Gold-medalist Micheal Phelps needs 12,000. Holy hit-up-the-buffet!!
But it really depends on the sport...athletes whose sports require more long-term cardiovascular activity eat more calories — between 3,000 and 8,000 a day — and athletes whose sports are more anaerobic, like power lifters, gymnasts, and rowers, eat fewer calories a day — anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000, according to FitPerez.
It really puts things into perspective after we think we can eat our faces off after doing a few bootcamps during the week, right? Doh.
This is me pre-cycle/circuit (at my fav Ryde For Life) this past Saturday morning. Please make note of it, working out on a weekend doesn't happen too often.