There are numerous ways to expend calories. From walking to running to sitting in front of the TV, it is your choice how you choose to spend energy.
Ronnie Coleman, winner of the Olympia Title a record 8 times chooses to spend his 10,000 calories a day (Yes 10,000) on developing the size of his muscles in preparation for competition. He weighs 330lbs in his off season and 297 in his competitive form.
Vince Wilfork, nose tackle of New England Patriots, winner of 1 super bowl and 4 time pro bowl selection weighs in at a cool 323 lbs. Although he is “overweight” there are very few men his size (apart from other NFL players) who are as fast and agile as he. Like Coleman, he will consume around 10,000 calories a day during training camp and maybe reduce to a round 7,000 during regular season.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson WWE superstar and word famous action hero weighs in at around 275lbs. He is a large man carrying a lot of muscle. I imagine his weight will fluctuate u and down + or- 15lbs depending on his role. He consumes around 6000 calories a day, mixing up weight training with various other cardio vascular exercises.
Hugh Jackman of X-men fame gained some serious size for his role in Wolverine Origins, adding 30bls to hi 6 foot 2 inch frame. He consumed around 6,000 calories a day in order to get into the shape he did for his portrayal of one of the most famous anti-heroes in comic book history.
Navy Seals/Special Forces Comandos are known to consume between 5,000 and 10,000 calories a day depending on the training they are taking part in. I want you to imagine the kind of exertion it takes to expend these calories from a man who weighs between 175 and 210 lbs. Now they may not be able to give you dietary advice but I know who i would want running after a terrorist. And it isn’t “The Rock” or Ronnie coleman!
Michael Phelps, multi gold medalsit, weed smoker at 6 feet 4 inches and around 200lbs eats like the proverbial horse(or should i say nose takle). Over the course of a hard training day he will consume up to 10,000 high quality calories and he very rarely sees a weight room!
The average American consumes 4000 calories a day. Thats 1500-2000 more than they should on a regular day. Add to this North Americans are the laziest people on the planet, having more drive throughs per capita than any other nation in the civilized world(so lazy that they can’t even walk for the food and drink they eat), is it sup rising that so many people are over weight?
I have had enough of hearing that its not a persons fault for being overweight. YES IT IS! Above there are lists of people who consume more calories in one day than most of us should in a week, yet they manage to keep the body they WANT and NEED. They all look different but they all have the body needed to either keep them healthy or to make them money.
Something to think about.
And leave Wilfork alone. He has to be that heavy to stop the guy opposite him from ramming his head through his shoulder pads.