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Clay Matthews Workout Routine & Diet Plan

Born on May 14, 1986 in Los Angeles Clay Matthews is a famous American football player and plays as a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of NFL (National Football League). Better known as “The Clay Maker” Matthews was drafted 26th overall by Green Bay Packers in 2009 draft. Matthews was named NFC defensive Player of the Year and also won the Butkus Award in the year 2010. He is the highest paid linebacker in the history of NFL.

Clay Matthews

Apart from his brilliant skills on field Clay Matthews is also known for his masculine and athletic body. He follows a strict and healthy diet routine as well as an extensive workout routine to stay in perfect shape to play for his team. Let’s have a look at the workout routine of Clay Matthews.

Clay Matthews Physical Stats

Clay Matthews Height: 6’3”

Clay Matthews Weight: 255 lbs

Clay Matthews Diet Plan

We couldn’t found a proper diet plan of Clay Matthews but we have found some of his diet secrets:

  • His first meal of the day in the morning includes oatmeal, eggs, bacon and fruits.
  • He eats 6 small meals in a whole day.
  • He eats a heavy meal after his workout session.

Clay Matthews Workout Routine

Clay Matthews BodyClay Matthews’s workout routine is divided according to his body. He focuses more on upper body parts like shoulders, arms and abs for 3 days and lower body parts like hips and legs for 3 days. Apart from his workout sessions, Clay also practice yoga, boxing and mixed martial arts to stay fit. Below is the detailed workout regime of Matthews-

Upper body workout

1 set of standing bodyweight external rotation of 20 reps

1 set of cable external rotation of 20 reps

1 set of barbell military presses of 8 reps

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1 set of barbell close grip bench presses of 12-15 reps

2 sets of dumbbell flat chest presses of 8-10 reps

2 sets of machine rows of 8-10 reps

2 sets of dumbbell shrugs of 8-10 reps

3 sets of dumbbell lateral raises of 8-10 reps

1 set of dumbbell rear delt raises of 20 reps

1 set of chin ups up to failure

1 set of dumbbell biceps curls of 12-15 reps

1 set of triceps rope press downs of 15 reps

2 sets of rope pull ups if 8 reps

1 set of machine chest flys of 10-12 reps

Lower body workout

2 sets of dumbbell walking lunges of 10-12 reps

60 seconds of bike sprints

1 set of pushups with lateral rotation of 8 reps with each side

1 set of Swiss ball hip extension of 20 reps

60 seconds of dumbbell farmers walk

1 set of Swiss ball leg curls of 12 reps

1 set of bodyweight squats of 12 reps

2 set of single leg box squats of 8 reps with each leg

1 set of seated leg curl of 12 reps

1 set of dumbbell step-up of 8 reps

1 set of reverse lunges of 8 reps

1 set of Bulgarian dumbbell split squats of 8 reps with each leg

1 set side plank elbow touch of 10 reps with each side

1 set of single leg dumbbell Romanian deadlifts of 8 reps with each leg

Clay Matthews Workout Tips

Clay Matthews workout

  • Stay away from alcohol and junk food
  • Maintain a balanced diet full of essential nutrients
  • Follow your workouts with full dedication and eat something right after your workout
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