Date of birth: June 30, 1985 (Age: 31 years)
Height: 6′ 4″ (193 cm)
Weight: 194 pounds (88 kg)
Michael Phelps body measurements:
Chest: 47,5″ (121 cm)
Biceps: 16″ (41 cm)
Waist: 35″ (89 cm)
Shoe size: 14(US)/ 47(EU)
Hair color: Light brown
Eye color: Hazel
His body shape may remind the Michelangelo’s statue “David”, but Michael Phelps’s diet is far from the concept of “food of champions”.
American Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps once said in an interview that he eats about 8,000-10,000 calories a day, including a lot of pizza and pasta. In addition to that amount of carbohydrates, he usually eats such foods as eggs and sandwiches.
So how can all these calories to help a person become more relieved Olympic athlete the in history?
Michael Phelps diet, by its number of calories per day, resembles the one designed for three adult men. It actually doesn’t contain huge amount of useful products – there is bread and mayonnaise and even energy drinks. At the same time, Phelps trains six times a week, five hours a day, and at the Olympic Games in Beijing (it was in 2008) Phelps had to participate in 17 heats during 9 days.
Breakfast of the most titled athlete in the history looks like this:
1.three sandwiches with fried eggs, onions, cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise;
2.omelet of five eggs;
3.a bowl of oatmeal with berries;
4.three pancakes with chocolate;
5.three French toast with powdered sugar;
6.two cups of coffee.
Take a look at the diet of Michael Phelps. What immediately strikes the eye? Most of the diet is composed of carbohydrates – both “fast” (sugary energy drinks and sugar) and “slow” (cereals, pasta, bread). This is not surprising, as the swimming is one of the most energy-intensive sport, and carbohydrates act like fuel for our body.
In Americans’ diet there is not much protein, so to gain weight for an athlete is not necessary. Taking into account the overload, Phelps’s diet suits him quite well, but here it would be good to take care of his future, that is, after he “hangs swimming goggles on a nail”.
We have no doubt that he eats a ton of food every day, but it is unlikely that he actually eat so much calories per day.
Eat 10,000 calories a day is almost impossible. To consume 10,000 calories a day he must eat continuously throughout the day.
According to estimates, to support the growth of 193 cm and 91 kg of weight, according to the mode of Phelps’s preparation, he requires approximately 1,000 calories per hour while exercising. We suggest that he eats closer to 6,000 calories per day.
It is believed that this prominent swimmer is likely to complement his meals with special energy drinks that contain a lot of calories, including simple for absorbation fats to achieve a high calorie diet (closer to 8000 per day).