Canelo Alvarez’s Workout: How Does the Beast Train?

Published 12/15/2020, 12:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Multi-division World Champion Canelo Alvarez is a physical specimen who has seen immense glory in the ring. He has beaten some of the best punchers and has cemented himself amongst the absolute greats of the sport.

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Well, he is just 30 and has already recorded 56 fights, having won 53 of them. He lost only once against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013 and two of his fights turned out as draws. So, it makes him one of the most lethal men in the sport.

However, Alvarez is much more than that. He has always shifted weight classes and keeps priming his physique alluringly. That makes his workout routine standout amongst many elite pugilists.

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While hardcore sparring sessions and boxing routines are inevitable, it takes a lot more to keep one’s physical conditioning. Alvarez undergoes a strict diet and a heavy workout routine.

He loves to retain his flamboyant charisma, and workout has been one of his primary armours. As we inch closer to his fight against Callum Smith for the WBC and WBA super-middleweight titles, here’s a look at his workout routine.

Canelo Alvarez is ‘INHUMAN’ with his workout and diet

GQ reported the Mexican’s lifestyle, inclusive of his workings at the gym. From chest, triceps, abdomen to the legs, Alvarez has cleanly distributed his workout. For the abdomen, he does TRZ straight and lateral knee crunches (15-20 reps)

Then follows it up with his chest workout with Medicine ball alternating pushups (12 reps) and resistance band crossovers in three stages (12 reps for every height)

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

For legs, the World Champion covers 2-15 reps of Kettlebell squats and 15 reps of bench dips for his triceps.

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Well, he deploys more on the abdomen as it has more in the store. His complete abdomen workout has:- Bicycle crunches (20 seconds), Jack Knife situps (20 reps), Hell touches (20 seconds) and then repeat each 3-5 times.

He further covers crunches (20 reps), planks (30seconds), leg raises (15-20 reps) and then repeats each exercise 3-5 times.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left at Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Alvarez also has exercise regimes for his fight camps, and every camp has something unique depending on the opposition he will face. So, it is certainly not easy to be a World Champion like him.

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Do you think he can retain his top spot in the division in his upcoming test against Callum Smith?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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