Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kami’s Pre-Olympic Regimen

When she was at USC, Kami Craig was interviewed and filmed by USA Water Polo for a “day in the life of” video. The clip offered a perspective into her training regimen and life outside of water polo. Craig, who currently is one of the top ten female water polo players in the world will be making her second Olympic appearance later this month. She has recently been playing with the USA National Women’s Team, with games being played all over the world. Craig was recently interviewed by Diets in Review about her dietary and conditioning habits and experiences and provided fans with an insight about what Olympic training consists of. 

In the summer of 2008, it was reported that swimmer Michael Phelps was eating twelve thousand calories a day and working for eight hours in the pool. Craig’s workout session doesn’t seem as intense, however she tells Diets in Review columnist Brandi Koskie that her team trains six days a week, about five and a half hours a day. Craig reveals that her diet during training sessions consists primarily of fruit, vegetables and lean protein including nuts, eggs, fish, strawberries, blueberries, apples, bananas, kale broccoli and carrots. She further mentions that various smoothies including peanut butter and vanilla are a component of her morning workout. Most of the team’s time is spent with techniques in the pool, however Craig states that is equally as important to spend time with physical fitness in the gym. 

The rest of Craig’s interview can be read at: 

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