The Winter Soldier is a pretty intense roll to take on…
Did you know he has to fill in as Captain America for a period of time? I won’t spoil it for you, but it happens people!
Did I already ruin it? But…I didn’t say why or how…Or even that I’m just talkin’ Comics…. Whatever!
It’s a bit ironic that I mention this actually, because Sebastian Stan actually tried out for the role of Captain America in “The First Avenger”, but instead ended up getting the role as the sidekick Bucky Barnes. I guess everything happens for a reason, eh Mr. Stan?
Here’s a quote from Stan that ConFITdent shares with us about his role and training as The Winter Soldier:
Stan saw it as a blessing in disguise as Evans packed on 20 pounds of muscle for the lead role. Stan told Details.com, “I like to be lean and flexible, I’m not interested in gaining size.” To keep his six-foot, 165 pound frame lean and muscular, the Romanian born American utilizes Aeroboxing, developted by celebrity trainer and former professional boxer Michael Olijide Jr.
Well we’ve definitely seen how Chris Evans tacked on weight for his role, so I guess Stan got exactly what he’s good at….staying LEAN!
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What is Aero-boxing and what else did he use?
So, what is aero-boxing?
It sounds like it would be some type of air-boxing, almost like shadow boxing? But then how could someone get sculpted and cut using this?
All good questions my young Luke…
Healthy Celeb tells us a little bit more about Aero-Boxing:
The concept of aero-boxing has been designed by Michael Olajide Jr., the former middle weight boxing champion. The workout specifically is valuable for people not having much space available for workouts. Michael Olajide is a renowned celebrity trainer.
Rope jumping, which is an extensive cardio-workout exhausts the body completely and sculpts your arms, shoulders, legs, and chest. Shadow boxing doesn’t require any opponent to fight. While imagining youself as a boxer in mind, you practice boxing in the air. Shadow boxing has its impact both on your body as well as brain.
Resistance training, which is a fusion of various workouts such as squats, push-ups, and standing ab tones the muscles of your body. It really is an awesome workout.
Olajide has been said to work with another one of our favorite Superhero Athletes….Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman!!!
How do we do it?
Well, unfortunately for us, I’m not Michael Olajide…
I’m just plain old, nerdy, SuperHero-like, Mike Romaine…
BUT, it’s okay! Do not fret! Olajide is pretty vocal about his training, which enables us to still utilize it! I actually may give it a shot for a month as well to test the results.
Are we ready for the workout routine because this one’s a fun one!
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The Sebastian Stan Winter Soldier Workout Routine
Olajide Jr. customizes his regimen to a client’s fitness level. Stan’s three-part circuit is repeated nonstop for an hour (usually three to four times), with no rest between segments.
And for the rest of the workout we’re going to take it straight from his interview with Detail.com! No better way then right from his mouth 🙂
Eight to 10 minutes, while holding 5-to-15-pound weights. “It’s intense cardio that also builds muscle endurance,” Olajide says. “You might think five pounds is nothing,” Stan says, “but you’ll feel it.”
Five minutes of jumping rope nonstop—on every count of eight, turn the rope twice under your feet between jumps.
Eight to 12 minutes of resistance exercises, at three levels of intensity. Some of Stan’s favorite moves:
Standing Ab Work: Use a 15-to-20-pound body bar in a variety of upper-body and core-focused moves, like standing in a split stance and rowing the bar as if you were paddling.
Push-up Variations: Stan does a set of each type for 30 seconds nonstop. Moves include push-ups while holding weights and a version in which you lower your body toward the ground, then shift your weight from side to side.
Squat Variations: Stan does a set of each variation for 30 seconds nonstop. Moves include single-leg squats and tribal squats (weights in hand, knees and feet together, squat, then at the bottom of the squat, jump your feet out, then jump back in).
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