The intense workout regime and diet of Sir Chris Hoy: Secrets of an Olympic body
00:39 GMT, 24 July 2012
One of sir Chris Hoy's gym exercises involves him pushing weights of 35st
Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, who won three gold medals at the Beijing Games in 2008, is nicknamed Golden Thighs because of his 27in legs that will hopefully power him to yet another gold in London.
But how does he keep his body honed
At the peak of his training, Sir Chris consumes up to 6,000 calories a day, starting with a breakfast of cereal, banana and honey, a fruit smoothie, orange juice, a protein shake and a coffee.
He also drinks up to six litres of water a day.
He trains for 25 to 35 hours a week.
A typical day might include two hours in the gym, a one-hour recovery ride on the road, then three hours at the velodrome.
One of his gym exercises involves him pushing weights of 35st — two-and-a-half times his body weight — with his legs.
Insider tip: Nigel Mitchell, head of nutrition at British Cycling, says the perfect pre-cycle meal is porridge with milk to supply protein for the muscles and slow-release carbohydrates to fuel the brain and muscles.
Afterwards, have tuna sandwiches, which contain protein and carbohydrate, to refuel tired muscles.
Hoy trains for 25 to 35 hours a week. A typical day might include two hours in the gym, a one-hour recovery ride on the road, then three hours at the velodrome