The 2023 Arnold Strongman Classic (ASC), scheduled for the 2023 Arnold Sports Festival (ASF), will occur on March 2-5, 2023, in Columbus, OH. That contest will feature the 2023 season debut for the Stoltman brothers — Luke and Tom.
Luke is the 2021 Europe’s Strongest Man (ESM), and Tom is the two-time reigning World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion. Both aim for stellar performances in Columbus, as neither has captured the ASC crown yet during their decorated strongman careers.
On Feb. 19, 2023, the Stoltman brothers took to their YouTube channel to publish a video that shared the 10,694 calories they consume daily during their 2023 ASC prep. Check it out below:
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Breakfast and Snacks
The video opened with a shirtless Luke next to Tom in their kitchen, prepping breakfast. At the time of the video’s recording, Tom’s breakfast consisted of eight eggs to Luke’s six, alongside a skillet full of bacon (two strips each) and mushrooms.
They plastered their massive omelets on four slices of toast each and scarfed them down. Tom’s breakfast amassed 1,300 calories, while Luke’s carried 1,150 calories.
Their second meal was a protein shake and snack combo. Each strongman dumped three scoops of whey protein into their respective shakers and used that to wash down a small punnet of fruit. It tacked 358 more calories onto each Stoltman’s daily total.
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Luke’s pre-workout of steak mince, veggies, and boiled potatoes mounted 1,274 more calories to his total. Tom’s meal was denser — 1,565 calories of ground pork, apple salad, and potato wedges.
Another protein shake followed that meal for Tom’s post-training session. He paired it with an oats bar to pack 596 calories to his daily total.
Luke’s dinner comprised chicken, boiled potatoes, and a protein shake. The 1,867-calorie meal is the biggest of the day for Luke, who mentioned how his and Tom’s diet is a lot of calories to prepare for the heavy training sessions they’ve incorporated into their prep. The heaviest days are Mondays and Fridays for deadlifts and squats, leaving the mid-week training to allow for recovery.
Tom’s dinner during the recording of this video was a cheat meal made up of a cheeseburger, french fries, and a protein shake. It packed a massive 1,630 calories to the Stoltman’s cumulative total.