since there are almost no Japanese who are fat, how do you explain sumo wrestlers?
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Sumo wrestlers actually eat a very, very specialized diet, usually developed by the sumo stable head who is usually a former sumo himself. Eating this diet and sleeping several times a day in between training helps them bulk up quickly, and when they're ready to retire, because their diets are so healthy, they can drop the weight really quickly and look completely normal.
Also, I've seen legitimately fat people in Japan. They're not rampant, but they exist, so don't think they don't!
- JishowLv 59 years ago
Foreigners always say that sumo wrestlers are fat. But it is not true.
Generally, sumo wrestlers' body fat percentage are usually less than 20%. Some wrestlers' are 10%. Their huge bodies are made from muscle. You should understand that they are not fat but muscular.
- thecheapest902Lv 79 years ago
>since there are almost no Japanese who are fat,
This is not true. Maybe, there are no fat people in Japan by your standard. But Japanese standard is different. Japanese people think that some people are still fat.
- kyodai kameLv 69 years ago
They eat only two times in a day, but the portion of each lunch are extremely big.
They are also supposed to have nap in daytime. This special life style makes them very fat.
It is also told that their bodies' fat/muscle ratio is incredible. They have more muscle than they appear. They are not just flabby guys.
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- Anonymous9 years ago
Sumo wrestlers are actually in very good shape. I heard they eat actually very healthy, but they do eat A LOT of rice...so...there you go. XDSource(s): native japanese
- 卐Lv 59 years ago
some Japanese have big eyes
some Japanese have low IQ
some Japanese hate raw fish
some Japanese are rude
and some Japanese are fat
don't believe the stereotype.
"other culture people" are not clones
- 9 years ago
Chanko nabe ! I think
- Vinegar TasterLv 79 years ago
They're that way on purpose !