For the start of these articles I would like to say this: I linked to the guidelines above, but in no way is this workout and diet plan that of Aladdin’s. This is simply a plan inspired by his character and I will be citing all the information I can in order to show where the inspiration is coming from.
With these new Disney inspired workout and diet plans heating up, and Aladdin’s live action film right around the corner, it felt only right to have a week themed towards him.
And, that means this week we’ll be seeing both Aladdin AND Jasmine, and I even plan to do both the main actors from the film as well in the coming weeks. So stay tuned because I’m excited for both of them.
Aladdin Possible Stats:
**We’ll be using height ranges that Disney looks for when getting actors for these roles.**
Height: 5’10” – 6’0”
Aladdin is right below average height if we compared him to the celeb male average at SHJ.
And we’ve already seen Gaston standing slightly taller and hitting that average range I’m referring to.
But, don’t worry either way.
We write these routines to be utilized by any shape and size.
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Aladdin Inspired Diet and Nutrition
**Keep in mind: this section will be nearly identical for each character, but I will add in something special for the Disney Inspired Characters if possible**
Every hero (or villain) needs to still have a good diet.
Unfortunately we can train like them, but I don’t think any of us are suddenly getting their powers, or the ability to magically stop caring about nutrition.
You can’t out train your diet, so I want to still give some pillars for nutrition.
You can start by checking out The Nutrition Pillars on the site, but I’ll break down some more information for you guys as well.
Guys like Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hopper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting (something I use daily as well), Ariana Grande, 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.
It’s all about sustainability.
AND, there are a thousand different ways to reach your goals, so finding the most sustainable way is what’s important.
Which is why our Academy utilizes multiple different Nutrition Classes (Greek Gods, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Monks, Samurais, Minimalists, SuperHumans) to allow people to choose what is right for YOU!
THE ALADDIN SECTION:
So what do we know about Aladdin’s eating habits?
We’ll talk more about him as a character in the workout routine section below, but it’s important to break this one down a bit more than just culture cuisine being that Aladdin is a street rat.
We know living in Agrabah, he and Abu had to unfortunately steal their food to survive.
That being said, he doesn’t just have the typical nutrition breakdown we would normally give Disney Inspired articles.
We see him and Abu stealing and eating fruits and bread for the most part – and even see him handing it over to two hungry children at the beginning of the movie.
While Aladdin is mainly eating fruits and bread, it isn’t necessarily a good idea to replicate his diet being that he was doing this mainly to survive and not specicially to flurish, so I will also name some Middle Eastern food dishes as well:
- Grilled halloumi
- Foul meddamas
- Moutabal/baba ghanoush
And of course there’s a ton of other options.
But these are some of them if you’re looking to get in the Aladdin spirit.
Aladdin Inspired Workout Routine Research
We’ve made it to “the fun part”.
This is the part when I get to tell you about the “how” and “why” of the workout we’re about to build.
So let’s start by grabbing some information from Aladdin’s Wiki Fandom page.
They list his powers and abilities as:
- Experienced in hand-to-hand combat
- Agility and athleticism
And we also know he’s pretty damn good at what we’d refer to as “Parkour”.
He knows his way around the city and he navigates it by jumping, flipping, sliding and maneuvering through any crevice.
He’s also pretty handy in other areas, aside from hand-to-hand combat (which he picked up through run ins with Razoul):
When Aladdin was seven, he had his first encounter with Razoul, the new captain of the Sultan’s guard, after stealing an apple from a fruit stand. Initially, the boy managed to outmaneuver the guards, but was eventually apprehended and sentenced to detention within the palace dungeon; however, he managed to escape by picking the locks to his chains.
So while he eventually becomes a Prince, we have to first train like Aladdin.
The real Aladdin.
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The Aladdin Inspired Workout Routine
6+ days per week
Aladdin needs to steal to eat. He’s always out there scheming and getting his food. Life in Agrabah isn’t easy. So, we’ll be utilizing calisthenics paired with Parkour and MMA instructions to give us a fully rounded routine. Pair this with some high intensity interval training cardio and we’ll be out there looking and feeling like Aladdin in no time.
Supersets and Circuits:
During supersets you are going to break between each full round. So you’ll go through each exercise with no break, but then break at the end before starting to go through again. During the circuits you have no break.
Aladdin Inspired Bodyweight Training:
In the Parkour and MMA training I’m going to give you links to there are also bodyweight style training. Utilize this program for the calisthenics and then pair in the rest of those programs for their given purpose.
HIIT Training Treadmill for 20-30 min:
1 minute on: Sprint at 5.5-10mph
1 minute off: Walk at 2.5-3.5mph
4 Round Circuit:
25 Clap Push Ups
20 Mountain Climbers
15 Jump Squats
10 Jumping Lunges
5 Round Superset:
15 Leg Raises
10 Pull Ups
3 Round Core Superset:
1 Minute Plank
30 V-Ups or Sit Ups
25 Lying Leg Raises
20 Flutter Kicks
15 Second Superman Hold
Aladdin Inspired MMA and Parkour:
Today you’re going for a run. Run 1-3 miles and step it up from there when able. After that, go ahead and start working on your MMA skills and Parkour with the programming below:
For some Thai Boxing fun check out Anna Diop’s routine.
For Parkour I worked with Felix on this one: Nightrunner workout.
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