The New York Yankees’ first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, has earned a lot of fame for his tremendous skill. Rizzo has proved himself in the world of baseball at a very young age. He is a three-time All-Star as well.
As, on the emergence of the current pandemic, Covid-19, the whole world stopped, so did baseball. When in March 2020, because of the risk of catching Covid-19, all baseball matches were cancelled, Rizzo didn’t keep quiet and waited for the pandemic to stop.
Rather he started working on his well-being. During the break, Anthony hit the gym and in the early weeks ended up shading 25 pounds. When he was asked about why he made such a decision, Anthony replied, “I didn’t want to stay at home and see what happens. I don’t like to miss the chances of improving my health”.
As you can expect, with this positive mindset nothing can stop anyone. When most of the people were worrying about what to do, he started doing what was in his control and transformed his body for the good of his health.
How did Anthony Lose Weight?
During the lockdown, most of the country’s public places were closed most of the time. So, it was very hard for Rizzo to go to the gym on the daily basis. He contacted the quality assurance coach, Mike Napoli, to help in losing weight.
Napoli gladly helped Rizzo and both men did workouts together on the daily basis. This collaboration not only helped Anthony but also helped Napoli in losing 25 lbs as well. Rizzo defined himself and Napoli as “quarantine buddies”. Here’s what Anthony ate and what he did.
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Anthony cut down his calorie consumption. He made sure to keep the track of what he was eating on daily basis. He started consuming only 2,000 calories a day. Exactly what an adult man needs in the whole day. He would start his day by having green tea and then he would go for a run around his neighbourhood.
Rizzo tried to eat vegetables and fruits as much as possible. He limited the consumption of dairy products as well as meat.
Rizzo and Napoli would start exercising early in the morning. They would do running, cycling, pushups, sit-ups, pull-ups, squats, and a lot of other workouts. Their daily workout routine would be for more than 3 hours.
Before & After
Before quarantine, Anthony weighed about 265 pounds. However, after his efforts to lose weight along with his coach, Napoli, Rizzo’s current weight is 240 pounds.
Anthony was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma
In April 2008, the doctor told Rizzo that he had Hodgkin Lymphoma. However, the good news was that it was in a limited state and Anthony could easily recover from it. So Rizzo went on fighting the disease. Anthony underwent chemotherapy for six months.
In the same year, the doctor told Rizzo that he was okay now and could live a happy life. After this Anthony founded a charity organization with the name of Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation . The organization’s sole purpose is to help people fight cancer and is run by Anthony and his family.
When most of the people Panicked because of the pandemic, Anthony tried to find something positive in it. And utilized his time in a very great way. There’s a lot to be learned from Anthony for us. These all exercises worked for Anthony and they can work for you as well.