Daniel Craig is an inspiration for so many members of The SHJ Army.
Not only is he 52 years old and absolutely crushing it, but he also shows off a physique that most men around his age really desire.
For that reason we’ve highlighted Daniel Craig’s Workout Routine here before at SHJ, and now this time we’ll be taking a highlighted (and secondary) look at his specific training for his role in No Time To Die.
When we last took a look at Daniel Craig’s training it was a bit different than what we’re going to learn about his current training.
In our last article we used resources from his personal trainer who, at the time, stated:
The workouts were a blend of power lifting, with a lot of compound exercises thrown in. This allows you to work out extremely hard with heavy weights, and because it’s so intense the heart rate is elevated. Therefore, you are working not only on the development of nice lean muscle tissue, but you’re also getting a bit of cardio as well, and keeping your body fat down.
Now, contrary to that, Men’s Journal shared an article with his new regime from his trainer and a secondary article with extra information (that we’ll be using), titled:
So, as you can see, slightly different.
Here’s a handful of information directly from Daniel Craig:
Men’s Journal: Over the years, a lot of your roles have required physical prowess. What makes Bond, or more specifically No Time to Die, different?
Daniel Craig: In my experience, training for a Bond movie is completely unique. If I can, I start a year before we begin shooting and build slowly. I try to avoid the “last-minute” thing. You get less injuries that way. Notice I say less!
Getting a glimpse at your ‘No Time to Die’ workout regimen, it’s incredibly intense. What’s the hardest part for you?
The real challenge is just getting used to the routine. The day starts in the gym. Every day. It’s a ball ache at first, but it does get easier.
What’s your diet like when you’re in the throes of heavy training?
Simple and very healthy. I do like to keep it as natural as possible, with natural ingredients when I can. I don’t do a lot of shakes unless it’s immediately after a workout.
We’ve seen a sample diet from Craig in our original Daniel Craig Workout Routine and Diet Plan article, but he does share a lot of good information in this interview as well.
Don’t be surprised if I take it all and sum it all up for a diet plan article to add to our new Celeb Diet Plan Database.
To finish off his interview Craig gives another few answers with great information and then they share his training.
Here’s what he ended off with:
Everyone’s obsessed with recovery these days. What’s your philosophy on it?
It’s simple. Plenty of sleep and a good diet. There are sadly no tricks or shortcuts. I have amazing people [like trainer Simon Waterson] around me to guide, and without them it would be impossible.
You’ve been Bond for 15 years. How has your approach to training changed?
As I get older, it definitely takes longer. But it’s all about putting the work in, to be honest.
So peak fitness for you is preparing for a Bond picture. When you’re not filming a movie, what’s your gym routine?
It goes without saying that regular exercise is good for you, but you have to get your head into the gym as well! I think mental health is more important than physical health, because if your head is in the right place, a little exercise doesn’t feel so bad. But for God’s sake, don’t listen to people like me. Walk your own path.
And from there we have A TON of information to share about his training, his daily regime, his recovery program, and more.
Hold onto your seat belts, because Daniel Craig shares enough to take us for a crazy ride.
Daniel Craig No Time To Die Workout Routine
One Day of Training
(To Be Repeated)
I’m going to be sharing multiple resources for this one, but below our resource check list you’ll find the No Time To Die Workout Routine that is made up of a handful of supersets (5, actually). From there you can choose to utilize it his recovery regime and daily drill breakdown which I will also be sharing below.
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Daniel Craig No Time To Die Workout: Resource Check List
The No Time To Die Workout
Daily Drill Breakdown for No Time To Die
Daniel Craig No Time To Die Workout: Superset Training Regime
A. Low Cable Chest Fly
B. Abdominal Rollout
A. Bosu Mountain Climber
B. Traditional Pullups
A. Russian Twists
B. Kettlebell Side Oblique Bend
3×10 each side w/ dumbbell
A. TRX Row, Curl and Pistol Squat
B. Bodyweight Dip
A. Hanging Leg Raise and Windshield Wiper
3×10 each movement
B. Reverse Cable Flyes
Daniel Craig No Time To Die Workout: Daily No Time To Die Drill
5:30 a.m.: Craig woke up at home in London and drove an hour to Pinewood Studios.
7 a.m.: Preshoot physical prep with Waterson, which included muscle activation and stretching.
8 a.m.: Craig ate an energy-filled, anti-inflammatory breakfast.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Filming began, with periods of action and dialogue. There was a pause for lunch, two snack breaks, plus occasional 15- to 20-minute intermissions for Waterson to do recovery work (think stretching and using a percussive tool).
7:45 p.m.: Carb-heavy dinner and debrief before Craig returned to London.
10:30 p.m.: Last-minute script work, and bed. Rest and repeat.
Daniel Craig No Time To Die Workout: Daily No Time To Die Recovery Regime
**Shared from Craig with Men’s Journal**
Relieve sore chest and lats by stretching and releasing a light resistance band, holding it both up and down and side to side.
Release shoulders, lats, legs, and back with a foam roller.
Reduce tightness in IT bands, hips, and glutes with a percussive massager.
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