Last updated on December 18th, 2019 at 09:18 pm
I remember watching Kevin Hart’s first NetFlix Original and dying of laughter.
Fast forward to him performing at Madison Square Garden and breaking records for selling out every night, and even having to open an extra performance…and I was there too.
The point of sharing that is not only to show you that I’m a Kevin Hart fanboy, but also to tell you that it didn’t matter if he went above and beyond on his physique and inspiration in fitness and nutrition – I already loved him.
That’s just a bonus!
He’s not only the world’s most famous comedian, breaking records and selling out all over the world, but he’s also in movies like Ride Along, Wedding Singer, Get Hard, and countless others – transforming them into top sellers as well.
But this is an article about his workout and diet plan, so hang on tight and let’s get ripped like Kevin Hart!
Kevin Hart Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 150 lbs.
Age: 38 years old
Kevin Hart stands in at what I believe is the shortest celeb we’ve had on the site, standing just below our previous title hold: Harry Potter.
And by that I mean Daniel Radcliffe.
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Kevin Hart Diet and Nutrition
Kevin Hart’s transformation is one that is very well known.
I mean, he’s pretty damn famous…
Soooo, that means there are a ton of resources for us to use.
People.com gives us this quote from Hart:
“I’m a healthy eater – brown rice, baked chicken, vegetables, salads,” he says. “I’m not a foodie, so it’s not hard for me to stay in the healthy diet area. I’m a structure guy, so as long as it fits the structure, then I’m happy.”
I actually consider myself to not be much of a foodie (in a sense), and find myself often using the KISS Method (Keep It Simple Stupid) with my food.
Using that to your advantage is nice to keep things sustainable, which is definitely a goal we preach at SHJ.
That’s the basis of our Nutrition Classes (Samurai, Monk, Viking, Hunter Gatherer, Spartan, Minimalist, SuperHuman) in The Academy as well.
One thing I really like that Hart says is:
“You’ve got to have a day to eat what you’re not supposed to eat,” says Hart. “But as you eat cleaner and you do get accustomed to the healthy side of living, those cheat days aren’t as important because you don’t really want to mess up what you’ve worked so hard to accomplish.”
That’s why we use the 80/20 Method (AKA Cyclical Ketosis in our formatting) to allow for “cheat meals” within our restrictions.
“I’m simple: fried chicken!”
And finishes off his interview and quotes from People.com with:
“The best piece of advice that I could give anybody is that you’re not going to accomplish it all in one day,” he says. “It takes patience, and past the patience to commitment. The mental exercise that you go through as well as the physical is so well worth the results because every day you’re challenging yourself.”
Take that in!
And, in an interview we’ll use more later for his workout routine research with the LA Times we get:
LAT: Do you do the Paleo thing?
KH: I’m not big on Paleo, really— I just eat well. Baked chicken, brown rice. Cut out a lot of the fried foods. Cut out carbs — don’t need ’em unless my body is asking for them.
Which I thought was extremely relevant information for anyone looking to eat like Hart.
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, & Eat Fat, Lose Fat) 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 incorporates 80/20 dieting with a big weekly cheat meal, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hopper, 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.
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Kevin Hart Workout Routine Research
Before we jump away to a different interview with Hart I want to stick to this quote he said earlier in the article:
“There aren’t any go-to workouts because they change every day,” says Hart. “It’s about getting up and knowing that I’m being active, that I’m staying truly committed to a goal that I signed up for, and a promise I made to myself.”
Switching over to Men’s Fitness we have this from Hart:
“MY DAY STARTS at 5:30. When does yours?”
Which Men’s Fitness expands on themselves by saying:
Hart is all about “no excuses, no days off.” He won’t miss a training day, regardless of how much his line of work interferes with his routine, he says. Why? Living a healthy lifestyle makes you better, plain and simple.
Well, that really should make many of us stop and think for a second…
But, like I said before, we have a TON of information to filter through, so we’re going to segment over to The LA Times now.
Here’s a great question and an awesome answer from that interview:
LAT: On your YouTube videos, you do radical, extreme-fitness stuff that only elites do: Muscle-ups (a pull-up to and over-the-bar press up), flutter kicks (hanging from a bar and holding legs at a right angle and kicking them), sideways “clapping” push-ups. Why do you take it to that level?
KH: When I started working out 41/2 years ago, I realized that the more exercise you do, the more rewards you get. After all, what type of person do you want to be? Do you want to see results? I do, so I put in six or seven days of exercise a week. I have a trainer who works out with me every day at 5 a.m., for 30 to 90 minutes, and it’s his job to push me to the limit and try new things: CrossFit, high-intensity training, strength and conditioning, endurance. Every workout we compete against each other.
I’ve really gotten into running. I like 5Ks because it’s a number that everyone can relate to and everyone can finish. I’ve turned the 5K almost into a sprint for me now. My fastest time is about 18 minutes.
Oh, and I told you yoga was awesome.
Here’s how Hart answered one of his next questions:
LAT: What are you going to add next to turn up your fitness even more?
KH: Well, we’ve already turned up the intensity, the strength, the core, the cardio. The next frontier is flexibility: Yoga.
Thank god we already have a Jedi Path devoted to yoga that Coach Sam has numerous instructional videos for….
Alright, alright, alright!!!
But, before we go crazy, let’s get on making some workouts!
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Kevin Hart Workout
You heard the man…six or seven days a week!
Kevin Hart’s workout and training regime is extremely diversified. We’re going to be scheduling a ton of different things into this routine, so I hope you’re ready! Implement all of these types of training and mix and match each day. These are in no specific order.
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Kevin Hart Workout Day One: Chest and Triceps
3×5 Pull Ups
3×10 Air Squats
3×15 Push Ups
Incline Dumbbell Press
Tricep Overhead Extension (DB)
Chest Flys (Cable or DB)
Kevin Hart Workout Day Two: Run
Run a 5k
Kevin Hart Workout Day Three: Back and Biceps
3×5 Pull Ups
3×10 Air Squats
3×15 Push Ups
Bicep Dumbbell Curls
Hammer Curls (Cable)
Kevin Hart Workout Day Four: The 300 WOD
Choose a WOD from the 300 Workout
(Preferably Deadlift Variation to Start)
Kevin Hart Workout Day Five: Shoulders and Legs
3×5 Pull Ups
3×10 Air Squats
3×15 Push Ups
Shoulder Front Raises
Kevin Hart Workout Day Six, Seven, and so on: CrossFit WOD
Complete one of these Crossfit WODs (make sure to vary them):
Three rounds for time:
21 kettlebell swings at 53 pounds
12 pullups (band-supported if needed)
Five rounds for time:
30 kettlebell swings at 70 pounds, if you can, er, swing it
30 pullups (band-supported if needed)
30 clean and jerks at 135 pounds
“Fight Gone Bad”
Three rounds, one-minute per exercise, with one-minute rest between rounds:
Wall balls at 20 pounds with 10-foot target
Sumo deadlift high-pull at 75 pounds
20-inch box jumps
Push-press at 75 pounds
21/15/9 reps for time:
Thrusters at 95 pounds
30 back squats loaded with your body weight equivalent
150 wall balls at 20 pounds with 10-foot target (stopping before complete failure)
Level 1: 8:00-10:00
Level 2: 5:00-8:00
Level 3: 4:00-5:00
Elite: < 4:00
7 Minutes of Burpees
In 7 minutes:
Do as many burpees as possible
300 air squats
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