Alex Smith has been all over the news lately as he’s left the San Francisco 49ers, become a free agent, and is reportedly on the verge of signing with the Miami Dolphins. And that got us thinking. Who is Alex Smith, what’s his diet, and how does he stay in prime athlete shape? We did some investigating.
For starters, Alex Smith is a quarterback who stole much attention as the number one overall NFL draft pick in 2005. And although he didn’t turn heads early in his career, he threw for more than 3,000 yards and 17 touchdowns last season with virtually no interceptions, going 13-3.
So we get it. He’s a big deal. But what does the man eat? Several years ago during an appearance on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show, Smith talked a lot about his diet, saying he eats “as much and as many things as possible.” And he’s probably right since the average athlete can consume anywhere from 3,000 – 5,000 calories a day. Unless he’s training like Michael Phelps, in which case he’s taking in nearly 12,000 calories.
So what does Smith do to require all that fuel? Although we don’t know his detailed training regimen, we can guess that he’s staying active doing what he loves: playing football and working on his throwing arm. This likely includes a good mix of running, weight training and hours spent on the field like most NFL athletes.
Who knows what else we’ll learn about Alex Smith in the coming year, especially if he becomes the Dolphins’ new star quarterback. We have our fingers crossed that he’ll divulge all of his diet and training secrets. We can only hope.
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March 20th, 2012