Healthy Tom Brady Tips
Tom Brady is routinely called the GOAT, or Greatest of All Time, when it comes to scanning the field for the most desirable target, his hair-trigger release, and throwing a football into impossibly tight windows. Oh, and winning championships above all else. Brady has six Super Bowl rings and a total of nine appearances on the NFL’s grandest stage.
Tom Brady’s Tips
To look at Tom Brady when he first entered the league 20 years ago as a sixth-round pick from Michigan would be to see a gawky kid with an athletic frame but not much meat on the bone.
If there has been one word that Brady uses more than any to describe how a 40-something is still playing, let alone at a high level, in the most brutal professional sports league in the world, that word would be pliability.
Physical Therapist, Meghan Blanusa, defines pliability as follows, “Pliability is a combination of muscle strength, endurance and, most importantly flexibility. As physical therapists, we could not agree more with Brady’s philosophy that muscular flexibility is key to mobility as we age.
We often work with patients to educate them on the importance of muscular flexibility and offer exercises and stretches they can take with them following treatment in order to maintain a comfortable level of movement.”
Brady has shifted the narrative that most NFL players religiously follow – get jacked to the max, be able to move mountains, and good things will happen… hopefully.
Well, Brady is more concerned with flexibility and allowing his body to withstand the rigors and stresses of getting drilled by a 270-pound blur of chiseled granite bent on mayhem and destruction. It seems to be working, don’t you think?
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As of this writing, TB12 is immersed in his first season outside of a New England Patriots’ uniform and the results have been somewhat mixed at his new home in Tampa Bay.
But Brady is not singularly to blame and for those who like to put their money where their mouth is, vis a vis betting the NFL, the Bucs are +1200 to win the Super Bowl at Bookmaker. If anyone can bring the Buccaneers to the Promised Land – it’s Tom Brady.
Brady on Nutrition
Brady’s morning routine begins with 20 ounces of water filled with electrolytes coupled with a fruit smoothie. A mid-morning morning or early afternoon workout follows and Brady reloads with a protein shake washed down with more electrolyte infused water.
Fruits, protein bars, and shakes are standard fare in the afternoon and by suppertime, he feasts primarily on organic, plant-based dishes. Brady eats a mostly organic, local, and vegan diet with no highly processed foods.
Although Brady has been heard on more than one occasion confessing to eating a big, old cheeseburger, it might be more to appear as one with the people as opposed to anything based in reality.
It has been said TB12 avoids all processed foods, artificial sweeteners, and sweeteners in general, store-bought condiments, white potatoes, cooking oils, and alcohol.
Allen Campbell, Brady’s personal chef for several years, had this to say about his boss’ menu choices, “No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats. I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodized salt. What else? No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy.”
Sounds a lot like no fun. But we are not professional athletes trying to get one or two more trips around the sun as a professional athlete.
Tom Brady is a legend who is rinsing every last bit of his childhood well into his 40’s. Whether he continues to adhere to this strict diet after his playing days are through, is a subject for another day.
However, what we do know is that eating right and keeping fit is the perfect recipe for healthy living.