Team GB's discus thrower Brett Morse forgoes fizzy drinks in preparation for Olympics
Monday 06 August 2012
One of Team GB's discus throwers gave up fizzy drinks and overeating so that he would be in the best possible shape for London 2012.
Brett Morse lost a stone by watching his diet and increasing cardiovascular exercise which has seen him throw consistent personal bests in the lead-up to the discus qualification round today.
He said: “In the Commonwealth Games in Delhi I was quite heavy, about 125kg (19st 7lbs), and not as bulky as I am now, muscle-wise. I had to lose a lot of body fat so in the last 18 months, I’ve focused on that.
“I used to be addicted to Coca-Cola, but I’ve completely shut that off. I eat enough protein and just enough carbohydrates or fat to fuel myself. I don’t overdo anything like I used to.”
Morse, from Cardiff, ranked 36th in the world, still manages six scrambled eggs for breakfast, adding porridge and sometimes coffee during competitions
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