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Patrick Mahomes credits Peloton for staying in Super Bowl-winning shape.
In a recent interview with GQ, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback spoke about his workout regimen during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing the buzzy stationary bike as part of his routine.
“I’m so damn competitive that I kill myself,” Mahomes said at the time. “I see the leaderboard, and I see that, like, Brian from North Carolina is catching me, and I’m like: ‘There’s no way.’”
Mahomes, 25, rides with the username 2PM, “a nod to his fascination with time and a reference to his full name, Patrick Mahomes II,” according to GQ.
This year’s Super Bowl MVP isn’t the only NFL star obsessing over at home rides…
Cam Newton, New England Patriots quarterback
Cam Newton regularly posts photos and clips of his workouts on social media, including his latest Peloton spin.
“The people who know me know I’m big into personal wellness, big into working out and bettering the mind, body and soul. Cardiovascular exercises are something that are dear to me. I’m big into cycling,” the 31-year-old quarterback told Peloton’s The Output last summer.
Newton previously joined instructor Alex Toussaint’s hip hop class. The three-time Pro Bowler also said cycling has long been part of his exercise regimen.
“I’ve been doing it for like a year and a half now, about 3 times a week,” Newton said. “When you’re doing it at home, you feel like you’re there. You know, that shoutout to AB123 in Texas for your hundredth ride, that’s special.”
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks quarterback
Perhaps there’s some friendly Peloton competition going on at Russell Wilson and Ciara’s house.
Speaking to GQ in 2018, Wilson noted how boxing, swimming, and cycling are all critical components of his training.
“I lift three times a week during the season. But I make my body move in some way every single day. Swimming is a big part of it, and working to be as mobile as possible. It’s important for me to make sure my trunk is moving right. And I can’t forget the Peloton bike. It’s me and Ciara’s favorite thing,” Wilson shared at the time.
“I also do a lot of boxing, heavy deadlifts, box jumps, explosive medicine ball tosses, and a ton of agility work. Shoulder exercises, too, to keep my arm as strong as it could possibly be so I can throw the ball further,” the 31-year-old quarterback continued.
Adrian Colbert, New York Giants safety
Newton isn’t the only NFL player riding with Toussaint.
Adrian Colbert, a 26-year-old safety, previously hyped his March ride on Twitter, riding with the Peloton favorite.
“I played basketball growing up and had that hoop dream of going to the NBA,” Toussaint said to ESPN in the spring. “I wasn’t good enough, so for me at Peloton, this is my way of feeling like I’m in the league in a sense. I try to bring that straight athlete approach to my class.”
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is also a Peloton devotee, in addition to Jay Cutler. Toussaint said he is “providing an athlete workout.”
“I call it the ‘this ain’t day care’ kind of energy. We’re not here to twiddle our thumbs. We have 30 minutes of opportunity, which means I have 30 minutes of motivation, and you can have 30 minutes of greatness,” he said.