michael phelps: how is this possible?
- 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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08-26-2008, 12:17 AM
08-29-2008, 09:23 PM
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08-29-2008, 09:40 PM
08-31-2008, 12:13 AM
09-02-2008, 10:00 PM
09-02-2008, 11:58 PM
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.
09-03-2008, 12:20 AM
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.
09-12-2008, 01:24 AM
09-19-2008, 02:19 PM
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