What are the Titans without their Starfire?
Not much, eh?
There’s been a bunch of controversy of Anna Diop’s Starfire outfit, but recently Diop has confirmed that Starfire will be getting her classic outfit in Titans, stating this in an interview with ComicBook:
As soon as I put it on, everyone was flipping out. It’s awesome because it’s something that so many people have seen for so long and it means so much to people and this is the first time we’re bringing it to life, but you know — our story takes its time. It takes its time, it’s an origin story, so it takes its time in the characters coming to this place where you see them and the way that everyone’s always known. I hope that the audience can be patient with us and have fun with us. It’s a ride, and it’s a fun one.
But, anyways, let’s move onto some more fun.
Diop has been in 24: Legacy, The Messengers, Greenleaf, and soon to be Titans, as we discussed.
Now it’s time for Starfire.
Anna Diop Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 135 lbs
Age: 30 years old
Anna Diop is technically above average height compared to women celebs on SHJ.
But, we’ve been seeing more and more women around her height.
Normally the average height we see for women is around 5’4-5’6 with ladies such as Jennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie, Olivia Munn, Alicia Vikander, Sophia Bush, Tatiana Maslany, Evangeline Lilly, and a ton of others.
But then there is also that taller range, and amongst the tallest (even taller than the 5’7-5’8), are ladies like Gwendoline Christie, Gal Gadot, and a few others – with Phoebe Tonkin, Gabrielle Union, Brie Larson, Nina Dobrev, Daisy Ridley, and so many more coming in around that 5’7-5’8 range.
But, either way, don’t worry.
I write these routines to be utilized by anyone and everyone!
Anna Diop Diet and Nutrition
There wasn’t much information out there on Anna Diop’s diet and nutrition, while some decent information about her workout routine has hit the web as of late (with her role of Titans).
That leads me to believe, from experience researching the rest of our celebs, that she doesn’t specifically follow a restricted diet and more-so eats intuitively.
Oh, and I did see her speak of her love for pizza quite often. One article by TvOverMind states:
In interviews, Anna Diop has often talked about her love for pizzas and has listed it as her favorite food above all others. When describing her perfect day, she has said that she would love to swim in the sunshine and then hop out of the pool to eat pizza.
Which is awesome if you’re able to sustain that and stay active and busy enough to make a healthy living with it.
We see a lot of celebs opt for this sustainable approach.
That’s why our Academy Nutrition Classes (Monks, Minimalists, SuperHumans, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Greek Gods, Samurais) revolve around helping you find the specific diet that is right FOR YOU.
Of course, there are a lot of reasons to HAVE the strict guidelines.
We’ve seen a lot of celebs opt for specific restrictions.
For example: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting(something I use daily as well), Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
And, that’s just to name a few celebs from each, by the way.
You can check out our Nutrition Pillars for more information and articles on all of the above and more.
— Anna Diop (@TheAnnaDiop) September 11, 2017
Anna Diop Workout Routine Research
As you can see above, Anna Diop got back to her training for her role in Titans.
If you guys want to see more of Diop you can check out her Twitter account, which she seems to post to more often than Instagram.
Diop says that she’s a big fan of Muay Thai. Muay Thai or Thai boxing is a combat sport of Thailand that’s grown in popularity. Anna Diop started studying Muay Thai for a movie role and fell in love with it. “It’s a beast of a workout and it’s a great way to relieve stress,” Diop told Just Jared Jr., “It takes a lot of concentration at times and it just makes you feel like a bada**.”
Besides Starfire’s powers of flight and energy projection she’s also a master of hand-to-hand combat and a fierce warrior, so expect that training to come in handy. Starfire is known for her flowing red hair, so it’ll take some skills to fight like that.
I know, I know, the second part really didn’t have much to do with Diop’s specific workout routine, but it’s motivating and true.
That’s why in Starfire’s character routine we see mixed martial arts training as well.
In the article TvOverMind that I shared from about Diop’s love for pizza, they also tell us this:
For two years, Anna Diop studied Muay Thai. This is a combat sport that is similar to kickboxing. It is known as the ‘art of the eight limbs’ as it uses many parts of the body, including the shins, the fists, the knees and the elbows. It is a discipline that is both physical and mental. Anna Diop has described herself as a tomboy who loves sports, so Muay Thai is an activity that suits both her personality and her interests.
Pretty sweet, huh?
I’m sure Coach Derek is going to love this.
Well, I hope so, considering we’re going to be utilizing his programming for this one.
Let’s do this.
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Anna Diop Workout Routine
3-5 days per week
If you guys haven’t been paying attention, Diop utilizes mixed martial arts to stay in shape. For that reason, I’m going to give you three programs from Coach Derek (in which he has shared with us on the site in the form of character workouts), and also program you a reminder to get active for AT LEAST two more days.
3 Days Per Week: Mixed Martial Arts Training
All heroes should know how to defend themselves.
Just ask MMA Coach Derek in The Academy.
Feel free to also take a local class. But if you’re going to be training like Diop you’re going to want to get it in at least 3 times a week.
Bonus Thai Combos from Coach Derek:
Jab – medium & longe range
Cross- medium & long range
Hook – close & medium range
Uppercut – close & medium range
Elbows- close range
Roundhouse kicks – medium & longe range
Foot jab aka teep – medium to long range
Cut kick – medium and long range
Knee strikes- close range
3 minute conditioning drills
Jab, cross right roundhouse
Jab, cross, left hook, cross, left roundhouse, right roundhouse
Right knee, right roundhouse, left knee, left roundhouse
Double right roundhouse, double left roundhouse
Partner drills (advanced)
partner 1 (*p1), partner 2 (*p2)
P1, jab, cross
P2, right round house to leg
P1 left leg shield, right roundhouse
P2, left roundhouse to leg
P1 cross shield, left roundhouse
P1 right parry
P1 left parry
P2 left hook
P1 right high cover
P1 left high cover, cross, left roundhouse, left hook, right roundhouse
P2 right roundhouse
P1 retreat and advance
P1 right parry
P2 low cross
P1 left cover low inside, cross, low lefty hook, left hook, front leg teep
P2 rear leg teep
P1 parry teep inside left, right roundhouse to leg, left roundhouse
2-4 Days Per Week: Get Active
See what I did there? The 2-4? Looks like 24, Diop’s show?
Meh, whatever, I thought it was cool.
Anyways, you need to get out there and get active on your off days. Not only to burn extra calories, but also to be a healthy-fit SuperHuman.
Go hiking, go for a brisk walk, play some sports, or get active some other way.
Have fun with it.
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