Just because you're retired from the game doesn't mean you can just eat donuts all day!
Especially if you've got a day job hosting one of the most popular morning shows, like Michael Strahan!
If you've seen the show, you can tell that he's still a physical specimen — but how does he keep that way? Here's what he says:
Not as heavy and not as much physical pounding on my joints. My squats and leg presses now use a lot more of my own body weight and focus on range of motion instead of brute strength. I hate leg exercises. I hate one-legged squats. I hate the hurdles and the split squats. I hate all the leg exercises. I know they help me and I'm able to move around and don't have knee problems and my hip doesn't hurt anymore but when my trainer tells me I have to do them, I almost feel like my body goes into convulsions.
If you're wondering if there's anything he LIKES to do, you're in luck!
Probably the core stuff, like doing the one-leg ab crunch on the medicine ball. You're basically doing a push-up but your legs are up on the big rubber ball and then you take one leg off the ball and with the other one you bring your knee up to your chest. That's something that takes a lot of core strength.
So what kind of diet is he on? Check it out:
I eat three egg whites and three slices of turkey bacon for breakfast. Now I eat more smaller meals instead of just gorging myself. As an athlete, you're brought up with that mentality that you finish everything you start. If you're going to start a meal, you're going to finish it until the plate is clean. I had to change that mentality to one of where, 'I eat until I'm full and leave the rest.'
I'll take two scoops of protein, some flax seed oil, some glucosamine and chondroitin liquid for the joints, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, a little bit of oatmeal and every once in a while I'll throw a scoop of peanut butter in there too.
Sounds pretty good to us — and it DEF doesn't sound like he's starving himself!
He's a big dude, it would be cruel to eat any less! Ha!
[Image via Men's Fitness.]
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