What Happened When a Bodybuilder Tried Mike Tyson’s Training Regime

Mike TysonWhat Happened When a Bodybuilder Tried Mike Tyson’s Training Regime

What would happen when a bodybuilder tries to eat and train like Mike Tyson for a day? That’s what Gabriel Sey asked himself before he decided to put it to the test. So, how did his experiment go after he tried the notoriously grueling training regime of the famous heavyweight boxing champion for a day? We have the answers right here!

Mike Tyson’s Physically Challenging Training Regime

16 Mar 1996: Mike Tyson falls to his knees in celebration after knocking out Frank Bruno of Great Britain in the third round of the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. What Happened When a Bodybuilder Tried Mike Tyson’s Training Regime

Known as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title and credited by many as the greatest boxer of all time, it’s easy to imagine that Mike Tyson’s training regime is uber tough, to say the least. Yet, when bodybuilder and YouTuber Gabriel Sey decided to spend a day following Tyson’s alleged rigorous regime, it turned out ‘uber tough’ was a mild expression.

According to Gabriel’s research, Tyson begins his day with his favorite breakfast oatmeal with honey, protein powder, and peanut butter. Next, Mike does 6 3-minute rounds of pad work followed by 10 exhausting rounds of sparring, each lasting 3 minutes. That’s far from everything though. Next up is a series of calisthenics exercises where Tyson reportedly does 2,000 squats every day. Once those are out of the way, it’s lunchtime consisting of chicken, rice, and veggies.

Rice Chicken with VeggiesWhat Happened When a Bodybuilder Tried Mike Tyson’s Training Regime

You’d think that was more than enough, but there’s more. After lunch, it’s time for shadowboxing exercises, including rounds of pushups, more squats, and situps. A little break for a protein shake and six whole bananas, and it’s time for jump rope exercises, more shadowboxing, and squats. After a salmon and rice dinner, Mike does a 30-minute bike ride to finish the day.

Gabriel Says the Routine Is Inhuman

Gabriel Sey, the bodybuilder who tried Mike Tyson's training regimeWhat Happened When a Bodybuilder Tried Mike Tyson’s Training Regime

Needless to say, Gabriel was already in grand shape when he did the Mike Tyson regime experiment. Still, he found it incredibly difficult (although he managed) to push through the sparring rounds, then to survive the thousands and thousands of squats, all the while bracing himself for more reps of virtually everything. In the end, Gabriel says he sees two viable options: a) either Tyson’s regime details are exaggerated, or b) Mike is the greatest boxer to ever live if he’s able to go through this training routine every single day. He bets it’s the latter.

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