Andy Murray has sweets to get him through ice baths

Andy Murray takes gruelling ice baths after workouts, according to a filmmaker. Picture: Getty
Andy Murray takes gruelling ice baths after workouts, according to a filmmaker. Picture: Getty
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ANDY Murray relies on sweets to get him through gruelling ice baths after his workouts, according to a filmmaker who followed him for a year.

Jo McCusker filmed the 26-year-old tennis star for a BBC1 documentary, Andy Murray: The Man Behind The Racquet, to be broadcast later this month.

She said her team filmed one of his “boot camp” sessions in Miami when he trained for six hours. “Then there’s the iced-bath session. Andy has to spend ten minutes in a brutally cold bath after training to rid his body of the lactic acid,” she said.

“He has a cup of sweets to lure him into the water – he wears just his shorts – and for us at least he resisted the obvious urge to swear out loud.”

McCusker, who interviewed actor James Corden, ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to get an insight into Murray, said he ate a lot of sushi but struggled to reach the 6,000 calories a day he has to consume.

“You don’t see anything flash because he doesn’t do anything flash,” she added.