Last updated on February 15th, 2021 at 09:45 am
Coach Derek said “How was she overlooked!?”, when he suggested this article.
And you know what? That’s a good question, Coach.
We have hundreds of men and women celebs, and now hundreds of character workouts on the site as well, and sometimes some deserving routines just slip through the cracks.
I’m guilty of saying “How did I miss this one!?” quite often, actually.
And I’m sure there’s still more to come.
Cobie Smulders Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 140 lbs
Age: 36 years old
Cobie Smulders isn’t among the tallest, but she’s definitely in a taller range.
Don’t worry though, there are a handful of others right there with her.
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 among 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.
I write these routines for anyone and everyone.
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Cobie Smulders Diet and Nutrition
Cobie Smulders has a pretty relaxed approach to diet and nutrition.
In an interview with E! Magazine she tells us a great deal about it.
“I’ve never been the person who’s like, ‘I’ve got to get a four-pack of abs!'”
And, about her diet, she continues by telling us:
“My usual day: a green smoothie for breakfast — if I want to get fancy, it’s eggs on arugula — fruit for a snack, a salad with protein for lunch, and fish and quinoa for dinner,” she said. “I’ll have pasta two out of seven meals. And if I have 3 bites of my husband’s mac & cheese, I don’t kill myself! I just slowdown and enjoy it, instead of shoveling it in my face.”
She also tells Women’s Health:
“When I’m at home, I’ll cook quinoa and I’ll just leave it in my fridge. When it comes to mealtime, I’ll chop up some avocado and throw it on there. If I’m on set, I usually have a lot of almonds, a lot of fruit, and veggies. And I drink a lot of coconut water.”
So she sticks to a pretty nutritious, low calorie, and basic diet.
We’ll call this a healthy relationship with food, for sure.
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.
We’ve also 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), Ariana Grande, 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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Cobie Smulders Workout Routine Research
Smulders, like other celebs we’ve seen, has gone through a bunch of phases when it comes to her fitness regime.
And I’m about to give you a bunch of them, tie them all together, and turn it into a routine for you.
In the interview from E! we were pulling from earlier Smulders states:
“I know my body’s limits. I’ve never enjoyed Spin classes, where they’re like, ‘Push it further!’ I’m like, ‘No. If I pull something, I can’t work tomorrow,'” she tells Self, while looking stunning on the cover. “That’s why I gave up Bikram yoga. One day I basically found myself in a split, and I was like, ‘Oh! I’m so flexible!’ The next day: ‘I can’t move.’ So I started doing Yin yoga. It’s 90 minutes of intense stretching. You hold each pose for five minutes. It’s a stress reliever. The warrior poses are great for building muscle.”
But that’s not the only thing she does/has done to get her awesome physique.
She also tells Women’s Health in her feature:
“I’ve really been enjoying The Bar Method because I’m not a sweaty mess when we get to my favorite part of class—the end. There’s one move where you’re supposed to lift your leg off the barre, using the tiniest muscle somewhere deep in your groin. I’ve never been able to do it. I’m like, ‘There’s so much effort going into my leg right now, and nothing is happening!’ Still, my core feels stronger, my posture is better, and I have more energy.”
She mentions taking two to three classes a week on top of the yoga she also enjoys.
She also tells Women’s Health about her pilates:
“I do Pilates because it’s important for me to have a healthy back when I’m 70 so I’m not hunched over and in pain. That’s more important to me than being thin.”
And, how she gets in workouts on the go, whenever she has time:
“I have this routine where I do 20 situps, where I do the plank for a minute. I try to find these moments where I can do these exercises.”
To sum it all up, I’ll leave you with this from Smulders:
“I think [being healthy is] having a life where everything is balanced—where you work really hard but also have these moments where you get to play.”
Which I think really hits on how we feel at SHJ and inside The Academy.
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The Cobie Smulders Workout Routine
3-5 days a week
Smulders utilizes Yin yoga classes, The Bar Method, and pilates 3-5 times a week, but when she doesn’t have time to get in her workout, she also utilize sit ups and planks “on-the-go”. I’ll program you a few on the go workouts for you to utilize.
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Cobie Smulders Yin Yoga, Pilates and The Bar Method: 3-5 days per week
The Bar Method is a very specific workout, but if you can’t get in on a class there, you can utilize a pilates class, or even YouTube videos to get you going 3 or so days a week.
As far as yoga goes, we have it inside The Academy, but there’s also tons of YouTube videos and classes to utilize as well. Smulders does Yin yoga, so if you want to train exactly like her, that’s what you’re going to want to look for.
Cobie Smulders “On-The-Go” Workout:
This can be utilized on top of your other training, and also on days you don’t have time to fit in the full training.
Don’t be afraid to use this on active-off days, but don’t skip your yoga and pilates too often just because you have this!
I’m programming you what is essentially bodyweight routines, but you can do these as you go, or when you can’t make it to the gym.
Workout Option One:
3×20 Sit Ups
3×60 second Forearm Planks
3×20 Glutes Bridges
3×10 Banded Pistol Squats (each leg)
Workout Option Two:
3×30 second Right Side Planks
3×30 second Left Side Planks
3×25 lying leg raises
3×20 Jump Squats
3×15 Plank to Push Ups
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