Herschel Walkers Workout

by Brad McLeod on August 6, 2013

Herschel Walkers Workout

Herschel Walker is one of the greatest American football players to every walk on a playing field. Herschel’s infamous workouts are legendary also. Since his days as a Heisman Trophy winner and National Champion at The University of Georgia – he has gone on to win at every level at every sport he has ever attempted.

How did Herschel become who he is and go on to such great heights?

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From the NFL pro football (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants)  to Olympic bobsledding and now on to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) – Herschel is a physical phenom.  He is now 48 and some say he is in the best shape of his life with chiseled abs

Herschel Walkers Workout are the stuff of legend as we mainly focuses on bodyweight exercises and rarely uses weights.  It was said that he only used weights in pro football because the trainers required him too.  Other than that — he completely built his body — by using the resistance of his own bodyweight. Herschel Walkers routine was very similar to a Navy SEAL workout – check it out.

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Can you imagine if this cat were a Spec Ops guy?  He would be blowing through doors and taking down bad guys right and left.  What kind of workouts you think Herschel would be game for?  A ton of bodyweight stuff, huh?  Yep; but check out all of this first before we get to the famous Herschel Walkers Workout and what has made him a legend.

Herschel Walkers Workout defies many of our common thoughts about weights and training.

Herschel does not train with free-weights like barbells and weight machines.

Herschel uses bodyweight exercises, calisthenics, and conditioning.  He performs 750-1,000 push-ups daily. 2,000+ sit-ups daily

He sleeps four hours a night

Herschel does not eat breakfast.

He trains for martial arts which includes wrestling, kickboxing  and jujitsu

He only eats one meal a day which is dinner which consists of salad, soup, and bread. He is a vegetarian. Don’t believe it – watch this video of him in a interview.

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Recently in a video interview on Fight Magazine on June 26, 2010 he stated that he still performs 3,500 sit-ups and 1,500 push ups every day. He would do this workout before he would walk into practice for the Georgia Bulldogs at a college level. As a young kid at 15 he did even more with 5,000 sit-ups and 1,500 pushups.  Special Forces athletes know this as they are required by their training to do massive amounts of bodyweight exercises on a daily routine.

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Herschel Walker looked liked he lifted weights every day.  He was built like Arnold Schwarzenegger.  So what was his secret?  Bodyweight exercises.   Using your own body as a resistance can be the be way to condition yourself.  Special Forces athletes know this as they are required by their training to do massive amounts of bodyweight exercises on a daily routine.  Herschel Walkers workout routine consisted of only a few bodyweight exercises:

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Herschel Walkers Workout Exercises
Running/sprinting
Walking lunges
Air Squats
Sit Ups
Pushups
Pull-ups
Dips

Here are a few examples of SEALgrinderPT workouts that you can use to get you in bodyweight exercise shape like Herschel Walkers workout to be ready for anything at anytime.

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Ring Pushup Workout

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Prisoners in the toughest prisons in the world have used these same workouts to get in bionic shape.  For them getting fit is a matter of survival of the fittest.  Coach Paul Wade was incarcerated for decades and wrote of his experience and prison workouts in the book, Convict Conditioning – very similar to Herschel Walkers Workout.

Herschel Walkers workout was simple.  Get up early every morning and dont quit till you finish your goal.  He did this consistently every day without failure.

Even if he was traveling he still go up and did his famous workout.  Now most of us mere mortals will need to start with a workout that is a little more down to earth. But if you stay consistent and dedicate yourself you can also get in better shape and achieve your goals.

To be dedicated and consistent you have to be mentally tough and conditioned.  Herschel is living proof that these qualities are a cornerstone to success. He continues to train hard and meet challenges head on.

Question: What kind of sit-ups did Herschel do? Did he do Pavel sit-ups? Herschel did regular sit-ups and crunches. Pavel sit-ups are also called Janda sit-ups.

Question: Does Herschel Walker do push-ups every day? Yes.

Question: How many pushups does Herschel Walker do each day? 1500

Question: What are other athletes that have similar programs? The legendary taekwondo master Jhoon Rhee does 1000 push-ups per day.

Question: Who is the NFL athletes who use only bodyweight and calisthenics workouts? Herschel Walker is the most famous.

Question: Where can I find daily bodyweight workouts? There are daily bodyweight workouts posted free at SEALgrinderPT.com

Question: what calisthenics routines that i can do to get extremely chiseled and in great shape with? Check out the SGPT daily workouts we post up online.

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Mrzhutch February 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

“If you allow yourself one day off when it’s not an off day, then you’re going to just do the same thing later on and eventually stop working out altogether. When the workout is a constant, a part of the schedule, you might even look forward to that sort of structured workout.”
“Only the dedicated and mentally tough get ahead.”

I am going to print this out and use this as my motivational speech to myself in the morning. I almost didn’t workout today, but now since I read this, I feel like a wimp and feeling like a wimp is a no-go for MRZHUTCH. Let me get it together. Thanks for the motivation.

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