Last updated on February 7th, 2021 at 11:58 am
Gwendoline Christie is an absolute badass!
Excuse my French.
Christie is incredible, and joins a large group of SHJ celebs that are members of Game of Thrones or Star Wars! I’ll do my best to give you a list of the routines we have covered:
So, do I have to tell you that Gwendoline Christie is the incredible Brienne of Tarth and Captain Phasma, or were you able to come to that conclusion or even read the title of the article!?
Gwendoline Christie Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 185 lbs.
Age: 39 years old
Christie’s 6’3 makes her the tallest woman we’ve had at SHJ. Actually, that 6’3 is an inch off the tallest men we see – but falls short and is roughly the average range of 6’1-6’3.
Christie has taller women with her at SHJ, still a good 4 or so inches shy, but ladies like Gal Gadot, Karen Gillan, Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, and more, are all the tallest of the ladies we’ve seen.
But either way, it doesn’t matter – and this is just a fun comparison.
I make these routines for any shape and any size to be able to utilize!
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Gwendoline Christie Diet and Nutrition
In order to get her role as Brienne of Tarth, Gwendoline Christie committed herself to a workout routine and clean diet to lose a bunch of weight!
And, the weight she lost, she eventually gained back in muscle!
Actually, Christie was so devoted she even decided to cut out alcohol for 2 months of her transformation.
Here’s a quote from Looper about her diet:
Prior to netting the role, she says her lifestyle was “getting quite comfortable. I was even developing a bust — all those jacket potatoes and bars of chocolate were paying off.” But once the role of a lifetime was on the line, she snapped into healthier habits, and cut herself off from the cozier things in life. “I completely changed my eating habits and didn’t drink for about two months, just in the service of this part,” she said.
Healthier habits, changed eating habits, and even cutting alcohol.
We can dig it.
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.
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Gwendoline Christie Workout Routine Research
A lot of Christie’s weight loss and muscle toning was a result of the training she added on top of her newly found nutrition.
“This is what I want!” the star said of the part to Radio Times. “I lost a lot of weight. I got a trainer, I did kickboxing, Kundalini yoga, running.”
And Christie continues on this in another interview by saying:
“Once I got the part I worked out with a trainer called Phil Learney, a strength and conditioning expert,” she says. “I put on over a stone of muscle, working out three or four times a week. He tailored my workout specifically so I’d develop the kind of body structure of someone that rode horses and did sword-fighting.
“I was given extensive horse-riding lessons, so that not only was I confident on the horse, but I could ride. And a brilliant stunt coordinator called CC Smith taught me how to fight and swordfight. My physicality was altered so I was much heavier in the way I walked, less upright and a lot more masculine.”
Soooo, I won’t be forcing you to go horse backing, unless you want to of course, but we will keep in mind that Christie was training to build muscle.
Sounds a lot like the Women’s Bodybuilding Path or The Powerlifting Path in The Academy.
And, so this timeline makes a bit more sense for you guys, here is a quote from Christie discussing the weight loss that came before:
“Over six weeks a dear friend of mine worked with me,” she said. “I started working out and lost a stone and a half” — about 21 pounds of excess weight. The prep work, coming off a stretch of her life during in which she was not hitting the gym regularly, paid off, despite the difficulty.
“I had to make a substantial leap physically to even be considered, let alone exceed the capacity of those around me who were competing for the part,” Christie told Vogue.
It’s all coming together, huh?
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Gwendoline Christie Workout Routine
3-4 days per week
Gwendoline Christie is specifically quoted saying she trained three or four days per week. For that reason, I’m going to give you a four day split of lifting to gain muscle and tone up!
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Day One: Chest and Accessory
10 min Incline Walk
Incline Bench Press
Day Two: Back and Accessory
10 min Incline Walk
Wide Grip Pull-Ups
Day Three: Shoulders and Accessory
10 min Incline Walk
Shoulder Front Raises (DB)
Clean and Press
Day Four: Legs and Accessory
10 min Incline Walk
Weighted Step Ups
Straight Leg Deadlift
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