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Isit true what ive read about the average daily intake in the RM'S is 5000 calories ????

*text deleted* thats a serious amount of food as when bulking i would only eat 3000 roughly.
 

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With the amount of cardio your doing 5000 Calories is nothing.
 

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As a rough guide, and average male should intake 2500 kcal per day, and thats just to tick over, without exercising, without even getting out of bed. A 5 mile run burns roughly 700 kcal. So if the average male wakes up, does 5 miles per day, then goes back to bed. He'll need to be consuming around 3100 kcal, so that he doesnt waste away.

Now, just imagine how much more than just 5 miles steady running you'll be doing in training, and it's clear to see how quickly 5000 kcal becomes whats required.
 

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You'll see ALL the food and think "Surely this can't be good for me" but it's a shockingly well balanced variety and it's all high kcal, high carb, high protein.
 

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God i love food!

Why not specialise as a RM Chef?

They have top class training, it's a very transferrable skill AND they are the only trained killers that get to paid to practice their art on a daily basis.

(They're also nutritional whizz-kids).
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aye 5000 cals a day easy mate. 4 mealys a day. yummy yummy yummy *text deleted* got love in my tummy :)
 

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i tryed eating 3100 kcal today... didnt happen but i think thts mainly due to bein at work from 1-9 so only got to eat on my break. managed to pack in a solid 1200 kcal by the time i had to get to work. and i had dinner on me break then another dinner wen i got home. so i think i managed to hit 2500 which is the rec daily amount for sum1 not doin rigerous exercise unlike me....thts wen im thinking perhaps sum sort of supplement shake may help. Just to get tht little bit extra. quick and easy. hmmmmmmmmm!

thoughts on supplements?
 

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Supplements are good if used correctly. People make the common mistake of assuming whey protein is the answer to all training questions. It's far from it! Lots of sports teams supply there players with them as part of training. Maximuscle viper is a good supplement for endurance training. From experience, Wakefield Wildcats supply their players with Viper, Recovermax and Cyclone for rugby training. Which in my opinion is very much like the demands of Marine training. High endurance, explosive power, and maintainence of power.

Ringo, did you include drink as part of your count? Juices and sweet drinks make up a suprising percentage of daily energy intakes. Usless fact that I read somewhere; More Kcal per ml in pure orange juice than lager! Not that im endorsing drinking in any shape or form!
 

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hi all today i ate a sandwich for lunch-(woke up late) and ham salad for tea. whilst doing swimming for an hour then straight after gym work which involved: 3 mile run, 4000 meter row and to burn 200 cals on bike-(took 18 mins) and then i did weight training after which involved the usual press-ups sit-ups and pull-ups. i felt great afterwards but tonight i felt like s*text deleted**e so hungry and soo little energy. so i advice all to eat well ill probs be weak l8r on today!!
 

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I think im eating that in easter eggs alone at the mo. Been a bit disappointed with myself since i got back from PRMC. I've got eight weeks yet though!! The good diets back starting now.
 

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never thought of liquid intake aswell. perhaps i may of gotten more than 2500 kcal in the end.
ill makesure i keep track of tht aswell. *text deleted* for the heads up.
 
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As some1 said earlier people think whey is the answer to all training solutions.Whey protein can benifit you no end if you use it correctly, its the same with creatine. i currently use whey and creatine immediatly after ive finished both my circuit and running souly because your muscles will be crying out for it so give them what they need. Do not use creatine b4 or during a workout because its a waste of money as when your excersing your muscles produce it, only use it after when your muscles have been torn and drained of natral creatine (when you feel the burn basicly).Also i would not use protein before a workout for the same reasons.
 

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As some1 said earlier people think whey is the answer to all training solutions.Whey protein can benifit you no end if you use it correctly, its the same with creatine. i currently use whey and creatine immediatly after ive finished both my circuit and running souly because your muscles will be crying out for it so give them what they need. Do not use creatine b4 or during a workout because its a waste of money as when your excersing your muscles produce it, only use it after when your muscles have been torn and drained of natral creatine (when you feel the burn basicly).Also i would not use protein before a workout for the same reasons.

I think the main aim of this thread was to understand the need for 5000 kcal per day when training. There are very few kcal in whey and creatine, so they will not contribute to your energy intake.

I did not question the useage of whey protein for muscle growth and repair. However, whey protein will not benefit anybody who does not have the necissary energy intake (kcal) to match there expenditure. If you eat 2500 kcal per day, and use 3100 kcal. Where do you think the 700 kcal deficit is made up? There is none in whey protein, thats for certain. Or creatine for that matter.
 
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