He trained 6 times a week. Monday morning he used to begin with running in the forest.
Time: 1h Distance: 10km
Evening on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
-used to work on a mat with sparring-partners
Wednesday: Rest, but Alex cited that he has his own unique rest. They used to play wrestling basketball
Saturday: They played football (soccer)
Preparation for championchips and Olympic Games
-press in horizontal position
-biceps/triceps: usuall dumbell exercises
I heard a rumour that Alexander Karelin used to do zercher deadlift. Many oldschool wrestlers did this exercise and highly recommended it. Alex was able to rep 500+ pounds in training. I have no source and I would say it’s just a rumour. But of course you can try this exercise.
Alex did 2-3 sets with 12-15 reps. In final set you should be exhausted and only be able to do 8-10 reps
-Have no diet routine
-Used to go to small restaurants/cafes and tried national cooking
-Preferred natural food
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