David Beckham is one of the most decorated football players in history. He has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team. During his career, he has won 19 major trophies before retiring in May 2013.
Post-retirement Beckham is still active in football. Currently, he co-owns Inter Miami CF, a professional soccer expansion team based in Miami, Florida.
Beckham has consistently ranked among the highest earners in football. In 2013, he was listed as the highest-paid player in the world. He had made over $50 million.
With regards to family, the former English professional footballer is married to Victoria Beckham (formerly Posh Spice Girl). They have been married since 1999 and have 4 children.
For starters, having had a stellar career in football, it is in the cards that everyone wants in on Beckhams’ fitness routine.
After retirement, Beckham had to adjust to his new lifestyle. He no longer needed the intense workouts from his pro days.
Presently, he has adopted fitness snacking. This is a form of exercise routine which involves short periods of exercise dotted throughout the day, rather than doing it all in one go.
Men’s Health quotes Beckham stating: “You don’t have to go and spend a huge amount of money going to the gym. Three or four times a week I walk my daughter to school instead of driving her, or she bikes home with me. It’s the little things that make a difference.”
- Jog for 10-20 min
- 5 Rounds for Time
- 50 yd. Sled Push
- 40 Push-Ups
- 30 Second Battle Ropes
- 20 KB Goblet Squats
- 10 Kettlebell Swings
- Jog for 10-20 min
- 5 Rounds for Time
- 40 Jump Squats
- 30 Push-Ups
- 20 Leg Raises
- 10 Plank to Push-Ups
- 5 Burpees
This 5 feet 11 inches tall, 170 lbs, British cultural icon likes to switch things up a little.
To mix it up with these two “fitness snacks”, Beckham has alternative “snacks” in other formats. Here are some other snacks:
Beckham engages in plyometric (explosive, jumping-type) exercises. These are his go-to because they need zero equipment. Not to mention, they can be done just about anywhere.
Beckham engages in a sprint interval training (SIT). Beckham does a 5-minute run at 85% max heart rate. He then rests for 4 minutes before doing 3 more sets. He then mixes it up too, sometimes sprinting for 1 minute at 95% max HR.
Though retired, Beckham still maintains a clean diet. He eats very little fat. He enjoys plenty of lean proteins, such as chicken and fish.
To boot, he favors fat from healthy sources, like olive oil and yogurt. In terms of vegetables, leafy greens, green beans, and cauliflower are his thing.
Finally, take note that Beckham stays clear of refined carbs and processed foods. However, his Achilles heel is chili crab, a Singapore specialty.
Beckham usually has a cheese omelet to kick start his day.
Beckham prefers to have a light lunch of chicken and vegetables.
- Healthy Snacks
Nuts are his go-to during the day.
- Birthday Treat?
When his birthday came around, Beckham was spotted eating a dinner of ham, a fried egg, mushy peas, pineapple rings, baked beans, coleslaw and potato wedges, all on the same plate. Talk of different strokes for different folks
- What to Eat
To have a diet like that of David Beckham, eat chicken, fish, eggs, leafy greens, cauliflower, beans, yogurt, olive oil, and nuts. On the flip side, avoid white bread, cereals, rice, processed foods, junk food, and fatty foods
1) Proving Them Wrong
Beckham was discouraged by one of his early coaches. He told him he was too skinny and not strong enough. And he will never play professional football.
He became bound and determined to show that he can do it.
He went ahead and proved the coach wrong.
2) Knowing Your Priorities
For the longest Beckham’s life has been described as a ‘circus’. However, he and his wife have resolved to focus on only what matters: family.
The Becks say they never travel at the same time. This is to guarantee that at least one parent is at home with the kids always.
3) The Keys To Success
Beckham credits teamwork to his success and working under pressure. On pressure, he says “People always say to me, “Why would you place yourself in a position where you have to put pressure on yourself?” But it’s what gives me energy.”
He also believes that being hardworking is the best thing you can show children.
4) Family first
David Beckham is quoted as saying “In my career, there are many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved, but for me, my greatest achievement is my children and my family. It’s about being a good father, a good husband, just being connected to family as much as possible.”
5) Do what you love
Beckham says ‘I don’t have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing.”
How can you maintain your lifestyle like David Beckham
This UNICEF UK ambassador since 2005 has lived a charmed life. David Beckham is loved and idolized by thousands.
People want a piece of him. And one of the ways you get in on the action is by picking up fitness snacking.
Cycle to work, clean your house, lawn grass, walk your dog; all these activities add up and give you major wins. Keep at it and in no time you will be in tip top shape.
And finally, just like Beckham prove them wrong, do what you love and remember family is everything.