Feed the Beast

Posted by Tony Drovetto on December 18, 2012 – 10:58 am

Who’s to say candy isn’t good for you?

Parents will have a hard time explaining that one to their children after they watch ESPN.com’s latest episode of “Sport Science” that shows how running back Marshawn Lynch’s affinity for Skittles assists him on the field.

This season, Lynch has rushed for a career high 1,379 yards, including 241 yards on just 21 carries over the club’s past two games – good for an 11.4-yard average – to give him eight 100+ yard rushing performances on the year, all while munching his favorite candy on the sidelines.

“Sport Science” measures Lynch’s grip strength, reaction time, and speed before and after the Beast Mode back is infused with Skittles. The results are surprising, and definitely worth a watch.

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