While he’s not the most famous actor we’ve covered, Jason Momoa is not only JACKED, but he also knows how to get roles as some badass characters.
While the blood magic couldn’t save him as Khal Drogo, Momoa has also shown off a ripped up Conan – and he’s also scheduled to appear as Aquaman in three already announced movies.
[Batman v Superman 2016, The Justice League Part One 2017, Aquaman 2018]
Before I even get into more about his routine and training for movie roles, what I really like about Momoa is the fact that he also stays pretty ripped up in day to day life. While he’s not walking around like a jacked up bodybuilder, he still could definitely pass for an everyday SuperHuman.
Another point I want to mention, before I beat it completely into the ground, is the fact that he’s KILLIN’ it with these Superhero movie roles. We’ve seen guys like Brandon Routh who has played Superman and now the Atom, and even Chris Evans with his role as Human Torch and now Captain America – but [in my opinion] Momoa takes the cake in these roles.
Especially if you’re basing them off his physique!
Staying active is another BONUS
One thing I take pride in is the fact that [aside from my regular training] I am very active from day to day. Whether it’s playing tennis or basketball with siblings and family, or even going for long hikes and bike rides – I generally find activities to engage in, and have a lot of fun doing it!
That’s something that can also be said for Momoa, which is more then likely a reason for his SuperHuman figure on an everyday basis (outside of movie roles).
Obviously Momoa also loves surfing, which you can see in a couple pictures on this post, but that goes without saying as he’s the nephew of famous surfers Brian and Rusty Keaulana. Here’s a quote taken from Mens Health that includes a line from Momoa about his everyday life:
“I still love surfing, rock climbing, and skateboarding,” says Momoa, who has a half-pipe and a 4-foot mini ramp outside his Los Angeles home. He credits frequent mountaineering trips to Yosemite and climbing excursions to Joshua Tree National Park for keeping him lean pre-Conan. “And, to be fair, I did tons of pullups and pushups to stay fit for the rocks,” says Momoa. But dedicated strength training was new to him.
To be fair, these quotes are taken when Momoa was training for his role in Conan so he needed to pack on weight, but he was forced to become familiar with strength training for mass, which he continues to use along with his normal activity! Here’s another quote related to his training for bulking and muscle gain:
“That was the greatest obstacle we faced,” says Eric Laciste, Momoa’s trainer. “He had an athletic frame, but he needed to pack on 25 pounds of muscle in a month and a half—without getting injured. A lot of people thought we couldn’t do it.”
Even Momoa had his doubts. His training began at five o’clock each morning with two hours of sword work. “Next, I’d eat a chicken breast, and hit the weights for one to two hours,” says Momoa. Then it was another chicken breast (and maybe some peanut butter if he needed the energy) before diving into two hours of cardio (i.e. stunt) training. “We did that six days a week,” says Momoa. “It was hardcore, and I would push myself to the absolute limit so that I could cheat a little at the end of the day.”
To be completely honest, the Jason Momoa workout can be a complete hit or miss for some of you. The reason I say that is because: YES, you’ll be able to pack on muscle mass and YES it’s a great routine – BUT it’s also quite short and to the point. Momoas trainer makes a point to mention that typical bodybuilding training just would not have gotten the job done for Momoas lifestyle – not to mention he was training with limited time.
How do you keep track of muscle gain and fat loss when relying on “staying active”
This can be a whole new concept to some people.
This whole new world of rock climbing, surfing, hiking and awesome activities also being a basis around their SuperHuman physique.
Thankfully, this also comes with a workout routine to which Momoa uses, but it must be said that there are a couple more variables in using this “active lifestyle”. A couple huge factors in this are growth hormones, testosterone and metabolism. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Is he talkin’ about performance enhancement!?!?!?”.
No! Sheesh, relax!
What I’m talking about is naturally increasing your growth hormones and your testosterone, while also making sure your metabolism is doing its job. If your a male for example and have the testosterone and estrogen levels of a girl going through puberty…well you may have an issue relying on fun activities.
While this article is still about Jason Momoa and his workout routine, there are a couple things you can check out that will help you with your hormones:
But, without further ado – let’s get on with the real reason we’re all here…The Workout!
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The Jason Momoa Workout Routine
Before I just jam a badass workout routine down your throat, I’ll start with another quote from Momoa’s trainer that explains a bit more about what and why you’re doing this:
“In 30 minutes, you’ll do 330 reps of three exercises—two to three times more than you’d do in a typical old-school weight workout,” explains Laciste. “But because they’re grouped into sets of no more than seven reps, the focus is still on muscle building.”
The Workout Structure
- Start with Series A. (Should be on the lighter side – Choose a weight that will allow you to complete the following 7-6-5 progression for each exercise.)
- First do seven sets of seven reps of the squat with seven seconds rest between sets.
- Rest one minute, and then do six sets of six squats with six seconds rest followed by five sets of five squats with five seconds rest.
- Once you’ve finished the entire 7-6-5 progression, rest one minute, and then repeat with exercises two and three.
- Momoa did these series (which should take around 30 minutes) around 2-3 times a day.
- Try to include Series A and B for a complete body workout.
- To switch up the routine you can then use C and D on alternating days
- Jump Squat
- Medicine Ball Slam
- Kettlebell Swing
- Pull Ups
- Push Ups
- Sit Ups
- Double Unders (Multiply by 3 if doing singles on jump rope)
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