Steve Weatherford

Steve Weatherford

Football Player (Retired)
Born: 1982

Steven Thomas Weatherford grew up in Indiana where he was an all-around athlete, earning 13 varsity letters in high school in football, track, basketball and soccer. He set records for his high school football team and the Junior Olympics track and field 4 x 800m relay. Weatherford was offered scholarships to college in 4 different sports. He attended the University of Illinois where he continued to garner awards including an Honorable Mention All-Big TenConference and Special Teams Player of the Year. He also placed 6th in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championship in 2003. Sports Illustrated named him Most Underrated Player in the Big Ten. Weatherford went on to play for 5 teams over his 10-year career in the NFL, and won Super Bowl XLVI as a member of the NY Giants. Since retiring, he has moved on to sportscasting, fitness coaching and he also hosts a podcast. Weatherford has his own supplement line, offers online training programs and has written books on diet, health and fitness. He has also established several charities including Kicks for Kinds and Rush the Punter in his hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana. Weatherford is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 211 lbs. and has 5% body fat.

Known For:

Steve Weatherford’s Diet

Diet Summary

After going through some difficult life changes that left Weatherford in a slump, ‘the fittest man in the NFL’ developed a diet plan he calls the 30-Day Metabolic Reset which had thousands of followers shortly after launch. The diet is meant to increase energy, rebalance your gut biome, help you lose fat, and improve overall health. The plan involves following a calorie deficit, meaning you eat less than you need to maintain your current weight, and rotating through low, medium and high carb days. Portions are weighed and measured, and while supplements are recommended, they are not a mandatory part of the diet. This diet allows for 4 meals per day, the last of which is ‘hulk juice.’ You can have the green smoothie as a snack whenever you would like throughout the day, although Weatherford does warn it is high in natural sugar. Drinking plenty of water is also important on this diet. Weatherford recommends 1 oz. per pound of bodyweight. This program also requires an exercise component.

Estimated Macros

  • Low-Medium Fat 20% 20%
  • Varying Carb 30% 30%
  • High Protein 50% 50%

Diet Details

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Hulk Juice

Weatherford’s signature beverage is a blend of kale, spinach, apples, bananas, lemon juice and water.

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Four Squares

Weatherford’s meals are no-nonsense. You get 4 per day, and each meal contains protein in the form of egg whites, chicken sausage, ground turkey or steak. Vegetables are included at most meals and carbs come in the form of sweet potatoes, beans, and fruit with the occasional 1/2 cup of rice.

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Plan Ahead

Weatherford and his wife cook together on Sunday nights so that healthy food is ready to go and he doesn’t feel tempted to fuel up with junk.

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Spice Makes For Variety

Because chicken breast and spinach can be a bit bland, certain condiments such as hot sauce and wasabi are allowed.

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Time Your Cheats

After a tough workout, Weatherford will occasionally enjoy a cheat meal of an In-N-Out Burger or meat lovers pizza, and he doesn’t worry about the calories from carbs.

What to Eat

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Egg whites

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Chicken

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Ground turkey

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Steak

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Spinach

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Kale

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Asparagus

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Avocadoes

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Sweet potatoes

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Apples

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Bananas

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Lemons

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Black beans

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Potatoes

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Jasmine rice

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Ginger

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Hot sauce

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Mustard

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Water

What to Avoid

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Alcohol

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Refined sugars

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Junk food

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Artificial additives

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Refined foods

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Soft drinks

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Weatherford On His Motivation For Revamping His Diet

‘We ate every single meal out, and I just felt like crap. I wanted to look better, I wanted to function better, I wanted to feel better.’

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Weatherford On His Metabolism Reset Diet

‘I didn’t initially plan to share the program — I was doing it for myself.’

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Weatherford On Cooking For Himself

‘If I know I’m going to be gone for 3 days, I take a cooler pack with me on the plane and have my meals for 3 days. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’ll work for you too.’

Steve Weatherford’s Fitness Routine

Weekly Workout Routine

Mix It Up

Weatherford says boredom often leads to falling off the bandwagon, so be sure to change things up to help hold your interest.

Daily Dose

Weatherford’s Metabolic Reset plan involves about a 2 hour daily commitment to exercise.

It Takes Work

Weatherford’s plan requires a fairly serious commitment, and so it is important to keep in mind it only lasts 30 days.

Six Pack In Sight

Weatherford’s plan promises to burn fat, and if you stick to it, you just might have snap-worthy abs at the end of it.

ARMageddon Workout

Weatherford has other other exercise routines as well, including a 90-day plan to pump up your guns with 1 mass-building workout and 1 high volume day that works different angles per week. He increased his forearm measurement to 19 inches.

Fasted Cardio

As part of Weatherford’s Metabolism Reset program, 30 minutes of sustained cardio is done first thing in the morning, before eating. What type of cardio is up to you: treadmill, running outside, jumping rope, HIIT circuits, etc.

PM Weight Training

Another component of Weatherford’s plan is an afternoon weight training session which lasts about 45 minutes to an hour.

Clever Check Up

Weatherford’s plan has a smart way to make sure people are sticking to their workout: the only way to get the next routine is to mark the current one ‘completed.’ Of course, you can still cheat, but you’ll probably feel like a liar if you do.

Workout Style

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A Steve Weatherford Sample ARMageddon Routine

High Volume Day

Repeat the following with no rest between sets:
Seated alternating dumbbell hammer curl: 15 reps x 4 sets
Incline E-Z bar spider curls: 15 reps x 4 sets
Repeat the following with no rest between sets:
Single-arm preacher curl: 15 reps x 4 sets
Single-arm cable concentration curl: 15 reps x 4 sets

Standing dumbbell curls ‘rack run’: 80 reps

Repeat the following with no rest between sets:
Dumbbell overhead triceps extension: 20 reps x 4 sets
Incline dumbbell chest press: 15 reps x 4 sets
Repeat the following with no rest between sets:
Reverse grip cable triceps extension: 15 reps x 4 sets
Close-grip barbell bench press: 12-15 reps x 4 sets

Finisher: Partner plate bench dips: 10 reps x 4 sets

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Weatherford On Exercise

‘Fitness is one of the only things in life where you get out exactly what you put in.’

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Weatherford On His Physique

‘It’s a combination of being blessed with good genetics and being disciplined.’

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Weatherford On Work Ethic

‘A lot of guys might wake up one morning with a sore back and take the day off. I never do.’

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Weatherford On Exercising On An ‘Off’ Day

‘If my knees are sore and I don’t feel like I can run, I’ll find something I can do, like sprints on the bike or swimming.’

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Weatherford On Discipline

‘The difference between looking this way and not is that I have that discipline, and I won’t ever let myself cheat myself.’

Steve Weatherford’s Supplements

Multivitamin

Multivitamin

Weatherford takes a multivitamin with his first meal of the day, which helps cover any gaps in nutrition.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Weatherford also takes a daily dose of vitamin D which can give a boost to your weight loss efforts, along with keeping you from getting sick. Many people are deficient in this essential nutrient.

Krill Oil

Krill Oil

Krill oil doesn’t sound sexy, but Weatherford swears by it, saying it will make you healthier, smarter and improve your ability to pack on muscle. Omega-3s are essential to proper brain function, heart and joint health, as well as to reduce inflammation and blood lipid levels.

Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes

Weatherford says processed food is wrecking havoc on our digestive tract and recommends digestive enzymes to help improve function.

Probiotics

Probiotics

A healthy gut will help you digest better, allowing for better absorption of nutrients and improved immunity. Weatherford’s formula contains 4 different strains of bacteria.

Whey Protein & Casein

Whey Protein & Casein

Weatherford feeds his muscles with a blend of whey protein and slow-release casein.

Post Workout

Post Workout

Weatherford takes a post-workout supplement that promotes muscle growth.

Fat Burners

Fat Burners

Weatherford also makes a fat-metabolizing supplement containing things like l-carnitine, ALA and raspberry ketones to help you shed extra fat.

Steve Weatherford’s Lifestyle

Rise & Shine

Weatherford says sleeping in can be tempting, but he likes being ripped more than getting a few extra minutes of shut-eye and so he’s up with the birds every day, doing his workout.

Frigid Fan

Weatherford does cryotherapy, a treatment that involves brief but intense freezing temperatures that is meant to reduce inflammation and speed healing. Weatherford says it can also burn up to 800 calories in just 3 minutes.

Imposter Syndrome

Believe it or not, Weatherford struggled with the image of himself as a 100-lb. weakling for years. He underwent a second identity crisis after leaving the NFL, and had to work on rebuilding his self-confidence.

On Selfishness

Weatherford says focusing on himself first thing every day allows him to better handle all of the rest of life’s responsibilities.

Giving Back

In addition to establishing several charities of his own, Weatherford serves as a Health and Fitness Ambassador of the Boys and Girls Club in New Jersey, spokesperson for Second Chance Toys, and is involved with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Weatherford On Priorities

‘There is nothing better than getting up early and investing in myself. If I do that, I can be the best ‘me’ for everybody else in my life.’

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Weatherford On Brain Injuries

‘A lot of my teammates and a lot of close friends have dealt with concussions and the depression that comes with that. There’s a lot of issues that stem from brain injuries and it’s not just professional athletes.’

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Weatherford On Achieving

‘Once you identify what your dream is, you set a goal for yourself…The last piece of that puzzle is about execution. That’s where 90% of people fall out in living their dream.’

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