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Wake’s Healthy Diet Translates To Performance

Posted By Sean Grimm On September 18, 2013 @ 2:37 pm In Football | 3 Comments

Cam Wake [1]Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake has had a long, winding journey to where he stands today as one of the elite pass rushers in the National Football League.

Part of that journey includes adjusting his diet in a way that many Americans would likely classify as torture, or at least extreme deprivation.

In an interview with Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald [2], Wake revealed his healthy eating ways. Since 2005, the year he left Penn State University, Wake hasn’t had even an ounce of the following: alcohol, fried food, candy or ice cream.

Eight years of no ice cream might sound rather harsh to a majority of the population, but that’s exactly why Wake insists on sticking to his stringent diet routine.

“Nutrition translates to performance, and [not eating] two cheeseburgers – for the edge it gives you, it’s worth it,” Wake said.  “I can eat cheeseburgers for 15 years [in retirement]. The difference if I ate crap could be just one inch.”

And in a game of inches, it’s difficult to blame Wake for sacrificing life’s guilty pleasures to gain the slightest advantage.

RELATED: Philbin Happy With Dolphins’ Direction [3]

RELATED: Savoring Indy Win & Looking Ahead To Atlanta; Read Here [4]

RELATED: Carroll Answers The Bell [5]

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[2] In an interview with Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/09/comparing-lucktannehill-body-of-work-wakes-unusual-edge-beasley-fallout-um-marlins.html

[3] Philbin Happy With Dolphins’ Direction: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2013/philbin-happy-with-dolphins-direction?_ga=1.142578162.15969080.1379352486

[4] Savoring Indy Win & Looking Ahead To Atlanta; Read Here: http://www.thefinsiders.com/blog/2013/andy-cohen-savoring-indy-looking-ahead-to-atlanta?_ga=1.142578162.15969080.1379352486

[5] Carroll Answers The Bell: http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/Carroll-Answers-The-Bell/e9926c8e-6b6e-4d5d-aa6f-bb5865264214

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