From Charlie Hunnam to Mike Moh, here are some of DA MAN‘s featured international celebrities over the years with the best workout routines that you can adopt
Charlie Hunnam: Work out hard & fast
We start out with an English actor who’s gone a long way since we chatted with him back in 2017. Before appearing in the most recent Guy Ritchie crime flick “The Gentleman,” Hunnam made a name for himself as an outlaw biker who’d often go shirtless in “Sons of Anarchy.” But it was for his role as King Arthur that Hunnam really bulked up. This was a guy who claimed Brad Pitt in “Fight Club” really set the bar for shirtless scenes; hence his mantra was simply to work out hard and work out fast—with abs always asthe focus. Here is his workout list:
- 10 x Body Weight Squat
- 10 x Pull-ups (the wider, the harder)
- 1 minute Wall Sit
- 10 x Pushups
- 10 x Inverted Rows
- 10 x Parallel Bar Dips (use chairs as an alternative for bars)
- 10 x Hanging Knee Raises
- 60 second Planks
Do these four times a week with a 30 second to one minute breather between each set. Charlie has often said that less to no equipment is better, which allows him to creatively freestyle his routines and, most importantly, it’s all doable at home. Take a look at some of his workouts below:
Thomas Jane: The Punishing “4 Day-A-Week” Body Plan
In order to get his menacing physique for 2004’s “The Punisher,” DA MAN‘s August/September 2018 cover star Thomas Jane underwent what would be famously known as the “4 Day-A-Week Total-Body Plan.” Put together by his fitness instructor John MacLaren, day one isfor the chest and biceps, day two for quadriceps and calves, day three for the back and triceps, and day four focuses on shoulders and hamstrings. To speed up the process, MacLaren would punish Jane by making him do the same workout twice a day. Here is his insane daily routine (and you’re only allowed to rest one minute between each set):
Monday: Pec deck, 15-degree-incline dumbbell press, barbell bench press, dip, barbell curl, dumbbell curl, reverse curl—all done in four sets with 10 reps each.
Tuesday: Leg extension, leg press, parallel squat; then, three long sets of walking lunges—all done in four sets with 10 to 15 reps each. Afterwards, do four sets with 12 to 15 reps each of the standing calf raise and seated calf raise.
Thursday: Do three sets with 10 to 15 reps each of lat pulldowns, front pulldowns, neutral-grip ones, wide-grip seated rows and single-arm cable rows. After doing 10 reps each, move on to doing three sets of lying triceps extensions, four sets of triceps pushdown, three sets of V-bar triceps pushdowns and four sets of reverse triceps extensions.
Friday: Four sets of dumbbell shrugs, two sets of barbell shrugs, four sets of dumbbell seated military presses, three sets of lateral raises, three sets of front raises, three sets of reverse fly, three sets of lying hamstring curls, three sets of one-leg hamstring curls, four sets of straight-leg deadlifts—each set with 10 reps and then rest up for Monday.
After going through all the heavy lifting, you might also want to try his cardiovascular routine, which consist of a five minute warmup, then 30 to 50 minutes in your target heart-rate zone (150 to 155 beats per minute for Jane), and a five minute cooldown. Going through Jane’s routine once a day is enough, but if you’re looking to punish yourself for all the extra stay-at-home calories, give yourself a five hour rest before going through it again on the same day. In addition, Jane also performed four to eight sets of 40 to 150 ab exercises every single day. Doing this twice a week will do just fine.
Tom Ellis: The Devil’s Final Workout
In October 2017, we sat down with the TV devil himself as he talks us through season three of “Lucifer.” It was until the fourth season that Ellis decided to take his portrayal the “Lord of Hell on Sabbatical in L.A.” to the next level as he dramatically transformed into a ripped fallen angel. As he had about three months to prpare, Ellis rang up his go-to personal trainer and L.A.-based celebrity coach Paulo Mascitti and said he wanted to work on his muscle mass. Apart from completely cutting of beers (which he said was the biggest challenge), here is his list of exercise(s):
- Start with a 20 minute treadmill session; jog for the first 5 minutes, continue to a 45 second sprint with a 15 second walking interval
- Do 4 sets of bench presses (8 to 10 reps each)
- Do 4 sets of pull ups (6 to 10 reps each)
- Do 4 back-to-back sets of seated Overhead Presses (8 to 12 reps each) and cable lateral raises (12 reps per side)
- Do 4 sets of Wall Curls (10 reps per side)
- Finally, don’t forget to stretch for 10 to 15 minutes to cool down
Do those Tom Ellis-approved workouts four days a week and you’ll gain 20 pounds (of muscle, that is) in the first two months just like Ellis did.
Zachary Quinto: A Dog Is A Man’s Best Workout Friend
Featured on our 2018 June/July cover, Zachary Quinto has a workout regiment that is the least harsh in this list. When preparing for his role as Spock in “Star Trek: Into The Darkness,” Quinto said thathis workout involves a lot of cardio since he’s required to run around a lot. Some of the cardio works he did included hiking, biking and jogging while being in the company of his Irish Wolfhound-terrier mix, Noah. If you’re not really a people person, maybe this is something you can pick up once the whole pandemic is done?
Mike Moh: Becoming Bruce Lee
Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” features an infamous scene where fictional stuntman Clive Booth, portrayed by Brad Pitt, gets into a friendly sparring match with martial art legend Bruce Lee, portrayed by Mike Moh, on the set of 1966’s “The Green Hornet.” While the scene was short, Moh’s preparation was anything but. “I spent countless hours studying Bruce’s voice, mannerisms, his movements and what his mentality was as both a person and an artist in the ’60s before he had achieved superstar status,” Moh said to us back in 2019.
As a self-made and a long time martial art expert, Moh went on to study Lee’s martial arts training techniques himself instead of bringing in a celebrity trainer. He then revamped his knowledge into his own personalized Bruce Lee-inspired workout. Here is his rigorous routine during his three-month preparation to portray the “Little Dragon”:
- 100 reps of jump Ropes
- 30 reps of Standard Pushups (don’t forget to also use your knuckles just like Bruce Lee did)
- 20 reps of Archer Pushups
- 10 reps of Superman Pushups
- 20 reps of Hanging Leg Raises
- 10 reps of Windshield Wipers
- 3 rounds of punching, 3 minutes each
- 30 reps of Round Kicks
- 3 sets of Burpees, 1 minute each
Catch a glimpse of Moh’s workout below:
Training footage.. thanks to @minimohmom, @shanepo8, and Solostrike -Martial Arts Training Tool for the work. #solostrike
Posted by Mike Moh on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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