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GQ: The Real-Life Diet of the Baddest Sword Fighter in the World (Who Is Also a Male Model)

10/28/2015, 11:45am CDT
By Luke Darby / GQ

Meet Miles Chamley-Watson, who loves Korean barbecue and happens to be the coolest thing to ever happen to the world of fencing

Miles Chamley-Watson. Credit: Olugbenro Ogunsemore / Red Bull Photos

Professional athletes don't get to the top by accident. It takes superhuman levels of time, dedication, and focus—and that includes paying attention to what they put in their bellies. In this series, GQ takes a look at what pro athletes in different sportseat on a daily basis to perform at their best. Here's a look at the daily diet of Miles Chamley-Watson, fencing champion and male model.


The first thing you need to do if you want to eat like the first American man to become world foil-fencing champion: Go easy on the carbs. After all, an individual fencing match can be over in a few minutes, but if you keep winning, then you have to fence all day. “You could start your first match at 8 A.M.,” says Miles Chamley-Watson, who once taught Raekwon how to use a sword for this very magazine. “And if you do well, you could keep going until 6 P.M. So some people do need a lot of carbs, but for me I feel like I’m naturally very athletic. I feel better when I eat just protein and vegetables. I feel lighter ... more>

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