Video Shows Lionel Messi Working Hard in The Gym During MLS Offseason

Video Shows Lionel Messi Working Hard in The Gym During MLS Offseason

Isaac Darko
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Lionel Messi has hit the gym during the MLS offseason
  • The Argentine has split his vacation time between workout training and other social activities
  • Messi wants to be in shape when he returns to action with Inter Miami

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has been seen putting in the work at the gym during the MLS offseason.

The 8-time Ballon d'Or winner is currently on a football hiatus following Inter Miami's failure to qualify for the Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs.

However, the former Paris Saint-Germain forward remains committed to maintaining peak fitness in preparation for Miami's 2024 campaign, set to kick off with a pre-season friendly next month.

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Lionel Messi guided Inter Miami to their first-ever trophy, winning the inaugural Leagues Cup. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano
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A video posted on social media on Monday by Messi's wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, showcased the 36-year-old engaging in pull-ups while donning a dip belt with the added weight between his legs.

Antonela shared the clip on Instagram, tagging her husband and his trainer Bret Contreras in the post.

In the video, Contreras was actively involved, providing guidance and direction during the eight time Ballon D'Ór winner's workout session, showcasing the commitment to maintaining peak fitness during the MLS offseason.

When will Messi be in action for Inter Miami?

According to GOAL, Inter Miami are gearing up for their 2024 preseason, with a scheduled friendly against the El Salvador national team on January 19 marking the beginning of their on-field preparations.

As they look ahead to the upcoming campaign, the current MLS season is drawing to a close, with the highly anticipated MLS Cup match between the Columbus Crew and LAFC set to take place on Saturday, December 9.

Businesses owned by Lionel Messi

Sports Brief has also reported that Messi has never been known for his business acumen but for his sheer talent on the pitch.

It is a talent that has seen him grace the greatest football podiums to the point of being referred to as the greatest of all time.

However, considering the brand and reputation he has built over the years, some may ask what businesses Lionel Messi owns.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)