Originally Posted by Dreamliner
I see what you're saying. What I have in mind by overeating is consuming more calories than you expend. Their is no known antidote for that. The regular joe has neither the time nor the capacity to exercise enough to compensate for the calories he consumes.
But no, I don't believe what Michael Phelps says.
Ok, that clears some stuff up.
I guess we think about over-eating differently.
I consider the "energy out" part of the equation as 3 parts...
existence + basic activity + extra activity
Existence = BMR
basic activity = waking up and doing the minimum requirements for the day (work, home movements, social life movements)
extra activity = what is beyond "basic". Going to the gym or for a run, doing projects around the house added physical labor that is optional for the day, so on and so forth.
to me, "over-eating" is consuming more calories than what is required based on "existence + normal activity".. Thus, by that line of thinking, you can "out exercise over eating" since "exercise" (or extra activity) is not part of my over-eating definition.
Did that make sense? I did to me, at least once.
Edit.. and for the record.. I don't necessarily believe he is eating 10,000+ calories.. but it wouldn't shock me if he was eating considerably over 5,000... his BMR can't be that high.. for him not to gain significant amounts of weight during training, he must be burning it off.