RowPerfect Shop subscribe to newsletter

Daily menue of a top athlete

Just before the Rio Olympics in 2016 the  “Time” Magazin  reported about the daily calorie intake of top … read more

Share this Post

Advertisements

Just before the Rio Olympics in 2016 the  “Time” Magazin  reported about the daily calorie intake of top athletes and how they were preparing their competition. Time also took a look at rowers.

What is the daily menue of the top rower?*:

QC and Time both reported about the top US rower Seth Weil, rowing athlete of the year 2015: Seth discovered rowing in  UC Davis, were he studied aeronautical engineering. His bio in USRowing says:

Finished fifth in the pair at the 2016 National Selection Regatta I…Won the pair at the 2014 National Selection Regatta 2…Won gold in the four and pair at the 2013 USRowing National Championships…Finished second in the pair at the 2013 National Selection Regatta 2…Finished first in the pair at the 2013 National Selection Regatta 1.

So, a real top athlete, who was rowing 200 km a week, doing multible daily training sessions. Weil’s daily menue started with pre breakfast early in the morning; coffee, cereal and milk. The intake of liquids was well planned as this is an important factor for the athletes

protein enriched Salt sticks before and after rowing

performance. After the first session Weil’s real breakfast contained eggs, ham, cheese sandwiches, bagels and avocado. All this with a fruit salad and more coffee. And this is just a selection…..

Lunch started with beef tacos and snacks such as  salt bretzels, hummus und veggie sticks. At 2.00 pm, when he took off to the second training session Weil ate some  protein bars.. As afternoon meal another protein shake and a cup of cereal followed.  Still hungry? Well here is dinner: Noodles, chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, lots of broccoli, yogourt and ice cream : Weil commented in GC: “We eat so much food it would be disgusting if we listed all of it.”

Altogether a top rowers daily menue provides 6500 – 7000 kcal. 3 times as much of a normal 80 kg person.

Here is Seth Weil nutrition plan (selection)

*QC: 2016.1.16, HAZ, Time

About Tom Wall
Tom Wall ist passionierter Masters Ruderer und hat seit einiger Zeit seine Liebe für Wanderfahrten entdeckt Tom is a passionate masters rowers and the owner of the Rowperfect Faster Masters Brand View all posts from Tom Wall
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Blog Related Posts

Rowing power compared to split

Adrian Cassidy from the Rowe.rs app encourages us to adjust how coaches and athletes view rowing data. Data… read more

The Athlete – Coach relation: A winning Factor

Is the Athlete – Coach Relation a Winning Factor ? I have seen two top international athletes who… read more

Hyndsight – a rear-view camera for rowing

Ever wanted a live stream video in your boat to see what’s in front of you? Hyndsight CRUZ… read more

RowPerfect Shop subscribe to newsletter
X