Jeff Cavaliere’s daily routine is about as honed as his physique. Unsurprisingly, he follows a routine that seldom changes, even when traveling.
A celebrity coach, fitness trainer, founder of the online fitness course Athlean-X, and YouTuber, Cavaliere's life is extremely busy. But, as we found, he has a rock-solid training routine and diet upon which his success has been built.
Jeff rises at 8 am and has breakfast half an hour later at 8.30 am. Breakfast generally consists of pumpkin oatmeal, a protein like scrambled eggs, skimmed milk, and some fruit.
He gets to work straight after breakfast, taking a break at about 11 am when he has a shake and a mix of fruit.
His second work session of the morning consists of conference calls, during which Jeff does long-distance coaching and training sessions.
Jeff starts the afternoon with a late lunch at about 1.45 pm. A typical lunch contains a source of lean protein, several servings of vegetables, and a bottle of sparkling water. Jeff is a big proponent of drinking sparkling water, saying it makes it much easier to hit the daily quota for water intake.
Afternoons are typically reserved for in-person client training. At around 4 pm, he enjoys a light mid-afternoon snack and another bottle of sparkling water. Now it’s time to get back to his desk to answer e-mails and plan future videos.
In terms of its content, Cavaliere's dinner at 7 pm is similar to lunch: a lean protein like tuna fish or chicken, accompanied by potatoes, vegetables, and more sparkling water.
After dinner, it’s time to spend some quality time with his wife and four dogs, all Labradors.
Jeff does all his training at night. He starts at 8.45 pm with a pre-workout shake, then trains between 9.15 and 10 pm. He advocates short training sessions, saying short, efficient, and consistent training is all you need to get into the shape you want. He ends with a post-workout shake.
This isn’t bedtime for Jeff. He says he is at his most productive late at night, so he heads back to his desk to finish the day with yet more work.
Finally, at 12.30 am he has another shake and heads to bed at 1 am for about 7 hours of sleep each night.