Naylor is a Canadian professional baseball first baseman. Naylor is also an outfielder. Currently, he is playing for Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball. Josh is one of the very few youngest and most famous basemen. He started his career in 2019.
Since the moment, Josh started his baseball career, he has been advised by many colleagues and senior players to lose some pounds. For Naylor, himself, weight has been a limitation as well. So, after consulting with his coach and doctor, Josh decided to shed extra pounds.
By listening to his seniors, Josh lost more than 30 pounds. In this way, he not only improved his health but also made his game way much better. So, how did he do that? I know that you’ve been asking this question for too long. Let’s find out.
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Josh Naylor’s Weight Loss Journey
When the world shut down due to the pandemic of Covid-19, Naylor knew that it was the perfect time to get rid of some extra pounds. As sports of all types were closed during the lockdown, Josh got free time to embark on the journey of weight loss.
The young baseman worked on his diet and workout plan. He adopted a diet plan that consisted of few calories and did a lot of workouts at his home. Here are the details:
Josh’s Diet Plan
Naylor has made some big changes to his diet. He starts his day with a bowl of oatmeal. For lunch and dinner, Josh chooses green veggies salad, chicken, fish, or sushi. He also consumes less alcohol than before and instead drinks more fruits and vegetable juice. His focus is on the organic diet plan.
Josh’s Workout Plan
During the quarantine period, Naylor worked out on his lawn, where he lifted weights and did squats, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, and other cardio workouts. At first, Josh adopted a rather extreme workout routine that had negative effects on his fitness.
Talking about which, Naylor said, “I just kind of tried to beat myself every day. I didn’t set a mark for a month or anything like that. I tried to kill myself every day. If I did that, if I went home and fell asleep right away, I had a good day. If I didn’t, I didn’t.”
However, soon he realized that he was pushing himself too hard and switched to a safe workout routine. He still follows the diet and workout routine.
Before & After Weight Loss
At his heaviest, Josh weighed around 255 pounds. However, after losing 30 pounds, his current weight is between 225 and 220 pounds. But Josh, himself, doesn’t believe in numbers. Here is what he said:
“I don’t believe in numbers. I don’t look at numbers. I don’t look at it because numbers play a game in your mind. You see a number you don’t like and you try too hard and you hurt yourself.” So, Josh stays on the safe side by putting just enough effort to live a healthy life.
The English cricketer, Dom Sibley, lost 12 kgs during the quarantine.
To live a good life, you must live a healthy life at first. Being an athlete doesn’t mean that Naylor needs a more healthy life than any of us. It is just that his profession shows it. The proverb “Health is Wealth” is not included in every culture for nothing.