Crazy meal plans by top athletes!

Meal plans are an important part of developing your health and sustaining growth when working out. An important part of creating a meal plan is focusing on the nutrients in food. Having this knowledge will help you to choose the best ingredients when you do your weekly shop!

Professional athletes need to be at their peak physical ability in order to perform best. Here are some crazy meal plans from some top athletes.

Michael Phelps

(Credit: Michael Phelps Instagram: @m_phelps00)

(Credit: Michael Phelps Instagram: @m_phelps00)

For those of you who don’t know, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, having won an astonishing 28 medals in both team and individual events.

Phelps has an INSANE meal plan and even created a ‘Michael Phelps Challenge’ to those who dare to try and match his 12,000 calorie meals. This mega meal plan includes a full pound of pasta, a pizza, multiple egg sandwiches, grits and french toast. This high protein, high carb plan is great for building muscle mass and enabling him to grind out those endurance swimming events.  

The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)

(Credit: Dwayne Johnson Instagram: @therock)

(Credit: Dwayne Johnson Instagram: @therock)

Bodybuilder, actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson, also known as ‘The Rock’, has out-of-this-world meal plans that mere mortals like us would struggle to get through.

The Rock averages 5,000 calories a day and gets through 821 pounds of fish a year! All this protein has helped Dwayne become the ultimate beast he is today, although he does love his legendary ‘cheat days’. One included 21 brownies, 12 pancakes, and 4 extra-thick crust pizzas.

Usain Bolt

(Credit: Usain Bolt Instagram @usainbolt)

(Credit: Usain Bolt Instagram @usainbolt)

As the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt has the most fitting name in history.

What many people don’t know about his success is that during his time in Beijing, Bolt didn't want to risk eating any of the local Chinese cuisine, and instead opted for 47,000 calories worth of chicken nuggets! Ultimately, this amount of chicken nuggets would defeat the best runner in us and would mean rolling off the starting line rather than sprinting at Bolt’s ridiculous 28mph.

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Simon Farrar