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What kind of daily combat or exercises should see regular soldiers burn 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day?

They wear heavy advanced combat spacesuits which take significant muscular exertion just to wear. (This answer is inspired by the excellent long-running fiction The Deathworlders.) If this war ...
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What kind of daily combat or exercises should see regular soldiers burn 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day?

Marching was already mentioned. But you forget an occupation, ancient world soldiers' were exposed to in large amounts. Building Let your soldiers build stuff. Bridges, walls, camps, roads. Some of ...
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What kind of daily combat or exercises should see regular soldiers burn 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day?

A few hours long duel in a labyrinth that actually is an arena will be enough to burn a lot of calories. Often in combat the aliens push isolated soldiers in a closed area and then one of them takes ...
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What kind of daily combat or exercises should see regular soldiers burn 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day?

You've got a big problem here--for a normal-mass human the digestive system is pretty much incapable of taking in that kind of energy. Probably the highest sustained-energy activity people engage in ...
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What kind of daily combat or exercises should see regular soldiers burn 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day?

Marching Military marching is a strenuous exercise. It burns 300+ calories/hour if marching without load and 400+ calories/hour if marching with pack/weapon. Add mud or rugged terrain, and caloric ...
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How would you show battles that take place in temperatures of between -120 to -150 Degrees Celsius?

Nerds arguing about ballistics. Your battle would be depicted by showing persons getting the space shuttles out of mothballs and loaded with ordinance to drop, people fitting out cruise missiles that ...
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What kind of daily combat or exercises should see regular soldiers burn 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day?

Put them in Antarctica. https://www.ncexped.com/polar-expedition/polar-expedition-food/ At Sea World San Diego there was an exhibit that included a kitchen for Antarctic explorers. It included ...
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What kind of daily combat or exercises should see regular soldiers burn 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day?

Four Hours Running If you look up the diet and exercise routine of Usain Bolt you will see he does something like 4 hours exercise every and 6000 calories. Of course Usain needs to eat more than ...
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