Cyclist and fitness enthusiast Lance Armstrong, born September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas, began running and swimming at a young age and rapidly progressed to competitive cycling and triathlons. He became a professional triathlete during his teen years and was the national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990. In 1993, Lance won the “Triple Crown” (Thrift Drug Classic, Kmart West Virginia Classic, and Core States Race), finished second at the Tour DuPont, and won the World Road Race Championship in Norway. In 1996, he rode for the U.S. Olympic team in Atlanta, Georgia where he finished sixth in time trials and twelfth in the road race.
Lance’s career was looking promising until he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. The cancer had spread throughout his body (lungs and brain) before the doctors were aware of the disease. After several rounds of chemotherapy and surgeries, Lance was pronounced cancer-free in 1997. Miracles come true and Lance Armstrong has proven it. In 1999, he won the Tour de France and the world was amazed as he went on to become a seven-time Tour de France champion.
While he previously announced his retirement, this year, he’s back on his bike and participating in the 2010 Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong was a true competitor during his prime, and continues to be, thanks to his on-point workout and diet plans were on-point. His diet consists of pasta, pasta, pasta. Obviously, this is a terrible diet for an average person, but training and cycling several hours a day requires tons of energy (calories and carbohydrates from pasta).
A big portion of Lance’s energy comes from a drink called FRS Healthy Energy. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the company.
According to a recent interview, Lance is about to pedal into his final Tour de France (maybe, maybe not). His workouts are as intense as they ever were and the motivated and determined Lance is going to give it his best shot.
Check out this video to watch a portion of his intense strength training workout routine.
Tune in Saturday July 3 through Sunday July 25, 2010 for the 97th Tour de France and catch what could possibly be Lance Armstrong’s final tour.