Anderson “The Spider Silva” 6’2 in height, weighing in at 186 lb from his last fight with Nick Diaz January 31st 2015, supposedly is not too strict with his diet but does follow some simple and healthy guidelines to maintain his near perfect physique.
Anderson Silva’s Diet and Exercise Regime
Silva’s sustains a high protein diet, particularly his preferred favorite, Sushi. Sushi is one of the main reasons Japan has one of lowest obesity rates in the world. He limits his salt and sugar intake and stays clear of alcohol and deserts altogether. He admits to loving Big Macs from back when he worked in Mc Donald’s (hard to imagine). On occasion he will indulge in a couple of Big Macs two days before a fight. It obviously has never affected his performance. He takes in 3000 calories a day, 3468 if you add those two big macs before each fight but needless to say he works it off.
Silva’s workout training routine is designed by strength and conditioning coach Rogerio Camoes. Camoes has vast experience in fighting. Camoes is a black belt in judo and a brown belt in jujitsu.
Anderson “The Spider” Silva weight trains 4 times a week for 2 hours per session with explosive workouts. He trains his body muscles with high intensity for 30 minutes a session. He does this while doing circuit training with multiple sets for the entire length of the workout. During his circuit, Silva does not stop. This all contributes to Silva’s speed, focus and accuracy in an MMA fight as it mimics the reality of a fight.
Who would Silva be if he was not extremely fast on his feet? If he did not dance around his components? If he tired too easily? If he did not see every attack well in advance? … He would be his component!
Lesson to be learned:
No alcohol or deserts
Stick to high intensity training, get more done in shorter periods of time rather than going to the gym and slugging it for hours. You will build up a sweat and burn fat quicker and be able to enjoy the odd big mac 😉
Image Credits: http://www.sportskeeda.com