Manny Pacquaio is a Filipino boxer and the only man to hold the 8 division Championship and continues to surprise fans around the world with his stamina and formidable stature.
So what is the secret to that perfect body? A body that can withstand pressure and exertion unlike many isn’t easy to maintain. Manny leaves no mark when it comes to staying healthy and making sure that he is on top. For Manny, fighting is not just his passion nor a stroke of adrenaline rush on days of stepping into the arena, it`s a lifestyle he loves and wants to follow as long as he can.
Put yourself in Manny Pacquaio`s shoes for a day or two, and most of you won`t dare to move a muscle the next day. We will let you step into Manny`s training regime which is the secret of his brilliant success. He runs, lifts, trains and never backs down. But that’s not all the ultimate secret to his incredible body and fitness level are his wonder meals.
Alexia Ariza, is Manny Pacquaio`s weight trainer, and talks about the 147- pound fighter`s championship theory. The trainer claims, on most days Manny would consume about 7000 calories and burn up to 2500 the same day. Alex also states that the fighter`s secret is a simple, low-caloric yet delicious and flavorful diet which has become Manny`s routine.
So if you are ready to step into the knockout nutrition regime? Be sure to get friendly with oatmeal and berries as the Pac-Man eats them after every workout session. Be it running, weight lifting or training. To punch it up a little, the champs strength trainer adds and extra 30g of protein in Manny`s post-workout drink. Alexia Ariza`s says his favorite meal for fighters is oatmeal, raw-milk and honey.
The Champ’s Strategy That Keeps Him Going
Alexia Ariza`s talks about the champ`s strategy which keeps him going. The trainer explains the importance of food when one works out as hard as Pacquaio. “ Pacquaio`s calories are over the roof’ he says, if he does not eat as much as he works out, he would be wasting muscle and hence be unfit for workout the next day.
Oatmeal is something that keeps the fighters going on such grueling workout schedules, the trainer says. In the afternoon Manny is in for a treat. He is served with beef simmered in sugar, ginger, lemon and vinegar with side dishes such as rice, mango or greens after his workout session at the Wild Card Gym under Freddie Roach`s training.
Good Carbohydrate serves you well
Good CARBS serve you well says Kate Matchett from University of Toronto. Carbohydrates replace the glycogen stores which are lost during grueling exercises and are ` essential fuels’ for workout.
Kate further states that oatmeal is good carbohydrate as post-workout meal as it replaces the lost glycogen quickly. Moreover, oatmeal when served with honey milk serves to a natural anti-oxidant and prevents muscle wasting.
So here is the recipe to the champion’s oat meal:
- Combine all the ingredients below and cook for 20 minutes.
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 cup of raw oats
- ½ cup mixed berries
- 1 cup of non-fat milk