Whether you're training for the Olympics or just fueling up for a run, what you eat has a big impact on your fitness performance. Here, 4 Olympic athletes share their top nutrition tips and we offer recipes to help you eat to win.
Dara Torres is more than your average Olympic athlete: she has set three World records, holds 13 National titles and owns nine Olympic medals, four of which are gold. Torres is the first U.S. swimmer to compete in four Olympic games and now, at 41 and a mother of a 2-year-old, she's once again a medal contender-in Beijing. Dara often starts her day with a high-protein, high-fiber berry shake. Recipe to try: Citrus Berry Smoothie.
Q: Describe your typical day of training.
A: I spend two hours in the pool, five days a week, and I weight train four days a week-two days of lower-body and core and the other two days upper-body and core. I also do resistive stretching three days a week.
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