Albert Pujols' training routine has helped him develop into a fearsome physical specimen on the baseball diamond. Without question, he is one of the most feared hitters in all of baseball, and for good reason. In less than seven full seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, the slugging First Baseman has clubbed nearly 300 homers, driven in more than 900 runs, and amassed a lifetime .332 Batting Average. He has also made numerous All-Star teams, been named NL Rookie of the Year (2001), won a World Championship (2004), and been named the National League Most Valuable Player (2005). He is clearly on track to becoming a first ballot Hall of Famer.
However, the success he has enjoyed has not come without hard work. In fact, it is quite the opposite. He is clearly one of the hardest working and most well-prepared athletes in the game. Albert Pujols' training routine is evidence of that. This is the off-season regimen that Albert follows to prepare his muscles and joints for the demanding 162-game regular season, while also allowing him to maintain his monstrous power potential. The strength exercises are performed at a higher number of sets (as many as 6 for each), with a descending number of reps on each successive set.
In terms of his diet, Albert Pujols eats at least five meals a day. The largest meal comes RIGHT after his workout. In this meal, he eats all the carbs he wants because his body needs them to create that insulin spike that will replenish glycogen stores and fuel the muscle building process. He also drinks two or three protein shakes a day. During the baseball season, Pujols eats as much as he can since he is rapidly burning calories and wants to maintain his weight and mass.