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People write into our site all the time and ask what does Jeff Cavaliere’s meal plan and workout look like? As we approach our 1,000,000th subscriber I thought it would be a good time to show you an example of my daily diet and workout. From the time I wake up at 8:00 in the morning until the time I go to bed at night at 1:00, I show you what a typical day of my diet, supplements and workout would look like.
To begin my day, I wake up at 8:00am and have breakfast by about 8:30am. For some this would seem like a very late start to the day. I would probably agree with you if I wasn’t getting to bed every night at 1am. That said, I start my day with breakfast of pumpkin oatmeal, scrambled eggs and salsa, some fresh kiwi slices and a glass of skim milk.
From there it’s off to work and I get started right away on my duties as the owner of ATHLEAN-X. This occupies a lot of time sitting at the computer and being as active as I am, I sometimes feel as if I want to come out of my skin not moving! It is very important that I make the time to work out later in the evening to help me feel as if I can get some blood flowing again and undo the damage of sitting on my butt for the time I do when working on the business.
The mid morning snack comes up fast, and that for me is a Rx-2 protein shake mixed with strawberries and banana. On days that I know I am going to be especially busy, I take the post workout shake as an additional snack to ensure that I get the nutrition I know I need without having to prepare an extra meal to do so.
Back to business as I usually spend the next few hours catching up with my athletes that I need to communicate with long distance. Skype is my best friend, as it allows me to not only conference in with my athletes or the teams I consult with but to visually see what is going on if I need to be able to evaluate something that may have come up since the last talk. As always, I prefer to save all diagnoses for in person evaluations, but in a pinch, the internet allows me to look at the exercise or injury from afar and get the client on track before I arrive.
Lunch follows with a grilled chicken and veggie wrap with extra sun dried tomatoes. I also have a Greek Yogurt (I’m loving the new Chobani Oats yogurt) and some sparkling water. The sparkling water is a great way for me to forget that I’m drinking water and makes it much more appealing to me and easier for me to drink the amount I need to support muscle growth. If you find that you struggle to drink enough water during the day, try to swap in some sparkling water and you’ll be surprised at how much you will drink.
The afternoon is consumed with training my athletes in person. Whether this be at the XBOX in my home state of Connecticut or on the road as shown in the video, I find that I do most of my training of clients in this afternoon block of time. I do quickly follow that up with an afternoon snack and on this particular day I had some black bean, vegetable and onion soup. It is portable, easy to heat up and makes for a good snack.
Back to work on the business for a few hours before heading home for a dinner and some time with the family. I think it’s important to have someone to come home to and look forward to coming home to. Work is my passion for sure, but the drive to succeed at what I do is strongly rooted in the family I have and it’s what makes me tick.
After this time, it’s the start of the big moment of my day…my workout. A typical Jeff Cavaliere workout would of course include elements of strength and conditioning. In this particular video, I did some quick monkey bar work for upper body agility and jump rope for lower body footwork and conditioning. This led into my shoulder workout that consists of the following exercises:
Landmine Shoulder Presses
Barbell Clean and Press
Plyo Side Lateral Raises
I was able to complete this entire workout, including the conditioning, in about 45 minutes.
I followed this workout as I always do with my RX-2 post workout protein shake. I like to mix my blend with cinnamon following my workout.
Before I go to bed however, I make my most important shake of the day…my Rx-3 night time recovery drink. This helps to provide my muscles with the exact nutrition they need during the time when they absolutely need it the most, as they attempt to recover from the workout earlier that evening.
The ATHLEAN-Rx supplements I take in this video as well as the exact workout plans I use can all be obtained at http://athleanx.com in the supplements and programs section on the site.
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