Health & Fitness A Top Priority During Negreanu’s Poker Break

Health & Fitness A Top Priority During Negreanu’s Poker Break

22 Jan

Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu had one of his best World Series of Poker performances in the 2021 WSOP. The Poker Hall of Famer proved that he is still a top tier poker player, and will be for some time.

However, fans of Kid Poker would be hard pressed to find Negreanu playing poker anytime soon, however. In fact, the poker legend announced he is taking a break to recoup for WSOP 2022, and he is putting health and fitness – not poker – on top of his priority list.

WSOP ‘21 Review

Negreanu had quite the impressive WSOP 2021, and he wasn’t afraid to put in the hours. Kid Poker played in 55 total events last year totaling around $1 million in buy-ins.

WSOP 2021

7 top 10 finishes
18 cashes in 55 events
$1 million in buy ins
$1.4 million in cashes
3rd in Player of the Year.


See you next year.

Good night.

— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) November 23, 2021

Things started to really heat up for Negreanu towards the end of the series. He took ninth in the $50,000 6-Max Poker Players Championship for $91,595 before winning over $1 million in consecutive days.

Kid Poker took third in the $50,000 No Limit High Roller for $519,764 before getting third place the next day in the No Limit High Roller for $661,041. In total, Negreanu cashed for $1,451,298 with a little over 80% of his earnings coming in those last two events. With his buy-ins totaling roughly $1 million, Negreanu profited around $400,000.

Health Highlighted

While many pros have continued to play in tournaments like the Stairway to Millions and the Venetian Deepstack, Negreanu has opted to take a break from the game in order to refocus on his health, something that has been a mainstay in Negreanu’s life for the past decade or so.

10am wake up
10:30 breakfast
12pm Gym
1:30pm walk puppies
2pm lunch
3pm coffee
4pm walk an hour
5:30pm snack
8:30pm dinner

Rinse. Repeat.

— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 19, 2022

His routine features two sessions of physical activity interspersed with multiple food breaks – all vegan of course. Perhaps he’s fitting in some much needed alone time with his wife, Amanda, who recently called him out on Twitter for not giving her enough sex.

To delve deeper into Negreanu’s diet and fitness, he made another tweet talking about the specifics of his January routine. According to him, he will only be intaking 1950 calories a day while maintaining 100,000 steps per week. Fat loss – not weight loss – and “reactiviating [his] dormant muscles” is his top priority.

Tomorrow Fat December is rectified first with a 6 week plan:

1950 calories a day
100k steps a week

Shortcut to shred style workouts (without the cardio)
6 days a week.

The goal is not weight loss.

Fat loss, while reactivating my dormant muscles.

— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 2, 2022

Poker Hiatus

Perhaps most important to fans of Negreanu’s poker play are his plans for 2022. While health and fitness are very important to Kid Poker, he is still considering defending his PokerGO Cup title early next month.

Enjoying my poker vacation getting healthy and strong for WSOP 2022.

Haven’t played any poker since early December but am considering trying to defend my @PokerGo Cup title Feb 2-9.

I’m truly on the fence not wanting to disrupt my healthy routine.

— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 19, 2022

According to Negreanu, playing in the event could disrupt his healthy schedule and focus on shedding the fat he accrued during “Fat December,” as he puts it. However, it seems that watching high stakes content on PokerGo has inspired him to jump back into the action next month.

Been catching up on some high stakes tourneys on @pokergo and it got me all fired up to defend my PokerGO Cup trophy!

Feb 2-9.

If you haven’t yet, get a subscription to PokerGO to watch all the high stakes action.

— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 21, 2022

After a hot streak to end the year in 2021, can Negreanu maintain that momentum to propel him towards yet another PokerGo Cup title? It will be fun to watch him hop back in the action, and this series will be the first time Negreanu has played poker in the new year.

Can he successfully defend his title? We will have all the coverage of the PokerGo Cup, so stay tuned.

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