It’s time for Dexter’s workout routine.
And by that I mean Michael C. Hall’s workout!
He isn’t just Dexter (although he’s mostly Dexter, right?), he has also been in Gamer, Six Feet Under, Paycheck, and many more awesome rolls.
Although Dexter doesn’t normally strut around shirtless as if we were talking about one of our big superhero stars, Hall has had a handful of scenes that have turned heads and made viewers want to step up their regimes in order to try and embody the ripped physique he shows off.
For that reason, it’s our job to dissect his workout routine and nutrition the best we can and bring his entire process to life!
Michael C. Hall Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 175 lbs.
Age: 49 years old
Michael C. Hall is technically below average height when compared to men we’ve seen at SHJ.
But, that doesn’t put him in the shortest range, and actually makes him fall into a completely different category.
But, don’t worry either way.
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Michael C. Hall Diet and Nutrition
The biggest piece of information we have about Michael C. Hall’s workout routine and nutrition is that we know who his trainer is, and we know they workout and hangout together.
With that we can begin to research the methodology as a unite rather than strictly searching Michael C. Hall’s regime.
Hall’s trainers name is Gregory Joujon-Roche.
Joujon-Roche has been quoted saying:
Eating healthy all day will motivate you to eat a healthy dinner. Then, you’re on a roll and feeling great.
And, judging Hall and Joujon-Roche’s nutrition planning strictly based on this quote and what I could find on the internet (in regards to images of them eating), it seems they follow a diet that would be most similar to our “Basic Healthy Eating” category.
To sum it up into a few sentences (which never really does it justice), it’s essentially a way of prioritizing “healthy” options which are generally low calorie vegetables at the forefront, followed by high protein options like fish, chicken and other meats.
This is countered by our “Strict High Protein Diet” we generally see popular among men looking to get a more bulky physique.
That being said, both Michael C. Hall and trainer Joujon-Roche strut a much more lean and ripped physique.
This generally comes hand-in-hand with the ability to include indulgences and “cheat meals” due to the nature of opting for the healthy options the large majority of the time.
Which, in turn, makes this an extremely sustainable option.
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, & Eat Fat, Lose Fat) 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, Tom Hopper, 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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Michael C. Hall Workout Routine Research
Michael C. Hall’s physique is lean and toned.
He definitely does not opt for a bulkier, more muscular appearance like we may see with our “typical” superhero celebrities at SHJ.
That being said, there are a lot of people in The SHJ Army that want just what he has!
His trainer, Gregory Joujon-Roche, seems to opt for the style of training that fits Hall’s aesthetics perfectly.
Joujon-Roche’s approach consists of calisthenics, beach workouts, yoga, cardio (including running, biking, etc), and high levels of activity.
So, rather than hitting big weights looking for our next big personal record, Joujan-Roche would have us getting outdoors and likely having fun with our routine.
Another quote from Joujan-Roche is about our breakthrough moment.
Here’s what he tells us:
In the breakthrough moment, you teeter on the edge of failure, because you’re not sure that you can perform even more on rep. Your muscles say you can’t. Your mind says you can. Who wins?!
I like this one a lot because I feel like it doesn’t necessarily have to be just about that last rep. It can be about pushing through all sorts of different things that would otherwise hold us back from accomplishing our goals or progression.
Another one is Joujan-Roche teaching us a little about dive-bombers (a yoga movements). He says:
Stretch your abs and lower back, really open them up. Point your pinkie outward and spread your fingers. This takes the tension off your neck and puts it into your triceps and real deltoids.
So, go ahead and expect to be doing dive-bombers in your yoga routine if you want to train like Michael C. Hall.
And to finish up off I want to actually quote Tobey Maguire!
He trained with Greg for Spider-Man and says this about the training variation:
“Training for Spiderman was very demanding. I remember in one week we would do Pilates, weights, boxing, basketball, core, martial arts, and yoga. Talk about variation.”
Variable training is HUGE among celebrities, and it also makes it fun and different on a daily basis.
So, don’t think we’re just doing yoga and going for some runs; we’re going to be active and having fun the entire time!
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Michael C. Hall Workout Routine
3-5 days per week
You’re going to want to be active nearly every single day. BUT, your actual training only really needs to take place a few times a week to tone up and blast fat. For that reason you actually have a ton of variability and options when it comes to going through your routine.
You can make this workout routine nearly as variable as our Legacy Program if you have the right tools and dig through our Workout Database enough. That being said, I’m going to give you a TON of different resources to choose from. You can either make use of them, or opt to do calisthenics and cardio training in place of one of the classes or other options I make mention to.
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Michael C. Hall Workout: Sample Schedule
Monday: Variation or Cardio and Calisthenics
Tuesday: High Activity Training Options
Wednesday: Variation or Cardio and Calisthenics
Thursday: High Activity Training Options
Friday: Variation or Cardio and Calisthenics
Saturday: Rest Day and 10k Steps
Sunday: Rest Day and 10k Steps
Michael C. Hall Workout: Calisthenics and Cardio Options
You have a TON of options for this one.
You can utilize our Ultimate Calisthenics Workout and Guide, or any of the workouts that I share within.
Here are some of my favorite options:
Celebrity Calisthenics Workouts
- Jason Statham Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Stephen Amell Workout Routine and Diet Plan (Version One)
- Ian Somerhalder Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Liam Hemsworth Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- James Franco Workout Routine and Diet Plan (Beginner Friendly)
- Mark Consuelos Workout Routine and Diet Plan (One of my favorites)
Character Inspired Calisthenics Workouts
- SHIELD / DEO Beginner Workout (Beginner Friendly)
- Ryu Hayabusa Workout Routine
- Yoda Workout Routine (Very Unique and Fun)
- Arsenal Workout Routine
- Black Canary Workout (Additional Gymnastic Training + Core)
And the best thing to do would be to then pair it with some cardio based training methods like the ones we’ve seen in workouts like the ones that follow.
Cardio Based Workout Routines
- Constance Wu Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Ewan McGregor Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Kid Flash Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Grant Gustin Workout Routine and Diet Plan
Michael C. Hall Workout: Variation Training with Classes and Options
In order to make your training variable you can even switch it up every single day and utilize circuits that can be found throughout the site, or even by using our Legacy Program.
For this portion we’re actually mainly talking about incorporating different types of classes into your training, but there are other things you can do as well.
To start, here are popular classes to join in on that we’ve seen from other celebrities:
- SPIN Class
- Cross-Training Classes
You can also use our cross-training styles bootcamp workouts that also come with video guides!
Cross-Training Character Workouts (with Video Guides):
- Punisher Inspired Calisthenics Circuit + Video Guide
- Nightwing Inspired Calisthenics Circuit + Video Guide
- Goku Inspired Calisthenics Circuit + Video Guide
- Spider-Man Inspired Calisthenics Circuit + Video Guide
- Green Arrow Inspired Calisthenics Circuit + Video Guide
- Naruto Inspired Calisthenics Circuit + Video Guide
- Baki Inspired Calisthenics Circuit + Video Guide
Michael C. Hall Workout: High Activity Training Options
On top of the variation and different resources I shared above, there are a handful of other training options to consider.
These include (but aren’t limited to):
- More Running
- Hiking Outdoors
- Sports like Tennis, Basketball, Etc.
- Mixed Martial Arts
Here are some parkour and mixed martial arts resources for you:
- The Nightrunner Parkour Workout Routine
- The Assassin’s Creed Parkour Workout Routine
- The Robbie Amell Parkour Workout Routine
Mixed Martial Arts Resources:
- Deathstroke Workout Routine
- Daredevil Workout Routine
- Moon Knight Workout Routine
- Sagat Workout Routine
- Anna Diop Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Frank Grillo Workout Routine and Diet Plan
- Ryan Potter Workout Routine and Diet Plan
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