For average Joes, assuming the lifestyle and training habits of a professional athlete seems like a good course of action for mental and physical betterment. After all, we're always hearing about how they aren't tempted by booze, they get like 18 hours of sleep a day, and receive pro massages on the reg.
But, there are some habits that oftentimes you shouldn't copy. In fact, sometimes, following in the foot steps of Patrick Peterson, Usain Bolt, or any other of your favorite pros could actually hinder your progress, put you at risk for injury, and more. From diet to training, here are three ways you shouldn’t train like a professional athlete. Because sometimes training smarter—for you—is better than training harder.