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HP Commercial Reveals Manny Pacquiao Workout Routine

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 07:  Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines looks on during the post-fight news conference after Pacquiao defeated Shane Mosley by unanimous decision in the WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Vitali SCorrespondent IJune 2, 2011

Seems to me like Manny Pacquiao is staying busy as he keeps appearing in various commercials.

Some of you have had the opportunity to check out Manny Pacquiao’s new HP commercial, and you heard him talk about his workout and nutritional routine. For those of you who have not yet seen the advertisement, follow the link: HP Commercial

According to Pacquiao, he runs 10 miles every morning, does 2,000 sit-ups a day, eats 7,000 calories daily, and trains for eight weeks straight.

While I know that fighters and athletes in general go through mind bending preparatory routines, Pacquiao’s blew me away.

It’s not the 10-mile run every morning, although even that is pretty extraordinary. It’s also not the 2,000 sit-ups a day, as I have head of much higher numbers before.

What surprised me, having heard that Pacquiao sticks to healthy food options only, is that he claims to eat an astounding 7,000 calories a day.

For his size and his current weight, I find that much food intake to be extreme, especially without the help of junk food options. I have heard of weight-lifters taking in this much food, but they themselves weigh in at 200 lbs. and higher.

I spoke with a seasoned personal trainer, who suggested that with Pacquiao’s size, about 5,000 calories should be the maximum.

Despite the fact that he goes through vigorous training, it is unlikely that a man of such size is able to consume that many calories via healthy performance increasing foods, suggested the trainer.

Is Pacquiao really that hungry, or did HP like the way that sounded?

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