For most people, downing two shakes and a double bacon cheeseburger every day would be a dream.

For Lolo Jones, it was part of her job.

The Olympic hurdler, who is now hoping to make the Winter Olympic team as a bobsledder, told USA Today that she's gained some 30 pounds during the past few months. She's done so by eating 9,000 calories a day on a diet which includes two 1,365-calorie protein shakes and a McDonald's double bacon cheeseburger.


And it looks like she's thrown a donut or two into the mix:


Whereas in track the leaner the better, in bobsled the idea is "mass pushes mass." And Jones could not be more satisfied with her new weight.

"I'm the heaviest ever in my life," Jones said. "It took so much work. I'm three pounds away from my ultimate goal."

While Jones says she weighed in at about 135 pounds when she competed in the London Olympics last year, after coming away without a medal she became depressed let her weight slip into the 120s.

It wasn't easy to gain so much weight while also maintaing her figure, but leave it to a potential two-sport Olympic athlete to pull it off.

"I'm pumped about this muscle weight," Jones said. "My abs are still there. I'm still cut, just super solid."

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Pete Czerwinski, a competitive eater and weightlifter known as "Furious Pete," should have enough protein to last him for a few weeks.

That's because Czerwinski recently downed 1,000 grams of protein in one sitting. Yes, that's right.

In what resembles an art project as much as a meal, Czerwinski combines 24 White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bars with 25 Chocolate Cookie Dough Quest Bars to make the largest protein snack you've ever seen.

And then he eats it.

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In case you were wondering, it is suggested we get between 10 and 35 percent of our total calories from protein. Most adult men require about 55-65 grams a day. In other words, Czerwinski took down enough protein to last him between two and three weeks. In the description under the YouTube video he jokingly writes:

"It was delicious and I gained 420 lbs of instant muscle. Amazing!"

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Who needs Gatorade when you've got pickle juice?

Boise State's star running back, Jay Ajayi, was seen gulping down the liquid from an actual jar of pickles on the sidelines of Boise State's 42-20 win over Air Force.

And while this might seem ridiculous, there's science behind Ajayi's strategy. Pickle juice is full of electrolytes, which are what a player needs to replenish after grueling physical activity, and its benefits for athletes have been documented. But this one instance where we can actually see the theory being put to practice.

And the juice worked for Ajayi. The sophomore rushed for 125 yards and four touchdowns against Air Force.

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Oh, to be a professional athlete.

In a Cleveland Plain-Dealer profile, Cavaliers forward Tyler Zeller tells Mary Schmitt Boyer that he went into this offseason underweight thanks in part to a bout with the flu at the end of the 2012-13 campaign. So how did he make up for lost weight?

By eating Krispy Kreme donuts, of course.

"I ate about six in probably 10 minutes," Zeller said, "maybe less."

Thanks in part to his love of Krispy Kremes, Zeller gained 20 pounds during the offseason. The 7-footer told Schmitt Boyer that he actually felt out of shape when he returned to Cleveland in late June at 258 pounds, so he worked himself into a muscular mold in the 255-260 pound range.

The North Carolina product had a solid rookie season for the Cavs, starting 55 games and averaging 8 points and 5.7 rebounds. During the summer he participated in Team USA's mini-camp in Las Vegas.

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Whether you root for The Cubbies or The O's, we can all agree on one thing: Stadium beer prices are redonk. The folks over at Team Marketing Report decided to break down the maddening prices of ale in baseball temples across the country, and it turns out that no one has it worse than Red Sox Nation.

While those lucky L.A. bastards can sip suds at Angel Stadium for $0.28 an ounce, Boston fans have to cough up $0.60 per ounce for the same drank. And though Fenway Park is the most expensive, it's trailed by some heavy hitters. Rounding out the rest of the top five bank-breaking arenas are Busch Stadium ($0.56 an ounce), Rogers Centre ($0.52 an ounce), Nationals Park ($0.52 an ounce), and Yankee Stadium ($0.50 an ounce).

With prices like these, tailgating is looking better than ever.

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When Jon Taffer, host of the Spike TV show “Bar Rescue”, isn’t working to save one of the thousands of bars around in the country that have fallen into disrepair and debt, he can sometimes be found watching his beloved New York Yankees or Los Angeles Dodgers.

“When I grew up in New York in the ‘60s and I was a young boy, I used to think the World Series was the best team in baseball against the Yankees,” he said. “Because it was in Yankee Stadium every year when I was growing up.”

Traveling all over the country for Spike as well as his other business ventures, Taffer is in the same place as millions of sports fans: Finding a place to watch their favorite team. So what makes a great sports bar? Fans, to start.

"There was a place a years ago in Detroit, unfortunately it’s gone and it’s famous because Billy Martin, the Yankees manager, punched a marshmellow salesman in the face years ago and it got him arrested,” he said. “It was called Lindell’s AC -- Lindell's Athletic Club -- and it was one of the oldest sports bars in America at the time. It was 50-60 years old, and it was this little dark wooden room with scratches in the wall and signatures of players who had been there.

"This was the worst bar you’d ever seen. But watching the game there was the most incredible experience in the world, because you're watching with real fans. So if you want to know where the great sports are in your town? Go where the fans go.”

A few more important things to have:

A well-designed seating area with well-placed TVs:
"No one wants to go into a sports bar and sit with you neck up or neck turned,” he pointed out. And some comfortable bar chairs also come highly recommended. After all, “Do you want to sit in a barstool for 7 hours or do you want to sit in a comfy chair for 7 hours?” Taffer asked.

Good food:
"Sports fills a bar about 70 days a year,” Taffer said. “People think sports will fill a bar 200 days a year or more. Even in cities like St. Louis where they’re hockey nuts and they go to almost every game in the season, the typical sports bar does about 70 days a year in sports and the rest of the time they have to have great food, great beverages going.” Every sports bar, he suggested, should have a great burger, a basket item (think chicken wings or fries) and for goodness sakes, something that includes bacon.

It can also be a great way for bars to keep money flowing. "When you're on the West Coast football starts in the morning. On the East Coast it doesn’t. So great sports bars on the West Coast have breakfasts and lunches. At 11 o'clock you have your brunch, you start watching football. At 2 or 3 o'clock you have a burger. A great sports bar will serve you two meals because you're there so long."

A fun atmosphere:
This sounds like a simple one, but what's the best way to tell a bad sports bar? There's no energy. "A great sports bar doesn't just put sports on TV, they produce it," Taffer added. Have the staff get excited with the fans when their teams do well. "Give food away, do something. A bar should stimulate the excitement, emulate the experience of being at the stadium. Sometimes the game alone doesn’t do that, sometimes the staff has to do that."

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LeBron James may have four NBA MVP awards, two NBA Finals rings and two Olympic gold medals, but he only recently received what is surely the largest honor of his illustrious career.

The rapper Nelly has joined forces with Honey Nut Cheerios to produce a specialized Nike LeBron X "Must Be The Honey" iD.

That's right, this shoe will have a cereal theme. The kicks are bright yellow and feature "Must Be The Honey" and Buzz the Bee lace locks.

Only 250 pairs of the sneakers are being created, and so far they appear to have fallen into the hands of celebrities like Bow Wow and Nick Cannon:


One player who most likely will not be wearing these kicks? Carmelo Anthony.

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