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    Jordan Spieth deadlift and dried blueberries

    The SI piece of Spieth and his Masters win talked a bit about his dedication to training and nutrition.

    Jordan has a 380 lb deadlift according to his trainer and has his diet modified based on bloodwork. His trainer made him swap cashews for walnuts and raisins for dried blueberries because of bloodwork.

    I love walnuts and blueberries and I guess dried blueberries as a great sugary snack as snacks go... but what in bloodwork would cause such a recommendation? (or is this another blood type diet thing?)

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    There are many misconceptions about food 'allergies' and intolerances and what blood work can show. What these tests tend to show is particles of foods, markers that those foods are there, or antibodies TO foods in the blood. The problem is usually that something is allowing those foods to show up in the blood, not that the foods, markers, or anti-bodies are there.

    In addition, those tests are not reliable, and some doctors have taken their own blood and sent it as separate samples, using different patient names, and they got back markedly different results.

    IMO, there's very little reason to fine tune things like they did for this guy, and I highly doubt that those changes are what helped him (if he was helped at all). What were the reported ramifications of the changes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Denzel View Post
    What were the reported ramifications of the changes?
    "Better" health and fitness, less stress... Of course, the 12 hours of sleep a night might help here too

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    Golf is so hugely influenced by a player's mental state that maybe there is a placebo effect happening here.... Maybe Jordan had a great round on the day he switched out cashews for blueberries and walnuts that made him a believer? Nobody wants to mess with success. I once saw my own game improve when I was told to take a tee out of my left pocket and put it behind my right ear.

    Jordan Spieth is a joy to watch and with his incredible success I hope he does't change a thing about how he is living his life. He seems to have great perspective on what is truly important at such a young age, doesn't he?

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    Have to say: In my experience, when a trainer and athlete are attached at the hip, and said athlete is getting his blood checked more than once a year (especially when said athlete is just 21), it's usually code for "we're making sure he won't fail a drug test."

    I'd be shocked if Spieth is using anything prohibited by the PGA. But I've learned that little nuggets like this are often clues to bigger stories.

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    LOL at all of you! ...and agreed.

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