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12-31-2012, 09:48 AM
Joey Hoser
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Originally Posted by iArts View Post
This is totally false. Pilots and doctors are not required to go to the gym 5-7 times a week. Nobody will ask them anything about their diet/sleep, unless it becomes clearly obvious. A doctor or a pilot can afford to gain 20 pounds, and still be able to perform just as good as he did before. Not so with athletes. Especially NHL players. There's absolutely no way that extra 20 pounds or 2 hours less of sleep won't affect your ice performance.
Being asked to not smoke, eat well, go to bed at a reasonable hour, and go to the gym for a couple hours in the morning isn't exactly a dreadful or terribly demanding existance.

Most people do all those things, save spending mulitple hours at the gym, but the reason they don't do that is usually because they have to go to work for 8-10 hours a day.

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