Last updated on July 9th, 2020 at 06:13 pm
The Mike Tyson workout is extreme. And intense.
We normally stay clear of boxers and mixed martial artists being that it’s so hard to replicate their sparring and large parts of their training, but Mike Tyson’s calisthenics training is something we can definitely work with.
Especially with our current bodyweight and calisthenics theme we have going after the write up of our Ultimate Calisthenics Workout & Guide.
Following a week of calisthenics workouts, including one shared by the legend Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, this one tops the list for volume.
Assuming the rumors of this insane training schedule are true.
I’ll let you be the judge of that later.
Mike Tyson Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 240 lbs.
Age: 53 years old
At only 5’10 Mike Tyson is actually extremely short for his 240 lb weight.
He ranged 200-240 during his fighting career.
But, don’t worry either way.
We write these routines to be utilized by any shape and size.
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Mike Tyson Diet and Nutrition
Mike Tyson’s diet and training regime is all over the internet.
And it’s widely regarded as being “beyond belief”.
In almost every source I find the same diet and training method (which is why I feel comfortable sharing), but within each one they come with some type of warning sign that makes sure to add words like: “potentially just rumors”, “beyond belief”, “almost too insane”, and other phrases that just essentially mean the same.
As I said, tons of different sources say much of the same, but this one from “The Fitness” seemed like the easiest to share (and read):
His nutritional diet consisted of 3000-4000 calories of carbohydrates and proteins to help build the right amount of body muscle and mass. Here’s a brief breakdown of his diet plan:
- Breakfast- Oatmeal with milk and vitamins.
- Lunch- Rice with chicken breasts and orange juice.
- Snack- Protein shake with 6 bananas.
- Dinner- Pasta and steak with tropical juice.
This looks like a beast’s diet, and Mike Tyson was nothing short one. His boxing record is testament to that fact.
Now whether or not he really had these exact meals, I suppose only he knows.
But then again we could say that about every single celeb diet and workout on the site; even the many that have come straight from the celebs mouths.
Nowadays Tyson seems to eat more intuitively, while still packing out his diet with protein, but skipping the tightly scheduled regime.
We see a lot of celebs opt for a sustainable approach like this.
That’s why our Academy Nutrition Classes (Monks, Minimalists, SuperHumans, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Greek Gods, Samurais, & Eat Fat, Lose Fat) revolve around helping you find the specific diet that is right FOR YOU.
Of course, there are a lot of reasons to HAVE the strict guidelines.
We’ve seen a lot of celebs opt for specific restrictions.
For example: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hopper, and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting(something I use daily as well), Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
And, that’s just to name a few celebs from each, by the way.
You can check out our Nutrition Pillars for more information and articles on all of the above and more.
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Mike Tyson Workout Routine Research
Okay, and if you thought the diet was crazy (which I personally did not), you’re in for a treat with his actual workout routine.
This is what brings us to those extreme levels I was talking about.
The first thing we’ll discuss here is what his daily schedule looked like.
Then we’ll discuss the actual workout routine in the section below (you know, like always).
This time I’ll be sharing from Brawl Bros, who break down the daily routine as such:
- Woke up at 4 am – 3 to 5-mile jog
- Sparring 10 to 12 rounds
- Calisthenics (push ups, dips, sit-ups and shrugs and 10 minutes of neck work )
- Lunch break
- Six rounds of sparring, bag work, slip bag, jump rope, pad work and speed bag.
- More calisthenics
- Shadow boxing focused on technique, often just one.
- More calisthenics
- Exercise Bike for cool down
- Study fights or training footage
One thing I want to be extremely clear about is the fact that Tyson obviously trained in tons of different boxing and techniques we won’t be sharing within the calisthenics workout below; like (but not limited to):
- Shadow Boxing
- Heavy Bag Work
- Mitt Bag Routine
- Slip Bag
- Head Movement
And so much more.
That being said, if you’d like to step it up a notch with your own cardio to make up for all of that extra training, you’re welcome to do so, and I’ll also be sharing a handful of mixed martial arts routines that we have here on the site.
Now get ready for the actual workout!
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Mike Tyson Workout Routine
5+ days per week
Like we’ve seen in tons of our calisthenics routines, and even more recently our routine shared from Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, these numbers you’ll see in the calisthenics portion of the workout are cumulative to be hit throughout your day. That means you can break up the sets and reps into whatever scheme you’d like in order to accomplish the total daily range.
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Mike Tyson Calisthenics Workout Routine
45 minute run; or 3-5 miles daily
Daily Calisthenics Work:
500 tricep extensions
500 shrugs with 30 kilos
500 neck crunches
30 minutes of neck bridges
MMA Training (But not limited to):
10-20 rounds in the ring
45 minutes of technical training
Post Dinner Cardio:
30-60 Minutes of Cardiovascular Training
Mike Tyson Workout Routine: MMA Resources from SHJ
Obviously these resources will not make you Mike Tyson. These are simply what I can share from the site to help you if you’d like to take on some mixed martial arts training of your own.
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