Barack Obama vs. Vladimir Putin Fitness Showdown


“It is not important who is the fittest president, but rather, that with this article, we encourage all leaders to take a proactive approach with not only their own health, but also the health (read: wealth) of their nation. Presidents should be the best health ambassadors for their countries.” – Samir Becic  Health Fitness Revolution founder.

Barack Obama’s Workout

  • Works out daily and his wife, Michelle Obama and their two daughters are equally conscious for their health.
  • Eats healthy food and makes sure his family is very healthy as well
  • Plays basketball regularly
  • Obama has been vocal about his opinion that workouts are the best way to bring harmony between your body and mind.
  • Works out 45 minutes a day, 6 days a week
  • Runs on a treadmill
  • Resistance Training
  • Alternate between strength and cardio exercises
  • Made our 2014 List of Fittest Heads of State and Top 13 Fittest Heads of State 2015

Vladimir Putin’s Workout

  • Practices martial art of judo
  • Putin began training in Sambo (a martial art that originated in the Soviet Union) at the age of 14, before switching to judo, which he continues to practice today.
  • Is master in martial arts, earning master of sports in Sambo
  • Sixth dan black belt in Kyokushin kaikan
  • He actively competes in sports since 1966
  • Also horseback rides, alpine skis, plays badminton, cycles, plays hockey, and fishes.
  • Promotes health within Russia, aiming to make it a priority for its citizens
  • Made our 2014 List of Fittest Heads of State and Top 13 Fittest Heads of State 2015


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