Saturday, 24 March 2018

100000 eggs, 6,000 kg chicken for body building event

24/3/2018

PUNE: Over a lakh eggs and 6,000kg of chicken will be consumed in three days by 750 people under one roof in the city. Sounds like an attempt to some record, but it will be diet “as usual” for the participants at the 11th Mr India Senior Men and Women’s Body Building Championship. They will be staying at hotel Orchid in Balewadi.

The national meet from Saturday will see over 600 participants - the highest in the history of the championship. With 300 officials, they will stay in the hotel near Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Mhalunge. There are around 150 local participants. They will not be staying in the hotel.

General secretary of Indian Body Building Federation, Chetan Pathare, said the number may sound huge, but this is the basic for a three-day event. “During the championship, the participants will have a zero-carb, high protein diet. We have so many athletes and officials. We will be providing them three meals a day. Each meal will consist of eggs and chicken only,” Pathare told pune-news.com.

Food and beverages manager at the hotel, Soumitra Kundu, said the quantity of eggs and chicken is almost eight times more than the usual days at the hotel. “Normally, a person consumes around 200-250 grams of chicken in one meal. The body builders will consume around 1,500 grams in each meal and there will be three meals per day for one person,” Kundu said.

Since the booking was done well in advance, supply won’t be a problem.  “Before competition, body builders train for almost five hours in the gym, so all the calories are digested easily. This is not unusual, said Barun, a member of the CRPF team.

Maharashtra will field 44 participants in the meet. They will face stiff competition from Railways body builders, who won the title in the last edition. Sunit Jadhav, Nitin Mhatre, Sagar Katurde, Akshay Mogarkar, Atul Amre and Mahendra Chavan are prominent names in the hosts’ team.

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