NFL is a physical sport that requires a lot of physical and mental strength just to keep going. That’s why most professional athletes feel exhausted only after a couple of seasons, and the average career path of NFL players is about 3.3 years.
However, we have some players who simply have the NFL running through their veins and pumping adrenaline that will keep them going forever. Yes, we talk about Tom Brady.
He is actively playing in the NFL for more than 20 seasons, and he never lost his pace being still one of the best players in the league at age 44. No surprise that he is the leader on the top 30 Highest-Paid NFL Players of All Time according to TwinSpires, because the man deserves it.
Back in 2014 when he was 37 years old, the media asked when he will retire, and Tom Brady said that when he will lose his performance on the field, he will decide to put an end to his NFL career, but will that day ever come?
Keeping the same pace and skills requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice, and in today’s article, we will take a look at the secret of Tom Brady’s career success and how he takes care of his body and mind.
One of the main things that keep Tom Brady going is his meticulous approach to everything that he does. His mindset allows him to keep going and climb a mountain over a mountain. In the past, he was working with professional coaches that improved his mental health, and since than he still uses the same practices of meditation just to be emotionally stable and spiritually nourished.
Brady has many mental health routines during the day, from meditation to mind games and relaxation. He also uses a BranHQ app to sharpen his skills, although this might sound more like an ad for the company.
Getting enough sleep like a professional athlete in the NFL is very important. However, in order to get enough sleep, you need to have a clear mind. This isn’t a problem for Brady since he loves sleeping to that level that he took a nap in the locker room before his first Super Bowl appearance in 2002.
These days, he goes to bed early at 8:30 pm and wakes up at 5:30 a.m. He focuses on creating the perfect ambient for sleeping by setting the bedroom thermostat between 60 and 65 degrees and avoiding all kinds of distractions at least 30 minutes before going to bed.
Tom Brady spends a lot of time in the gym just to keep up with all the young players in the league. He works with Alex Guerrero who probably knows Tom’s body more than the quarterback’s wife. He micromanaged his daily training schedule for years, and it all begins with a “deep force” massage session that only lasts four minutes by targeting 20 muscle groups.
This helps Brady’s body to prepare for an intense workout and avoid unwanted injuries.
Since the legendary quarterback has aged, he focuses on working out with smaller weights since which could result in muscle tears.
After the intense training session, it is time for another massage to relax his muscles and help him recover quicker.
Getting the right nutrients is very important, especially for professional NFL athletes who want to get every advantage possible over their opposition. When it comes to Tom Brady, he has worked with many professionals who developed a special diet structure that limits him from most things that regular people eat or drink.
First of all, caffeine is not allowed. As well as, white sugar, white flour, anything with gluten or dairy products. He also avoids vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and eggplants that could cause inflammation.
On top of that, everything should be organic. Every day he drinks a lot of water, usually enhanced with electrolytes.
His favorite cheat day meals are bacon and pizza, but cheat day very rarely comes, thanks to the strict spartan diet that he is on.
It seems like hard work and a lot of od dedication prove to be working for Tom Brady and keep him in perfect shape for competing in the big league.