I never tire of watching this labor day or is it memorial day contest ....maybe i need to get a life but its brilliant .......i see these guys as food gladiators ....especially joey that man is fucking epic .....how the f he does it is a mystery .........but he deserves all the respect .........keep going joey .............
Joey Chestnut won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest after eating 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
After the contest, he said he starts sweating, and people have said it smells like hot dogs.
Chestnut also told Insider that it takes two full days to start feeling normal after a competition.
Joey Chestnut has won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 14 times, recently breaking his own record by scarfing down 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes on the Fourth of July.
But what exactly happens to his body after the competition?
"Most people relate to feeling really bloated and tired after Thanksgiving," Chestnut told Insider. "It's kind of like that, except really, really bad."
Chestnut - who recently joined forces with Nathan's Famous to donate 40,000 pounds of meat on National Hot Dog Day - revealed how he recovers from a big competition, and why he still isn't tired of hot dogs (which he loves to eat with Cheez Whiz).
Right after the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Joey Chestnut is always 'sweating like a madman'
"People have told me they can smell the hot dogs," Chestnut said. "I really can't, but the sweat afterward, it feels sticky and greasy. My girlfriend says it smells different."
After he finishes his interviews - which help Chestnut "focus and stay calm" - he then goes back to his hotel for a much-needed nap.
"Afterward, I'm crazy exhausted," he said. "And usually my first thing is either I'm thirsty or I want to go to sleep. I usually take a nap as soon as I can."
It's always around four hours after the contest when 'nature starts taking its course'
"It's natural," Chestnut said. "If you eat a lot of food, you're going to go to the bathroom."
But Chestnut always makes sure to go into the contest "super empty" with the help of a two-day cleanse that consists of just water and lemon juice.