Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Latest Workout Proves Why He's Still One Of The Best At 38 | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Latest Workout Proves Why He’s Still One Of The Best At 38

The 38-year-old striker hasn’t banged in goals left, right and centre upon his arrival but he’s still proved to be a valuable addition – the Italian side has lost just once since Zlatan rejoined his former club two months ago. And despite being at the backend of his career – it’s rare that footballers can […]

The 38-year-old striker hasn’t banged in goals left, right and centre upon his arrival but he’s still proved to be a valuable addition – the Italian side has lost just once since Zlatan rejoined his former club two months ago. And despite being at the backend of his career – it’s rare that footballers can play at an elite level after 35 – his physicality has impressed, most recently playing three games in seven days while also clocking a top speed of 32.45km/hr – Melbourne Storm’s Josh Addo-Carr has reached a maximum of 38.5km/hr for comparison. 

So how does the man who describes himself as “god” keep up his form despite being nearly 40 years old? A quick look at his workout at Milanello explains just how. 

The veteran forward focus on both power and mobility. Most efforts throughout the 90 minutes involve bursts of energy – sprinting, headers, shooting – the importance is undeniable. At the same time, given the fragility that comes with his age, prehab is equally crucial and that includes a lot of mobility work. Ensuring joints and muscles are well conditioned helps prevent injuries – while at Manchester United, Zlatan suffered an ACL injury that ended his season prematurely. 

So here’s what a typical workout looks like for Ibrahimovic:

  • Exercise Ball Twist 
  • Ab Rollers
  • Wall Slams With A Medicine Ball
  • Exercise Ball Twist
  • High Intensity Battle Ropes

You can see the full workout above.

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