Last updated on February 27th, 2021 at 09:33 am
Did you know Michael Fassbender was also in the movie 300?
Well, damn you’re good – because I sure didn’t recognize him!
I know him as my Magneto, and even as Assassin’s Creed Aguilar. BUT, completely missed the spot with his character in 300, which is a movie I LOVE – and have done a TWO workout routines for….
And, not only is he Magneto from our X-Men Movies, Aguilar in Assassin’s Creed, and Stelios from 300, but he’s also been in movies like Prometheus, Macbeth (I studied English Lit so I love this), Steve Jobs, Alien: Covenant, and countless freakin’ others.
Okay, I think I’m a Michael Fassbender fan-boy…
Michael Fassbender Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 175 lbs
Age: 40 years old
Fassbender’s 6’0 puts him just below the average height we see at SHJ which happens to be fairly tall around 6’2-6’3 range with guys like Chris Pratt, Stephen Amell, Adam Driver, Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, and more!
But, either way, don’t worry.
This routine is going to be made for any shape and size to utilize!
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Michael Fassbender Diet and Nutrition
Oddly enough, we just saw Adam Driver lose a ton of weight for one of his role, and Fassbender has been in a similar situation.
We’ve know these actors can go through some extreme diets in order to prep for certain roles, and Driver is not the only other one we’ve seen.
We have also had guys like Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey on SHJ having had a pretty insane diet to fit their role.
And, that being said, Men’s Journal tells us that Michael Fassbender actually lost 42 lbs going into what was compared to a “starvation mode”.
Men’s Journal tells us the diet consisted of:
The combination of a 900-calorie-a-day diet plus exercise (skipping, yoga, walking) resulted in about a 42 pound weight loss. “It is such a psychological prison,” he’s said of the process. His final weight: A reported 127 pounds.
Well, we know we’re not going to be using that.
What I found about Fassbender’s Assassin Creed diet was much more usable.
Apparently Fassbender adopted the Paleo Diet in order to get ready for his role as an assassin.
That’s something we’re pretty familiar with.
Some Academy members use that within their Nutrition Class, and we’ve also seen quite a few celebrities utilize it now.
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Michael Fassbender Workout Routine Research
First and foremost we have to acknowledge the fact that Michael Fassbender clearly has used The 300 Workout Routine within his training (and it got him shredded).
That link that I just gave you actually takes you to the 2.0, revamped version of The 300 Workout that I made because I love it so much.
But, either way, expect to see that within the workout routine programmed below. We’ll be piecing together a bunch of Fassbender’s training methods!
In a Men’s Health article I found some more about Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed Workout.
“Michael is naturally lean and athletic,” says his trainer, PT David Kingsbury. “The goal was to add lean muscle quickly while developing proper strength worthy of the role. This was about go as much as show.”
I mean, we’ll take that!
They proceed to give some workouts that equate to about one day of training, so I will be also sharing that with you guys within the workout routine as well.
Okay, and being that he was an assassin, similar to Dylan O’Brien (I think we know which one would win), we’re also going to include some assassin-like training.
Oh, and thankfully for you, we’re able to pull a couple circuits straight from his trainer! (Which I’ll include later in the actual workout and they’ll be labeled accordingly.)
And, here’s some fun information from Men’s Journal, who we heard from earlier about Fassbender’s extreme weightloss, but from a different (definitely more fun) article about his assassin training:
“If we had a long day, we would transition at some point into Muay Thai or boxing, because it helped get the right look aesthetically, not to mention that it was also helpful for their combat work in the movie.” Once he was strong, Fassbender wasn’t about to let someone else step in and take the punches for him, even though the studio may have preferred that. “I got to do about 95 percent of the fight scenes myself,” he says. “It was important to me that I did as much as possible.”
Coach Derek would definitely be happy!
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Michael Fassbender Workout Routine
3-6 days per week
I’m going to program you enough circuits and training to give you six days worth of training, but it’s okay to just get in 3 and take it at a slower pace. Unless of course you’re training to be in the next Assassin’s Creed, which then you may want to step it up!
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Program One: The 300 Workout
The 300 Workout is 2 Rounds through this:
- 25 Pull-Ups
- 50 Deadlifts @135
- 50 Push-Ups
- 50 Box Jumps @24″
- 50 Floor Wipers @135
- 50 Clean and Press @36 each arm
- 25 Pull-Ups
And, in the revamped article I sent you to before I break down multiple days worth for you guys to utilize.
Go ahead over to there and utilize multiple days of training if you’d like!
Program Two: Men’s Health Programming Twist
**The “Workout” Section of this program is all from Men’s Health’s programming**
Weighted Pull Ups
Single Arm Dumbbell Rows
Program Three: Men’s Journal and Fassbender’s PT
Trap Bar Deadlifts: 5 sets of 5 reps, 2 minutes rest between sets
Lunges (Weighted): 5 sets of 10 reps, each side
Pull-Ups (Weighted): 5 sets of 8 reps
Push-Ups (Weighted): 5 sets of 10 reps
Dips: 4 sets of 12 reps
Single Arm Rows: 4 sets of 12 reps, each side
Ab Wheel Roll Out: 4 sets of 8 reps
3 rounds of 3 minutes
Spend 10-15 minutes working body on a foam roller
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