The Lionel Messi Workout


Lionel Messi Workout

The workout we have come up with today to post is the Lionel Messi Workout! This one is inspired by the physique that Lionel Messi has built and maintained during his career. Don’t forget that nutrition plays an important role when striving to achieve various fitness and strength goals!

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When we are researching workouts for different anime characters, celebrities, cartoon characters, athletes, politicians, etc… We go through a fairly large deep dive into the data we can find available through books, movies, comic books, interviews, articles that have been written, and we often even reach out to contact the individuals to gather data if at all possible. Then using our education and knowledge we formulate workout information based on what the research and outreach information obtained.

Lionel Messi Stats:

Height: 5’7
Weight: (approximate) 159 lbs
(Information retrieved from Wikipedia.)


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Lionel Messi Workout:

Training Volume:

5+ days per week

Movement PreparationPillar bridge – front230 seconds
Knee hug lunge14 each side
Inverted hamstring stretch14 each side
Pillar skip – linear115 yards
Rapid response 2-foot – linear25 seconds
PlyometricsHurdle hop2-35 hurdles each
Split squat jump2-34 each side
Movement SkillsAcceleration wall drill – marching25 each side
Acceleration wall drill – single exchange25 each side
Acceleration wall drill – triple exchange25 each side
Acceleration – split stance3-510 yards
Acceleration to base3-510 yards
Movement PreparationPillar bridge – lateral230 seconds
Lateral lunge14 each side
Rotational lunge stretch14 each side
Pillar skip – lateral110 yards each side
Rapid response 1-foot lateral base25 seconds
PlyometricsHurdle hop – lateral2-35 hurdles each
Lateral bound2-34 each side
Movement SkillsLateral shuffle to cut2-34 each side
3-hurdle drill – stabilization23
3-hurdle drill – continuous23
3-hurdle drill to dropstep23 each side
Mirror drill3-45-10 seconds

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