Your Daily Game Plan
How to Win a Hotdog Eating Contest
Conquer your own Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest with these tips
Don’t just watch human vacuum cleaners/professional competitive eaters like Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut at the Nathan’s International Hotdog Eating Contest this Fourth of July, have your own masticating competition!
But before you start shoving wieners down your esophagus, heed these friendly tips for dog dominance.
First, separate the wiener from the bread. According to Nathan's official rules the hotdog and bun must be fully consumed to count. Rolls are dry, fibrous fun-destroyers that slow down your speed…but not if you dip them in water. While eating mushy bread might gross you out, it’s the fastest way to finish half the battle.
Leading up to the contest, you’re going to want to stretch out your stomach — not with food but with aqua. Gorging yourself professionally isn’t about your calorie-intake skills — it’s about the stretchiness of your gut. Your tummy can hold about 1 liter of delicious, but with training can expand to four times that amount.
Gag No More
The gag reflex and the desire to upchuck are enemy number one, and there are few defenses to suppressing it. Breathing through your nose, making a fist with your thumbs inside, and spending a few years in the darker corners of Internet video production are all perfectly acceptable techniques.