- Cricket star Tom Curran, 24, revealed how he swears by ‘explosive’ exercises
- The 24-year-old said he has a ‘healthy’ diet filled with fish, salad and seafood
- Tom said he no longer focuses on endurance exercise, but short sharp workouts
English cricket star Tom Curran has shared his diet and fitness secrets, revealing why ‘explosive’ training is perfect for a sport like T20 cricket.
The 24-year-old – who has just signed a new three-year contract to play for Sydney in the Big Bash League – said a ‘healthy’ diet filled with plenty of fish, seafood and salads is key to keeping his body in a good place.
When it comes to fitness, Tom – who was born in Cape Town but plays for Surrey in the UK – revealed he has swapped aerobic workouts for sprints and quick circuits in the gym.
The 24-year-old – who has just signed a new three-year contract to play for Sydney in the Big Bash League – said a ‘healthy’ diet filled with plenty of fish, seafood and salads is key to keeping his body in shape
‘T20 cricket is quick so it’s about preparing for that explosive 90 minutes,’ Tom told the Healthy Hacker podcast.
‘And the training is the same. There’s not too many long runs, it’s more explosive stuff in the gym or sprints.
‘That really works for me. I enjoy the gym but I don’t really like the endurance stuff that becomes more mental than physical.’
Tom’s Instagram page shows him doing medicine ball swings, heavy weights and speed push-ups.
The 24-year-old said he is also partial to a hot yoga session, which he said helps to restore his body and calm his mind after a long day on the cricket pitch.
When it comes to training, Tom swears by short, sharp weights-based movements in the gym as well as the odd hot yoga session
‘It really helps, especially with all the highs and lows of cricket,’ he said.
‘You finish games so late and you’re still basically ticking, you can’t sleep. Things like meditation and yoga can really help.’
When it comes to diet, Tom said he is a fan of most things, but he primarily prioritises eating plenty of fish, seafood and dark leafy green vegetables.
He also has protein shakes before and after the gym, but lets himself relax a little when not training, enjoying barbecues with friends.
Tom and his brother Sam Curran became the first brothers to play in the same England side in almost 20 years after taking the field together for the fifth and final one-day international against Sri Lanka in 2018.
CREDIT: Mail Online