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Ladainian Tomlinson dietand workout?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by humblerunner, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. humblerunner

    humblerunner BoltTalker

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    Does someone know what Ladainian Tomlinson's diet and workout routine is? I wanna know because I need to train to be a running back to be on the team. Every answer will be appreciated.
     
  2. Electric Chair

    Electric Chair Well-Known Member

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    Cool user name for someone trying to be like LT. Good luck kid.
     
  3. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    I believe he started training a little with Lo Neal in boxing, in addition to his normal routine.

    There was also an article in the SDUT early this year about how Reggie Bush worked out with LT and found it so physically demanding that Reggie ended up puking his guts out from the extertion.
     
  4. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    I'm pretty sure he just sits around the house and plays Madden all day, eats a lot of pizza Hot Pockets and drinks Jolt cola. The perfect dieat and workout regiment for an adolescent looking to bulk up!:tup:
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    Actually... you should try writing to him or to the team training and ask them for some help. You never know... you might get lucky. Good luck!
     
  5. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    I hear he also works out with Drew, but...
     
  6. mef31

    mef31 BoltTalker

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    Its to intense for you to fathom
     
  7. Kwak

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    This is something that is sometimes overlooked, but VERY important. The flexibility makes you quicker.

    If you are going to be doing long intense workouts, you should spend 20-30 minutes just to stretch.
     
  8. When Lightning Strikes

    When Lightning Strikes Well-Known Member

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    LT's daily diet-

    Breakfast - He eats Game Tapes with a side of syrup after he watches them.

    Lunch - (1) Cow

    Dinner - (1) Pig, (2)Chickens, and (3)Seahawks


    Workouts-

    Morning - he lifts a catapiller road tractor

    Noon - Runs 45 miles and then squats two VW bugs

    Night - Sprints up and down the field 200 times then blocks the field goal post out of its position. once the field goal post falls, the then picks it up and starts to bench press it. After that, he then starts to squat all the post's wieght. by the way, LT doesnt sleep.
     
  9. Alpenbolt

    Alpenbolt BoltTalker

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    Best article I saw on this was in the Sporting News before last season when he was eyeing 2000 yards. Here is an excerpt and the rest is on the link. This is the reason he is the best.

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1208/is_32_229/ai_n14873589


    No rest for the best: for the chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson, being the top player in the NFL isn't enough. He's pushing himself hard to become the best ever.

    It is deep into this first session. Tomlinson has a rope attached to the orange belt around his waist, and he is running hard while Durkin pulls the opposite way, creating enormous resistance for LT to overcome. Durkin is the cheerleader to Tomlinson's silent efforts, constantly prodding him with rapid bursts of inspiration.

    This is all about the buzzwords of functional sports training: dynamic quickness, explosion, core strengthening, fast twitch, top-end speed Weight training is left to the Chargers; these two-or-three-times-a-week double sessions with Durkin are devised to meticulously and deliberately develop specific areas of Tomlinson's body--the small muscles of his feet so he can have more strength to cut; his hips so he can spin equally as impressively in either direction; his shoulders and groin and eyes and every other element essential to elevating performance. The goal is to reduce injuries while putting LT in proper physical balance and symmetry. The edge in games comes when, because of this training, he has the extra burst to turn 5 yards into 60, the power to twirl away from a tackler.

    "Come on, feet, show us what you got."

    The exercises are increasing in intensity now. Tomlinson is hopping over cones for a few minutes, then running while attached to a bungee cord to help activate fast-twitch muscles. Sweat masks his face. He refuses to breathe vigorously. Durkin brings out a football. Tomlinson holds it during some drills; other times, he turns and catches poorly thrown passes at the end of a fatiguing set. He never drops one. This is about reproducing the motions and feel of games. It's why he wears football cleats; it's why he works on thick grass, not an artificial surface. It's why he constantly is cutting, not running straight ahead.

    He is so obsessive about training that Durkin must monitor him closely. Two weeks after the end of the 2003 season, in which the Chargers finished 4-12 and Tomlinson accounted for almost 46 percent of their yards, he resumed workouts. He felt responsible for his team's mediocrity, so he had to try to make himself even better. On supposed off-days, he would run up and down stairs in his house. He peaked too early, lost too much weight (from 223 to 215 pounds) for a man with 6 percent body fat and never recovered physically before training camp. He pulled a groin muscle in October, which both he and Durkin blame on overtraining. The groin never fully healed, hampering his running until December. He still finished with 1,335 rushing yards and 53 catches, all the while enjoying the Chargers' unexpected surge to the playoffs, a first in his career.

    Never show you are tired."

    Durkin knows how to push Tomlinson--just imply he can't overcome fatigue. LT doesn't acknowledge his trainer. But he finishes up the outdoor session with explosions of speed unequaled previously. Then they kneel for a quick prayer.

    Twenty minutes later, they are at it again, this time inside Fitness Quest 10. where Durkin works. The rope ladder and bungee cord have given way to mats. a piece of wood. a half-ball/half-platform called a Bosu. dumbbells, strength-measuring machines and a few tennis balls. This is where Tomlinson builds up various parts of his body; the field drills translate this strengthening into practical applications.

    At one point, Tomlinson, in stocking feet, stands with one leg on the Bosu platform while Durkin snaps passes at him, low, high, just within reach. It is incredibly taxing on the small muscles in his feet, yet Tomlinson not once fails off or mishandles a pass. It took him three weeks to learn how to stay upright.

    He does crunches and leg work while lying across a large exercise ball. He walks laterally, legs straining outward against a bungee cord around his feet, bent at the waist, hands spread wide. He does drills with a power wheel strapped between his feet, pushing up his arms from the mat, then bringing the wheel toward his hands so his legs wind up under him. He pulls on a cord attached to a machine to measure hip strength, then is strapped into another machine that helps enhance power in his running motion.

    By the time he finishes, he is very weary. He denies it. "We usually go longer outside," he says. "I am only 80-90 percent of where I want to be at camp. We are right on track."
     
  10. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    Well, you asked for it and someone on another forum found a link that lists in excruciating detail LT's daily offseason workout regimen, from last year, 2005.


    http://www.stackmag.com/TheIssue/ArticleDraw.aspx?CID=1910



    Once again, this is from last season. I think he's added even more this season. :icon_eek:
     
  11. Alpenbolt

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    The man is not human.

    I wonder if Reggie Bush could keep up any better now.
     
  12. Nomadic Bolt Fan

    Nomadic Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    That is a crazy workout. Like BFIL said, he is not human!

    :ABQ2: :lt: :ABQ1:
     

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