The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article on Rafael Nadal’s training regimen and the philosophy of Team Nadal, which consists of his doctor Angel Ruiz Cortorro, Manacor based gym teacher (and Rafa’s fitness guru), Joan Forcades, and his physio Rafael Maymo.
Accurate break-downs of actual training sessions and chronicled performance records are closely guarded secrets. Team Nadal sees no upside to revealing confidential information that could prove useful to his rivals.
Of course, I’m just interested in the food part:
Finally, there is the all-important issue of diet. During weeks of competition, the majority of any athlete’s intake revolves around carbohydrates, in the form of pasta, together with fresh vegetables. Mr. Nadal is also known to be a great fish eater, which is his main source of protein. He is allowed treats such as chocolate, salty Majorcan biscuits named Quely and his grandmother’s special cake. He never drinks tea or coffee and is not allowed to eat meat on the day before a match.
Okay, Martha Stewart, please get Rafa and his grandma on your show ASAP. Unless that cake recipe’s a closely guarded secret, too.
Guess someone brought a hidden camera:
Source The Wall Street Journal