Michael Phelps - Breakfast

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    http://up.*************/files/1/Images/Forums/MichaelPhelpsBreakfast_metro.JPG

    That's quite a feast.
     
  2. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    So that's why Barbara Bush has spent so much time at the swimming events, she wants what her sister missed out on :D

    12,000 Seems to be about the norm for lots of Americans :D
     
  3. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    Except they sit in front of the TV watching things other than Billy Banks Tae Bo for 5 hours.
     
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    lol, but i think this applies to alot of countries other than just the US of A. I see plenty of fat CDNs and English folks too. :eek:
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5B108 Safari/525.20)

    I believe I saw this on GMA this morning.
    I wanted to hurl... lol
     
  7. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    12k probably isn't that much considering that he spend 5 or more hours a day in a pool swimming while training.
    Hell, Imagine how much he burns while competing. Boy needs his energy.
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yep- I do over 3,000 a day, but I'm at the gym 3 days a week. 12,000- that's a lot of time spent on physical activity. And look at the guy, he's using what he takes in. Who wouldn't want that body?
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The guy looks like a frickin' bird in that photo. He has freakishly long arms. Wow.

    Oh, and mofo likes to eat. If he's treating, I'd like to eat a few meals with him. ;) I don't know how I'd avoid the cramps before swimming, though.
     
  10. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    man he can sure eat! I wonder if it is physically difficult to eat so much.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well he does burn it off, which is why he eats so much, otherwise he'd tire out too easily.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Greatest Olympian ever, and he eats mayonnaise sandwiches for breakfast? Why mayo? Did he run out of ketchup? :confused:
     
  13. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'd like something a bit more in proportion to be honest. He's one hell of an athlete, but that body shape of his is a bit strange to look at.

    Still, I'm sure all those gold medals keep him from worrying on that front :D
     
  14. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    I thought my friend who takes around 4,000 calories a day thanks to his weights training took a lot! :eek: :eek:
     
  15. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure carrying around all those medals burns probably 3 or 4 k calories a day.. easy..
     
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    Whoa....:eek:
    Dunno how much time does it take for him to consume all those calories!
     
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    Anyone notice that an article that says a DUI is a convicted "drink-driver" shouldnt really be taken seriously?

    I mean, sure, research done, well written, whatever. But DRINK driving? :rolleyes:
     
  18. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    I am probably less than 2.5K calories a day. Shesh, he eats more at breakfast than I do all day.. But then again I am a 135-140lbs kid who runs I should start bulking up so I can actually run better hahaha

    Isn't he also just like 21-22? At first I thought I miss read and they were talking about George W. Bush...
     
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    Cool photo and article. It is surprising how many calories the body can go through during physical activity.

    On a personal note, I went home to the farm over the holidays for two weeks including 3 days travel time, so I was there 11 days. I ate wonderful home cooked food, and lot's of it. I mean lots. I would venture to say my calorie count was well over double of my usual intake. And in doing normal farm work and activities, I lost 10 pounds in those 11 days. Unbelievable.

    With all his body size and physical activity due to training, I am not surprised that he requires that many calories just to stay even.

    And now I am hungry and it's bedtime. ;)
     
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    Well those long arms come in handy when he's just a few inches behind the guy with normal arms.

    EDIT: I believe that he is 6' 4" tall, and his wingspan is 6' 7".

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    Don't worry, you don't need it for running. You see fat/overweight people run marathons all the time, and in pretty decent time. You get a lot skinnier from running, but you do hit a wall in terms of weight loss.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that 'drink-driving' is UK english for drunk driving.
     
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    He has a bigger wingspan than his height. I am sure it helps.

    Man, I feel like a shrimp. :p
     
  25. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    and I only had some cheerios this morning...

    I gotta catch up on my eating game.....bet if eating was in the olympics he would have another gold metal.



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