Hello Zobha Community-
As a celebrity trainer, I get to work alongside some of Hollywood’s top stars. Specifically, I get to train even some of the top tough guys in the industry, including Jason Statham. Like women, men often have inspiration on who they would like to look like, even if they don’t like to admit it. Many times, Jason Statham tops that list.
Along with good genetics, Jason always works hard in the gym. Something that people may not know about him is that he was an Olympic diver before his acting career. He naturally trains like an athlete, doing everything with intensity. Here is an inside look at what it takes to get a body like Jason.
First, start out warming up with dynamic flexibility which means stretching while moving. I then incorporate ladder drills to get his feet moving fast without the need to look. In Jason’s case, he does a great deal of stunt work so working on his lateral speed and agility is important.
Next, I would incorporate boxing and kickboxing moves to work on the lower abs and back. A lot of times we would do workouts that had a lot to do with what he was performing in a scene. This is something Jason refers to as “functional fitness.”
For example, when doing squats we would implement punches which would also increase intensity. A healthy diet is key. Eating lean will provide a better workout and allow you to build muscle. No matter how hard you exercise, it’s imperative to maintain a health diet.
Also, keep in mind when preparing to do any workout, clothing is important – many of the workouts Jason and I have done will leave you swimming in sweat! But not if you’re wearing gear that offers moisture wicking technology.
Hope some of these tips work for you, tell us who your celeb inspiration is and what are you currently doing to get that physique?
-Michelle Lovitt, celebrity trainer and Zobha Brand Ambassador