Last updated on November 20th, 2018 at 12:31 pm
I’m sure you guys already know what I’m going to say about Minka Kelly.
Well, if Coach Derek is reading this I know he knows what is coming.
Minka Kelly is a freakin’ babe.
You think we have a chance, Coach?
Kelly is known for her roles in Friday Night Lights, The Roommate, 500 Days of Summer, Just Go With It, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and soon to be Titans as Dawn Granger AKA Dove.
We’ve already seen Brenton Thwaites who will play Dick Grayson in Titans, and it’s safe to say we’re not even close to done.
Minka Kelly Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 125 lbs
Age: 38 years old
Minka Kelly is right around the average height for celeb women we see at SHJ.
Also short enough to give me a chance…
Normally the average height we see for women is around 5’4-5’6 with ladies such as Jennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie, Olivia Munn, Alicia Vikander, Sophia Bush, Tatiana Maslany, Evangeline Lilly, and a ton of others.
But then there is also that taller range, and amongst the tallest (even taller than the 5’7-5’8), are ladies like Gwendoline Christie, Gal Gadot, and a few others – with Phoebe Tonkin, Gabrielle Union, Brie Larson, Nina Dobrev, Daisy Ridley, and so many more coming in around that 5’7-5’8 range.
But, either way, don’t worry.
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Minka Kelly Diet and Nutrition
Delish.com has an awesome interview with Minka Kelly that really gives us some insight on what she eats on a daily basis.
In the interview Kelly states:
“I always have to have a hobby,” Kelly explains. “With my job, there can be a lot of downtime, so I think it’s really important to balance that with something that feeds your brain.”
Which Delish and Kelly continue by stating:
Kelly doesn’t eat starches — like bread, rice, potatoes, and pasta — with protein. “It’s so hard on your digestion, and your body works overtime, which is why I’m so tired after a huge Thanksgiving dinner,” she says. “I just feel better.”
Delish also tells us how Kelly starts her days:
Almost every morning, Kelly makes a protein shake to start the day, though sometimes she’ll snack on avocado toast instead.
Oh, but Kelly is also all about sustainability, like us at SHJ.
In the interview with Delish, and another with People Mag, Kelly states:
Delish: Kelly keeps dark chocolate with almonds in her fridge at all times. “I always have a little bite of that before bed at night,” she says.
People: “I love fast food, it’s really bad,” she says. “But that’s the truth. I’m not perfect.”
On her less-than-perfect days, Kelly has a justification for her meal choices that we can certainly get behind. “I just try and make sure I’m drinking enough water,” she says. “I really subscribe to the adage of today’s lack of energy is due to yesterday’s lack of water. I really notice a difference when I’m drinking enough water, how much energy I have the next day. So I feel like if I do have a Big Mac, if I just drink so much water it’s just going to wash it all out.”
Not stressing too much about what she eats is central to her diet philosophy. “I just enjoy my life and I enjoy food and I enjoy a glass of wine but I also try and balance it out and take breaks once in a while,” adds Kelly.
And we see a lot of celebs opt for this sustainable approach.
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: 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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Minka Kelly Workout Routine Research
Minka Kelly has gone through a couple different workout phases.
And, that seems to be normal with a lot of our celebs.
We know goals and the way we train can very easily change. That’s why, on top of our Academy we have separate Superhero Programs specifically oriented towards each goal.
In an interview with Shape, Kelly states:
“Exercise is like meditation for me. And I’m giving myself that time!”
Which should definitely be the case. I couldn’t agree with that more.
Sometimes I have to force myself to take an off day!
A Health.com interview with Kelly has her saying:
Q: Whats your workout regimen?
A: I do a lot of running, which I enjoy for mental reasons, too. Ill be really frazzled and run for 30 minutes, and everything sort of seems clear again.
Q: Is there any form of exercise that just wasnt for you?
A: I did Bikram yoga for a while, and I know thats not for me. Too hot!
Not everyone has to like every type of workout routine!
Oh, and Kelly has also stated being into hitting the fitness studio with a trainer for 30-60 minutes as well.
And, her training for Titans was upped a notch, as she posted a picture of her doing pull-ups on her Instagram with a caption:
“I’ve never been able to do a pull up. I can, as of recently, do 2 sets of 3 now. Owww.”
She said that she tries to increase her heart rate and get moving every single day.
Expect to do the same!
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Minka Kelly Workout Routine
3 days of programmed training per week, and 3-4 days of activity
Kelly mentions that she tries to get moving every single day. I’m going to program you three days of training that can all be utilized multiple times a week, and I’ll also add in a section for activity you can utilize for the rest of the week.
Day One: Full Body Workout
15 minute light jog
Dumbbell Goblet Squats
Bicep Curl Steps Ups
3×10 (each leg/arm)
Stability Ball Chest Press
Tricep Kickbacks (DB or Cable)
3×10 (each arm)
Day Two: Bodyweight Calisthenics
15 minute light jog
**Do any reps that can’t be done for the specific movement as a scaled variation**
Push Ups (or Knee Push Ups)
Dips (or off of chair/bench)
Pull Ups (or assisted)
Day Three: Cardio
**Choose 1 of 3 Options**
Option One: Long Distance Cardio
Run 3-5 miles
45 minutes of HIIT Cardio
1 min on: run 5.5-8mph
1 min off: walk 2.5-3.5mph
1 min on: level 7-10 w/ RPMs above 100
1 min off: level 3-5 w/ steady slow RPMs
60 Minute Varied Cardio
Treadmill Walk/Run, Row, Bike, Elliptical, Stairmaster, etc.
Bonus Activity:Classes, MMA, Yoga, and Parkour
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