As a personality on Fox Sports’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, Shannon Sharpe had to stay in shape when he was on the field. But what about now? The Pro Football Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion is over 50 and literally doesn’t have to do anything, but he’s in better shape–and some may even say–the best shape of his life now.
“I tell people, when I train I don’t do a Hansel and Gretel workout,” he told Mens Health. “I don’t drop breadcrumbs. I saved nothing for the trip home.”
Turning 52 and being in the best shape possible means following a strict fitness/lifestyle routine — something that Sharpe excels at with stringent discipline.
“They say that insanity is doing something over and over again, but [expecting] different results,” Sharpe continues. “I do the same thing over and over for the same result — to be healthy and happy at the end of the day.”
Sharpe shared his weekly workout regimen, diet and nutrition plan, and gave us a little more insight about why he goes so hard in the gym, even though his playing days are long over.
Sharpe is up each weekday at 3:15 a.m. to shower and make the 4 a.m. call time in preparation for Undisuputed’s 6:30 a.m. PST start. Before he goes on the air, Sharpe has the same breakfast inside the show’s dressing room every day. “It’s always egg whites, oatmeal, water, and whatever fruit they have, normally pineapple, orange or grapefruits,” he says.
In addition to paying attention to his diet, Sharpe says Tru Niagen gives him an edge in maintaining his condition. The clinically studied supplement boosts levels of a molecule called NAD, which is a lot easier to remember than its formal scientific name of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide.
During his playing days, he returned to his Atlanta home in the offseason and trained under…