Mike Tyson, Iron Mike Tyson, the phenom, the champ that "shot to fame and then crashed equally quickly", got back up - and then did it again, crashed, and is now doing it all over again - has seen it all!
And after his retirement a while back, he even went completely vegan to lose weight due to some unhealthy habits after retirement.
“I don’t eat anything that has a mother and father. If you were created through a mother and father, through any kind of intercourse, I won’t eat you. So that means I only eat vegetables and stuff.”
Apparently Tyson was knocking back the steaks and drinks galore for one after retirement which led to weight gain and such ...
And while he said the vegan diet helped him - guess what.
This last year he fought Roy Jones Junior - and fought pretty damned well too!
Looks absolutely RIPPED too.
And guess what - he gave up the vegan diet - in favor of something I've been saying a long, long time - MEAT!
I've often said that MEAT is NOT the reason for weight gain.
Excess of ANYTHING in vs "out" is basically, and if you go all vegan, it might work for a while, but nothing really supplants meat!
Unless you pack yourself full of vegetable protein like lentils etc ...
But even so, meat isn't the secret I'm referring to.
If you look at what Tyson ate in preparation for his comeback? Why he stopped the vegan thingy?
“I stopped because of the training and because of what I wanted my body to look like and the strength that I wanted to possess. I only eat elk and bison — wild stuff — and I’m starting to feel fit. I realised the stuff that’s good for other people — like kale, vegetables and blueberries — for me is really poisonous. I want to give you some of my elk. I’ve got three commercial freezers full. You can have as much as you want.”
Is Mike Tyson vegan? Exploring the diet of the boxing superstar (sportskeeda.com) (but you can find it everywhere online)
Yes, that quote can be found everywhere online. But two things that cannot - one, the type of meat Iron Mike ate.
Move over chicken breasts and salami and what not.
Chicken is by far NOT the healthiest meat you can eat - especially not commercially crammed chicken which eat their own poo for one (they have no choice!) . . . even if it's grille dor what not.
And if we're talking KFC - disaster. Ugh!
Every time I've eaten KFC, my stomach has complained - big time!
Same thing for McDonalds, which is NOT "real" beef for the most part.
Burger King and Wendy's aren't too bad.
But I avoid fast food like the plague for the most part, but I DO eat a lot of beef.
But whats an even healthier option than beef ?
Is its wild version, my friend. Bison for one, which are "overgrown cows" as my daughter says.
"Yes, they are!" , I laughed when she said that. "But they're LEAN too from roaming around all day in the wild as opposed to fat cows like Schofield (nah, I didnt mention him, hehe) so they're a FAR healthier option!)"
Same thing for elk - and moose.
Or, wild poultry - free range.
EVERY time I've eaten these meats, and I love bison in particular - I've felt like a BILLION bucks - without any special preparation except throw it on a grill.
And that, my friend is the Tyson diet secret.
Now, the fitness secret?
Well, it's out there in the open on the Pushup Central page!
Tyson did many things, but jumping rope and pushups, much like with ALL boxers were a mainstay of his routine, and he did the SIMPLE stuff.
Think 50 sets of 50 pushups - elbows in - for your upper body.
But think doing that DAILY every evening.
2500 pushups a day for one, and sprints, and rope jumping!
The only weight lifting iron Mike did as far as I know was shrugs, but even that wasn't a mainstay of his routine. Pushups were though!
So those are the two Tyson secrets - simple - but brutally -and devastatingly effective.
Get the course on pushups now my friend - truly a course that the Bodyweight Guru yours truly has put together for you that you cannot find anywhere else. And remember, if Sissy Schofield troll it as "Rahul Tyson" and other inanity, then there must be something very good indeed to the course, hehe.
I'll see you soon!
PS - I dont know what exact training Tyson did for his comeback, but I'll tell you this much - the man was RIPPED - didnt show his age - much like Herschel Walker doesnt look his! - and I BET you ANYTHING pushups were still the mainstay!