The Workout Routine of David Beckham

July 21, 2007

So…do I know David Beckham’s exact workout routine? No I don’t…but I’m convinced that he is very lean due to his sport. How many chubby football (soccer) players do you know? Well…every time I have watched the World Cup I have looked for someone out of shape, but I’ve never found anybody.

You can’t say the same for other sports. There are quite a few pudgy guys in professional baseball as well as American Football.

The sport of football (soccer) is basically an example of one really long interval workout. It has been proven that interval training is much more effective at burning body fat than “target heart rate” cardio. This is a big reason that football (soccer) players are absolutely ripped. If you want to read a detailed article about interval training workouts <---click here. David Beckham Workout Routine

Does David Beckham have a lot of muscle? Well, no he doesn’t. Do most women think he is ridiculously attractive? You bet they do! It really goes to show you that it pays to be lean vs. having a bunch of muscle. The nice thing about being lean is that it leans your face out as well. It gives you more of a square jawed angular look to your face which women find attractive.

Next time you go to the gym, ask yourself where you are spending your time. If you want to become more attractive to women, you probably want to devote more time in your workout routine to cardio. David Beckham is a great role model for guys in this regard.

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yibala July 23, 2007 at 3:00 pm

he is just too cute.and also acurate.

Linda August 15, 2007 at 7:58 pm

The other day I was in the grocery store when the bagging guy happened to mention that it was either Brad Pitt’s B-D that day or it would be tomorrow, I forget, anyway I said, “Who cares about Brad Pitt, give me David Beckham anyday.” I am not kidding, 5 women turned around and strarted to swoon! Beckham is hotter than HOT.

admin August 16, 2007 at 9:55 am

Yeah…most guys don’t look closely at what women find attractive. Many are still stuck with the idea that “bigger muscles” = “being more attractive to women”….but Beckham wouldn’t be as attractive if he had 60 pounds more muscle and was built like a bodybuilder.

Guys who are reading this take note…too much muscle ruins your overall look. You can’t look “hip” or “GQ” if you have too much muscle…99 out of 100 women prefer guys with builds along the lines of David Beckham -vs- any massive muscular guy.

Jordan March 13, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Im just curious does anyone know what David Beckhams workout routine really is? Ive tried to research it over the internet but come up empty handed!

David March 16, 2008 at 1:27 pm

I would also like to know if anyone knows what David Beckam’s actually workout is. I know what you mean Jordan, I tried to research it myself, with no luck.

So Rusty or anyone has any idea about his workout:

1) Like how often per week he trains?
2) Does he do any additional training other than soccer training (weights)?
3) What is the break down of a regular soccer training session (cardio,stretching, strength)?

admin March 16, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Jordan and David,

I had actually planned on listing Beckham’s actual routine here once I found it. It has been a long and empty search so far. You guys will be the first to know when I find it (as long as you entered your real e-mail addresses when posting comments).

Have a great one!


David March 17, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Great Rusty, thanks for that.

I’ll keep looking too. If I find anything I’ll let you know.

David March 17, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Oh, and Happy Paddy’s Day (I am Irish after all).

Chuck March 17, 2008 at 7:39 pm

I actually posted that question to Gregory Joujon-Roche who trained some of the Spice Girls and he said lots of cardio…45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes and the only resistance training he recommended was boxing and swimming. He didn’t personally train DB but he might have a good idea. I was thinking of hardcore circuit training 3 times a week and then cardio 4-5 times a week. I don’t think I can give up weight training…gulp.

admin March 17, 2008 at 9:53 pm


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I need my single daily beer…thanks for the reminder.


Very cool…I’ll look that guy up. I may even have to post a Spice Girls picture. I know it isn’t cool to like the Spice Girls, but there is something so bad about them it is almost good!


David March 19, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Ha, ha, no problem Rusty.

Thanks for the info Chuck. Your idea sounds pretty hardcore!

I do strength training 5 days a week and do circuit training afterwards instead of cardio. I try to include some HIIT training at least once per week.

The search continues………

sam March 21, 2008 at 9:28 am

He is SO adorable…. my friends all think he is a washed up English soccer player. But who would? He is too cute and good of a player to think that!! So so so cute!! 🙂


Chuck April 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Mens Fitness May issue did an article on another soccer player in the MLS, Taylor Twellman of NE Revolution. He works out 5 days a week, cardio is essential…if you can’t run all day, you can’t play. He does 90 minute weight room sessions. He indicates doing total body workouts and 3 sets of 20 reps using 10 pound dumbells.

admin April 13, 2008 at 11:32 pm


I’ll look for that article once I get back from a week long business trip. These pro soccer players are in amazing shape!


Yadiel May 22, 2008 at 10:27 pm

Hey very interesting article. I play soccer and I really want a body like Cristiano Ronaldo, so I was wondering if I could get a workout like Cristiano Ronaldo’s because I really want to have a great season so if anyone could help me please e-mail me.

Yadiel May 22, 2008 at 10:31 pm

My email is

3ller June 30, 2008 at 4:44 am

Yeah he looks ‘ridiculously’ great already but a bit more muscle tone in his arms and shoulders would be perfect.

Spain won Euro 08 last night. Fernando Torres scored the amazing goal. I’m sure women will find him very attractive


admin July 1, 2008 at 2:00 am


I watched part of that game when I was sprinting on the treadmill the other day. He lunged forward just in time…the goalie almost got to it first.

I need to see a live game in Europe. It looks like a lot of fun!


3ller July 1, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Yo Rusty,
I should have asked you this a long time ago… i’m close to 5’10, have a medium frame….broad shoulders anyway. what do you think should be my ideal weight ? i’m thinking 155-160 pounds but thats too low right?

admin July 3, 2008 at 3:39 am


Brad Pitt is 5’11” and got down to 155 for Fight Club and looked great…but he has a small frame. If you have a medium frame with broad shoulders, then 165 is probably ideal.

I wouldn’t get too hung up on weight, you will know your ideal weight when you reach it.


Eric July 3, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Any idea what his bf, chest size, and shoulder size might be?

admin July 4, 2008 at 3:28 am


Beckham is 6 feet tall and around 160. I manage a suit store for a living and he looks like he would fit into a size 40 suit coat, which would mean his actual chest measurement is closer to 38-39 inch range. When I see a man in person, I can guess his exact suit size 95% of the time. It is a little tougher judging by pictures.

As far as body fat goes, he looks around 8% most of the time.


Chuck August 8, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Hi Rusty, thanks for the blog and keeping me ‘grounded’. I just saw an article on extra tv that said Beckham will be on cover of Mens Fitness and they have a link to his workout. Guess what? Looks like a bunch of intervals.

John August 14, 2008 at 11:53 am

Check out the most recent Men’s Health Magazine. Beckham’s workout can be found there.

casey August 14, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Please let me know as well.

charles August 15, 2008 at 1:16 pm

I’m 5’8″ and would like to know my ideal weight for that David Beckham look. I’m at 195 at the moment and just started doing lots of cardio work. Is the interval work better to lose fat? How often should I do these runs at the age of 42?

frank August 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Hi, maybe you can help me out on filling in Beckhams body measurments:

I was wondering how he compares to Brad Pitt measurments?

aks August 7, 2010 at 2:43 am

i think David is not much into weight training and all.
he is fit beacuese of his game and his endurance training.

jack October 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm

pleaseeee i need David Beckham’s workout … chest workout , and for how long does he run and what does he eat daily. 🙂

amelia October 26, 2010 at 6:15 am

can sme1 plz tell me wotz david beckham’z everyday lyfe routine cuz lyk i need an evidence 4 ma course work andi can’t find it can’z u gyz plz help me !!!!!!!

bhanva May 21, 2011 at 6:04 am

he likes sexy girls

Andrew June 28, 2011 at 8:42 am

I do not know David Beckhams exact workout but having played soccer for 15+ years and played at the semi-professional level and in the same position as Beckham. As a mid-fielder you would want to run about an hour a day at different paces to not only simulate a game but to improve your endurance and improve speed. You would also want to do some explosive movements such as quick sprints, push up sprints, stairs, sprint ladders, etc. Some other things to do would be 40s (sprinting from on goal down and around the opposite goal in 40 seconds…to be done on full sized field), the “cooper test” (or timed miles), or the beep test (quick sprints done at increasing speeds. Another thing is that soccer players train for hours a day doing various exercises, so most have less than 10% body fat. When lifting weights you want to concentrate less on building muscle and more on toning it, so do less weight and more reps.

Philisiwe Mhlanga October 31, 2013 at 5:18 am

I would like to now as to the kind of training that top athletes, it could be soccer players, tennis players, volleyball or any sport. Their training programes that they follow

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