Your Body Is An Instrument Not An Ornament – Edgley

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Strongman Ross Edgley has revealed the quirky mix of food that he needs to consume every day so he can stay on course to complete his Great British Swim. In his bid to become the first man to swim around the whole of mainland Great Britain, he has swum for 137 days now around the south coast of England, up past Wales, the west coast of Scotland then back down the other side with world and British records tumbling along the way. His extraordinary calorie consumption of 15,000 each day has already caught global attention, but he has had to adjust what he eats depending on the daily challenge that waits in front of him. His huge banana intake has been well documented, however he has switched between noodles and porridge with biscuits depending on what he and his team felt his body needed at the time for his main swimming fuel. // Ross is seen refueling after making it to John O'Groats // Harvey Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com
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British strongman reveals food fuel behind his epic Great British Swim

British strongman Ross Edgley has revealed the quirky mix of food that he needs to consume every day so he can stay on course to complete his Great British Swim. Here is all you need to know:

 

Ross Edgley
Strongman Ross Edgley has revealed the quirky mix of food that he needs to consume every day so he can stay on course to complete his Great British Swim. In his bid to become the first man to swim around the whole of mainland Great Britain, he has swum for 137 days now around the south coast of England, up past Wales, the west coast of Scotland then back down the other side with world and British records tumbling along the way. His extraordinary calorie consumption of 15,000 each day has already caught global attention, but he has had to adjust what he eats depending on the daily challenge that waits in front of him. His huge banana intake has been well documented, however he has switched between noodles and porridge with biscuits depending on what he and his team felt his body needed at the time for his main swimming fuel. // Ross is seen refueling after making it to John O’Groats // Harvey Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com

 

– Edgley is working his way down the east coast of England towards the Margate finish in Kent after battling through Storm Ali in the last leg of his epic journey.

– He has swum for 137 days now around the south coast of England, up past Wales, the west coast of Scotland then back down the other side with world and British records tumbling along the way.

 

 

– His extraordinary calorie consumption of 15,000 each day has already caught the attention of people globally, but he has had to adjust what he eats depending on the daily challenge that waits in front of him.

– The Grantham native, who celebrated his 33rd birthday in the water on October 13, revealed: “The Great British Swim is a giant eating competition with a little bit of swimming thrown in! You have to hit your calorie requirements every day. Your body needs to become an instrument not an ornament. Your body should reflect what you are training for.”

 

Ross Edgley
Strongman Ross Edgley has revealed the quirky mix of food that he needs to consume every day so he can stay on course to complete his Great British Swim. In his bid to become the first man to swim around the whole of mainland Great Britain, he has swum for 137 days now around the south coast of England, up past Wales, the west coast of Scotland then back down the other side with world and British records tumbling along the way. His extraordinary calorie consumption of 15,000 each day has already caught global attention, but he has had to adjust what he eats depending on the daily challenge that waits in front of him. His huge banana intake has been well documented, however he has switched between noodles and porridge with biscuits depending on what he and his team felt his body needed at the time for his main swimming fuel. // Ross takes a break as he heads to Skye on August 10, 2018 // Harvey Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com

 

– His huge banana intake has been well documented, however he has switched between noodles and porridge with biscuits depending on what he and his team felt his body needed at the time for his main swimming fuel.

– Added to that, he has an assortment of quick snacks that help to top up his energy for the draining six-hour shifts in the sea with Nut Butters, Superfood Bites and Super Greens Shakes prominent.

 

Ross Edgley
Strongman Ross Edgley has revealed the quirky mix of food that he needs to consume every day so he can stay on course to complete his Great British Swim. In his bid to become the first man to swim around the whole of mainland Great Britain, he has swum for 137 days now around the south coast of England, up past Wales, the west coast of Scotland then back down the other side with world and British records tumbling along the way. His extraordinary calorie consumption of 15,000 each day has already caught global attention, but he has had to adjust what he eats depending on the daily challenge that waits in front of him. His huge banana intake has been well documented, however he has switched between noodles and porridge with biscuits depending on what he and his team felt his body needed at the time for his main swimming fuel. // Ross eats during a break as he heads to Skye on August 10, 2018 // Harvey Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool // For more content, pictures and videos like this please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com

 

– He explained: “You have to train your digestive system to eat anything. There is method to the madness of having cold pizza with a Super Greens Shake in the morning. There is no blueprint for this.”

– How does he fight off illness on his gruelling journey? He said: “Micronutrients and enzymes. Everything that is going to support your immune system and make sure I don’t have a day off ill is so important.”

– There are benefits too of his current leg with the area famous for one thing. He declared: “The east coast of England is stunning. The fish and chips are strong!”

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