Brec Bassinger is FIT. Like no messing around “fit”!
Which is why SHJ demanded a Brec Bassinger Workout Routine and Diet Plan ASAP!
She’s starring in CW’s new show: Stargirl, and is being added to the list of CW Celebrity Workouts we have on the site as well.
And you guys know how much we love CW Stars…
We just recently added another fit female to our CW list last week when we saw Katherine McNamara’s workout and diet!
So let’s find out just how she trains to get her incredible physique shown off as The Star Spangled Kid!
Brec Bassinger Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 110 lbs.
Age: 21 years old
Brec Bassinger is one of the shortest female celebrities we’ll now have at SHJ.
She falls into a range of other female celebs around 4’11-5’3, but still in the shortest range nonetheless.
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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Brec Bassinger Diet and Nutrition
Brec Bassinger has Type-1 Diabetes.
A few other articles I was researching in regards to her diet and nutrition somehow fail to mention this, so they are immediately cut from the relevant information I’ll be sharing below.
Berry was diagnosed at the age of 19, and Bassinger was diagnosed at when she was just 8.
Celeb Sizes shares a snippet of Bassinger discussing some of the impact of having diabetes at a younger age:
“When I was younger, I’d have a very “unhealthy” meal and people would laugh that I was eating such an unhealthy meal with diabetes, and I said, “Exactly!” I think it’s important that we can sometimes go out and eat a dessert — especially being this age being able to do that,” said the actress. Normally, though, the Brec Bassinger diet plan is one the consists of lean proteins, whole grains, complex carbs, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables.
And she tells us even more in a full interview with Diabetes Management:
“I was on a weekend trip with my mom and grandma. We were at a hotel so we were in close quarters, and my mom instantly realized I was not acting like my usual happy self,” says Brec, now 19. “The day we got back, my mom took me to the doctor, and I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.”
You can see the full interview using the link above, but here’s a very large snippet from it that’s relevant to her daily life with Diabetes and her diet/nutrition surrounding it:
DSM: When you were first diagnosed, were there any challenges? If so, what advice would you give a child of a similar age managing diabetes?
Brec: I feel I was very blessed to be diagnosed at eight years old. I was old enough to understand what was going on, for the most part, but young enough to adapt quickly. I first managed my diabetes using insulin syringes but quickly switched to the pen. My advice to someone who is diagnosed around that age is to embrace it. Going back to school can be extremely challenging at first. But most people will not know much about diabetes and will be eager to learn. So don’t be afraid to talk about it and don’t hide it. It is now a part of you and you can celebrate that thing that makes you different.
DSM: As an adolescent and teen managing T1D, how important is support [family, health-care providers, CDEs, dietitians, and more]?
Brec: Support, in my opinion, is necessary in all parts of life. But especially when it comes to T1D. When I was younger, my parents helped me out a lot with it. As I have gotten older, I have become more independent, but it is a lot to take on by yourself, so I have never been afraid to ask for help. I have done things like teaching my boyfriend how to get my shot ready. Simple things like that make it easier for me.
DSM: You use a Dexcom CGM, and utilize the Dexcom mobile app, Dexcom Follow. Why are these tools important? And share an example of how these tools help you manage your diabetes.
Brec: The Dexcom CGM has genuinely changed my life. It has made me realize how certain foods spike my blood sugar differently and helped me better control my numbers. It has allowed my parents to feel comfortable with me living alone. And it has helped me feel safer when doing things like working out or hiking. I never have to wonder what my blood sugar is. I can look on my phone and instantly know.
DSM: Could you offer a few tips to effectively manage T1D while at school (K-12)?
Brec: I worked very closely and even became friends with my school’s nurse. I was there so much, might as well be friends with them, right? I also made sure to let all my teachers know the first day. This communication prevented any conflicts when it came to low blood sugars or having to leave early before lunch to go to the nurse.
DSM: You are currently attending college and a working actor. Please describe a typical day and how you effectively manage your diabetes.
Brec: Being an actor, my day-to-day life changes immensely. A day on set can easily be 14 hours. I would tell the director about my diabetes on the first day of shooting so if any problem arises, we are prepared. A day where I am not filming may go something like this: wake up, eat breakfast (with shot of course). Work out. Get ready for the day. Go to my managers to get ready for audition. Go to audition. Come home and eat lunch. Then whatever else I have for the rest of the day. My off days usually include something fun like hiking, shopping, or going to see a movie.
As you can tell, Bassinger does have a lot of work to do (both with managing diabetes and just with her own huge life accomplishments as an actress), but finds HER way to make it as sustainable as possible for herself.
If that wasn’t clear enough: Bassinger is just another example of a real life superhero!
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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Brec Bassinger Workout Routine Research
Brec Bassinger’s workout is a daily occurrence.
She mentions that he off-days usually consist of a hike, if not shopping or going to see a movie; and he social feeds definitely support that.
In the last portion of the snippet I shared above she tells us about her day as such:
Being an actor, my day-to-day life changes immensely. A day on set can easily be 14 hours. I would tell the director about my diabetes on the first day of shooting so if any problem arises, we are prepared. A day where I am not filming may go something like this: wake up, eat breakfast (with shot of course). Work out. Get ready for the day. Go to my managers to get ready for audition. Go to audition. Come home and eat lunch. Then whatever else I have for the rest of the day. My off days usually include something fun like hiking, shopping, or going to see a movie.
If you take a look at the scheduling she works out right after breakfast and before getting ready for the rest of her day!
I’m sure this may change when she’s actually on set shooting for 14 hours; but Bassinger still manages to find time for her workout.
In an interview with Britz Movies on YouTube Bassinger also talks about some of her background and how she pulls off some of the incredible athleticism and stunts she does for the show.
When asked how she shows off said athleticism (and asked “What was that training process like?”) she responds by stating:
So I did have a background in gymnastics, as well as competitive Cheerleading.
She also said that she went down for a 2 week boot camp type training for gymnastics, bow staff training and combat training.
She mentions the fact that the gymnastics and combat training came quite easy, but the bow staff that has about 10 inches on her was a bit more difficult.
Brec Bassinger also seems to really love planking.
This might come from her background in gymnastics (strong core, lots of hold work, etc.), but she posted a 10 minute plank challenge to her own YouTube, as well as sharing multiple IG videos of her planking (story, other social feed, etc. that I was able to find on the internet).
So expect to see planks and holds in your workout routine!
Other than this information, though, Bassinger doesn’t reveal too much about her actual training regime. Her own Instagram does share pictures of her hiking and getting outdoors and being active, but not so much in the form of hitting the gym.
That being said, the routine itself will be more-so built around her physique as a whole (built by utilizing what we’ve seen from celebrities with similar physiques), on top of knowing about her background in gymnastics and Cheerleading!
So get ready for some calisthenics, holds, cardio and more!
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Bred Bassinger Workout Routine
5+ days per week
Obviously Brec Bassinger has a pretty full schedule now that she’s Stargirl; so her training is more diverse than ever. That being said, we know she has a background in gymnastics, and competitive Cheerleading so we’re going to be working with 3 days of calisthenics, cardio, and core work and then another 2 days devoted to cardio (which SHOULD be activity like hiking, similar to Bassinger, but can be in the form of combat training like she did for the show using resources we have, or the endurance work I share).
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Brec Bassinger Workout: Sample Workout Routine Schedule
Monday: Calisthenics, Cardio/Circuits and Core A
Tuesday: Cardio, Hiking, Activity or MMA Training
Wednesday: Calisthenics, Cardio/Circuits and Core B
Thursday: Cardio, Hiking, Activity or MMA Training
Friday: Calisthenics, Cardio/Circuits and Core C
Saturday: Active Rest Day
Sunday: Rest Day or Track 5-10k+ Steps
Brec Bassinger Workout: Calisthenics, Cardio/Circuits and Core A
Calisthenics and Core:
Lying Leg Raises
4×20 each leg
Knee Push Ups
2 Rounds for Time
50 Jump Ropes or Jumping Jacks
40 Mountain Climbers
30 Jumping Lunges
20 Bicycle Crunches
Brec Bassinger Workout: Calisthenics, Cardio/Circuits and Core B
Calisthenics and Core:
Pike Push Ups
Hanging Leg Raises
4×20 each leg
Explosive Knee Push Ups
3 Rounds for Time
10 Jump Squats
20 Planking Shoulder Taps
20 Plank to Push Ups
10 Second Hollow Hold
Brec Bassinger Workout: Calisthenics, Cardio/Circuits and Core C
Calisthenics and Core:
Goblet Squats w/ Light Object
Calisthenic Tricep Extensions
Close to Wide Knee Push Ups
3 Rounds for Time
20 One Legged Skips (Right Leg)
10 Push Ups
20 Double Unders
20 One Legged Skips (Left Leg)
Brec Bassinger Workout: Cardio, Hiking, Activity or MMA Training
Bassinger mentions going hiking on her off days, and her Instagram and social feeds prove that she’s quite active.
This doesn’t even account for the fact that she has days of shooting for 14+ hours on her feet.
That being said, we’re going to want to replicate this type of activity.
This can be done with:
- Hiking (most similar to Bassinger)
- SPIN Class or Biking
- Mixed Martial Arts (Resources Provided Below)
- Other Endurance Work
If you’d like to take on other endurance work, for example, you can check out these articles for Couch to 5K programs and more:
- 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
We also have a handful of Mixed Martial Arts programs and resources you can use here at SHJ as well:
- 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
Brec Bassinger Workout: Bonus Plank Challenge!
On multiple occasions Bassinger has done a plank challenge.
On her Instagram live videos she has done a 5 minute challenge and on her YouTube she has shared 10 minute challenge.
For that reason we’re going to have a bonus challenge for you to get your core ready and plank 5-10 minutes.
Work your way up and see if you can take on Bassinger’s 10 minute challenge!
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