Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Get the body of a NFL receiver without the Meat!!

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I don't know about you, but I love this time of year!! Its the end of summer and NFL football starts in a couple of weeks. I'm really excited for my fantasy football drafts next week.

Have you ever seen the body of a NFL wide receiver of corner back?? These guys represent what a body should look like! They are cut and muscular. Check out Terrell Owens.

The reason they look so good is because their workouts are perfect for burning fat and building lean muscle. They are constantly doing some form of HIIT from all of the sprinting and are in the weight room multiple times per week. Turbulence Training is a great example of this type of workout for the everyday Joe!

But what about their diets?!? They must eat plenty of lean meats and protein powders, right? I'm sure some of these great athletes do, but there is one future Hall of Famer who does not eat any meat at all. In fact he's a vegan!! Meet the Atlanta Falcon's tight end Tony Gonzalez.

After a bout with Bell's Palsy, a temporary facial paralysis, Tony decided to become a vegan because he believed meat led to more chronic illnesses than a plant based diet. After losing 10lbs and some strength, Tony sought out help for his new diet.

Tony learned how to incorporate fish oils, protein, nuts and whole wheat into his diet. He eventually went on to regain his weight and strength. Having been traded to the Atlanta Falcons this year, Tony is taking his vegan diet to his new team and expecting big things to come this year!

Although I do not follow a veggie lifestyle, I do enjoy 5-6 vegetarian meals a week. I use Kardena Pauza's Veggie Meal Plan's. These meal plans not only have great meals, but smoothies that will help you get your vegetable requirements in for a day. I usually have a smoothie with strawberries and throw in some spinach. The great thing is you can't taste the spinach, but are still getting the nutrients from it!!

Here's the link to the original NY Times article detailing Tony's experience:


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