LeBron James is an NBA Champion, MVP, All-Star, and Rookie of the Year, but his daily routine is just as impressive.
His dedication to his body and mind has helped him become one of the most successful basketball players and an extremely wealthy athlete with endorsement deals in the eight-figure range. But even with all his success on the court, LeBron still prioritizes his health and family.
Sleep is a crucial aspect of any athlete’s routine, and LeBron James is no exception. He averages 12 hours of sleep daily, usually broken down to 8-9 hours at night and three hours of napping in the afternoon.
“This may sound weird to you, but for my 13-year career, I’ve taken a nap, for the most part, every day — and for sure on game days,” he told CBS Sports.
When he’s not impressing the crowds with his impressive ball skills, LeBron hits the gym twice to thrice daily, working on drills and cross-training with his personal trainer, Mike Mancias.
"The body is the number one thing," he says. "It’s the temple. We always listen to the body. If you don’t listen to the body, it will fail you."
LeBron's workouts focus on improving his stamina, with a particular emphasis on cycling as a full-body workout. "... the treadmill is good, but the exercise bike is tougher and works more of your body. Do a 10-mile ride uphill, and you know you’ve had a workout," he says.
After his sweat sessions, LeBron can often be found at the Juice Spot, a cold-pressed juice bar co-owned by him and his wife Savannah. In addition to his healthy juice choices, LeBron drinks plenty of water throughout the day.
After a sizable dinner consisting of skinless chicken, plenty of greens, and a side bowl of salad, LeBron makes sure to spend quality time with his wife, Savannah, and their three children.
Music is also a big part of LeBron’s relaxation routine, with hip-hop and R&B being his go-to genres. “King” James also takes care of his mental health by meditating and setting aside time for self-reflection.
And even with a busy schedule, LeBron still finds time for his favorite hobby – video games. These help LeBron wind down after a long day and prepare for the next.