Tuesday, May 14

I came across this video of a celebrity trainer talking about how he gets actors in shape for movie roles. He trained men and women to be superheroes, soldiers, wrestlers and more, and while the training was specific to each role, you’ll notice a lot of similarities.

One of the things that jumped out at me is no matter the role or whether it was a man or woman, the training looked pretty similar - resistance training, lifting heavy, and pushing heavy sleds. Not a lot of long cardio we once believed was the secret to fat loss.

Getting stronger and adding some lean muscle mass helps you burn fat and look leaner. It also prepared them for the physicality of the roles they were playing. A lot of people are hesitant to lift heavy in fear of getting to bulky, but unless you are really eating to gain weight, you’ll find resistance training helps you lean out and really change your body composition.

Changing your appearance definitely starts with diet, but strength training and building/maintaining muscle mass is so important as we age to keep us injury free and moving well.

Check out how these actors trained and how their bodies changed with great nutrition and strength training.

Workout for Tuesday, May 14
Power Snatch Touch and Go Practice
8-6-4-2
*Increase Weight as Reps Decrease.
*Only Increase Weight if Touch and Go is Maintained.

5 Rounds for Time:
40 Double Unders
7 Power Snatches (95/65)
40 Double Unders
7 T2B

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