Training

The Hollywood Workout

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During the year you often see various movie star workouts listed in different magazines. They usually coincide withhollywood workout an action movie being released where the star is expected to be in phenomenal shape. But obviously they needed to get into that shape before filming started. So we are treated to an inside glimpse of the workout their trainer had them follow for the month or two preceding filming.

Stars have a big advantage in that their workout is usually a paid part of the job. Training costs can be covered by the movie studio and there is obvious motivation to work out very hard. Most of us don’t have that luxury, but we can still get access to the general workout program a lot of stars are put on to beef up before the cameras start rolling.

Going Hollywood

This is a basic 5-day split routine. You can follow this general routine on Monday to Friday and then use the weekend for cardio or sports. A proper 10 to 15 minute warm-up on the treadmill plus pre-workout and post-workout stretching should always be done. Abs should be done twice a week by picking 2 to 3 exercises and doing them as a circuit after the regular workout.

Diet and cardio should be done as a reflection of the goal you have. For stars looking to bulk up there is a high protein diet and less cardio. For those looking to get ripped then cardio is increased and calories cut from the diet.

Day 1 – Chest

  • Incline Dumbbell Press – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Barbell Bench Press – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Cable Crossovers – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Dumbbell Pullovers – 2 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions

Day 2 – Back

  • Pull-ups – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Barbell Deadlifts – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Seated Cable Rows – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Lower Back Machine – 2 groups of 10 to 15 repetitions

Day 3 – Legs

  • Leg Extensions – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Lying Leg Curls – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Squats – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Dumbbell Lunges – 2groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Standing Calf Lifts – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions

Day 4 – Shoulders

  • Cable Side Deltoid Lateral Lifts – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Bent-over Dumbbell Read Deltoid Lifts – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Standing Military Press – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Dumbbell Shrugs – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions

Day 5 – Arms

  • Dumbbell Biceps Curl – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • One Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curls – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Lying EZ Curl Bar Triceps Extensions – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions
  • Triceps Pushdowns with Rope Attachment – 4 groups of 8 to 12 repetitions

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