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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
#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
So you were there.
#13 Posted by
on 17 April, 2007, 22:25
It's also interesting that art from that time, portrays gladiators as being fairly fit... IMOthe 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
haha, is he spanking the helmet dude '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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