Odell Beckham Jr runs through his daily training routine
By David Currie
Last Updated: 02/02/17 11:29am
Ever wondered what it takes to pull off a one-handed catch like Odell Beckham Jr?
The New York Giants' superstar wide receiver ran us through what a regular day's training involves for him... Training at 2am, his love for naps, and some motivation from Drake.
Beckham had 222 receiving yards and two touchdowns in New York's week six victory over the Baltimore Ravens, and Sky Sports caught up with him to discuss how he prepares for the biggest stage.
How early do you wake up?
"It depends if I've got a scheduled workout, or I'm just getting up on my own. I like to be well-rested, but I don't have a specific set time to get up - sometimes I'll be up in the middle of the night at 2 or 3am and call my trainer to go workout!
"I'm pretty random when it comes to my workouts, although I do always try to get in two a day, every day of the week. But it's important to let your body recover too."
How do you prepare for training?
"I like listening to music, a mix of things. Obviously there is some Drake in there, a bit of Lil Wayne, and the rapper Future. When I put my headphones on, I get in the zone, get switched on, and get ready to go out and do my thing."
How many balls do you catch day-to-day?
"Whenever I can, I'm out there getting some extra catches in with the quarterbacks. Even when I'm away from training - if my phone is across the room, I like people to throw it to me. I almost feel disrespected if someone just walks it over to me!
"I'm always looking at opportunities to test my ability to catch. Thankfully I've not yet ever broken my phone by dropping it."
How much film study is involved?
"I'm in there for what feels like all day, every day. I could definitely do more though, you can always do more.
"I've tried to improve, but I'm just such an active guy that it's hard for me to sit still and keep myself up for those meetings after a long day. It's not as fun as when you're out of the field, but it's necessary and all a part of the game."
How do you relax after training?
"Recovery always feels good; to get a massage, hit the steam room. Getting proper rest and recovery is a major key, as it's all about getting your body ready to go again.
"I'll quite often go and chill out with some of my team-mates. And I love naps! Any time I can find to have a quick lie down, I grab it."
How much do you eat?
"I probably eat three or four big meals a day. Breakfast is the most important, and my favourite meal. Bacon, eggs, pancakes, waffles, syrup, french toast. I love all of it."
Key training tip for those wanting to get involved in football?
"Play as much as you can. Run as many routes a day as you can, catch as many balls as you can. Learn how to perfect the craft to the best of your ability."