Jason Statham’s Workout Secrets
Even if you think his acting is questionable you can’t say the same for his physique and commitment to his fitness.
The former swimmer doesn’t often talk about his fitness routines but he recently dicussed the weight-loss workout with Men’s Health magazine that helps him keep the lean yet muscly body he has developed.
He uses a 3 stage workout to acheive this look:
Typically using a Concept2 Rowing Machine (which are absolutely incredible!) because it’s low-impact and works the cardiovascular system as well as all primary muscle groups.
Ten minutes at medium intensity
This works the body and preps it for stage 3. There’s always variety. This portion of the workout consists of either:
a. Heavy lifting using compound movements like the power clean. Never more than five reps at a time.
b. Short circuits of various exercises with light weights.
c. Various carrying exercises with kettlebells.
d. A progression of about 15 kettlebell exercises.
e. Various throws with medicine balls.
This is the brutal final stage that “blows every gasket,” says Statham. “You’re crying for air. It redlines the heart into oblivion.” Again, variety is key—either different exercises, or one exercise done according to an interval structure. Here is a list of some of Statham’s exercises. Pick six to make a circuit:
a. Ball Slams
b. Rope Climbs
d. Snappers, or Whip Smashes
e. Hanging Knee Raises
g. Bear Crawl
h. Farmer Walk
i. Front Squats
j. Rope Pulls
k. Weighted Stepups
l. Compound movements