A good physical fitness routine is a great part of maintaining good health! This can look different for everyone since each person has different goals that they are looking to reach and different results they want to obtain. However, certain things are generally beneficial advice for everyone! Here are four great fitness tips from professional athletes.
This legendary, 6x Super Bowl winning quarterback loves sleeping and it’s a key part of his health and wellness routine that he partially credits for his successful training. It’s said that minutes his first Super Bowl in 2002, he even took a nap in the locker room to prep before the game! Sleep is great for the body, and can play a huge role in your energy levels during workouts, and how well you bounce back afterwards. So, Brady’s got the right idea with being in bed by 8:30PM every night.
Michael Jordan is arguably one of, if not the, best basketball player(s) of all time! Being undeniably the most decorated, he clearly knew a thing or two about being in prime shape for competing. A thing that was consistent in his workouts, whether it was in 80’s or present day, was having a well-rounded fitness routine. His workouts host a combination of agility training, cardio, weights and full-body endurance. If you’re looking to get in good shape overall, a well-rounded routine that targets multiple areas of the body is a great idea!
Bryce Harper is a 7-year MLB veteran and 3x All Star. He was ranked as the World’s Most Famous Baseball Player by Sports Illustrated in 2019. He has been known to have a continuous regimen for improving his health and wellness by challenging himself to do better in his diet and exercise routines whether he’s on-season or off. His dedication to maintaining his best physical fitness is impressive. While he may not operate with the same amount of grueling intensity as he does on-season, he never allows himself to fall off the wagon. That kind of determination is something that anyone who’s trying to stay in shape and good health can mimic.
Usain Bolt is widely considered as the greatest sprinter of all time, and held a world record as the fastest man alive. Being one of the most well-decorated Olympians of our time, you would think he lived in a fitness center. However, he’s actually said in multiple interviews that he values his relaxation time. Thus, he works smarter not harder than he has to in order to reach his goals. His workouts are as methodical as they are consistent and this is how he maintains a good balance. This is a great tip for those looking to get in better shape because having balance will allow you to continue making progress without burning out or having to stop due to exhaustion!
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