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The real Roman gladiators
Posted on Tuesday, 17 April, 2007 |
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Roman gladiators were overweight vegetarians and not the muscle-bound men protrayed by actors like Russell Crowe, anthropologists say.
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#8 Posted by
on 17 April, 2007, 16:46
Seeeee. Being a vegan made them fat. EAT meat.
#9 Posted by
on 17 April, 2007, 17:01
so... they were a sort of advanced sumo wrestler? ....with swords. no wonder they couldn't run away from those lions and tigers and bears Oh my!
#10 Posted by
on 17 April, 2007, 18:03
so... they were a sort of advanced sumo wrestler? ....with swords. no wonder they couldn't run away from those lions and tigers and bears Oh my! bwahahaha!
#11 Posted by
Ahh An Atheist
on 17 April, 2007, 21:35
It seems the Austrians have it wrong. The gladiators worked out for many hours a day, thus turning the proteins in the before listed foods into muscle. I am sure that some were fat, but for the most part they were in perfect condition.
#12 Posted by
on 17 April, 2007, 21:49
It seems the Austrians have it wrong. The gladiators worked out for many hours a day, thus turning the proteins in the before listed foods into muscle. I am sure that some were fat, but for the most part they were in perfect condition. So you were there.
#13 Posted by
on 17 April, 2007, 22:25
It seems the Austrians have it wrong. The gladiators worked out for many hours a day, thus turning the proteins in the before listed foods into muscle. I am sure that some were fat, but for the most part they were in perfect condition. It's also interesting that art from that time, portrays gladiators as being fairly fit... IMO the fourth guy from the left could go on a diet though...
#14 Posted by
on 18 April, 2007, 2:32
Don't they realize that fighting takes ALOT of energy, thus burning fat and turning protein into muscle? I bet if someone went on that diet they wouldn't be fat if they did some intense workout every day.
#15 Posted by
on 18 April, 2007, 9:47
It's also interesting that art from that time, portrays gladiators as being fairly fit... IMO the fourth guy from the left could go on a diet though... haha, is he spanking the helmet dude It seems the Austrians have it wrong. The gladiators worked out for many hours a day, thus turning the proteins in the before listed foods into muscle. I am sure that some were fat, but for the most part they were in perfect condition. 'Tis verily true. Though the idea of advanced sumo's is to funny to throw away
#16 Posted by
on 18 April, 2007, 9:57
A fat man was not included in my Gladiator fantasy!!
#17 Posted by
on 18 April, 2007, 14:30
They actually had a documentary on this on Discovery Channel quite a few months back. SO very interesting!
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