Amanda Serrano Workout and DIET
Originally from Puerto Rico, Amanda Serrano’s family moved to New York when she was a child. She was always active and especially loved swimming. When Serrano’s older sister Cindy took up boxing training, 12-year-old Amanda tagged along and eventually landed a job at the gym. Serrano only became interested in boxing after finishing high school. Initially shy and hesitant, Serrano has gone on to win titles in multiple weight classes, and holds 2 Guinness World Records for being the only woman, and Puerto Rican, for most boxing championship wins. She has also been awarded the Female Boxer of the Year twice (’16 &’18) and is the first woman to be named the WBO’s Super World Champion. Serrano ranks in the top 3 active female boxers pound-for-pound. Serrano also competes in MMA and wrestling. Despite a limited presence online, she has hundreds of thousands of followers. Serrano is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about122 lbs. but has fought as low as 115 lbs.
Amanda Serrano’s Diet
Serrano approaches every aspect of her fitness regimen with religious zeal. Her first meal does not come until the middle of the afternoon. She prepares her food in advance so she doesn’t have to waste time. She’ll have a cup of coffee before hitting the gym, but that is all. She also drinks plenty of water each day. She has moved around in weight classes, and hired a nutritionist to help her when she went up to the 135-lb. class.
- Low-Medium Carb 30% 30%
- Medium Fat 30% 30%
- High Protein 60% 60%
Serrano runs before eating anything. She will have coffee before her first workout, but she does not eat until after she has done her boxing training for the day.
Serrano fuels herself with coffee each day. She’ll go 10 rounds in the ring on just coffee and water.
Serrano considers dinner with family to be a sacred ritual and virtually never misses it.
What to Eat
What to Avoid
Serrano on Her Diet
‘My first meal is almost always 2 eggs, scrambled or boiled, a bowl of oatmeal and a piece of fruit.’
Serrano on Her Approach To Training
‘I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t party.’
Serrano on eating As a Family
‘In the Serrano house, we make it our business to spend time together while we eat.’
Serrano on Changing Weight Classes
‘Everyone thought I was crazy for dropping down so far in my weight for my last fight — and maybe I am! But there was always a plan in place to move back up.’
Amanda Serrano’s Workout Routine
Serrano’s older sister is responsible for getting baby sis Amanda into boxing. Amanda resisted for years, but eventually tried it as a way to bond with her big sis.
All in the Family
Serrano’s brother-in-law and sister Cindy’s husband acts as her coach.
Serrano’s training routine hardly varies whether she’s at camp or not.
Mega Daily Dose
Serrano works out 3 times a day. She kicks things off with a 2-mile run at 9 am. At noon, she heads to the gym with her sister and coach. At around 4:30, she returns to the gym for strength and conditioning training.
Across the Board Training
Serrano’s fitness routine is as varied as her sports. She runs, spars, shadow-boxes, and does calisthenics, compound exercises and lifts weights every single day.
Across the Board Training
Joe Rogan does yoga or hot yoga weekly. He believes it’s a great way to challenge your limits, get a great workout, and strengthen your mental fortitude.
Strength & Conditioning Routine
Serrano works with her sister and coach on boxing, then just her coach for her strength routine. She does classics like squats, curls, presses and dips to work every muscle in her body.
An Amanda Serrano Routine
Run: 2 miles/day
Jump rope: 3 rounds
Shadow box: 10 rounds
Bags: 10 rounds
Strength & Conditioning
Calisthenics on alternate days:
4 sets of each of the following without rest:
Serrano on Boxing
‘Fighting is my life.’
Serrano on Finishing Her Training Each Day
‘I leave the gym happy knowing my 3 daily workout sessions are completed and I get to unwind for the night.’
Serrano on Her Total Commitment to Boxing
Martial arts are a vehicle for developing your human potential.
Serrano on Why She Boxes
‘I just continue to look at the future and say, “This is what I’ve done. I’m great. I’m a great athlete.” And that’s what pushes me.’
Amanda Serrano’s Supplements
Serrano has an endorsement deal with AlaniNu supplements, but beyond that, she hasn’t shared much about her supplement routine. So, below are options that can benefit anyone following a similar diet plan.
The amino acid glutamine is also essential for building muscle, reducing muscle wasting, and reducing recovery time.
BCAAs are another go-to for pros, offering the triple benefit of more energy, building muscle, and speeding recovery.
Also essential for mass-building, maxing performance and healing is creatine.
Serrano has coffee before hitting the gym, but many people prefer cold beverages, and an energy drink can do the trick.
To combat inflammation and support brain and heart health, omega-3-rich fish oil is a smart pick.
Amanda Serrano’s Lifestyle
Early to Bed
From morning to night, Serrano follows a strict schedule. She makes sure she is in bed by 11 pm every day so that she gets 10 solid hours of sleep and is rested and ready for the next day.
It Takes Sacrifice
Serrano lives a very private existence. She does not own a cell phone and keeps her screen time to a minimum. Her only commitment is to her career.
Despite her anti-internet stance, Serrano signed with social media star Jake Paul’s management company, Most Valuable Promotions (MVP).
Serrano’s one pleasure, besides a little tv before bed, is shopping. If it’s too late to hit the mall, she sometimes borrows her sister’s phone to make a few purchases online.
Serrano on Her Bedtime Routine
‘For fun, I indulge in the The Masked Singer. I fall asleep no later than 11 pm.’
Serrano on Her Life
‘I don’t have friends. I don’t go on dates. I never had a boyfriend.’
Serrano on Cell Phones
‘I never had a cell phone, ever…I didn’t have time for that.’
Serrano on Her Favorite Pastime
‘We are shopping every day. Nothing big, we just love to shop!’
Serrano on the Perks of Being a Champ
‘As WBO super-champion, I have the benefit of fighting for any WBO title I want.’
Serrano on Signing with MVP
‘Meeting Jake Paul, I already got my biggest payday…He’s giving me a platform in the spotlight where other people who would never know who I am are knowing who I am now.’
Serrano on Jake Paul
‘He’s not your average YouTuber going to boxing just to do it for views.’