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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."

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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