Felix Baumgartner Prepares For Supersonic Free Fall By Not Eating fibre

Early Tuesday morning, Felix Baumgartner will attempt to shatter records by going faster than the speed of sound in a free fall. He will launch in a capsule lifted by a giant helium balloon. This balloon will float 23 miles above the New Mexican desert. Then, the Austrian skydiver will detach his hoses, step outside the pressurised spacecraft, and jump.

The 43-year-old has done all sorts of training that involves leaping from planes and hanging out in altitude chambers to prepare for the big day. In the 24 hours leading up to the real thing, however, the man just needs some light exercise, a good sleep, and to not eat any fibre, according to the Red Bull Stratos blog, which details the daredevil’s pre-launch schedule. 

The whole not eating fibre thing has to do with limiting foods that could create gas and might cause the Austrian’s body to expand in a low-pressure environment later on.

Below are a few pictures of what Baumgartner has been up to just days before the launch. 

Baumgartner gets a massage in his hotel room on Oct. 7. 


Photo: Red Bull Content Pool

He’s also been working out at the gym. 

Felix weights

Photo: Red Bull Content Pool

He’ll do some light cardio before the jump to relax and loosen up. 


Photo: Red Bull Content Pool

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