Training Like A Professional Athlete Starts With Discipline, Proper Sleep, Diet And Hydration. Celebrity fitness trainer and 2-time World Boxing Champion Danny Musico gave us an inside peek into how he has trained some of the most incredible professional and on-screen athletes, so even if you do treat yourself to a few nachos, you can train like an athlete inspired by your Super Bowl heroes.
Danny’s Five In Five Circuit Workout
Some Tips From Danny Musico On How To Train Like An Athlete
Start With Cardio:
Find yourself your best staircase and hit it hard, running up and down, doing lunge climbs and stair jumps. Take on as many steps as you can safely step at a time.
Pull Ups/Chin Ups:
If you’re working out at home, get a pull-up bar installed in your doorway, that way you can’t avoid working your arms with this hard-hitting exercise.
Editors Note: If you are not yet strong enough to do full pull-ups, you can use a heavy resistance loop to assist as Sam demonstrates in this post.
Prop yourself in a seated position leaning against the wall and challenge yourself against the time. If you have a stability ball, you can do explosive wall squats by placing the ball between you and the wall and have dumbbells in your hands for added difficulty.
Back to Cardio:
Challenge yourself with intervals of high knee runs in place, starting with going all-out 30-second bursts and build on time and number of sets.
Find a flat surface and do 30
Find a flat surface and do 30 second to 3-minute intervals. This activity is best when wearing a good shock absorbing running shoe.
Editor’s Note: Sam loves jumping rope, check out this previously posted Jump Rope Circuit Workout and review.
No one truly enjoys these, but the pros know they’re a necessity. Do burpees as fast as you can for sets of 12 to 15.
The challenge is to hold planks as long as you can without losing proper form. Stop when your form is no longer perfect, so you don’t injure yourself.
Go to your stomach and crunch without pulling on your neck or letting momentum take over.
Jumping Jacks Into Push Up Drill:
Go for 30 seconds of speed jumping jacks as fast as you can without losing proper form right into 30 seconds of proper form push ups, take 30 seconds for rest and repeat.
Shadow Box Punching Drill:
Make an imaginary square in front of you and punch like a piston through that square for 30-second speed drills without dropping your hands out of the square and build on time. Your shoulders and arms will beg for mercy.
Bonus Tip from Danny Musico:
“Before you begin any workout, pop open a can of Celsius, a healthy energy drink designed to aid in weight loss and increase performance while working out. Celsius is the perfect motivator for those exercise sessions that have been pushed off for months.” – Danny Musico
About Danny Musico:
Celebrity Trainer Danny Musico has been everything from a professional boxer, actor and model, to an athlete, spokesman and television personality. He is best known from training stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Simpson, Sylvester Stallone for Rocky, Demi Moore for G.I. Jane, Hillary Swank for Million Dollar Baby, Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter, and HBO’s “Entourage” cast, a show on which he also guest starred. Musico has also trained Navy Seals, Corrections Officers, Police Academy Cadets, Fire Fighters, State Troopers and many other professionals. The former super middleweight boxing champion trains with his proprietary HDT (High Definition Training) method at his ABH Gym (Above Beverly Hills), located on the rooftop of the 60 Sixty Hotel in Beverly Hills. www.DannyMusico.com