Olympic Weightlifter Diet (8/16)

Team USA’s only male weightlifter at the Rio Olympics has a surprising diet, as do many record setting athletes, especially considering the growing controversy and bankruptcies related to family food decisions.

The world’s greatest thinkers, athletes and doctors clearly understand these important benefits.


By Michael Rodio

Team USA’s lone male competitor has already set the American record in the 94kg weight class. Now, as he goes for gold in his third Olympic Games, Farris credits his all-vegetable diet with making him stronger, leaner, and more focused than ever.

Kendrick Farris is Team USA’s only male weightlifter at the Rio Olympics. With a combined personal best of 377kg in the snatch and the clean and jerk, the 29-year-old Louisiana native also holds the 94kg American record.

So when we reported that Farris follows a vegan diet, it was met with some surprise.

After all, a vegan diet is unusual enough among elite athletes—and that’s especially the case for weightlifters, who need lots of protein to stack on lean muscle and heft such huge weights. No way, said the comments on our initial story about Farris’ diet. How can he do that?

So we asked him.

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