Must I really say it?
I’ll say it if I have to. But I don’t think it’s necessary.
Gemma Chan is a freakin’ babe.
I actually just recently saw her in Fresh Meat, which was a pleasant surprise after I watched the series on a recommendation for older shows I should see on Netflix.
That being said: she plays a babe in it.
But, she’s also going to be in Captain Marvel as Minn-Erva, and was the star of Humans, as well as being in Crazy Rich Asians and Mary Queen of Scots – just to name a few.
Gemma Chan Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 130 lbs.
Age: 36 years old
Gemma Chan is actually considered pretty tall compared to the women of SHJ.
She’s listed as 5’8-5’9 depending on the source which places her either in a taller range, or the tallest range!
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 for anyone and everyone.
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Gemma Chan Diet and Nutrition
This section is actually going to be a huge factor in this article.
From my research on what Gemma Chan has shared, her diet and nutrition is a much bigger influence on her stunning physique than her fitness (although she does stay active).
There’s even a few interviews that really breakdown a full day of her eating, which we can utilize to work on our own plates.
In an interview with Telegraph.co.uk Chan breaks down her day like this:
6.30am Straight into hair and make-up, with a mug of English Breakfast, on the set of Channel 4’s new drama Dates. Waiting for me in my trailer is orange juice with scrambled egg and bacon on toast, which I eat while I go over my lines.
8am I’m in every scene, which is quite tiring. Instead of normal tea, I’ve started drinking peppermint and green throughout the day – they’re more soothing. I graze on nuts and fruit from my set bag.
12.30pm The catering van puts out a big spread, and I always go for a big lunch – beef stroganoff with rice and salad. Then apple crumble and custard, and lots of water.
4pm Need a coffee and something from my emergency supply of chocolate to keep my energy up. Minstrels are best (they don’t melt on a hot set).
8pm Wrap filming and go home to make something simple: cod loin with basil and tomatoes wrapped in foil and bunged in the oven, with steamed beans. I’ve got 10 pages of lines to learn every day, so I read them over dinner.
Can I just add that I also started my day with a mug of English Breakfast?
Does anyone out there care?
And a few more sources actually let us know that Chan is quite fond of tea.
She also makes sure to keep her diet clean and healthy, but isn’t afraid of snacking on things she loves.
We see a lot of celebs opt for a sustainable approach like this.
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.
Gemma Chan Workout Routine Research
I’m going to make this very clear: the workout I create for you below is not based on anything Gemma Chan is said to have done, or shown doing; it is based around her physique and how you could achieve it yourself.
I want to start off with that, because I’m still going to share a few more things with you guys in this section, as well as talking a bit about her physique, and why we’ll build the routine the way we do.
To add to that, before I add some more fun facts about Chan, Healthy Celeb actually states:
Gemma has revealed that she is not fond of exercise. However, she ensures that her diet consists of iron, vitamins and lean proteins.
Well, we saw what her diet looks like, but that first sentence is definitely interesting.
Okay, let’s share some fun things about Chan before I move on to talking about her physique.
In an interview with The Guardian she shares some things I think you guys would find fun and interesting.
I’ll share them all here:
What would your superpower be?
Time travel – I’d go back to June 2016 and deface the buses that said: “We send the EU £350m a week; let’s fund the NHS instead.”
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
As a little girl, I was quite self-conscious about my Asian features. A few kids made fun of the shape of my eyes. All the Barbies had blond hair and blue eyes, and I remember wishing I didn’t look the way I did – I was the only girl of colour in the area. But now I’ve got older, I’ve realised what makes you different is your strength.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Scarlett Johansson. Just kidding.
What is your favourite smell?
Old books – it reminds me of the library when I was younger.
What are the chances we can get her in on SHJ Book Club?
A man can dream. Okay?
And, while I’m completely fishing into nothing at all, she does mention ScarJo, so maybe her workout would be a good place to look as well?
Gemma Chan Physique
As far as her physique goes, it can be obtained without working out.
I mean, she’s proof of that.
That being said: you can also use a workout routine and certain activity to support this physique, AND obtain it.
Training not only tones your muscles, but it will also burn extra calories for those of you who are looking to lose weight/fat.
Chan has an amazing, slim, and toned physique which we will be trying to replicate via optional bodyweight and full body exercise, paired with other activity we love to utilize at SHJ.
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Gemma Chan Workout Routine
3-5 days per week
As I said above: Gemma Chan does not really utilize much exercise in her daily regime, other than staying really active via acting and her outside life. This routine is being built for you to achieve a physique like Chan’s via optional training methods below; although it can be done through the use of a healthy diet and activity.
You can use both the bodyweight workout, or the full body workout, multiple times throughout the week, or opt to utilize one of the cardio or activity options as well.
Gemma Chan Bodyweight Workout
10-20 min walk or jog
Knee Push Ups
Hip Thrusts (or Glute Bridges)
3×10 each leg
Gemma Chan Full Body Workout Weights
10-20 min walk or jog
A. Squats (Goblet, Back, Front, any variation)
B. Step Ups
4×6 each leg
C. Glute Bridges or Pull Throughs
A. Cable or Machine Rows
B. Cable or Machine Pulldowns
A. Chest Press (any variation)
B. Dumbbell Kickbacks
C. Knee Push Ups
A. Dumbbell Front Raises
B. Standing DB Press
Gemma Chan Workout Activity Options
First and foremost is activity.
Don’t be afraid to pick fun activities like sports, hiking, or anything else you like!
But, I also want to give some other options.
I tend to utilize some brisk walking outside, or even on the treadmill while reading.
All heroes should also know how to defend themselves.
Just ask MMA Coach Derek.
Add in an extra day or two of MMA style training to take your inner Superhero unleashing to a new level.
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