Olympic hopeful Cody Simpson reveals his EXACT diet and training schedule as he reveals he is mentored by US swimming champion Michael Phelps
Cody Simpson revealed his diet and training schedule as he continues to pursue Olympic glory at the 2024 Paris Games.
The 24-year-old spoke about his training with GQ Sports on Thursday, and admitted to a complete lifestyle change.
“A few years ago I went to bed at 5am, now I get up at 5am,” the pretty blonde said, before revealing details of his schedule.
Journey to the Olympics: Cody Simpson has revealed his exact diet and exercise schedule. Pictured during a training session on the Gold Coast in April
Cody revealed that he now eats a high-protein diet to fuel his body before going into the pool.
“I start abruptly with a 5am alarm and make a peanut butter and banana wrap,” he said, explaining his quick breakfast.
“That gives me the sugar, protein and carbohydrates I need to get through that morning workout,” he added.
“I start abruptly with a 5am alarm clock and make a peanut butter and banana wrap,” Cody said, explaining his breakfast. Pictured here during a training session
Cody said he has to be in the water by 6 a.m., 4 hours in the pool most days. He also does 60 to 90 minutes in the gym, three times a week.
The singer said after training that he usually has a protein shake with avocado on toast and also tries to eat a lot of fish.
Cody Simpson’s Diet and Exercise Plan
05:00: Wake up and have breakfast
10:00 am: lunch
3 p.m.: Training/dinner
– Peanut butter and banana wrap for breakfast before training
– Shake and avocado on toast as a post-workout meal
-Lots of fish and vegetables with him, mostly sticking to a pescatarian diet
– Loves a burger and fries is his ‘weakness’ but tries not to have it
– As a snack he eats peanut butter and banana in a tortilla wrap
– In the water at 6 a.m. while he spends four hours in the pool most weekdays.
– He does between 60 and 90 minutes in the gym, three times a week.
‘I like to eat fish and vegetables to get healthy proteins and carbohydrates… [And] a slow-burning carb that keeps me going all night,” he explained.
Cody said he increased his food intake and ate three to four times more than before Olympic training.
‘I try to eat fairly plant-based and pescatarian. If I eat red meat or something heavy, I find that I don’t train as well the next day,” he said.
The superstar went on to say that his all-time favorite meal is usually a burger and fries, adding that fries are his weakness.
Cody turned his attention to his body and said it has changed because he has built a lot of muscle mass through training.
“You have to have a certain amount of strength and power to propel yourself through the water. It’s like holding three-pound weights in your hands,” he added.
“Over the course of a few weeks, you’ll notice a lot more bulk in your upper body.”
Cody added that he is relatively level-headed while committed to training, which has helped his mental focus in the pool.
‘You have to sacrifice a certain social life. I have to be in bed by 8pm or 9pm. This will keep you focused,” Cody said in the video
‘You have to sacrifice a certain social life. I have to be in bed by 8pm or 9pm. This keeps you focused,” he confessed.
Cody went on to say that sometimes swimming is “purifying,” giving him time to just be in the water alone.
He writes that swimming while growing up gives him the discipline to succeed in other areas of his life.
US Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps currently serves as his mentor as he trains for the Olympics.
Mentor: Cody described Olympian Michael Phelps as a mentor. Pictured here at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also described Ian Thorpe as a ‘mentor’