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A day in the life with Max Aaron

Max Aaron
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A day in the life with Max Aaron

What does figure skater Max Aaron eat throughout a typical training day?

I train at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs. I spend most of my time on the ice but I do a lot of off-ice training as well.

I wake up at 8 or 8:30 a.m. and eat breakfast. I have a pretty strict diet, and for breakfast I have three eggs and a cup of oatmeal.

Then around 9, I head to the gym to do a quick warm-up to wake up my legs. I head to the rink by about 10:15, and warm up again before I’m on the ice at 11 a.m. for a 45-minute session.

I eat half of my lunch, which is six ounces of protein and a cup and a half of carbs.

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I’m back on the ice from 1:15 p.m. until 2. Afterwards, I eat the rest of my lunch.

I skate for another 45 minutes from 3 to 3:45. Some of my most grueling workouts are when I have to do back-to-back runthroughs of my long program. After that session, I go to the gym for a lift session.

I finish up there around 5:30 and then I spend time in the active recovery room. Sometimes I do Pilates there or I go to a spin class.  I am really big into the spin class rage right now. I do it at least twice a week.

All in all, it’s about five or six hours of training every day. I push myself as hard as I can everyday so I can achieve my goals and so I feel I have nothing to regret later on after my career.

I do another recovery session until around 6:30 or 7 p.m. and then I can eat dinner. I have the same thing as lunch: six ounces of protein and a cup and a half of carbs. If it’s a day to indulge, I like to have a burrito or a steak.

I like to go to bed around 10 p.m.

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