UFC commentating legend Joe Rogan has a hectic schedule. Aside from his UFC gig, Rogan is an actor, a comedian, a TV host, a popular podcaster and, lest we forget, a state champion in taekwondo. He’s undeterred by all of these commitments and manages to maintain a strict diet that has left him looking close to half his age. What’s his secret?
As he explained on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, he maps out what he intends to accomplish each week concerning his fitness and diet.
“I schedule my workouts every Sunday,” Rogan said. “I schedule everything that I’m going to do during the week. I say, ‘I have to do yoga two times this week,’ and ‘I have to lift weights three times this week’ and ‘I have to run twice this week.’ And however I fit that in, I fit that in.”
As for his nutrition, Rogan maintains a clean diet, designed to supply his body and mind with all of the vitamins and minerals it needs to keep moving fluidly.
“The diet is pretty strict in terms of no bread, very few carbs, no sugar, no bullshit,” he said. “Healthy food, a lot of vegetables and a lot of game meat, mostly wild game. I take vitamin supplements every day. I take multivitamins, I take probiotics, I take vitamin B12 and D. I do everything that I can to put my body and my brain in a good place, so I’m keeping my engine smooth. I’m changing my oil, I’m changing my spark plugs and I’m making sure that it’s operating. It’s not going to be perfect, but I know that I’ve done my best to keep it operating to the best it can.”
Rogan is also a firm believer in the power behind intermittent fasting, which involves adopting an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. Rogan opts for a 16-hour fast by extending the fast into the late morning, skipping breakfast.
Additionally, as if he didn’t have anything else going on, Rogan co-founded Onnit supplements, which provides health products to those “hoping to achieve a new level of well-being.” One supplement that Rogan has given particular airtime to, along with other athletes and even neuroscientists, is the Alpha Brain supplement. Clinical studies proving it not only helps with enhancing focus but also memory.
So there you have it folks, exercise well and eat even better, nothing too wild (side-eye emoji).
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