LeBron James’ athletic trainer Mike Mancias gives us a sneak peek into the 4x NBA champions workout regimen.
There is no doubt that King James is a physical specimen. The superstar is one of the most gifted athletic players in the NBA. As per reports, the 36-year old spends over a million on his body every year.
Thus, age doesn’t seem to pull him down as he enters his 19th NBA season this year. James has always been one of the most durable players in the league, and this isn’t accidental at all.
At the beginning of the 2013-14 season, James was quoted saying, “I had no sugars, no dairy. I had no carbs. All I ate was meat, fish, veggies, and fruit. That’s it. For 67 straight days.”
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During that time, the 4x Finals MVP ate meals that included a lobster salad with asparagus and mango chutney, as well as an arugula salad with chicken, fruit, and nuts, topped with olive oil and lemon vinaigrette dressing.
The 6’8″ 250 pounds athlete has a comprehensive workout regimen that includes mobility, conditioning, strength training, and recovery.
Mike Mancias gives us an in-depth analysis of LeBron James’ workouts
The Lakers superstar begins his workout with 8-10 minutes of foam rolling. That includes his quads, calves, hamstrings, and lower back. What follows is a cardiovascular warm-up to increase the heart rate.
3 sets of 30 seconds versa climber, which not only helps in cardiovascular training but lower body toning as well. The versa climber helps increase core stability as well.
One of the most important aspects of the superstar’s training is building strength. 3 sets of 8-10 reps of inverted rows, which helps target the back muscles.
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3 sets 8-12 reps per side of landmine rotational press. The movement helps generate force in the body, thus helping the 36-year old with his high-flying dunks.
3 sets of 3 rounds per side multi-planar lunges that would help James move faster back and forth of the court. Thus increasing his agility.
3 sets of 10 reps per side of cable collateral chops to increase core strength. The 17x All-Star’s recovery includes nutrition, mobility, and some ice water therapy.
Nobody can question James’ dedication to the game. The superstar is one of the most durable players in a sport that entails a lot of physical contact.