Have you guys seen Regina King as Sister Night on HBO’s new series Watchmen?
If you haven’t…you need to.
But Regina King was rocking a toned and muscular, bada*s woman, physique well before Watchmen.
She has starred in roles like Ray, If Beale Street Could Talk, Jerry Maguire, Enemy of the State, Miss Congeniality 2, and American Crime well before she became Sister Night.
And now it’s time to figure out how she’s kept up that rockin’ bod all these years.
Regina King Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 121 lbs.
Age: 48 years old
Regina King is actually among some of the shortest women we’ve seen at SHJ.
She misses what we’d consider that average height range by about an inch or so.
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.
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Regina King Diet and Nutrition
Regina King has been quoted saying that hypertension and high blood pressure run in her family, and she has made it a point to not only workout more, but also change her diet and daily vitamins accordingly.
She tells Everyday Health:
“I also started drinking a blend of acai berry juice, Coenzyme Q10 [a natural blood thinner and antioxidant] and vitamin C every morning.”
In an interview with VivaMagOnline they confirm some of King’s alternative methods:
For several years, King opted for alternative methods to regulate her blood pressure; taking a daily organic liquid multivitamin and a morning concoction of acai juice, COQ10, and liquid vitamin C on an empty stomach. “It’s been able to keep my blood pressure down but genetics caught up with me on my high cholesterol; so, for the past six months, I take medication for that,” she admits.
They even continue with a ton of information about her diet and nutrition that we’re going to be using.
Part of that is regarding her “Daily Fuel”, which they tell us:
With a hectic traveling schedule, King seldom spends much time in her kitchen but always makes sure to have fresh ingredients on hand. “I always have fresh fruit around because I make smoothies for me and my son quite a bit—usually with fresh berries, bananas, and everything else is seasonal. I try to buy fresh fruit seasonally.” Little dairy in her diet is due to hereditary warning signals. “My grandmother had triple bypass surgery about 25 years ago because of high cholesterol.” Kefir water, which aids digestion and produces good stomach cultures, rounds out Regina’s diet—yet, she no longer makes her own due to an incident four years ago. “One day I wasn’t at home and a bottle cultured faster than the others; it exploded and broke the kitchen window. I still drink it, but don’t make it,” she laughs.
She also does something called “pulling”, that I will admit to never specifically trying.
She tells VivaMag this:
Aside from implementing key ingredients into her diet and balancing an active lifestyle to keep her weight in check, King is most excited about her new health discovery. “It’s called pulling. Take sesame or coconut oil, put it in your mouth and swish it around for eight minutes. It is very good for getting the impurities out of your mouth. Spit it out when finished,” explains the actress. The ritual ends with 17 ounces of water and then a morning cup of tea. “I’m a huge tea drinker—I love loose mate tea. It tastes nutty and delicious. Yerba mate is good for traveling, because they have organic packets of it.” Besides her tea bags, Regina never leaves home without a small silver wallet, hand sanitizer, and Aquaphor. “I use that religiously on my lips,” admits King.
But it seems, minus the daily rituals she has, her diet is pretty intuitive and definitely sustainable for her.
Keep fresh fruit on hand, stick to the daily rituals and everything is easy for King.
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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Regina King Workout Routine Research
Regina King was featured in US Magazines article: “The Best Arms in Hollywood”.
And for good reason.
King did step it up a notch with her training at one point (which I’ll explain), but she has always been athletic.
She tells LifeScript about that here:
“I’ve always been athletic,” explains King to LifeScript. “I ran track in high school – and it kept my blood pressure in check over the years. Once I was diagnosed with hypertension, I stepped up my workouts.”
We obviously know the celebrities switch up their programming and jump back to different types of training styles, but King told Everyday Health this about her training regime:
She shared that she goes to the gym as often as her schedule allows, typically three to four times a week, and her preferred workouts are lifting weights or kickboxing.
But she’s not afraid to jump into new classes and switch it up either.
While she might normally lift with weight or take a kickboxing class, she also told US about an experience trying a new class: barre ballet. She says:
“It’s like ballet and aerobics together,” said King. “I was sore. You work muscles that you’re not used to working.”
And jumping back to VivaMag we can put it all together.
If we remember back to what King was telling us about her daily rituals to prevent hypertension and high blood pressure, they continue with:
Combined with 45 to 60 minutes of daily physical activity, King has seasoned a good routine of healthy habits to potentially postpone blood pressure regulating drugs. “Continuing with my exercise also helps me keep some sort of balance in my life because I’ve always enjoyed working out and movement—I can never get enough of it,” says King.
When working late nights, King foregoes early exercise, sleeps in, and makes time later in the day for some sort of movement. “I try to listen to my body more than anything. I try to let my body be the captain of my personal health,” explains the actress. When time permits, and energy levels are high, King enjoys hiking near her Los Angeles home with her dog Cornbread, a Shepherd-Lab-Akita mix.
So we know that she incorporates a wide variety of health activity with her training.
We’ve seen her take classes like kickboxing, Spin and other random things she tries out, as well as her typical weight training, Pilates, and even hiking whenever she’s able!
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Regina King Workout Routine
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I’m going to program you the four training days for the week, but they’re based around upper and lower body training splits so you can just as easily train the 2 days during the week and then hit classes another two days and be transforming in no time!
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Regina King Workout: Sample Weekly Workout Schedule
Monday: Upper Body Training A
Tuesday: Lower Body Training A
Wednesday: Hiking/Spin/Pilates/Kickboxing Class
Thursday: Upper Body Training B
Friday: Lower Body Training B
Saturday: Rest or Hike/Class
Sunday: Rest or Hike/Class
Regina King Workout: Upper Body Training A
10 Minute Incline Walk
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press
Seated Arnold Press
Tricep Kickbacks (DB or Cable)
4×12 each arm
10 Light Overhead DB Press
10 Light Standing Incline DB Chest Flyes
10 Push Ups
Regina King Workout: Lower Body Training A
10 Minute Incline Walk
Seated Calf Raises
10 Mountain Climbers
10 Unweighted Glute Bridges
10 Donkey Kicks (Each Leg)
10 Jumping Lunges
Regina King Workout: Upper Body Training B
10 Minute Incline Walk
Standing Barbell Overhead Press
Flat Hammer Strength Chest Press
Tricep Cable Pushdowns
Machine Chest Flyes
15 Kettlebell Swings
10 DB Single Arm Snatches (5 each arm)
10 Push Ups
5 Plank to Push Ups
Regina King Workout: Lower Body Training B
10 Minute Incline Walk
Bulgarian Split Squats
Quad [Leg] Extension Machine
Standing Calf Raises
15 KB Goblet Squats
10 Weighted Lunges
10 Cable Pullthroughs
10 Weighted Glute Bridges
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