Michael Phelps v.12,000 cals

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  1. Mr. Pelham

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    I'm sure this topic was beat to death during the Olympics, but I wanted to know you're opinions. I'm calling BS on the fact that he was eating 12k calories a day while training and during the Olympics.

    calling from experience, the most I've consumed regularly was 7k calories a day and that didn't last long, a couple weeks tops as it was a full time job to eat.

    So, this whole 12k a day is a little suspect. What do you guys think?
     
  2. JeremyD

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    His "supposed" diet was alot less clean than your 7k calorie diet was. It's easy as shit to over consume shitty calorie dense high fat high sugar foods. Theres just no possible way to hit that on chicken breasts and oatmeal.


    Though I don't deny his calorie requirements are high, 12K calories is a huge sensationalist overestimate.
     
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    I dunno, they showed some of the shit he ate and it was a massive amount. Plus like was mentioned it was all extremely "dirty" food.
     
  4. Mr. Pelham

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    but for him to come CLOSE To that would be impressive. If he was eating 8k-10k thats insane.
     
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    6k tops..
     
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    He was on 20/20 not too long ago and said that this was not true. He said it was closer to 8k.
     
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    Yeah honestly I have no idea what 12,000 cals would look like, even if it was all deep fried ice cream covered in lard.
     
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  9. Mr. Pelham

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    even 8k on training days seems like more BS. I don't train for swimming but I'd imagine if I did I wouldn't be consuming that much food. What happened to 30 minutes before swimming :o :mamoru:
     
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    he probably eats 6k and thats the end of it. not 12 fucking k. thats ridiculous and fake.
     
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    Wheres SteveO, he claimed he used to eat 10,000 cals and couldnt gain weight
     
  12. Mr. Pelham

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    how many calories are there in cum?
     
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    He was probably told "Wow you must have eaten like 12k calories today" by a coach or training partner and just ran with it.

    It's just like when Gilbert Arenas was telling people he was a 2% body fat.
     
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    that the real BS when the rumor came out he was like 3% bf, BULLSHIT.
     
  17. Mr. Pelham

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    I'd say 6-8 more so toward 8
     
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    I find it hard to get much over 4500 in a day unless more of it comes from fat. Keeping fat cals below 25% and hitting over 5000 you're eating all fucking day and feel bloated all fucking day.
     
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    i know a couple of collegiate swimmers and they eat 8-9k/day everyday. all shit food. we'd go to a pizza place and they'd kill a large + breadsticks + 1-2 liters of coke in one sitting. then later on they'd go to buffets, fast food, etc.

    i dont think it was 12k but im sure it was up there. every single person on this site is a sedentary lazy person compared ot olympic swimmers. they spend hours upon hours training in the pools. we workout once a day for an hour to an hour and a half and then sit on our ass.. the energy demands are not comparable

    putting down 10k in calories if its shit food is probably a bit easier than some people think. i mean true shit food.. its still hard but not impossible by any means. esp. if you drink soda and shit
     
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    I know for sure I could at 10k in a day, thanksgiving I hit probably like 19
     
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    its also not uncommon to see high level marathon runners consistently eating 8000-10000cal/day and in mostly carbs.

    you guys got to remember that the energy demands in bodybuilding or powerlifting are very low in comparison to endurance athletes that are training at a high level.
     
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    i'm guessing 12k was an overestimation and he was only eating that DURING the olympics... maybe toward the end of his training, too, but yeah, not 12k worth
     
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    After dieting for the last 3 months, I'd love to try and eat 12k shitty calories right now.

    Pizza
    Burgers
    Pancakes
    French Toast
    Pecan Pie
    Ice Cream
    Cake
    Doughnuts
    Soda
    Taco Bell


    I almost wish I was a fatty sometimes. That shit would be so fucking good right now
     
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    12k in pepperoni pizza and pancakes is pretty doable
     
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    My friend is the captain of the swim team at my school and he definately eats 8000 cals. per day if not more.
     
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