Mike Tyson Training Program – Could You Follow It?
Mike Tyson is kind of an legend to a lot of bodybuilders. Many have expressed the desire to know about “Iron Mike’s” daily routine. According to what we found out, you’ll have to be an early bird if you want to follow in his footsteps!
This routine was listed on several websites and while I’m not 100% sure of its validity, it appears to be what is considered to be his daily schedule.
o 5am: Wake up and go for a 3 mile jog
o 6am: Back home for a shower and then back to bed (great workout for those huge legs of his)
o 10am: Wake up and eat oatmeal
o 12pm: Do ring work (10 rounds of sparring)
o 2pm: Eat another meal (steak and pasta with fruit juice drink)
o 4pm: More ring work and 60 mins on the exercise bike (again working those legs for endurance and
o 5pm: Floor exercises: 2000 sit ups; 500-800 ‘dips’; 500 press ups and 500 shrugs with a 30kg barbell
and 10 mins of neck exercises (working the biceps, triceps, chest, abs and shoulders)
o 7pm: Eat steak and pasta meal again with fruit juice (probably orange juice)
o 8pm: Another 30 minutes on the exercise bike
o 9:30 Watch TV and then go to bed
Mike Tyson’s training program may or may not be for you. In fact, some bodybuilders don’t like to run since it uses up nutrients and energy they want to save for building muscle. If you do both without a long rest in between you may end up losing muscle when you burn through the nutrients. There are body builders who do run, don’t get me wrong. Running builds up muscle fiber in the legs, it just best to get a rest after your workout before you run.
As far as Mike’s diet goes, the oatmeal is a good choice. The steak, if it is lean, is also good. The pasta? Well, there’s mixed opinions about eating pasta, but you should definitely avoid pasta made from white flour. Whole wheat is a good carb for a body builder. According to the list provided he is missing essential fats. He should be consuming healthy, unsaturated fats like fatty fish, nuts, seeds, olive oil and flax seed oils. It’s also been proven that eating 5 – 7 small meals throughout the day is a much better plan than just having three meals.
While his routing may have worked for “Iron Mike”, you’ll have to decided if Mike Tyson’s training program is the best one for you.