Last updated on March 10th, 2021 at 09:20 am
I love how many actors we’ve had in both Sherlock Holmes roles and superhero movies.
Although the ones we’ve seen generally end up with Marvel..
But we don’t discriminate from Marvel and DC.
I’m cool with both! And Mark Strong is about to be in his second DC movie(Green Lantern and Shazam!).
Not to mention how badass he is in Kingsmen.
Mark Strong Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 170 lbs.
Age: 55 years old
Mark Strong is right there in the average height range among male celebs.
Right there with all our “Chris” celebs.
But, don’t worry either way.
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Mark Strong Diet and Nutrition
I’ve read a good handful of interview with Mark Strong, including some with GQ and Express Mag, and he doesn’t seem to stick to a strict diet.
Actually, in one interview he chalks up his toned and rather thin physique to his genetics – which may also mean he doesn’t have to put much work into it!
Don’t go too far, though, Mark Strong has been training “like a mad man” (his words), so I’m excited to bring you his routine.
We’ve seen a good handful of celebs “not” diet. They find what’s sustainable for them, and stick to 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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Mark Strong Workout Routine Research
We already know Mark Strong chalked some of his toned physique [throughout his life] up to good genes.
Continuing on that topic, he had a bit more to say with Express:
“My genes are such that I’ve always been relatively in-shape,” he reveals. But it wasn’t always that way. When he agreed to play a rock climber in the British thriller Welcome To The Punch a couple of years ago, the producers asked if he needed a trainer, but he declined. “Then it came to the costume fitting and because I wasn’t toned and buff they said, ‘We’ll get you a trainer.’ I took the hint, started working out with this guy and I’ve kept him on.”
Lucky for us: Strong is still with his trainer Giacomo Farci, and we’ll be seeing much more from the two of them.
”I’m playing an evil bastard called Doctor Sivana, they are always the best characters to play, the most fun.” Strong revealed. “I was Sinestro in Green Lantern, which I though was a rather good film, but it didn’t do what they wanted. So I feel like I’ve got unfinished business in the DC world. I played a pretty evil character in that, and he was meant to get even worse in the second one but that never happened, but I think I’m going to get the chance to do that in Shazam!, I hope so.”
As fans can see in the posts above, getting Strong properly prepared for the role will involve a wide array of stunt training.
”I’ve been training like a mad man.” Strong revealed. “I’m about to go over and see the stunt guys, I’ve been trying all of these harnesses on and I think I’m going to be doing lots of flying around and firing electricity out of my hands.”
Farci’s post even hint at a role in James Bond 25 from Strong.
Something that hasn’t been confirmed or denied at this point. Either way, he seems to be training for that as well.
On Farci’s page we get to see Strong utilizing a ton of mixed martial arts training, squats variations, bench w/ chains, rows, lunges, running, spider-man push-ups, box jumps, hex deadlifts, cardio and more!
Expect to see a wide variety from this workout, but also know that a lot of it is going to be mixed martial arts, as it makes up a good amount of the posts!
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The Mark Strong Workout
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I’m going to give you an upper body focused day, a lower body focused day and a full body day. These are split however you’d like them 3 days a week. The other days will be driven by the mixed martial arts program over your choice.
Mark Strong Workout: Upper Body Focus
Jog 10 minutes
Bench Press w/ Chain
Medicine Ball Push Ups (one arm on one arm off)
Hanging Leg Raises
Mark Strong Workout: Lower Body Focus
Jog 10 minutes
Weighted Lunges off Bench
3×12 each leg
Light Medicine Ball Squats while Balanced on Bosu
Lying Leg Raises
Mark Strong Workout: Full Body Focus
Jog 10 minutes
Hex Bar Deadlift
High Box Jumps (36″)
Spider-Man Push Ups
Plate Balanced Push Ups
Sledgehammer Smash Finisher
Hanging Knee Raises
Mark Strong Workout: Mixed Martial Arts 2-3 a Week
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For some Thai Boxing fun check out Anna Diop’s routine.
**And the Daredevil workout also has some beginner Parkour as well.**
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