Steph Curry Workout and Diet
Professional Basketball Player
Stephen Curry was borin in Ohio but grew up in North Carolina where his father, NBAer Dell Curry played most of his career for the Charlotte Hornets. Stephen Curry played basketball since he was little. He was ag-gressively recruited from 10th grade and went to play for Davidson College where he played like a monster despite weighing only 160 lbs. Curry set scoring records and was twice named conference player of the year. He entered the 2009 NBA draft after his junior year. He was picked by the Golden State Warriors and was the runner-up for NBA Rookie of the Year. Curry has set records with his 3-point shots, has changed the game, and been called the greatest shooter in NBA history. His brother Seth also plays in the NBA. Curry is married and has three children. He has millions of followers on social media. Curry is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds.
Steph Curry’s Diet
Curry eats a healthy, balanced diet consisting of fresh, whole, natural foods like vegetables, eggs, fruit and rice. Because time is at a premium in the Curry house-hold, he often starts the day with a smoothie. He is lucky that his wife Ayesha is a chef and has the habit of doing meal-prep so there’s always a healthy option available containing protein, a vegetable and a healthy starch for him to eat as a snack or post-workout meal. He eats whatever his wife makes, and that includes fancy desserts like bananas foster. One of his less common food quirks is hitting the carbs hard before a game, and he calls himself a popcorn addict. As far as energy, he has plenty and does not rely on coffee or energy drinks to get through his day.
- Low Carbs 40% 40%
- Medium Fat 40% 40%
- Mid-High Protein 50% 50%
Eat Whatever You Can
Curry is blesses with a fast metabolism, and pretty much gets away with eating whatever he likes./p>
Rise n’ Shine
Curry often starts the day with easy, on-the-go smoo-thie. If he has more time, he might have avocado toast.
Curry is lucky to have a wife who prepares meals in advance, and she usually makes 10 at a time. An ex-ample meal is chicken, sweet potatoes, and quinoa.
As busy as he is, Curry likes to enjoy his lunch. He en-joys creating his own sandwiches with seafood or chicken and having some fruit along with it.
Game Day Meal
Curry follows a unique diet. While he normally eats clean, he likes junk food before a game. He carb-loads, often with pasta, and usually with popcorn too, the unhealthy kind from the snack bar. He says eating junk takes him back to the days when he would watch his dad play.
What to Eat
Junk food (game day treat)
What to Avoid
Curry on His Diet
‘I’m pretty much on the “eat whatever you can diet,” just to get calories in so I can maintain myself throughout the season.’
Curry on Nutrition
‘The more years I go, the more experience I have, the more that nutrition and eating the right foods is important for recovery.’
Curry on The Importance of Communal Eating
‘Kitchen is the place where we have our best and worst conversations. It’s such a dying thing, people sitting around the table and enjoying dinner together in their home. My mission is to keep that alive.’
Steph Curry’s Workout Routine
Speed Up to Slow Down
Curry hits it hard when he practices so that when he goes into a real game, time appears to slow down.
For Curry, brain training or ‘neurocognitive efficiency’ means making better, quicker decisions on the court. Some of his high-tech training involves special strobe goggles and a sensory deprivation chamber.
Curry really enjoys playing golf, even though, or perhaps because he’s not as confident there. He keeps a golf ball signed by Lydia Ko in his sock drawer.
Curry works out at least 5 days a week, and takes 1-2 days for recovery.
Curry has several different workouts depending on his focus. He has a hand-eye coordination series, a shooting series and another involving weighted lunges.
Recovery is an important part of Curry’s routine. He soaks in a sensory deprivation tank with Epsom salts and magnesium which help repair and relax his muscles. He says it helps his mind as well as his body.
Zen & the Art of Playing Golf
Curry says golf is such a different sport that he tries to keep his expectations low and just enjoy the process.
A Steph Curry Routine
Basketball training & practice: 2+ hrs
Neurocognitive training: 1+ hr
Recovery Work: 1 hr
Golf: whenever possible
Curry on Basketball
‘Basketball isn’t just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed.’
Curry on his Workouts
‘We overload in our workouts so that the game slows down in real life.’
Curry on Improvement
‘I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball.’
Curry on Success
‘Success comes after you conquer your biggest obstacles and hurdles.’
Curry on Preparation
‘I prepare to the point where instinct takes over.’
Curry on Taking Risks
‘I’m not the guy who’s afraid of failure. I like to take risks, take the big shot and all that.’
Curry on The Real Reason Why He Plays So Well
‘I have a bet with my mom that involves a little money, and if I have too many turnovers, she gets in my pocket. I’m afraid of that for sure.’
Steph Curry’s Supplements
Curry doesn’t have much to say on the topic of supplements, so below are options that can benefit anyone following a similar diet.
Epsom Salts + Magnesium
Curry soaks out post-workout soreness and inflammation with Epsom salts and magnesium. Epsom salts detoxify, relieve muscle cramps, combats athlete’s foot, and can help relieve constipation.
Steph Curry’s Lifestyle
Curry sleeps about 8 hours each night, and tries to get in a 2-2.5 hour nap before a game.
Curry liked school and did well academically, but says his Achilles heel was music, and that he barely passed in piano class.
Curry is deeply religious and considered entering the priesthood as a teenager.
Curry especially loves golf, but says he’ll watch pretty much any sport that comes on the tv.
The Joys of Being a Dad
Curry loves being a dad. He says he never has a bad day, his kids give him a reason to get out there and play, and, other than God, family is the best thing about life.
The Currys created a foundation called ‘Eat. Learn. Play.’ whose mission is to end childhood hunger, offer access to quality education, and provide safe places for kids to play.
Curry on Success
‘Success is not an accident. Success is actually a choice.’
Curry on Failure
‘If you don’t fall, how are you going to know what getting up is like?’
Curry on Being a Husband
‘My wife would probably say I’m the messiest person in the history of husbands.’
Curry on Faith
‘There’s more to me than just this jersey I wear, and that’s Christ living inside of me.’
Curry on Basketball
‘I love that basketball gives me the opportunities to do good things for people.’
Curry on Fatherhood
‘No better blessing than the responsibility of fatherhood.’
Curry on Kids
‘Kids put life into perspective. I never have a bad day.’
Curry on Life
‘If you’re not prepared to give some truly independent thought to what this world is about, then what is the point of being alive?’
Curry on Perspective
‘There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what.’
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Epsom salts + magnesium
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