You know nothing.
Or at least you better start knowing nothing if you want to get this cosplay right.
And if you don’t understand what I’m desperately trying to get at here, just move on to a different cosplay, will yah?
If you don’t already know, this is our new category that I announced I’ll be starting due to the high demand in cosplayers we have hitting the site, but it’s also an opportunity for me to give you secondary options to the main character workouts that will be slightly more generic and beginner-intermediate oriented; whereas the character workouts get pretty high volume when we begin talking about our overpowered characters!
That being said, we’ve already seen Kit Harington’s workout routine, so if you’re looking for something more up that alley, go ahead and head over there for that one!
We’ll also be seeing Khaleesi this week as well, ladies.
Jon Snow Stats:
Weight: 170 lbs.
Real Name: Aegon Targaryen
Alright, I really hope you didn’t come here without watching the end.
If you did, I apologize, but it’s not even a real one.
Vegeta were tied Wolverine for the shortest spot among comic characters we’ve seen at 5’3, prior to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming in at 5’2, (and Gimli even shorter) – but Damian Wayne (Robin) is only 5’4. Goku isn’t that tall either, though, standing only 5’7, with Miles Morales only an inch above him.
We’ve had Superman and Eddie Brock’s Venom at 6’3, and Captain America, Scorpion and Batman at 6’2, and Carnage at 6’1. Thor and Cyborg are towering over them at 6’6, Thanos and King right there with them at 6’7, Bane at 6’8, and Deathstroke right below at 6’5, and Black Manta at 6’4.
But, don’t worry if you’re not the same height or weight range.
We write these routines to be utilized by anyone and everyone.
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Jon Snow Diet and Nutrition
This is normally where (in the character workouts at least) I’d throw you guys a nice copy paster to give you some links to awesome dietary guidelines.
The celebrity workouts get their own custom planning based around what that celebrity does, but the characters are very contingent on specific goals/starting points.
The same is going to be done here, but I’m going to be making some changes to help you out a little bit more. So I’m going to start by suggesting what I think is the best Superhero Program for this cosplay if you choose to step it up a notch. Of course, you can really step it up a notch and join our Academy to get access to everything we have to offer, but if not, you might want to check out The Program Shop for other options or even take The Program Selection Quiz to help you out.
Which brings us to our information from the character workouts if you’re looking to go the free-route (which is totally fine):
You can’t out train your diet, so I want to still give some pillars for nutrition.
You can start by checking out The Nutrition Pillars on the site, but I’ll break down some more information for you guys as well.
Guys like Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hopper, 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.
It’s all about sustainability.
AND, there are a thousand different ways to reach your goals, so finding the most sustainable way is what’s important.
Which is why our Academy utilizes multiple different Nutrition Classes (Greek Gods, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Monks, Samurais, Minimalists, SuperHumans) to allow people to choose what is right for YOU!
Jon Snow Cosplay Information (and Options)
Here’s a section you guys have never seen before.
In the last couple articles in this category I tried molding together the cosplay and workout routine research section, but I’ve decided it’s better for you guys if I separate them so we can talk a little bit more about variations and look at some more information and options for you.
As you can tell from the picture above you can get away with a few different variations for Jon Snow.
Actually, if you look at some of the pictures of Jon that I’ve added throughout this article, there’s even more variation than I’ve shown above via the cosplay images.
You know, you could be dead…
And, each of these comes with different quality choices as well for your gear.
Although I’m sure most of you want top notch when you’re looking to become this stud.
So I have a few options for you below that I think you’re going to like enough to want to pair them up with our workout.
The Good Stuff:
**These are not the budget options. These are from our friends over at EZCosplay and are NOT simply “Halloween Costumes” but cosplay outfits that are made to transform you into these characters.**
Amazon Budget Route:
**These are budget options that are from Amazon and may be simply Halloween Costume items, but are also the top options we suggest from the platform.**
Amazon’s Choice (Least Expensive)
Nights Watch (Medium Expense, Second Best)
Elite Option for Amazon (Expensive, But…The Best)
And there you have it.
Along with this killer workout I’m going to build for you to turn you into Jon Snow, these are our favorite options for his outfit.
Don’t forget to tag me in your pics @MikeRomaine on Insta!
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Jon Snow Workout Routine Information (and Research)
So we have some more fun in this section.
Here I’ll be giving you a bit of a bio and also utilizing what we’ve discussed in the section above (and some more) to break down what we’ll be looking to achieve with this workout routine I’ll be building for you.
So let’s start at Game of Thrones Wiki for a bit of a biography for Jon Snow:
Jon Snow, born Aegon Targaryen, is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, the late Prince of Dragonstone. From infancy, Jon is presented as the bastard son of Lord Eddard Stark, Lyanna’s brother, and raised alongside his lawful children at Winterfell, the seat of House Stark. However, his true parentage is kept secret from everyone, including Jon himself, in order to protect him from those that sought the complete annihilation of House Targaryen after Robert’s Rebellion and to maintain order in the realm.
In order to escape his bastard status, Jon joins the Night’s Watch and is eventually chosen as Lord Commander. However, he is later murdered in a mutiny due to his sympathy for the Free Folk. Using the power of R’hllor, Jon is resurrected by the Red Priestess Melisandre at the behest of Ser Davos Seaworth. Freed from his Night’s Watch vows, Jon joins his “half-sister,” Sansa Stark, in building an army and together they retake Winterfell from House Bolton at the Battle of the Bastards, restoring House Stark’s dominion over the North. Following the execution of Ramsay Bolton, Jon is declared King in the North.
You know, just so you know who you’re dealing with.
Although, I want it to be clear that we’re building this one based around achieving the Jon Sow physique and not to specifically train like Kit Harington (if that wasn’t clear).
That means we’re going to be looking to really tone up and become lean like Harington, but we don’t have to specifically use the same tactics he used to achieve it.
For the sake of the cosplay that I suggest I will focus in on a couple things:
- Tone Up and Shred
- Get Lean and Vascular
That should get you guys right into the character’s physique.
Beginners out there, don’t worry, I tend to be beginner friendly with my cosplay workouts.
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Jon Snow [Cosplay] Workout
5 days per week
Five days a week might seem high volume but we’re going to be using 3 full body workouts a week paired with 2 sessions of cardio. They’ll last anywhere from 30-45 minutes a session and be nice a quick and easy for you guys so make sure to pair this with an awesome diet plan as well for the best results.
When we do our celebrity and character workouts we base the difficulty level off of their routines/their powers. For this one it’s just a judgement call on how I believe we can best get you looking like each character. For that reason I’m providing a level for each.
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Jon Snow Cosplay Workout: Sample Workout Schedule
**This can be done on any 5 days of the week, but this is how I would likely format it for myself.**
Monday: Full Body Day One
Wednesday: Full Body Day Two
Friday: Full Body Day Three
Saturday: Rest Day
Sunday: Rest Day
Jon Snow Cosplay Workout: Full Body Day One
Warm Up Calisthenics:
Incline DB Press
DB Seated Overhead Tricep Extension
Wide Grip Lateral Pulldown Machine
Standing Alternating DB Curls
3×10 each arm
Cable Straight Bar Front Raises (through your legs)
Bulgarian Split Squats
Jon Snow Cosplay Workout: Full Body Day Two
Warm Up Calisthenics:
Cable Chest Flyes
3×10 each arm
Bent Over DB Rows
3×10 each arm
EZ Bar Curls
Seated Arnold Press
Jon Snow Cosplay Workout: Full Body Day Three
Warm Up Calisthenics:
Bench Press Machine
Cable Tricep Pushdowns
Hammer Curls w/ Cable and Rope
Cable One Arm Lat Raises
Hack Squat or Goblet Squat
Jon Snow Cosplay Workout: Cardio Days
I tend to vary my cardio 10-15 minutes each. Sometimes I’ll do 10 minutes and hop off and eventually come back to that same machine, and sometimes I’ll stick to it for one 15-20 minute session before moving on to the next.
- HIIT Treadmill Training
- Incline Walk on Treadmill
- Rowing Machine
- Stair Master High Intensity
- Steady High Intensity Elliptical
- HIIT Training Bike
Complete a total of 30-60 minutes each cardio day.
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