Clarence Clyde Seedorf (born 1 April 1976) is a Dutch professional football manager and former player.
I don’t have a fixed rule. I don’t eat the same things every day. Sometimes I also eat pasta or rice in the evening. It happened for example after a series of workouts that required a carbohydrate intake. Rather than sticking to a diet. we should learn to listen to ourselves. Recognize what we need and what is good for our body.
From a 2021 interview with Ruetir.com:
Any advice to a forty-year-old who wants to keep fit?
“Looking for his physical balance. And I’ll stop here, to be honest: what is valid for me does not apply to others. I am always looking for things that I like and make me feel good and I always discover new ones. Identify the path that makes you feel good and follow him. It’s not difficult. “
But what do you do for example?
“In terms of nutrition, I almost totally changed what I eat compared to what I ate 10 years ago. To say, before for example I drank a lot of tea. But for 7/8 years I have discovered ginger infused in hot water: it is a natural antibiotic“.
Do you happen to make sacrifices at the table?
“No. I eat anything. Even sweets. There is no point in hurting ourselves psychologically and giving up everything we like. Of course, I don’t eat sweets every day. Let’s say it can happen once twice a week. But, however, I don’t do diets. “
An example of your daily diet?
“I don’t have a fixed rule. I don’t eat the same things every day. Sometimes I also eat pasta or rice in the evening. It happened for example after a series of workouts that required a carbohydrate intake. Rather than sticking to a diet. we should learn to listen to ourselves. Recognize what we need and what is good for our body. “
And how do you listen to your body?
“Beginning to be present to ourselves when we eat and drink. We must not do it distractedly. Because food is digested better in this way. Well, if I really had to give an advice, pay attention to yourself. It was precisely the ability to pick up the signals. of the body which allowed me to have a long career with very few injuries. When I felt that something was out of the norm I immediately gave it attention. I tried to prevent breakages by listening to my body “.
Speaking of sports: how do you train?
“I do everything. And I don’t neglect the weights: they are important, they have a strong relationship with hormones and testosterone. I pay a lot of attention to the core area and I also do aerobic training because balance is important. This is what I do in gym, and which then I will need to support myself during my outdoor sports such as football and tennis which I do not give up “.
Today the gyms are full of women and men over 40. What would he tell him not to do.
“Don’t overdo it. Be wary of trainers who push you too far and send you home full of pain for a week. Our body deserves respect: results are obtained with patience and perseverance. A good coach is what pushes you to give the best, not to go beyond what you can do “.
Seedorf showed us his Ab workout on Instagram in 2018: