michael phelps: how is this possible?
- 08-15-2008, 02:00 PM
- 08-15-2008, 02:07 PM
08-15-2008, 09:56 PM
wow we are still arguing about this...we all could do half of that easily on ****ty food and most of us don't train over 2hrs a day including cardio. hell i don't even do cardio and i have to eat like a horse just to maintain my weight.
anyone remember the meal 1-10 from mcdonalds thread...did that tool ever do it cause i don't know...and i am sure he was a nobody. what about competition eaters that can eat like 10lbs of food in one sitting. sure its not healthy but can easily be done!
08-16-2008, 09:15 AM
elite athlete. Crazy genetics. Trains incredibly hard...this isnt that out of countrol. Athletes eat different then bodybuilders like most of the people are around here. This man dominates world competition, and people are shocked when he can consume a ton of kcals? It isnt that big of a deal or even that unthinkable.
08-16-2008, 12:26 PM
i'm still skeptical, although it seems feasible he could do ALOT of calories during competition especially. i don't think that eating all crap & energy drinks is the only way to get the calories at all. in fact, that's gonna be alot of empty cals that could be easier thrown down as optimal calorie dense ones. it is true he is young & can get away with alot too. i think i'll try to find out how many cals Lance Armstrong does! here's some insights into his training:
08-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Is it wrong to become ravenously hungry for junk food after reading about his diet? I better take a walk before I do something stupid!
08-17-2008, 01:20 AM
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08-17-2008, 01:22 AM
Hell, I can remember when I was a sprinter in HS and College, I ate about 6k on some days just to maintain energy due to a severely over active metabolism. We'd train 3 sessions a day, and those were 400 meter sessions which lasted for 2-3 hours, which also includes short sprints and weight lifting 5 days a week. 6k a about 4 days a week, and I was walking around at 150ish
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08-17-2008, 01:37 AM
Of course I believe he eats 10 k per day, provided he's doing hours upon hours of training.You have too. and with all that activity the junk food doesn't effect you like it would if you weren't doing it.
does he do this year round? No I'm sure he gives himself a break from training and eats clean> I was out tonight at a sports bar with a friend and saw him, he is in good condition. Nice back
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08-17-2008, 02:04 AM
Bottom line, easily doable for phelps.
And what is this with criticizing his body. WTF? I dont care if he is a fat ass, his athleticism is unmatched... regardless if he is raging 19+ guns.
This is just ridiculous. Always something to ***** about.
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08-17-2008, 05:55 PM
i could not even get through this entire thread because of all the retarded posts from people critiquing Phelp's diet. The guy has 2 eat immense amounts of food. He has won 8 gold medals. **** he practically has a throne next to Zues on mount Olympus. I know that no one on this board trains like he does, if you did you would be on a different board. Actually you wouldnt even be killing time on any board.
bottom line I would listen to Phelps about health/diet/excercise before i listened to anybody on here. **** i would listen to him about anything before i listened to anyone on here.
08-19-2008, 09:25 PM
ok. lance armstrong said (one account) that he did about 3k/day normally & did 6k when competing. thats probably a good amount of carbs for a thin guy looking to have alot of endurance. he inferred it was quality food as well.
08-19-2008, 09:32 PM
08-23-2008, 06:57 PM
Bottom line...if Phelps was eating 12000 calories a day(especially what that guy listed he was eating) he would go around sweating and farting all day. In fact, he'd probably spend most of the day on the toilet or either being bloated.
No way he takes in anymore than 4000 to 6000 calories a day during "intense" training. When not training, if he takes in more than 3000 to 3500 a day a man his weight would start storing small amounts of body fat.
Phelps was probably having fun with someone. Either that, or he's a genius. I can see it now..future generations of fat swimmers chow down everywhere.
08-23-2008, 09:11 PM
I tend to agree. I heard on TV how he told them he drinks 1000 calories in energy drinks for lunch everyday, and about the same for breakfast.
A normal can of Monster Energy (green can) has 200 calories. 54 grams of simple sugar. And around 200mg of caffeine plus a lot of other things per serving.
10-20 of these everyday?? Drinking energy drinks for extra calories??? Wouldn't that BURN extra calories?? Just doesn't make sense... adrenal fatigue, overstimulation, burnout, damage to kidney/liver functioning....all doesn't add up IMO. Sounds like a bunch of BS.
08-24-2008, 12:40 AM
That nutritionist that was quoted in the article is an idiot, did anyone catch this statement:
"The carbs is what the body uses for energy. You have to give the body glucose to fuel it. That’s why people on the Atkins diet (an all-protein diet) can’t work-out.”
There are a TON of BB'ers that run keto diets and do just fine without carbs, it sucks at the beginning but once your body switches to using fats for fuel its fine. Plus the atkins is not all protein like she said, the majority of it is fat with the rest being protein. I also dont believe the energy drink consumption, drink 5-16oz energy drinks and pretty sure you wouldnt being feeling too great.
08-24-2008, 12:44 AM
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08-24-2008, 08:01 AM
08-24-2008, 11:52 PM
Im fully aware that the atkins diet is not optimal for his application, she said it like people on the atkins cant even do a workout. Anywho...
08-25-2008, 01:10 AM
08-25-2008, 10:30 AM
I simply believe he might be reaching 9K, and that he is pushing extremes. but at the same time this is damaging his body, and he will wear down fast. Dont expect him to be doing this a couple years down the road....
08-25-2008, 11:37 AM
He's been doing this his whole life, I think he knows what he's doing. Who cares if he eats 3000 calories, or 20,000 calories a day. He put on the greatest athletic display any of us will probably ever witness in our lifetimes. He also trains at a level that is incomprehensable to about 99.9% of the world (swimming and weight training), and has freakish genetics, so 12K a day isn't out of the question. We all know "that guy" who can eat whatever the hell he wants to and stays lean. Phelps is "that guy" but with probably one of the most physically demanding training schedules on planet earth.
Also I find it funny that people are saying "he's gonna damage his body". Look at where we are posting; an online community that takes 100's of supplements with no science behind them, and that advocates the use of anabolics for the responsible individual.
08-25-2008, 12:33 PM
08-25-2008, 02:53 PM
08-25-2008, 03:39 PM
08-25-2008, 04:15 PM
i don't get where this 12,000 calorie figure comes from anyways, in the only extended segment the olympics had regarding his diet, he said his diet was only (ha, only) 8,000-10,000 calories per day. I never heard him or anyone in that segment mention the number 12,000 in terms of calories.
Not long after, Costas was all like 12,000 this, 12,000 that... I don't know where he got that number from, seeing how he was the one doing the segment where phelps himself said 8,000-10,000...
08-25-2008, 04:22 PM
On a super bulk I would only hit.....4500....and probably would struggle to even accomplish it......i duno....
08-25-2008, 04:27 PM
Again, its apples and oranges you're comparing here. You are 140 lbs. He is closer to 200 pounds. You're in great shape, but not an elite athlete. He is arguably the greatest athlete of all time and clearly a genetic monster. Your diet is geared towards putting on muscle. His diet, which I'm sure is not year-round as was stated, is geared towards maximizing his athletic performance, as he was swimming almost 20 races in about a week.
I don't know if you are actually 140lbs, just going by your avatar haha
08-25-2008, 05:38 PM
Either way 8K or 12K the dude swims for HOURS per day.
Please tell me that ANY of you have come to even near half that with effort the whole time. Sh!t... I get tired just sitting in the pool for a while.
I mean come on.... 4 hours of swimming... thats like...... 38hrs on a fat woman.
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