Matt Hardy is back on WWE TV alongside Jeff Hardy and based on how things are playing up on TV, it looks like the Hardys will be in the mix for a Tag Team Title shot at WrestleMania.
However, it was just a few short months ago when we all thought Matt Hardy’s career could be over because of injuries. Hardy is back and looking in great shape.
WWE caught up with Hardy last Tuesday before SmackDown Live and he was asked how he got in great shape.
“I chalk it up to having a regular schedule, a regular routine. I tweaked some stuff with my diet plan,” Hardy said. “I had an injury that I was dealing with. My back and hips and pelvis and I changed the way I did some stretching and incorporated some yoga into some things.”
Hardy also said he did dome intermittent fasting.
He continued, “I got to the point where I would start at 8 or 9 pm every night. I would stop eating. I get up the next morning, 8 am, I do cardio real hard, I did my yoga and stretching hard. I work out one body part very intensely, had my first big meal and then I just eat very clean throughout the day, smaller portions until I get to that 8 pm threshold and then no more. And I did that for about two and a half to three months and I ended up dropping 15 pounds, 16 pounds.”
Hardy said it was hard keeping up with the regiment because he loves spending time with his kids so the secret was to go to bed earlier so he can get his workouts early in the morning.
“I think I’m in the best shape I’ve been in years, considering this is my 27th year doing this. I have put a lot of wear and tear and beaten my body up really intensely between surgeries and my joints. When it’s all said and done, if I can look athletic and healthy and hang with these young guys, that’s all that it’s about for me.”
He added, “It was absolutely motivating last week when I noticed the WWE Universe really noticed and recognized all of the hard work that I’ve been doing during my time away.”
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