All You Need to Know About Alistair Overeem and His Workout Routine

Published 04/19/2021, 11:06 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FL – MAY 16: Alistair Overeem (R) of the Netherlands fights Walt Harris (L) of the United States in their Heavyweight bout during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)


Alistair Overeem is one of the most dangerous heavyweight fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Dutch mixed martial artist is a powerhouse of talent and is a former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, DREAM Heavyweight Champion, and K-1 World Grand Prix Champion.

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ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – APRIL 19, 2019: Dutch MMA fighter Alistair Overeem during a weigh-in before his fight against Alexei Oleinik (not in picture) at UFC Fight Night 149 in Yubileiny Sports Centre. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

Overeem is a true legend of the game and has a lot of records to his name. The fighter started his professional MMA career when he was just 19 years old, and here has been no looking back for the superstar.

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In one of his interviews, the Dutch said:- “I’m not really appreciating anything, I realize there’s still a lot of work that needs to be donedone. Even after you win the championship, the work doesn’t stop, it probably only becomes more.

“I’m just basically focused on what I need to do. There’s a lot that goes into this — diet, preparation, assembling the right people around you, sparring partners, coaches, etc. — so I’m not enjoying anything. “I’m just putting in the work and I’m happy to report that everything is going good so far.”

All this dominance comes from years of training and working out, which the fighter has been doing at an extreme level.

Alistair Overeem- How is his workout routine?

Overeem is no less than a monster when he is inside the octagon. None of his opponents are able to match the athlete’s power during the fight.

The fighter uses a perfect combination of agility, exercise and plyometrics to maintain his weight and body strength.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – APRIL 20: (L-R) Alistair Overeem of The Netherlands celebrates his TKO victory over Aleksei Oleinik of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Yubileyny Sports Palace on April 20, 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He focuses a lot on strongman exercises which requires him to lift and play with irregularly shaped objects. Overeem is a huge fan of functional exercises and definitely includes them in his workout routine.

The combination of all exercises helps the fighter to strengthen each and every muscle of his body.

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The Dutch focuses a lot on his eating habits as well to maintain an accurate balance. His diet includes food like meat, vegetables, and eggs.

Additionally, Overeem does a lot of heavy tire flips. In the end, all this enhances the endurance of the fighter. This also ensures that his takedown power is of the elite level.

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There is definitely no doubt that the fighter undergoes an extreme level of workout routine and diet to maintain his supremacy in the UFC. There is no one like him in the heavyweight division. With such an attitude, his fans are confident that he will soon regain his dominance and make a swift ascension in the rankings ladder.

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Abhilasha Singh

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Abhilasha Singh is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her post-graduation from The University of Texas in Austin, she combines her keen eye for details and her love for the sport to give readers pristine content on everything UFC. Abhilasha is a hardcore fan of Amanda Nunes, Georges St Pierre, and Stipe Miocic, but Conor McGregor is the one who tops her list.

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