Troy Aikman Shared the Workout and Diet That Keeps Him Ripped at 55 – Men's Health

The NFL hall of famer also shared a handy hydration tip he learned from Tom Brady.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman may be retired from playing football, but that doesn’t mean the Monday Night Football commentator is taking it easy. In our latest installment of Men’s Health Gym & Fridge, the 55-year-old walked us through his workout, diet, and supplements.
The first stop is the gym. Aikman is big on dumbbells. He does cardio 5 to 6 days a week, and lifts 4 days a week. It’s been his routine for 15 years. He says it’s eliminated his lower back pain, which is the main reason he retired from football back in 2001.
Now, onto the fridge. Aikman says a couple of times a week, he has a chef who comes over and meal preps for him. Lucky guy. In addition to all his food, Aikman revealed he drinks a lot of water, and that’s all thanks to Tom Brady. Three years ago, during a production meeting, Brady walked in with a gallon jug of water, and Aikman decided to take a cue from the current Tampa Bay quarterback. Aikman doesn’t know exactly how much he drinks in a day, but he takes his jug everywhere he goes.
"Sometimes taking this into restaurants and different places can be a little bit obnoxious, but I tend to lose count when I’m drinking from the bottle," he says.

The fridge is stocked with protein and vegetables, plus some beer, including Aikman’s own line of beer, EIGHT, for when Aikman wants to indulge. And speaking of indulging, Aikman admits he doesn’t cheat often, but when he does, he’ll get a pizza, or sneak an oatmeal cookie.
"Some people have a one day a week cheat meal, I have one every two or three months," Aikman says.
Talk about serious discipline.
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