7 Ft Former Lakers Star Left Mind-Blown by 41-Year-Old F1 Legend Fernando Alonso’s Intense Workout Routine

Published 01/24/2023, 8:15 AM EST

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Social media has brought people closer to their loved ones, which is one of the reasons we often find ourselves hooked on it. But as sports fans, we love it even more because we see our favorite athletes coming together. We get to see glimpses of their interaction, their occasional banter, and their respect for each other. And this time, social media has brought together Fernando Alonso and his fellow countryman and Lakers star, Pau Gasol.

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Fernando Alonso’s dedication has also helped him survive in a sport as unforgiving as Formula 1. The Spaniard has been in Formula 1 for over two decades now, with a few years of breaks in between. But since his debut, the Spaniard has been a force to be reckoned with, thanks to the intense training that he has done over the years.

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Most recently, as Alonso prepares for the 2023 season, he posted a video of him hitting the lights turning green to test his reflexes. Pau Gosal is astounded by the exercise and, moreover, Alonso’s performance in the video at the age of 41. The 7 ft Lakers star and winner of two rings (2009 and 2010), commented on Alonso’s tweet, “33 times in 17 seconds… Bravo!” [Translated using Google]

Fernando Alonso is an inspiration for the entire generation of F1 drivers and will be for many more to come. With no signs of depreciation in his performance, all of the motorsport fans would like to see the driver go and hunt for the final piece of his ‘Triple Crown’.

Fernando Alonso visits the Alps to train

During their off-season, Formula One drivers enjoy going on adventures. They know how to silence the critics who mock them for not requiring an extreme physique in their sport.

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While Lewis Hamilton most recently visited Antarctica on his birthday, he didn’t back down from training in one of the coldest places on the planet. Similarly, according to Marca, Fernando Alonso began his year of extreme training by visiting the Italian Alps with his personal physical trainer, Edo Bendinelli, and physical therapist, Fabrizio Borri.

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In other videos shared by Alonso, we have seen him working his neck out in the gym and hardly taking a day off. It seems the driver is excited to make his Aston Martin debut and help the team fight this season.

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Manan Goel

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Manan Goel is a Formula 1 author at EssentiallySports. As a literature student at Delhi University, he had been a geek for fiction and a nerd for sports. He claims Sebastian Vettel was his first love after seeing him at the Indian Grand Prix, and he has been a fan of the sport and Red Bull ever since.
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Ranvijay Singh

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