エリート:Fitness excellence

16111673_10158062254270057_1257217843_nAnyone training should get a personal trainer to overcome their fitness goals. The YMCA is one of the best gyms. Thanks to technology it is possible to have a virtual fitness trainer. You can find A virtual personal trainer at Thenx…the YouTube calisthenic videos are awesome! My personal trainer Eric Gregory is one of the best in Delaware.

Sometimes you need inspiration to train. Here are some of the most fit people in the world. From surfers to soccer players here is the list.

 

1.Usain Bolt, Olympic Sprinter

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  • Accomplishments:
    • Jupiter Award for work with United Way Jamaica
    • First Olympian in history to win both 100m and 200m races in world record times.
    • 6 Olympic gold medals
    • 8 gold medals in the world championships and 2 silver medals
  • Workout and Fitness:
    • 90 minutes daily – focusing on his core and back
    • He focuses his time not on building muscle but rather building his explosiveness with leg extensions and hamstring curls
    • 30 seconds on, 30 seconds rest – three sets of each of the following: leg raises, side sweeps, reverse crunches, side plank clams
  • Diet and Nutrition:
    • Daily protein intake consists of saltfish for breakfast (traditional Jamaican dish)
    • Chicken for lunch, and pork for dinner. His carbs include pasta, rice, and potatoes.
    • Diet contains 60% protein, 30% carbs, 10% fats.
    • One of Usain’s nutritional secrets is yams – a good source of vitamins C and A
  • Community Involvement
    • Founded the Usain Bolt Foundation
    • Focuses on providing a healthy and safe environment to children in need
    • Also creates educational and recreational opportunities throughout the Kingston community
    • Supports Small Steps Project (humanitarian organization)

 

2.Cristiano Ronaldo, Professional Soccer Player

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“YOUR LOVE MAKES ME STRONG, YOUR HATE MAKES ME UNSTOPPABLE.”

  • Accomplishments:
    • UEFA Best Player in Europe
    • Ballon d’Or (European Footballer of the Year)
    • FIFA World Player of the Year
    • 4-time European Golden Shoe award winner
  • Workout Routine: 
    • Gets lots of sleep, goes to bed early
    • Workout consists of a combination of cardio (running and rowing) and weight training to ensure that workouts target all areas of the body and increase both strength and stamina
    • Considers cardio as key for building up endurance and stamina and staying trim. Aims for cardio workouts at least 30 minutes in length, gradually increasing the number of sessions over time
    • Listens to his favorite music when working out to keep him motivated (hip hop & reggae)
    • Daily workouts lasting approximately 3-4 hours each
    • Workout includes squats, box jumps, broad jumps, jumping lunges, and lateral bounds
    • Completes up to 3000 sit-ups per workout
  • Diet and Nutrition
    • Drinks plenty of water
    • High protein diet with whole-grain carbs
    • Enjoys meals with fish; will order a steak with salad when eating out
    • Lots of fruits and vegetables
    • Cut out alcohol
    • Avoids sugary foods
  • Community Involvement
    • Supports many charities, including UNICEF, Save the Children, and World Vision
    • Participated in raising funds for the reconstruction of Aceh, Indonesia after 2004 earthquake and tsunami
    • Donated $83,000 to pay for 10-month old Erik Ortiz Cruz’s brain operation in 2012

3.KOHEI UCHIMURA

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Gymnastics
5’3″, 119 pounds

He might be tiny in stature, but “King Kohei”—as his rivals call him—might be pound-for-pound the fittest guy on the planet. The Japanese sensation captured four straight all-around world gymnastics titles and took home gold from London. He is religiously devoted to his training and almost never takes a day off. The results speak for themselves: He’s been on top of his sport for the past five years and, at only 25 years old, two more Olympic gold medals are within reach.

4.Laird Hamilton9407_lillegraven-laird-hamilton-22

Surfer

Laird Hamilton is an American athlete, surfer, author, inventor, stunt man, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and adrenaline junkie.  He is regarded as one of todays best known big wave surfers.  But at 6’3”, 215 pounds, with an uncommon combination of balance, flexibility, and strength, Laird Hamilton is unique.  In addition to riding many of the biggest waves on the planet, Laird is known as the world-renowned innovator and guiding genius of crossover board sports including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. In short, Laird Hamilton is the essential Water Man.

Over the last decade Laird has transcended surfing to become an international fitness icon and nutrition expert. Many of today’s top professional athletes and celebrities look to Laird for training guidance, including instruction in his unique underwater resistance workouts.  Partnering with his wife, pro-volleyball player and TV personality Gabby Reece, along with Crossfit Endurance founder and author Brian Mackenzie, Laird created XPT–a unique and powerful fitness training and lifestyle program featuring these unique water workouts, performance breathing, recovery methods, and high-intensity fitness and endurance training for both elite athletes and those seeking every day fitness. Laird’s first book, Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, and, Of Course, Surfing (Rodale Books, 2008), has become the go-to manual for people seeking inspiration for a healthy lifestyle and hit the New York Times Bestseller list within two weeks of publication. He is also a contributing editor for Men’s Journal, where he writes about his own fitness, health and nutrition philosophies.

5.Serena Williams

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32-year-old Serena Williams just won her 18th Singles Grand Slam, making her the oldest woman ever to win the title. (The thought that at 32 she was the oldest anything is insane, but moving on). The point: Serena is in incredibleshape… in general, of course, and also for a tennis star. How does she do it? Reportedly, she plays tennis for several hours a day, in addition to a half-hour of strength training and cardio, according to The Health Site. She also mixes in Pilates and Bikram yoga several times a week as well. Most of you are likely not professional athletes who work out for a living like Serena does, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from her routines. Namely: Cross-training does a body good. Really good. And strength-training is an integral part of keeping your body healthy and fit. Check out our collection of strength-training routines here—there’s something for everyone.

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