I was in the army for 8 years. 4 of those years I was in 2nd Ranger Batt. When we were not on green cycle (Mission ready posture) we were doing PT twice a day and in those PT programs we would run 5-8 miles…6 to 7 min mile pace. The avg age of a ranger was 23 and our metabolism were still in high gear. Most of us were very lean and cut.
The chow hall was only open 3 times a day and if you didnt go then you were SOL. Also you didnt get to eat all you wanted.
Once I got to a regular unit in Germany you saw all the desk sitters in the gym and they were huge cause they could sit around and eat all day.
Juice wasnt that big in my units because you would end up wasting cycles because at least once a month you go to the field for a week or more so it would not only screw with your diet but you lift also.
But once I got out of the army and sat on my ass for awhile I got fat quick went from 10 to 11% BF all the way up to 24% finally I worked it back down to 15% and still losing.
Hope comments helped.