Watch This Bodybuilder Eat and Train Like Mike Tyson for a Day

Philip Ellis
·2-min read
Photo credit: Jeffrey Asher
Photo credit: Jeffrey Asher

From Men's Health

Bodybuilder and YouTuber Gabriel Sey decided to spend one day following the rigorous, physically gruelling training regime of heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. This means waking up at 4 a.m. to go for a run, before showering and going back to bed. When he wakes up, he recreates Tyson's favourite breakfast; oatmeal with peanut butter, honey, and protein powder.

Then he travels to the gym to take on the boxing drills that Tyson does every single day: 6 rounds of pad work, each lasting 3 minutes, and then 10 exhausting 3-minute rounds of sparring. "I'm mashed," he says. "The sparring is a different level, I can't believe he does 10 rounds every day."

Next up is the calisthenics work, and Sey attempts to put a dent in the 2,000 daily squats that Tyson reportedly completes as part of his regular training schedule. "I kind of want to call bullshit on this whole routine," he jokes. "The sparring took a while in itself... it's a ridiculous amount. I'm a wreck right now." That last part isn't a joke; his hands are literally shaking.

Following a lunch of chicken, rice and veggies, it's time for shadowboxing exercises, although Sey shortens the 6 rounds from 3 minutes to 2 after the exertion of the morning's drills. Then, even more squats, pushups and sit-ups, followed by a post-workout protein shake and 6 (yes, s i x) whole bananas.

After that, there's a jump rope workout, more shadowboxing, and you guessed it, more calisthenics. Then it's time for dinner (salmon and rice), and a 30-minute bike ride to finish off the day.

"All in all, it is a lot of volume," he says. "I'd like to know what he does in terms of recovery." Sey also points out that while professional fighters have the resources to dedicate all of their energy and attention to such an all-consuming training plan, most guys (including dads like himself) will not.

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