There is no doubt that LeBron James is more than one of the best athletes in the world, he is also one of the fittest! His extreme conditioning is what allows him to continue loading the court, jumping through the air for those crazy dunks and playing at full intensity for hours. Next, we will give you a taste of what’s like to workout and take care of your body like the new Los Angeles superstar.
Lebron James eats a healthy and complete diet.
In 2014, James followed a 67-day sugar-free, dairy-free, carbohydrate-free diet that dieticians and nutritionists say is only sustainable under careful planning, close supervision and supervision. This type of diet is considered a version of the Paleolithic diet: eating what was available for human consumption during the Paleolithic era (thousands of years ago).
This diet led to his estimated weight loss of 15-20 pounds, which he claimed was preparation for the next season, and led him to be in the best shape of his life reaching 30 years.
To maintain his current physical complexion, James limits his consumption of alcohol, simple sugars, and red meats, and always consumes a protein shake 45 minutes after training. Eat plenty of protein sources of chicken and lean milk, tons of fruits and vegetables, and consume pasta and occasionally pizza as sources of carbohydrates.
Regarding his pregame nutrition, Lebron James told Business Insider: “Before the competition is for me, it would be like a chicken breast and maybe a little pasta. Carbohydrates help because you go out and play for many minutes “, He said… “But a salad and some vegetables will be fine for me, and before the game, I could have a protein shake and some fruit, and I’ll be ready to go. But as for cakes or pizza and sandwiches and chips, I can’t. I’ll wait for it after the game, I can not do that before the game. “
Lebron James’ workout routine includes a ton of variety; he takes fitness classes, does sports-specific training, cardio, strength training, and plays basketball regularly (obviously). His training is functional, smart, result-oriented, and likely the reason he’s been able to sustain a healthy 14-year career in the NBA with who knows how many more years to come. One key thing about James’ workouts is that they are non-traditional and they incorporate equipment that you can not use regularly or even find in corporate/mainstream gyms.
According to a Buzzfeed article, Lebron James strongly believes in 30-minute total body workouts, and his favorite machine (and class in Rise Nation) to do it with the Versaclimber. Even jokingly, he posted on Instagram that the Versaclimber is his girlfriend. The VersaClimber is a type of cardio machine that combines upper and lower body exercises, such as pushing, pulling and walking, in a vertical climbing movement. He also trains frequently using other functional pieces of equipment, such as knives, TRX suspension training, and physio balls.
James shared one of his video workouts on UNINTERRUPTED, a network of videos and podcasts used by professional athletes. He showed his strength, athleticism, and control, using moderate weights while focusing on good form and execution through a full range of movement. Training included: sumo deadlifts, physio ball dumbbell ball curls, push-ups, back squats, sit-ups, cable chest presses, dumbbell side lifts, med ball flexes and rotation chops.
Lebron James told Business Insider that during the season he trains seven days a week, including games on weekends, and typically five days a week during the off-season. He continued: “Sometimes I stay at home and train, sometimes I go to a real class, I’ve been to, like, VersaClimber classes or spinning classes, I also do Pilates, it varies depending on how I feel.”.
- Ices back and feet prior to workouts
- 30 minutes of combined stretching and yoga
- Various gym and ball-on-the-court workouts
- Off-the-court workouts consist of pilates reformer, boxing, cycling, sprints
- Cool-downs consist of stretching, as well as actively stretching throughout the day
Diet and Nutrition:
- Meal 1, 6:25 a.m.: Whole wheat bagel with 1 tbsp of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese
- Meal 2, 9:30 a.m.: 1 cup orange juice, 1 banana, 1 scoop protein powder with 1 cup of low-fat milk
- Meal 3, 12:00 noon: Lean roast beef with whole wheat bun, lettuce, tomato, 2 tbsp of mustard, low-fat cheddar cheese and 1-cup of low-fat milk
- Meal 4, 2:30 p.m.: 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1 cup low-fat natural yogurt, 1/2 glass of milk, 1 granola bar.
- Meal 5, 6:00 p.m.: 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup milk, 1 cup orange juice, 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt, with optional 1-2 tablespoons of honey.
- Meal 6. 8:30 p.m.: 1 1/2 cup small broccoli, 1/2 cup rice, 1/3 cup