Tom Brady’s Workout, Personal Trainer, and Diet

Tom Brady’s Workout, Personal Trainer, and Diet

Football players are notorious for being athletic, in top shape, and masters of their exercise routine.  Quarterbacks, while not typically in the best shape of all position players in football, are required to be smart, in shape, and natural leaders.  When you think of a quarterback in the NFL, who is a leader, in great shape, and smart, you automatically think of Tom Brady.  It is no secret that Brady is the best quarterback in the game and part of the reason is because of his dedication to his training regimen.  Listed below are some ways that Tom Brady works out when he goes to the gym and included are some bits about his personal trainer and his diet plan.

The Tom Brady Workout and Lifestyle Plan

Personal Training.  Brady works hard on the field and even harder off the field.  He actually has at least three different trainers, but most notorious for him is trainer Gunnar Peterson.  From the day the offseason begins for Brady and all year round, he is working on improving his body, athleticism, and strength.  While this is not the only workouts he does, Peterson has Brady working hard.  Take a look below at his exercises.

Upper Body Workout Day.  The NFL quarterback needs ample upper body strength and endurance.  With that said, Brady has loads of exercises to keep his body in top shape.  Each exercise is performed for one set of 10-12 reps and little rest (15 seconds) and then is repeated two or three more times once the circuit is finished.  These circuits work well and here are the exercises his trainer has him doing.

  • Dumbbell chest press
  • Dumbbell chest Flys
  • Overhead Press
  • Biceps Dumbbell Curls
  • Lateral Raises
  • Cable Pressdowns
  • Triceps Extensions
  • Turkish Get Ups with Kettlebell
  • Abdominal Crunches
  • Reverse Crunches
  • Stability Ball Push Ups or Medicine Ball Push Ups
  • Stability Ball Crunches
  • Stability Ball Climbers
  • Planks

Why is there so much emphasis on triceps, arms, and core?  A quarterback needs strength in these areas and without this strength it is hard to overcome hits, blows, and tackles.  This is one reason why Brady is also a model and married a top model as well.

Lower Body Workout Day.  Legs are crucial for everyone.  Strong legs help build a foundation for many exercises and they can help keep endurance when on the field.  Take a look at these lower body exercises that Brady’s trainer has him regularly performing.  He does the same circuit with these exercises as from the upper body exercises.

  • Wide Squats
  • Stationary Forward Lunges
  • Side Lunging with a Twist
  • Skater Lunges. Take a look at how to do these here.
  • Stability Ball Leg Curls
  • Cable Pulldowns
  • Dumbbell Rowing
  • Dumbbell Biceps Curls
  • Short Grip Biceps Curls
  • Crunches
  • Reverse Crunches
  • Mountain Climbers

This routine is not very leg intensive, but the lunges and squats are sufficient for what he needs.  The mix of arms and legs in each of his two workouts is pretty basic, quick, and efficient, especially for a quarterback.  While he has other workouts that are football specific, training like a quarterback is something everyone can do.

Diet.  The Tom Brady diet is not like something seen among many people out there.  His diet, of course, changes depending on the time of the year.  During the offseason, Brady tends to eat more holistic by consuming full raw foods.  Some foods include spinach, eggs, kale, collard greens, fresh wraps, coconuts, and hummus.  When the season comes around, he tends to eat more energy packed foods such as lead red meats, acidic foods including coffee and tea, and heavier foods so that he can keep energy levels high.  What else does eating raw entail?  He avoids alcohol whenever possible.  Alcohol depresses mood and energy levels and can cause problems for those who are in need of sustained energy.

Live the Superstar Way

Tom Brady is atop of his game on the field and off.  While his training and dietary programs are top notch, he maintains a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle.  He keeps a regular sleep schedule every day when he can.  He goes to bed at 9 pm and wakes no later than 6 am every day to stay well.  If you are looking to have the body like Tom Brady and the healthy lifestyle he has as well, consider incorporating his lifestyle program into your own.  Take a strong 60 days to make this change work and stick with it.  Take notice as to how you feel once you get going on this program.  Do you notice any changes?





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