NFL Hall-Of-Famer Troy Aikman reportedly drinks 2 gallons of water every day, his hydration habit at least partially inspired by quarterback Tom Brady. Aikman is now retired from playing professional football, instead working as a color analyst for NFL news in Fox. But during his heyday Aikman was one of the best, winning three Super Bowls while playing for the Dallas Cowboys between the years of 1992 and 1995.
Aikman recently spoke to online publication Insider and revealed that he drinks an astounding 2 gallons of water every day inspired by Tom Brady. Aikman says to stay healthy he also eats a strict Pegan diet and works out at least 6 hours a week.
Brady has long been a proponent of drinking at least 2.5 gallons of water a day. Brady says that this amount is deduced by a simple calculation – halving his weight in pounds. That amount in ounces is how much water Brady believes we should be drinking daily.
Aikman said he had a meeting with Brady roughly three years ago and noticed Brady walking with a “big jug” of water and this inspired him to join the quarterback in his daily hydration habit.
“I was reading more about the benefits of water, making sure you’re hydrated, and I thought, ‘I’m going to get a jug’ because Tom had one that one time”, said Aikman.
Aikman isn’t alone at the Fox NFL coverage team, recently play-by-play commentator Joe Buck joined him in the quest to stay remarkably well-hydrated.
Brady has previously said to Forbes that he drinks up to 37 cups of water every day, which translated to 2.3 gallons. Experts say this amount of water is necessary for Brady due to his intense workout regime and high protein intake.
While Aikman’s workout routine isn’t quite as intense as Brady’s, his 6-hour-per-week routine does also require an excessive amount of hydration.