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LeBron James is widely considered to be the best basketball player on the planet, and one of the most popular athletes in the world. While basketball players are known for their endurance and stamina, not too many are known for their physique. LeBron James is one of the few exceptions to the rule, because he has one of the best physiques you will see in an athlete.
When he first came into the NBA, LeBron James was a skinny 18 year old kid, now, he is built like a professional weightlifter. Why did LeBron James bulk up so much? According to him, he hit the weights in order to take the amount of punishment that he goes through on a daily basis. It also helps him power his way past a lot of his opponents.
So, how did he go from a skinny kid to one of the most physically fit people in the world? Continue reading to find out more.
Workout Routine For Lean Muscle
For LeBron James, working on his body is required for his job, and as an elite athlete, he has access to some of the best fitness trainers, nutritionists, and equipment you will ever find. Despite all the advantages he has over other people, it takes a lot of motivation and focus to achieve what he has in the gym.
As a basketball player, LeBron focuses on building lean muscles, because he needs to remain agile. He does a lot of cardio work because playing professional basketball requires a lot of running up and down the court. When he isn’t working on his cardio, he does regular exercises like bench presses, push-ups, pull ups, and sit ups.
When it comes to his weight lifting, James prefers to do a low reps of heavy weights. This allows him to activate his muscle cells. As an athlete, LeBron needs to maintain his physical fitness, so he works out every day during the regular season. After practice is over, James goes to the gym to get some weight training done, before going home.
When weight training, LeBron James likes to do high interval sets, which means that he doesn’t spend too much time resting between sets. He usually takes about 45 seconds before going back to do more sets. This also helps him build muscles faster.
Diet by Personal Chef
As previously mentioned, athletes like LeBron James have nutritionists and personal chefs to help them make sure they are eating the right things. Unfortunately, not too many people can afford to hire their own personal chef. The good news is you don’t need to hire a chef, all you have to do is maintain a similar diet to what LeBron eats, and you will be fine.
Lebron’s diet consists of a lot of proteins, and very limited carbs. According to James, he eats six meals a day. The types of food that he eats are bagels, beef, fruits and vegetables, rice, chicken, whole grains, vegetables, milk, and plenty of water. James also enjoys protein shakes and supplements like L-glutamine.
Having a body like LeBron James does takes a lot of hard work, the fact that he is an athlete makes it easier for him, but it is very possible to do if you can put in the work.