June 15th, 2011 at 9:25 PM ^

Doubtful I used to work at south quad and although I didn't work a lot of dinners I never saw a single upperclass football player come in. Saw lots of younger players and all kinds of sports players. Also never once saw roh. We also used to make special meals for the team which was served at schemb hall. Girls did a lot of the serving...also paskoraz is prob my favorite player just cause he was always the nicest guys who was willing to shoot the shit when I was swiping people. He also didn't only hang out with other fball players which was cool. The other guys never seemed interested in the nonfball guys who would say hi unless they were girls.


June 15th, 2011 at 3:25 PM ^

What's this?  Somebody with an actual clue about how to play defense thinks that Roh should play defensive line instead of linebacker?  How completely bizarre.


June 15th, 2011 at 3:27 PM ^

How is he taking in 5K a day? REALLY? I do bodybuilding shows and this is almost impossible for most pro's that i have met. I have tried a 5k bulking up plan and had to go to the E.R. #### that noise. I wonder if it is mostly Protein shakes or solid food? ??? I have buddies on Insulin, GH, Tren, Test and could not even down that much food. 


June 15th, 2011 at 6:23 PM ^

Bodybuilding and swimming are quite different. I'm not a physical education guy at all but I would have to think that you burn many more calories swimming than an equal time lifting weights, especially when trying to add bulk for bodybuilding shows as opposed to toning muscles. I have zero facts to back that up though :P


June 15th, 2011 at 3:32 PM ^

I honestly don't think it would be that difficult if he's working out as much as I would expect him to be.  There are lazy, average dudes who regularly eat 3,000 calories a day, and they don't do much physical activity and don't have a fast metabolism.  You can get one fast food meal at McDonald's and easily clear 1,500 calories.  I don't imagine one of his main staples is McDonald's, but carbs and protein go a long way.


June 15th, 2011 at 3:51 PM ^

I was about to post this. Even when I wasn't in season for XC and hockey (HS, nowhere near the amount of activity Roh is doing) I could regularly eat that much. I don't eat a ton compared to some of my friends, and my normal meal at McDonalds is 1510 calories. 3.3 Big Macs, 3.3 medium fries, 3.3 filet o' fish's and 3.3 medium Coke's would get you to 5,000 calories in a day.


June 16th, 2011 at 1:17 AM ^

Except that carbs don't fill someone nearly as much as high protein foods.  Eating 5,000 calories a day isn't hard as you can eat Chippotle or fast food, eating 5,000 calories clean bulking IS hard though.  Constantly eating eggs, chicken, steak, etc. is extremely filling and that's why the guy above thinks 5k cals a day is impossible yet he most likely isn't (as he's a bodybuilder) eating pasta and high carb food like Phelps, who needs it just for the energy.

Roh is probably eating some junk food but mostly 'healthy' food.  Eating a surplus of calories above maintance will cause weight gain no matter what, but the food determines whether that gain will be muscle or fat.  Roh of course wants muscle so he's really shoving the filling foods down.

Rather be on BA

June 15th, 2011 at 6:55 PM ^

It is definitely a ton of food, but it is really not that crazy.  I bulked up last year from 170 to 195 in a couple months to play semi-pro football for something fun to do in the summer.  I was eating ~4k calories per day while eating only two huge meals and a lot of snacking throughout the day.  If you are active enough your body will want/need those calories.

Steve in PA

June 15th, 2011 at 9:45 PM ^

I put on 15 lbs every fall eating chicken wings and drinking beer while watching NCAA Football.  Then every spring I curse myself for getting so fat and try to get it off. 

Since I crossed the 40 threchold, it's not coming off as easily.  :(


June 15th, 2011 at 6:03 PM ^

When I started training for powerlifting, I was easily cramming in 5K calories a day . Hell, I'd start my day off with a half dozen egg omlette with close to a quarter pound of cheese and a quart of milk! I'd be putting down a gallon of milk a day!

If you're working with a lot of compound lifts, your body is going to be hungry.

Albeit, I am 6'5" like Roh, and its a lot easier to cram down food when you're our size. 


June 15th, 2011 at 3:31 PM ^

I don't see how somebody could consume that many calories and not gain a lot of bad weight.  How much muscle weight can somebody realistically gain in 6-8 months once they have stopped growing, without the help of steroids?  10 pounds?  15?


June 15th, 2011 at 3:40 PM ^

It all depends on how much one works out whether they gain bad weight or not, and it depends on what they eat.  Not all "consumed" calories are absorbed by the body, either.  So while he might be eating 5,000 calories, if he's eating a lot of fiber, some of those calories pass right through his system.  And if he's eating a lot of protein (which I'm sure he is), then his body is burning more calories to digest protein than it would be to digest, say, carbohydrates.

There are a lot of factors to consider.  An extremely active kid could definitely consume 5,000 a day and not get fat.


June 15th, 2011 at 4:14 PM ^

Honestly in 6 months timeframe, a person could realistically not put on 15 pounds of muscle mass. From all that I've read (as well as 5 years of competitive lifting) I just don't believe the body synthesizes muscle tissue at that rate. No doubt he is gaining some fat on this. But, in all honestly, that's really the only way to gain an appreciable amount of weight and muscle. Its one of those necessary evils of mass gaining. Bottom line is, you're gonna gain some fluff weight. You can certainly mitigate the amount of fat gained, but when you need to gain fast, it's usually a more dirty bulk. The question is though, will he still be as fast? I think he'll be alright though.


June 15th, 2011 at 4:44 PM ^

I am no expert but I have heard it is much easier to gain muscle when you have fat to build from. Is this true? If it is perhaps they are trying to plump him up (cue the Seinfeld episode video) and then build muscle from that.

Naked Bootlegger

June 15th, 2011 at 3:36 PM ^

I love the Mike Martin cookout reference.  I wonder how much meat gets consumed at a Mike Martin cookout?   And do they take the helmet off of the QB before skewering him?