Jason Momoa LOVES Guinness.
In our original Jason Momoa Workout Routine and Diet Plan we talked about some of the freedom that was built around his diet and his love of beer.
Since then we’ve now had a lot more of Momoa, but for this one we’ll be specifically zooming in to discuss the nutrition plan that he utilized to tack on roughly twenty five pounds of muscle for his role as Aquaman.
If you’re looking for some more research on Momoa you also may like our Jason Momoa Conan Circuit and Jason Momoa Aquaman Workout, that I have now broken up into separate articles to make it easier for you as well.
When he was tacking on mass Momoa was working with celebrity trainer Mark Twight.
In an interview with Men’s Health that we also utilized for our original research we shared a big snippet from Twight.
Here’s what MH and Twight shared about Momoa and his nutrition plan for bulking up:
It’s no secret that Jason loves Guinness — he has his own signature Mano Brew in the Guinness lineup — so generally, I would restrict solid carbohydrates unless needed to fuel a particularly intense day of training or recovery. I would observe, and count, and interview, and then have the chef adjust total calories and macros (protein, carbs, and fats) according to what was actually happening during the day or week. I call it ‘supervised freedom.’. A successful outcome depends on honest communication.
The main tip here is simple: know what, when, and how much you are eating. More importantly, know how it affects you. Be sensitive to it. Question everything. Take responsibility. If you are dissatisfied with your current condition, then something you are doing is the cause. You did this. Own it. Change it.
Leaning out for shirtless scenes and dropping weight for rock climbing are functionally synonymous. Increase the low-intensity volume. Impose high-intensity peaks that bump post-exercise metabolic rate for a few hours but keep them short to avoid jacking up appetite. Reduce caloric intake. Eat carbs around training (before and after) but restrict them otherwise. Above all, stop drinking alcohol for the period leading up to a shirtless scene or climbing trip.
My favorite part is that they lead with his love for Guinness.
I’m not sure if they did that just to plug his signature brew, or if they wanted to draw immediate attention to that and acknowledge it being that it is now so well known.
Either way, it’s a good thing they mention it because revolving our diets around foods (and in this case drinks) we love is something we find extremely valuable here at SHJ.
One of our core values is the fact that fitness doesn’t have to suck, so within our SHJ Nutrition System we utilize a 4-Tier-Nutrition-System that includes daily cheat meals and indulgences.
This seems to be one of the things Momoa and Twight worked around as well, although he called it “supervised freedom”.
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Jason Momoa Diet Plan
Calorie Counting with “Supervised Restrictions”
Rough Calorie and Macro Gauge at Momoa’s 6’4 and Approximate 230 Pounds:
Overall Calories: 3,300
Overall Daily Protein Intake: 225g
Fat and Carbohydrates: Rotating Amounts by Twight (Momoa’s Trainer)
For the most part Momoa was able to include indulgences like Guinness and other things he loved, but he was also training at an extremely high volume. This was all monitored by Twight and he was told what his daily limits and indulgences were, or they were pre-planned.
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