How Nathan MacKinnon Is Spending His Free Time
Since the NHL season came to an end rather quickly, MacKinnon resorted to the only thing he could do during this time — staying in shape. At the age of 24, MacKinnon gets help and advice from Andy O’Brien, his trainer for many years.
At his home in Nova Scotia, MacKinnon constructed a gym that is 900-square-feet in size. Besides working out in his favorite room at home, he also spends time catching up with old friends, working on his cooking skills, and playing Fortnite.
Diet and Workout
In his gym, MacKinnon has space for warm-up drills, footwork, and Keiser equipment. This includes Rogue plates, bars, Keiser bikes, and dumbbells. He’s working with Andy O’Brien and customized programs to train hard.
Nathan MacKinnon mentions that the workouts are challenging as they work out different body parts, but each routine is fresh and never repeats. He doesn’t do a lot of squats or bench presses, but he does focus on movement-based workouts.
His diet consists of gluten and dairy-free foods. MacKinnon likes to keep it simple during the day with eggs and gluten-free toast in the mornings to chicken, steak, and salmon with some veggies on the side for dinner.
This is the third season that MacKinnon is gluten and dairy-free. He doesn’t have an intolerance, but he did mention that it helped him become the great athlete he is today.