Stephen Curry, the phenomenal 3-point shooter, is one of the best NBA players of all time. After being chosen by Golden State Warriors, the USA in 2009, his performance has only gone uphill despite his increasing age.
So what is the secret of his inspiring health and flawless gameplay? What made him so flexible and enduring physically?
The answer to this lies in his relentless commitment to his workout routine and diet plan!
Stephen Curry’s Workout Routine
His workout routine throughout the week is mentioned below:
|Monday (Chest workout)||Push-ups (3 sets of 25) Nautilus presses (3 sets of 15) Nautilus incline presses (3 sets of 15-20) Pec deck machine (3 sets of 15) Bench press (4 sets of 6) Dumbbell fly (4 sets of 8) Incline dumbbell press (4 sets of 8)|
|Tuesday (Back workout)||Pull-ups (3 sets of 5) Seated rows (3 sets of 15-20) Lat pulldowns (3 sets of 15) T bar rows (3 sets of 20)|
|Wednesday (Shoulders workout)||Arnold presses (3 sets of 20) Dumbbell lateral raises (3 sets of 15) Dumbbell front raises (3 sets of 15) Dumbbell overhead press (4 sets of 8) Lateral raise (4 sets of 12) Front rise (4 sets of 12) Shrugs (4 sets of 8-10)|
|Thursday (Biceps and Triceps workout)||Nautilus curls (3 sets of 15) Z bar cable curls (3 sets of 10-15) Dumbbell hammer curls (3 sets of 15) Tricep press downs (3 sets of 15-20)|
|Friday (Cardio work)||Treadmill running (45 minutes)|
Points to remember:
- He makes sure to warm up and stretch before every exercise and cool down after every session
- He extensively practices basketball, making sure to achieve the mark of 500 shots a day! No wonder he is one of the best basketball players.
The 3 kinds of shots he practices most are
- Spot up 3s from the same place
- Double dribbling
- He never misses his neurocognitive training.
Not only does he train himself physically, but he also trains his mind to make quick decisions in different situations during a game. His par excellence in hand and eye coordination and decision-making skills has tremendously improved his speed and reaction time in a basketball game. For this training, he uses goggles and different light settings to improve his ability to tackle varying situations.
Stephen Curry’s Diet Plan
Stephen has a very balanced diet of fresh whole foods throughout the day. His diet is managed by his wife, Ayesha Curry, who is a renowned chef herself.
Breakfast Meal Plan
For breakfast, he usually has a quick glass of fresh fruit and vegetable smoothie. His ‘5-minute nutrition’, according to Ayesha includes
- Fried eggs (well seasoned)
- Avocado toast (use whole-grain toast only)
- Sharp Cheddar
- Fresh fruits (once in a while)
Lunch Meal Plan
Ayesha preps a wholesome lunch that includes a protein source, healthy starch, and vegetables. Ayesha prepares 10 batches at a time so that Stephen can also snack on them. An example of his lunch is
- Chicken breast (seasoned in turmeric, lemon zest, salt, and oregano)
- Quinoa (cooked in chicken broth)
- Sweet potato
Stephen also loves having sandwiches made of fish, grilled shrimp, or chicken along with some fruits and salad for lunch.
Dinner Meal Plan
He likes having pasta along with chicken and healthy carbs for dinner. Stephen also enjoys fancy desserts such as banana foster.
Some facts about Stephen Curry’s diet
- He eats whatever he wants, however, he avoids junk food at all costs.
- Before his game, Stephen loves loading on carbs(mostly pasta) and has peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or popcorn as a snack.
- He is a self-proclaimed popcorn addict. It reminds him of the time he used to watch his dad play basketball.
- The Curry household prefers to have their meals together as a family.
- He avoids eating food after sunset (i.e. 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.)