michael phelps: how is this possible?

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by JaredGalloway View Post
    me and my brother
    Is your brothers name Joey? I love that guy.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by Nitrox View Post
    Bottom line? Come on. Digestive responses to food is highly dependent on the type of food and the individual. How con you say conclusively that he would get gas and the sweats?



    Please educate yourself: Energy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , Food energy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    (especially what that guy listed he was eating) This is just a message board don't take things so seriously, I can't come up with a scientific conclusion with what little information is given anyways. Neither can you. Did you miss what they said he was eating? If you think Phelps is eating that and not having some "digestive" issues then your fooling yourself. Maybe I extragerrated on the being on the ****ter all day...but he would take dumps quite often, and for a 165 pound man to eat that much and have that much waste in him while training would be counter productive.That would slow anyone down. No way he eats like THAT. And "sweating and farting" come man...never heard that used together? Howard Stern, anyone? Nothing scientific about what I said. Remember the famous quote from JFK?

    "Of course they can prove it. Theoretical physics can also prove that an elephant can hang off a cliff with its tail tied to a daisy! But use your eyes, your common sense."
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Nabisco View Post
    I used to be a swimmer, and I had to eat 4000+ calories to maintain a bodyweight of 150lbs at 5'11. And that was heavily loaded towards carbs. Otherwise I couldn't perform to the degree required of me.

    In college my girlfriend was on our D1 swim team and she ate like absolute **** just to maintain herself at a reasonable weight. I kid you not, the guys on her team drank like fish, ate whatever they could force down their mouths, and didn't care what it was as long as it was food. And the majority of them were lean and cut. Because they were swimming two a day practices 3 times a week, and the other 3 days per week that the practiced was one pool workout and one "dry land" workout (calisthenics or weight training). They could consume upwards of 6-7k calories per day without batting an eyelash.

    Swimming is an intense sport that requires a large caloric expenditure, hence their ability to eat large quantities of food and stay lean.

    Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's a healthy diet for them in any way. Because when they stop swimming they have issues adjusting to everyday life (food-wise). For instance, my ex-gf who was the D1 swimmer, put on a sizeable amount of weight after she graduated due to her eating habits that were perfectly ok when she was swimming incredible amounts.

    The disbelief that he requires that many calories is ignorant, due to most of you not realizing the caloric expenditure that comes from swimming. Phelps swims 4800 meters in the morning to "warm up", thats 3 miles gents. I'm not surprised he has to eat 10k+ calories to maintain his body DURING the Olympics. I don't believe he eats like this every day. I think this is geared towards keeping him flush with energy during the multitude of events he's swimming in such a short period of time.

    completely agree

  4. yes he can eat like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabisco View Post
    I used to be a swimmer, and I had to eat 4000+ calories to maintain a bodyweight of 150lbs at 5'11. And that was heavily loaded towards carbs. Otherwise I couldn't perform to the degree required of me.

    In college my girlfriend was on our D1 swim team and she ate like absolute **** just to maintain herself at a reasonable weight. I kid you not, the guys on her team drank like fish, ate whatever they could force down their mouths, and didn't care what it was as long as it was food. And the majority of them were lean and cut. Because they were swimming two a day practices 3 times a week, and the other 3 days per week that the practiced was one pool workout and one "dry land" workout (calisthenics or weight training). They could consume upwards of 6-7k calories per day without batting an eyelash.

    Swimming is an intense sport that requires a large caloric expenditure, hence their ability to eat large quantities of food and stay lean.

    Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's a healthy diet for them in any way. Because when they stop swimming they have issues adjusting to everyday life (food-wise). For instance, my ex-gf who was the D1 swimmer, put on a sizeable amount of weight after she graduated due to her eating habits that were perfectly ok when she was swimming incredible amounts.

    The disbelief that he requires that many calories is ignorant, due to most of you not realizing the caloric expenditure that comes from swimming. Phelps swims 4800 meters in the morning to "warm up", thats 3 miles gents. I'm not surprised he has to eat 10k+ calories to maintain his body DURING the Olympics. I don't believe he eats like this every day. I think this is geared towards keeping him flush with energy during the multitude of events he's swimming in such a short period of time.
    exactly
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by bkoguy07 View Post
    All I'm saying is he's not that impressive looks wise and prol half this site impresses me more... Hell I don't even think he's that "healthy" on the inside. All that food especially that kind can't be good.
    lol, you think he gives a **** about how he looks?? The guy has 15 gold medals and is a multi-millionaire at age 23. He has a better physique than 75% of this board.

    He burns cals like a mother****er. You people don't know what you're talking about. He trains more intensely in one day than how much some of you and I train in a month. It is very possible that he eats 10,000 cals a day with how hard he trains.

  7. all i know is it takes me munching all day just to eat 3200+ good calories, and then i have too poop like every couple of hours, i can't imagine eating 3x more than that in a day, much less being able to train when having to use the bathroom that often... the shortest way to get to 10k Calories would be to eat ****ty food, but that's still over 20 quarter pounders for reference! FIVE POUNDS OF BEEF + 20 BUNS, and 20 times all the toppings I don't know anyone, no matter how fit who could eat that kind of food, in that quantity. period.

    In my opinion if it sounds too good, or too crazy to be true, it usually is. This doesn't qualify as an exception, to me.

  8. i dont wanna sound like a idiot but any1 notice his huge jaw (HGH maybe...)

  9. Quote Originally Posted by jay21 View Post
    i dont wanna sound like a idiot but any1 notice his huge jaw (HGH maybe...)
    wouldn't that affect his head size, hand size, and feet size as well? perhaps jay leno is taking hgh too then.
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