In Gopichand's badminton academy, chicken is compulsory!Gopichand's badminton academy in Hyderabad has been producing great Badminton players like Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Ashwini Ponappa, Jwala Gutta and several other promising players who are at present show-casing their talent at junior level and sub-junior level. The training regimen in the academy is really very tough. A player's day in the academy starts at around 4.30 a.m. everyday.
To cope up with strict training regimen as well as the make the body fit for rigours associated with matches at international level, protein-rich diet is absolutely necessary. So, Gopichand has made chicken and other non-vegetarian food compulsory in the academy, despite vociferous protests from some of the players and their guardians. Now the players have accepted the dietary regimen of the academy.
All of us know that protein is necessary to build up muscles and animal protein is more easy to digest than vegetable protein. So, I fully support the dietary regimen being followed at Gopichand's academy.
I would like to know the views of other Members in this regard.