- 6 am: Wake up
- 7 am: Shower
- 8 am: Breakfast with the fam – Cereal, toast, orange juice
- 9 am: Training
- 11 am: Shower
- 12 pm: Comes back home and has lunch with the fam
- 1 pm: Relaxes and takes a nap
- 2 pm: Takes care of kids and spends time with them
- 3 pm: Has a snack and goes back to training
- 4:30 pm: Rests
- 5 pm: Trains with team
- 8 pm: Dinner with the fam
- 9 pm: Sleep
Lionel Messi’s Workout and Diet
Unlike his former La Liga rival Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi isn’t known for his weight lifting regimen. However, according to most of his coaches, Messi’s sole focus is to increase agility and linear speed. As a result, his workout consists of a variety of plyometric-style workouts, including the pillar bridge-front, lunges, hamstring stretches, and pillar skips. After each workout, Messi focuses on rehydration and cool-down cardio for five to 10 minutes. How does Messi maintain his rigorous workouts when it comes to nutrition and fuel? Most of Messi’s dietary regimen comes from Italian nutritionist Giuliano Poser’s input. In 2014, based on the recommendation of Poser, Messi focused on the switch to five key foods: Water, olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.
One of the hardest challenges for Leo Messi was to improve his diet. He hired a nutritionist back in 2014 who helped the Argentine make much-needed changes.
- Give up on pizza, chocolate and regular meat.
- Switch to five key foods: water, olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.
- Add nuts and seeds to that while cutting down sugar.
The 32-year-old has a more or less set daily routine which revolves around his Barca and family commitments.
- Wake up – take the kids to school – go to training – rest – second training session – pick the kids up from school – lunch – sleep.
- If there is only one training session, Messi likes going home and having a nap before picking the kids up.
- Leo revealed in an earlier interview that he prefers to fall asleep with the TV on as the noise relaxes him.
Of course, the forward does a lot of individual work as well. As Pinata reported earlier, the footballer focuses mainly on making sure his body is up to speed.
- Messi practises the pillar bridge-front, lunges, hamstring stretches, and pillar skips.