Mike Tyson’s incredible old workout routine including 5am runs and 500 push ups

Mike Tyson was once one of the most feared boxers on the planet.

The first and only unified heavyweight champion of the world to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously, not forgetting the youngest heavyweight champion, having reached the top of the sport at the age of just 20.

'Iron Mike' will always be regarded as a legend of the sport of boxing, but it his record-breaking career was no accident.

With the help of his trainers, Tyson dedicated his life to becoming the best possible athlete and fighter he could.

According to Muscle Prodigy, 'The Baddest Man on the Planet' literally did not take a day off from his heavy metal workout regime.

Tyson would have the same meals every day to keep him in the best possible shape, while there was an early wake up call every morning.

Having gone for a three-mile run at 5am, Tyson would go back to sleep, shower and have a nap.

He would then get up, eat breakfast and step into the practice ring for 10 rounds of sparring.

That would be followed by lunch, which was supposedly steak and pasta with fruit juice practically every single day, followed by more sparring and practice on the pads or bag, while the classic skipping rope would also make an appearance.

Next up would be Tyson's gruelling gym session, which typically consisted of between 500 and 800 dips, 2000 sit-ups, and 500 press-ups, while there was also other weights work such as 500 shrugs.

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Tyson was also famous for his neck exercises, which helped to improve his neck strength to avoid getting knocked out during fights.

The session would be followed by dinner, which consisted of the same menu as lunch, before 30 more minutes on an exercise bike and then winding down with some TV and going to bed, ensuring he gets around seven hours before waking up at 5am the next day.

Mike Tyson's workout routine in full

5 AM: Get up and go for a 3 mile jog

6 AM: Come back home, shower, and go back to bed

10 AM: Wake up, eat breakfast (oatmeal)

12 PM: Do ring work (10 rounds of sparring)

2 PM: Lunch (steak and pasta with fruit juice)

3 PM: Six rounds of sparring, bag work, slip bag, jump rope, pad work and speed bag.

5 PM: 2000 sit-ups, 500-800 dips, 500 press-ups, 500 shrugs with a 30kg barbell, and 10 mins of neck exercises

7 PM: Dinner (Steak and pasta with fruit juice)

8 PM: 30 minutes on the exercise bike, watch TV and go to bed

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