Early start

15. april 2015

Since the summer is getting closer and it’s warmer here in Cyprus, we are training an hour earlier than we used to. I was up at 08.30 to walk the dogs before heading to training. I’m not a big fan of breakfast, but I know I have to have something so I just took 2 bananas with me in the car.

As we have to be in 1 hour before training start it gives me plenty of time to have a gym session. I always go to the gym before, or sometimes after training. I feel bad within myself if I don’t do something extra. In my opinion we have the best fitness coach, certainly the best I have worked with, I really enjoy coming in and knowing that he will give me the best program day by day. I never leave the gym without pain somewhere.

Today was back day. I did 3 different exercises for my back. One thing I like about these gym sessions is that there are almost no break between sets and reps. Pain! Soon as I finish the gym I take a protein shake. For me that’s very important straight after, also because I need to be ready for the football session. I will start posting videos from my gym sessions so you can all follow me and how I train.

Just got greeted by 2 happy dogs and my beautiful wife. We are having a road trip to Limassol today. We love just getting in the car and drive to different places and walk around. Will have some lunch and just enjoy life. Best feeling in the world to be with people you love.

Hope you all have a great day and I will post later tonight as well.

Be kind to each other




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  • Reply David Pope 15. april 2015 at 11:03

    Bet its hot im Cyprus you need to get up bit earlier though ? try work on that ?

  • Reply Madridista 15. april 2015 at 17:06

    really cool to see the everyday of a footballer! keep it up John

  • Reply Frank 15. april 2015 at 21:55

    Litt femi med hansker kanskje? ? ?

  • Reply Trevor LFC! 16. april 2015 at 12:24

    You truly ARE the Machine!

  • Reply Fredrik Gran Helen 16. april 2015 at 20:33

    I love how much You traning You push yourself very hard every day have You som trainings tips? ?

  • Reply John Arne Riise 16. april 2015 at 21:02

    Hei Fredrik
    Takk for hyggelig melding:) Ja det er riktig at man må pushe seg selv hver dag skal man nå målene sine. Skal legge ut flere treningsprogram på bloggen etterhvert:)

  • Reply Kevin 16. april 2015 at 21:16

    Halla! Hvordan ser treningsprogrammet ditt ut? Spiller litt fotball selv, er kjedelig å være for tung når man pumper for mye!

  • Reply John Arne Riise 16. april 2015 at 21:27

    Jeg legger opp styrketrening etter hva jeg vil oppnå. Hva jeg vil ha som et endelig resultat. Bli tyngre er ikke et mål. Jeg skal legge ut program som jeg bruker i et innlegg seinere:)

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