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Gorilla in Their Midst
Andrew Lawrence
April 10, 2006
The Suns' mascot may train tougher than any player on the team
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April 10, 2006

Gorilla In Their Midst

The Suns' mascot may train tougher than any player on the team

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Gorilla's take
"It's a standard plyometric exercise, but Andy has to throw in some bulkiness [the log]. He wants it to be uncomfortable. It tests your concentration too."

YES, HE HAS SOME BANANAS
Gorilla guzzles more than six quarts of water daily to offset the five to seven pounds he loses during a Suns game. He also follows a diet, overseen by his wife, Malarie, that is light on carbs and heavy on organic fruits and vegetables. "She does the shopping," says Gorilla, "I do the eating." Here's a game-day menu.

BREAKFAST (11 a.m.)
A two-egg-white burrito with cheese and salsa on a whole-wheat tortilla; one bowl of oatmeal, with steel-cut oats, which is high in fiber.

LUNCH (2 p.m.)
One bowl of organic free-range grilled chicken and whole-grain rice. "I can't eat much too close to game time. I'll feel too heavy."

SNACK (afternoon)
A banana and a spoon of peanut butter. "I grind the peanuts myself. Also, at the movies I'll have Milk Duds."

DINNER (midnight)
Bowl of wild lettuce, spinach, albacore tuna, free-range chicken, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette and poppy seed dressing. "I eat, launder my suit and go to bed about two."

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