hy gesê het dat hy in 'n enkele boks gehef het, is 700 pond, sy bankdruk is ongeveer 500 pond vir 'n enkele rep, en hy het 440 pond vir vyf reps gedoen. Hy lig ses dae per week in die buiteseisoen om sy bomenslike krag te behou.

Ek draf nie veel nie, maar af en toe gooi ek 500 pond op die lat vir dooies en doen ek 'n paar reps net vir die plesier, 'het hy gesê. Reg. Pret. “ Om dinge deurmekaar te maak en geraas te maak. En my krag skoon is net meer as 400 pond. ”

As u tel, is dit ses dae per week om op te lig, en op drie van die dae twee keer in die gewigskamer te slaan. O, plus oefening.

Illustrasie deur The New York Post

“Opleiding is 'n voltydse werk, ” het hy gesê. Ek het baie ure ingesit. ”

Dit spandeer baie ure om 'n baie spesifieke ding na te streef: om 'n klein, swaar bal so ver as menslik moontlik weg te gooi. As u lewensuitdaging in 'n paar sekondes video opgesom kan word, terwyl u ronddraai voordat u die skoot gooi, hoe word Crouser dan nie verveeld nie? Die sleutel is, soos met die meeste dinge, in verskeidenheid.

Vir hom beteken dit om gewigstrainingstoerusting en tegnieke in die gimnasium te vermeng, weerstand toe te voeg of van gewigte na bande te ruil. As u dit verander, kry u nie die kans om verveeld of onrustig te raak nie.

Die grootste ding vir my as ek op 'n punt kom, is om 'n manier te vind om dit te vermeng. Dit maak dit meer pret en jy sien meer vordering, ” het hy gesê.

En ek sal beslis sê dat die vordering van die besige 17-jarige na die massiewe Olimpiese rekordhouer voor my redelik bevredigend is.

Brandon Drenon is an elite Tier 3+ fitness and nutrition coach in New York City based out of Equinox. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Brandon was a varsity athlete at the University of Texas and a fashion model in New York City. He received his personal training certification through NCSF and has received his nutrition certification through Precision Nutrition.


This Olympian’s diet allows him a 12-pack with no hangover

The last time I saw current Olympic record holder and gold medalist Ryan Crouser, he was barely old enough to watch R-rated movies. We were leaving the popular Brazilian churrascaria Fogo De Chao out in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

I was Crouser’s host at the University of Texas as he made his way across the country to decide which college he would grace with his presence as the leading high school shot put and discus thrower in the world. At that time, there were as many athletic scholarship offers on the table for Ryan as there were meats buzzing in the air at the Brazilian steakhouse.

He chose the filet mignon that night, and later the filet mignon of collegiate athletic institutions by deciding to attend the University of Texas. It was there he built the base that would propel him to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where he recently broke the 28-year standing Olympic shot put record and won the gold medal with a throw of 22.52 meters (73.8 feet).

Continuing his hot streak, Ryan, now 23, went immediately from Rio to Paris, then from Paris to Zurich in competition, before I was finally able to catch up with him to find out exactly how an Olympic gold medalist and record-holding shot put thrower eats and trains in order to be No. 1 in the world.

Even though his massive, 6-foot-7, nearly 300-pound frame was reduced to a 6-by-6-inch block on my computer’s FaceTime app, he still looked massively bigger than the little 220-pound puppy I remember him as at the steakhouse that night in Austin. He said that since Rio, he’s been “lazy,” by his own measure, dropping from 295 to about 285 pounds. Lazy?

“I haven’t been able to keep my calories up to the usual 5,000 to 6,000 calories a day.”

That kind of intake requires dedication, Crouser said. He eats five or six times a day, at about a thousand calories per meal — as much as someone on a low-calorie diet might eat in an entire day. “I kind of have to make myself stick to a plan because if I don’t stay on top of it, I won’t eat as much as I should,” he said. “I don’t have the urge to eat like some people might imagine.”

The Ryan Crouser shot-putter diet pyramid. Illustration by The New York Post

There’s a strategy to getting that much food into your face every day: Two shakes in the morning, so that his body doesn’t take his chewing as a cue to realize that, oh, I’m being fed right now. Plus, those liquefied meals — usually a blend of oatmeal with whole milk, peanut butter, protein powder, berries and granola — take up less space in his stomach, leaving room for later lunch, dinner, second dinner and dessert when the mood strikes.

“Lunch is usually my first solid meal, so by then I’m pretty hungry,” he said. “I’ll normally load up on some carbs like pasta or mac and cheese, a couple of pieces of bread, a bowl of rice. For protein I try to eat about a pound of meat per meal, so that’s usually like three to four chicken breasts. Occasionally I will eat some red meat, but mostly chicken or fish. And dinner I’ll eat pretty much the same thing, maybe throw in some fruit and vegetables. But I’m not as hungry then, so I’m normally forcing myself at that point to eat more than I want to.”

Ask him the most he’s eaten in one sitting and Crouser has a quick answer: about 5 pounds, the size of a small infant. He can’t even guess at the calories of his binge.

“I was super-hungry after a crazy weight session, so I decided to weigh myself before and after dinner. I knew I was going to eat a lot,” he laughed. “I had a bowl of white rice, a bowl of brown rice, a plate stacked with chicken, a giant bowl of mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese. It’s a great weight gainer because of all the carbs and fat … So after I ate all that plus dessert, I got on the scale and I was 5 pounds heavier than before.”

Nobody would dare call him a lightweight, and his impressive offseason capacity for a night out proves the point.

“How many beers can you drink and still function the next morning?” I asked. Dangerous question.

“It depends on the type of beer. If it’s something easy like a Bud Light, I can take down a 12-pack and still have an effective workout the next morning.”

I imagine him in college, toting a personal keg around to parties. He’s definitely strong enough to get it around.

And about those muscles. Though Crouser insists that his shot put ability is as much about technique and timing as it is strength, he’s gotta have He Man power to get that shot put more than 70 feet away from him.

And he does: The most he said he’s lifted in a single box squat is 700 pounds, his bench press is about 500 pounds for a single rep, and he has done 440 pounds for five reps. He lifts six days a week in the offseason in order to maintain his superhuman strength.

“I don’t deadlift much, but occasionally I’ll throw 500 pounds on the bar for deads and do a few reps just for fun,” he said. Reg. Fun. “To mix things up and make some noise. And my power clean is just over 400 pounds.”

If you’re counting, that’s six days a week of lifting, hitting the weight room twice on three of those days. Oh, plus practice.

Illustration by The New York Post

“Training is a full-time job,” he said. “I put in a lot of hours.”

It’s a lot of hours spent in pursuit of one very specific thing: throwing a small, heavy ball as far away as humanly possible. When your life’s pursuit can be summed up in a few seconds of video, whirling around before flinging the shot put away, how does Crouser not get bored? The key, as in most things, is in variety.

For him, that means mixing up weight training equipment and techniques in the gym, adding resistance or swapping from weights to bands. If you change it up, you don’t get a chance to get bored or restless.

“The biggest thing for me when I find myself at a sticking point is to find a way to mix it up. It makes it more fun and you see more progress,” he said.

And I’d definitely say that going from that burly 17-year-old to the massive Olympic record-holder before me is pretty satisfying progress.

Brandon Drenon is an elite Tier 3+ fitness and nutrition coach in New York City based out of Equinox. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Brandon was a varsity athlete at the University of Texas and a fashion model in New York City. He received his personal training certification through NCSF and has received his nutrition certification through Precision Nutrition.


This Olympian’s diet allows him a 12-pack with no hangover

The last time I saw current Olympic record holder and gold medalist Ryan Crouser, he was barely old enough to watch R-rated movies. We were leaving the popular Brazilian churrascaria Fogo De Chao out in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

I was Crouser’s host at the University of Texas as he made his way across the country to decide which college he would grace with his presence as the leading high school shot put and discus thrower in the world. At that time, there were as many athletic scholarship offers on the table for Ryan as there were meats buzzing in the air at the Brazilian steakhouse.

He chose the filet mignon that night, and later the filet mignon of collegiate athletic institutions by deciding to attend the University of Texas. It was there he built the base that would propel him to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where he recently broke the 28-year standing Olympic shot put record and won the gold medal with a throw of 22.52 meters (73.8 feet).

Continuing his hot streak, Ryan, now 23, went immediately from Rio to Paris, then from Paris to Zurich in competition, before I was finally able to catch up with him to find out exactly how an Olympic gold medalist and record-holding shot put thrower eats and trains in order to be No. 1 in the world.

Even though his massive, 6-foot-7, nearly 300-pound frame was reduced to a 6-by-6-inch block on my computer’s FaceTime app, he still looked massively bigger than the little 220-pound puppy I remember him as at the steakhouse that night in Austin. He said that since Rio, he’s been “lazy,” by his own measure, dropping from 295 to about 285 pounds. Lazy?

“I haven’t been able to keep my calories up to the usual 5,000 to 6,000 calories a day.”

That kind of intake requires dedication, Crouser said. He eats five or six times a day, at about a thousand calories per meal — as much as someone on a low-calorie diet might eat in an entire day. “I kind of have to make myself stick to a plan because if I don’t stay on top of it, I won’t eat as much as I should,” he said. “I don’t have the urge to eat like some people might imagine.”

The Ryan Crouser shot-putter diet pyramid. Illustration by The New York Post

There’s a strategy to getting that much food into your face every day: Two shakes in the morning, so that his body doesn’t take his chewing as a cue to realize that, oh, I’m being fed right now. Plus, those liquefied meals — usually a blend of oatmeal with whole milk, peanut butter, protein powder, berries and granola — take up less space in his stomach, leaving room for later lunch, dinner, second dinner and dessert when the mood strikes.

“Lunch is usually my first solid meal, so by then I’m pretty hungry,” he said. “I’ll normally load up on some carbs like pasta or mac and cheese, a couple of pieces of bread, a bowl of rice. For protein I try to eat about a pound of meat per meal, so that’s usually like three to four chicken breasts. Occasionally I will eat some red meat, but mostly chicken or fish. And dinner I’ll eat pretty much the same thing, maybe throw in some fruit and vegetables. But I’m not as hungry then, so I’m normally forcing myself at that point to eat more than I want to.”

Ask him the most he’s eaten in one sitting and Crouser has a quick answer: about 5 pounds, the size of a small infant. He can’t even guess at the calories of his binge.

“I was super-hungry after a crazy weight session, so I decided to weigh myself before and after dinner. I knew I was going to eat a lot,” he laughed. “I had a bowl of white rice, a bowl of brown rice, a plate stacked with chicken, a giant bowl of mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese. It’s a great weight gainer because of all the carbs and fat … So after I ate all that plus dessert, I got on the scale and I was 5 pounds heavier than before.”

Nobody would dare call him a lightweight, and his impressive offseason capacity for a night out proves the point.

“How many beers can you drink and still function the next morning?” I asked. Dangerous question.

“It depends on the type of beer. If it’s something easy like a Bud Light, I can take down a 12-pack and still have an effective workout the next morning.”

I imagine him in college, toting a personal keg around to parties. He’s definitely strong enough to get it around.

And about those muscles. Though Crouser insists that his shot put ability is as much about technique and timing as it is strength, he’s gotta have He Man power to get that shot put more than 70 feet away from him.

And he does: The most he said he’s lifted in a single box squat is 700 pounds, his bench press is about 500 pounds for a single rep, and he has done 440 pounds for five reps. He lifts six days a week in the offseason in order to maintain his superhuman strength.

“I don’t deadlift much, but occasionally I’ll throw 500 pounds on the bar for deads and do a few reps just for fun,” he said. Reg. Fun. “To mix things up and make some noise. And my power clean is just over 400 pounds.”

If you’re counting, that’s six days a week of lifting, hitting the weight room twice on three of those days. Oh, plus practice.

Illustration by The New York Post

“Training is a full-time job,” he said. “I put in a lot of hours.”

It’s a lot of hours spent in pursuit of one very specific thing: throwing a small, heavy ball as far away as humanly possible. When your life’s pursuit can be summed up in a few seconds of video, whirling around before flinging the shot put away, how does Crouser not get bored? The key, as in most things, is in variety.

For him, that means mixing up weight training equipment and techniques in the gym, adding resistance or swapping from weights to bands. If you change it up, you don’t get a chance to get bored or restless.

“The biggest thing for me when I find myself at a sticking point is to find a way to mix it up. It makes it more fun and you see more progress,” he said.

And I’d definitely say that going from that burly 17-year-old to the massive Olympic record-holder before me is pretty satisfying progress.

Brandon Drenon is an elite Tier 3+ fitness and nutrition coach in New York City based out of Equinox. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Brandon was a varsity athlete at the University of Texas and a fashion model in New York City. He received his personal training certification through NCSF and has received his nutrition certification through Precision Nutrition.


This Olympian’s diet allows him a 12-pack with no hangover

The last time I saw current Olympic record holder and gold medalist Ryan Crouser, he was barely old enough to watch R-rated movies. We were leaving the popular Brazilian churrascaria Fogo De Chao out in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

I was Crouser’s host at the University of Texas as he made his way across the country to decide which college he would grace with his presence as the leading high school shot put and discus thrower in the world. At that time, there were as many athletic scholarship offers on the table for Ryan as there were meats buzzing in the air at the Brazilian steakhouse.

He chose the filet mignon that night, and later the filet mignon of collegiate athletic institutions by deciding to attend the University of Texas. It was there he built the base that would propel him to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where he recently broke the 28-year standing Olympic shot put record and won the gold medal with a throw of 22.52 meters (73.8 feet).

Continuing his hot streak, Ryan, now 23, went immediately from Rio to Paris, then from Paris to Zurich in competition, before I was finally able to catch up with him to find out exactly how an Olympic gold medalist and record-holding shot put thrower eats and trains in order to be No. 1 in the world.

Even though his massive, 6-foot-7, nearly 300-pound frame was reduced to a 6-by-6-inch block on my computer’s FaceTime app, he still looked massively bigger than the little 220-pound puppy I remember him as at the steakhouse that night in Austin. He said that since Rio, he’s been “lazy,” by his own measure, dropping from 295 to about 285 pounds. Lazy?

“I haven’t been able to keep my calories up to the usual 5,000 to 6,000 calories a day.”

That kind of intake requires dedication, Crouser said. He eats five or six times a day, at about a thousand calories per meal — as much as someone on a low-calorie diet might eat in an entire day. “I kind of have to make myself stick to a plan because if I don’t stay on top of it, I won’t eat as much as I should,” he said. “I don’t have the urge to eat like some people might imagine.”

The Ryan Crouser shot-putter diet pyramid. Illustration by The New York Post

There’s a strategy to getting that much food into your face every day: Two shakes in the morning, so that his body doesn’t take his chewing as a cue to realize that, oh, I’m being fed right now. Plus, those liquefied meals — usually a blend of oatmeal with whole milk, peanut butter, protein powder, berries and granola — take up less space in his stomach, leaving room for later lunch, dinner, second dinner and dessert when the mood strikes.

“Lunch is usually my first solid meal, so by then I’m pretty hungry,” he said. “I’ll normally load up on some carbs like pasta or mac and cheese, a couple of pieces of bread, a bowl of rice. For protein I try to eat about a pound of meat per meal, so that’s usually like three to four chicken breasts. Occasionally I will eat some red meat, but mostly chicken or fish. And dinner I’ll eat pretty much the same thing, maybe throw in some fruit and vegetables. But I’m not as hungry then, so I’m normally forcing myself at that point to eat more than I want to.”

Ask him the most he’s eaten in one sitting and Crouser has a quick answer: about 5 pounds, the size of a small infant. He can’t even guess at the calories of his binge.

“I was super-hungry after a crazy weight session, so I decided to weigh myself before and after dinner. I knew I was going to eat a lot,” he laughed. “I had a bowl of white rice, a bowl of brown rice, a plate stacked with chicken, a giant bowl of mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese. It’s a great weight gainer because of all the carbs and fat … So after I ate all that plus dessert, I got on the scale and I was 5 pounds heavier than before.”

Nobody would dare call him a lightweight, and his impressive offseason capacity for a night out proves the point.

“How many beers can you drink and still function the next morning?” I asked. Dangerous question.

“It depends on the type of beer. If it’s something easy like a Bud Light, I can take down a 12-pack and still have an effective workout the next morning.”

I imagine him in college, toting a personal keg around to parties. He’s definitely strong enough to get it around.

And about those muscles. Though Crouser insists that his shot put ability is as much about technique and timing as it is strength, he’s gotta have He Man power to get that shot put more than 70 feet away from him.

And he does: The most he said he’s lifted in a single box squat is 700 pounds, his bench press is about 500 pounds for a single rep, and he has done 440 pounds for five reps. He lifts six days a week in the offseason in order to maintain his superhuman strength.

“I don’t deadlift much, but occasionally I’ll throw 500 pounds on the bar for deads and do a few reps just for fun,” he said. Reg. Fun. “To mix things up and make some noise. And my power clean is just over 400 pounds.”

If you’re counting, that’s six days a week of lifting, hitting the weight room twice on three of those days. Oh, plus practice.

Illustration by The New York Post

“Training is a full-time job,” he said. “I put in a lot of hours.”

It’s a lot of hours spent in pursuit of one very specific thing: throwing a small, heavy ball as far away as humanly possible. When your life’s pursuit can be summed up in a few seconds of video, whirling around before flinging the shot put away, how does Crouser not get bored? The key, as in most things, is in variety.

For him, that means mixing up weight training equipment and techniques in the gym, adding resistance or swapping from weights to bands. If you change it up, you don’t get a chance to get bored or restless.

“The biggest thing for me when I find myself at a sticking point is to find a way to mix it up. It makes it more fun and you see more progress,” he said.

And I’d definitely say that going from that burly 17-year-old to the massive Olympic record-holder before me is pretty satisfying progress.

Brandon Drenon is an elite Tier 3+ fitness and nutrition coach in New York City based out of Equinox. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Brandon was a varsity athlete at the University of Texas and a fashion model in New York City. He received his personal training certification through NCSF and has received his nutrition certification through Precision Nutrition.


This Olympian’s diet allows him a 12-pack with no hangover

The last time I saw current Olympic record holder and gold medalist Ryan Crouser, he was barely old enough to watch R-rated movies. We were leaving the popular Brazilian churrascaria Fogo De Chao out in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

I was Crouser’s host at the University of Texas as he made his way across the country to decide which college he would grace with his presence as the leading high school shot put and discus thrower in the world. At that time, there were as many athletic scholarship offers on the table for Ryan as there were meats buzzing in the air at the Brazilian steakhouse.

He chose the filet mignon that night, and later the filet mignon of collegiate athletic institutions by deciding to attend the University of Texas. It was there he built the base that would propel him to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where he recently broke the 28-year standing Olympic shot put record and won the gold medal with a throw of 22.52 meters (73.8 feet).

Continuing his hot streak, Ryan, now 23, went immediately from Rio to Paris, then from Paris to Zurich in competition, before I was finally able to catch up with him to find out exactly how an Olympic gold medalist and record-holding shot put thrower eats and trains in order to be No. 1 in the world.

Even though his massive, 6-foot-7, nearly 300-pound frame was reduced to a 6-by-6-inch block on my computer’s FaceTime app, he still looked massively bigger than the little 220-pound puppy I remember him as at the steakhouse that night in Austin. He said that since Rio, he’s been “lazy,” by his own measure, dropping from 295 to about 285 pounds. Lazy?

“I haven’t been able to keep my calories up to the usual 5,000 to 6,000 calories a day.”

That kind of intake requires dedication, Crouser said. He eats five or six times a day, at about a thousand calories per meal — as much as someone on a low-calorie diet might eat in an entire day. “I kind of have to make myself stick to a plan because if I don’t stay on top of it, I won’t eat as much as I should,” he said. “I don’t have the urge to eat like some people might imagine.”

The Ryan Crouser shot-putter diet pyramid. Illustration by The New York Post

There’s a strategy to getting that much food into your face every day: Two shakes in the morning, so that his body doesn’t take his chewing as a cue to realize that, oh, I’m being fed right now. Plus, those liquefied meals — usually a blend of oatmeal with whole milk, peanut butter, protein powder, berries and granola — take up less space in his stomach, leaving room for later lunch, dinner, second dinner and dessert when the mood strikes.

“Lunch is usually my first solid meal, so by then I’m pretty hungry,” he said. “I’ll normally load up on some carbs like pasta or mac and cheese, a couple of pieces of bread, a bowl of rice. For protein I try to eat about a pound of meat per meal, so that’s usually like three to four chicken breasts. Occasionally I will eat some red meat, but mostly chicken or fish. And dinner I’ll eat pretty much the same thing, maybe throw in some fruit and vegetables. But I’m not as hungry then, so I’m normally forcing myself at that point to eat more than I want to.”

Ask him the most he’s eaten in one sitting and Crouser has a quick answer: about 5 pounds, the size of a small infant. He can’t even guess at the calories of his binge.

“I was super-hungry after a crazy weight session, so I decided to weigh myself before and after dinner. I knew I was going to eat a lot,” he laughed. “I had a bowl of white rice, a bowl of brown rice, a plate stacked with chicken, a giant bowl of mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese. It’s a great weight gainer because of all the carbs and fat … So after I ate all that plus dessert, I got on the scale and I was 5 pounds heavier than before.”

Nobody would dare call him a lightweight, and his impressive offseason capacity for a night out proves the point.

“How many beers can you drink and still function the next morning?” I asked. Dangerous question.

“It depends on the type of beer. If it’s something easy like a Bud Light, I can take down a 12-pack and still have an effective workout the next morning.”

I imagine him in college, toting a personal keg around to parties. He’s definitely strong enough to get it around.

And about those muscles. Though Crouser insists that his shot put ability is as much about technique and timing as it is strength, he’s gotta have He Man power to get that shot put more than 70 feet away from him.

And he does: The most he said he’s lifted in a single box squat is 700 pounds, his bench press is about 500 pounds for a single rep, and he has done 440 pounds for five reps. He lifts six days a week in the offseason in order to maintain his superhuman strength.

“I don’t deadlift much, but occasionally I’ll throw 500 pounds on the bar for deads and do a few reps just for fun,” he said. Reg. Fun. “To mix things up and make some noise. And my power clean is just over 400 pounds.”

If you’re counting, that’s six days a week of lifting, hitting the weight room twice on three of those days. Oh, plus practice.

Illustration by The New York Post

“Training is a full-time job,” he said. “I put in a lot of hours.”

It’s a lot of hours spent in pursuit of one very specific thing: throwing a small, heavy ball as far away as humanly possible. When your life’s pursuit can be summed up in a few seconds of video, whirling around before flinging the shot put away, how does Crouser not get bored? The key, as in most things, is in variety.

For him, that means mixing up weight training equipment and techniques in the gym, adding resistance or swapping from weights to bands. If you change it up, you don’t get a chance to get bored or restless.

“The biggest thing for me when I find myself at a sticking point is to find a way to mix it up. It makes it more fun and you see more progress,” he said.

And I’d definitely say that going from that burly 17-year-old to the massive Olympic record-holder before me is pretty satisfying progress.

Brandon Drenon is an elite Tier 3+ fitness and nutrition coach in New York City based out of Equinox. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Brandon was a varsity athlete at the University of Texas and a fashion model in New York City. He received his personal training certification through NCSF and has received his nutrition certification through Precision Nutrition.


This Olympian’s diet allows him a 12-pack with no hangover

The last time I saw current Olympic record holder and gold medalist Ryan Crouser, he was barely old enough to watch R-rated movies. We were leaving the popular Brazilian churrascaria Fogo De Chao out in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

I was Crouser’s host at the University of Texas as he made his way across the country to decide which college he would grace with his presence as the leading high school shot put and discus thrower in the world. At that time, there were as many athletic scholarship offers on the table for Ryan as there were meats buzzing in the air at the Brazilian steakhouse.

He chose the filet mignon that night, and later the filet mignon of collegiate athletic institutions by deciding to attend the University of Texas. It was there he built the base that would propel him to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where he recently broke the 28-year standing Olympic shot put record and won the gold medal with a throw of 22.52 meters (73.8 feet).

Continuing his hot streak, Ryan, now 23, went immediately from Rio to Paris, then from Paris to Zurich in competition, before I was finally able to catch up with him to find out exactly how an Olympic gold medalist and record-holding shot put thrower eats and trains in order to be No. 1 in the world.

Even though his massive, 6-foot-7, nearly 300-pound frame was reduced to a 6-by-6-inch block on my computer’s FaceTime app, he still looked massively bigger than the little 220-pound puppy I remember him as at the steakhouse that night in Austin. He said that since Rio, he’s been “lazy,” by his own measure, dropping from 295 to about 285 pounds. Lazy?

“I haven’t been able to keep my calories up to the usual 5,000 to 6,000 calories a day.”

That kind of intake requires dedication, Crouser said. He eats five or six times a day, at about a thousand calories per meal — as much as someone on a low-calorie diet might eat in an entire day. “I kind of have to make myself stick to a plan because if I don’t stay on top of it, I won’t eat as much as I should,” he said. “I don’t have the urge to eat like some people might imagine.”

The Ryan Crouser shot-putter diet pyramid. Illustration by The New York Post

There’s a strategy to getting that much food into your face every day: Two shakes in the morning, so that his body doesn’t take his chewing as a cue to realize that, oh, I’m being fed right now. Plus, those liquefied meals — usually a blend of oatmeal with whole milk, peanut butter, protein powder, berries and granola — take up less space in his stomach, leaving room for later lunch, dinner, second dinner and dessert when the mood strikes.

“Lunch is usually my first solid meal, so by then I’m pretty hungry,” he said. “I’ll normally load up on some carbs like pasta or mac and cheese, a couple of pieces of bread, a bowl of rice. For protein I try to eat about a pound of meat per meal, so that’s usually like three to four chicken breasts. Occasionally I will eat some red meat, but mostly chicken or fish. And dinner I’ll eat pretty much the same thing, maybe throw in some fruit and vegetables. But I’m not as hungry then, so I’m normally forcing myself at that point to eat more than I want to.”

Ask him the most he’s eaten in one sitting and Crouser has a quick answer: about 5 pounds, the size of a small infant. He can’t even guess at the calories of his binge.

“I was super-hungry after a crazy weight session, so I decided to weigh myself before and after dinner. I knew I was going to eat a lot,” he laughed. “I had a bowl of white rice, a bowl of brown rice, a plate stacked with chicken, a giant bowl of mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese. It’s a great weight gainer because of all the carbs and fat … So after I ate all that plus dessert, I got on the scale and I was 5 pounds heavier than before.”

Nobody would dare call him a lightweight, and his impressive offseason capacity for a night out proves the point.

“How many beers can you drink and still function the next morning?” I asked. Dangerous question.

“It depends on the type of beer. If it’s something easy like a Bud Light, I can take down a 12-pack and still have an effective workout the next morning.”

I imagine him in college, toting a personal keg around to parties. He’s definitely strong enough to get it around.

And about those muscles. Though Crouser insists that his shot put ability is as much about technique and timing as it is strength, he’s gotta have He Man power to get that shot put more than 70 feet away from him.

And he does: The most he said he’s lifted in a single box squat is 700 pounds, his bench press is about 500 pounds for a single rep, and he has done 440 pounds for five reps. He lifts six days a week in the offseason in order to maintain his superhuman strength.

“I don’t deadlift much, but occasionally I’ll throw 500 pounds on the bar for deads and do a few reps just for fun,” he said. Reg. Fun. “To mix things up and make some noise. And my power clean is just over 400 pounds.”

If you’re counting, that’s six days a week of lifting, hitting the weight room twice on three of those days. Oh, plus practice.

Illustration by The New York Post

“Training is a full-time job,” he said. “I put in a lot of hours.”

It’s a lot of hours spent in pursuit of one very specific thing: throwing a small, heavy ball as far away as humanly possible. When your life’s pursuit can be summed up in a few seconds of video, whirling around before flinging the shot put away, how does Crouser not get bored? The key, as in most things, is in variety.

For him, that means mixing up weight training equipment and techniques in the gym, adding resistance or swapping from weights to bands. If you change it up, you don’t get a chance to get bored or restless.

“The biggest thing for me when I find myself at a sticking point is to find a way to mix it up. It makes it more fun and you see more progress,” he said.

And I’d definitely say that going from that burly 17-year-old to the massive Olympic record-holder before me is pretty satisfying progress.

Brandon Drenon is an elite Tier 3+ fitness and nutrition coach in New York City based out of Equinox. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Brandon was a varsity athlete at the University of Texas and a fashion model in New York City. He received his personal training certification through NCSF and has received his nutrition certification through Precision Nutrition.


This Olympian’s diet allows him a 12-pack with no hangover

The last time I saw current Olympic record holder and gold medalist Ryan Crouser, he was barely old enough to watch R-rated movies. We were leaving the popular Brazilian churrascaria Fogo De Chao out in Austin, Texas, in 2010.

I was Crouser’s host at the University of Texas as he made his way across the country to decide which college he would grace with his presence as the leading high school shot put and discus thrower in the world. At that time, there were as many athletic scholarship offers on the table for Ryan as there were meats buzzing in the air at the Brazilian steakhouse.

He chose the filet mignon that night, and later the filet mignon of collegiate athletic institutions by deciding to attend the University of Texas. It was there he built the base that would propel him to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where he recently broke the 28-year standing Olympic shot put record and won the gold medal with a throw of 22.52 meters (73.8 feet).

Continuing his hot streak, Ryan, now 23, went immediately from Rio to Paris, then from Paris to Zurich in competition, before I was finally able to catch up with him to find out exactly how an Olympic gold medalist and record-holding shot put thrower eats and trains in order to be No. 1 in the world.

Even though his massive, 6-foot-7, nearly 300-pound frame was reduced to a 6-by-6-inch block on my computer’s FaceTime app, he still looked massively bigger than the little 220-pound puppy I remember him as at the steakhouse that night in Austin. He said that since Rio, he’s been “lazy,” by his own measure, dropping from 295 to about 285 pounds. Lazy?

“I haven’t been able to keep my calories up to the usual 5,000 to 6,000 calories a day.”

That kind of intake requires dedication, Crouser said. He eats five or six times a day, at about a thousand calories per meal — as much as someone on a low-calorie diet might eat in an entire day. “I kind of have to make myself stick to a plan because if I don’t stay on top of it, I won’t eat as much as I should,” he said. “I don’t have the urge to eat like some people might imagine.”

The Ryan Crouser shot-putter diet pyramid. Illustration by The New York Post

There’s a strategy to getting that much food into your face every day: Two shakes in the morning, so that his body doesn’t take his chewing as a cue to realize that, oh, I’m being fed right now. Plus, those liquefied meals — usually a blend of oatmeal with whole milk, peanut butter, protein powder, berries and granola — take up less space in his stomach, leaving room for later lunch, dinner, second dinner and dessert when the mood strikes.

“Lunch is usually my first solid meal, so by then I’m pretty hungry,” he said. “I’ll normally load up on some carbs like pasta or mac and cheese, a couple of pieces of bread, a bowl of rice. For protein I try to eat about a pound of meat per meal, so that’s usually like three to four chicken breasts. Occasionally I will eat some red meat, but mostly chicken or fish. And dinner I’ll eat pretty much the same thing, maybe throw in some fruit and vegetables. But I’m not as hungry then, so I’m normally forcing myself at that point to eat more than I want to.”

Ask him the most he’s eaten in one sitting and Crouser has a quick answer: about 5 pounds, the size of a small infant. He can’t even guess at the calories of his binge.

“I was super-hungry after a crazy weight session, so I decided to weigh myself before and after dinner. I knew I was going to eat a lot,” he laughed. “I had a bowl of white rice, a bowl of brown rice, a plate stacked with chicken, a giant bowl of mac and cheese. I love mac and cheese. It’s a great weight gainer because of all the carbs and fat … So after I ate all that plus dessert, I got on the scale and I was 5 pounds heavier than before.”

Nobody would dare call him a lightweight, and his impressive offseason capacity for a night out proves the point.

“How many beers can you drink and still function the next morning?” I asked. Dangerous question.

“It depends on the type of beer. If it’s something easy like a Bud Light, I can take down a 12-pack and still have an effective workout the next morning.”

I imagine him in college, toting a personal keg around to parties. He’s definitely strong enough to get it around.

And about those muscles. Though Crouser insists that his shot put ability is as much about technique and timing as it is strength, he’s gotta have He Man power to get that shot put more than 70 feet away from him.

And he does: The most he said he’s lifted in a single box squat is 700 pounds, his bench press is about 500 pounds for a single rep, and he has done 440 pounds for five reps. He lifts six days a week in the offseason in order to maintain his superhuman strength.

“I don’t deadlift much, but occasionally I’ll throw 500 pounds on the bar for deads and do a few reps just for fun,” he said. Reg. Fun. “To mix things up and make some noise. And my power clean is just over 400 pounds.”

If you’re counting, that’s six days a week of lifting, hitting the weight room twice on three of those days. Oh, plus practice.

Illustration by The New York Post

“Training is a full-time job,” he said. “I put in a lot of hours.”

It’s a lot of hours spent in pursuit of one very specific thing: throwing a small, heavy ball as far away as humanly possible. When your life’s pursuit can be summed up in a few seconds of video, whirling around before flinging the shot put away, how does Crouser not get bored? The key, as in most things, is in variety.

For him, that means mixing up weight training equipment and techniques in the gym, adding resistance or swapping from weights to bands. If you change it up, you don’t get a chance to get bored or restless.

“The biggest thing for me when I find myself at a sticking point is to find a way to mix it up. It makes it more fun and you see more progress,” he said.

And I’d definitely say that going from that burly 17-year-old to the massive Olympic record-holder before me is pretty satisfying progress.

Brandon Drenon is an elite Tier 3+ fitness and nutrition coach in New York City based out of Equinox. Prior to becoming a personal trainer, Brandon was a varsity athlete at the University of Texas and a fashion model in New York City. He received his personal training certification through NCSF and has received his nutrition certification through Precision Nutrition.


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