Michael B. Jordan has just been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2020 and if you are a fan, you know that this was a long time coming. The 33-year-old Black Panther star has a body that most women would drool over, all thanks to his workout and body transformation specialist Corey Calliet.
When Michael B. Jordan took on the role of Adonis in Creed, he knew he had to work out more in order to fit the role. His trainer took his workouts to a whole new level by mixing boxing workouts, with a traditional 3-Day Split. He was so dedicated to his character that he gained 24 pounds for the role. Michael was dedicated to his daily routine. A 3-hour routine that included boxing, plyometrics, interval training, and jump-roping.
Besides having an intense routine, his trainer Corey directed Michael to increase his intake of lean proteins like egg whites, chicken, and fish, which help build muscle. These were paired with whole grains like brown rice or oats, which help fill you up and aid digestion, plus some fresh veggies for key vitamins and minerals.
When it comes to working out and having great abs like Michael, always remember that diet is key and it is best if you discuss your goals with your instructor or doctor for better guidance. In addition to having the right diet, Michael was also eating small meals more regularly — about every 30 minutes as revealed on the Men’s Journal blog.
If you’re looking to get ripped like Michael, then be ready to put in the work!
Here’s a look at Michael B. Jordan’s workout routine…
For 45 to 60 minutes daily: Interval training, sprint work, plyometric drills, and speed rope.
Every other day, do 3 sets of 25 reps of each move:
Crunches: Lie on the floor with knees bent, feet flat, hands behind head; crunch upper body up so shoulder blades lift off the floor, pause, and slowly lower back down.
Leg Raises: Lie on the floor with legs extended; with legs glued together and straight, raise legs perpendicular to the floor, then slowly lower to a few inches above the floor.
Reverse Crunches: Lie on the floor with legs extended, feet hovering a few inches off the floor; tuck knees to chest, pause, then lower back to start without allowing feet to touch the floor.
Toe Touches: Lie on the floor with legs extended, arms by sides. Raise legs perpendicular to the floor, and lift torso off the floor to reach arms to touch toes; slowly lower back to start.
Traditional Sit-Ups: Lie on the floor with knees bent, feet flat, hands behind head; engage abs and lift upper body until you’re fully upright; slowly lower back to start.
Start the series with a 1-mile warm-up on the treadmill:
Press and Push-Up Superset: Alternate between dumbbell presses and push-ups, for five rounds total. Do this rep scheme for the dumbbell presses: 10 reps, then 9 reps, then 8, 7, and finally 6. You’ll do 15 push-ups immediately after the presses each time. Take a 15- to 30-second break between rounds.
Fly and Push-Up Superset: Alternate between bench-press flys and push-ups, for five rounds total. Do this rep scheme for the bench press flys: 10 reps, then 9 reps, then 8, 7, and finally 6. You’ll do 10 push-ups immediately after the flys each time. Take a 15- to 30-second break between rounds.
Dumbbell Curls: Do 4 sets of 15 dumbbell curls, taking a 30-second break between sets.
Hammer Curls: Do 3 sets of 12 hammer curls, taking a 30-second break between sets.
Kickback and Dip Superset: Alternate between dumbbell kickbacks and bench dips, for four rounds total. Do 15 dumbbell kickbacks, then immediately do 20 bench dips. Take a 15- to 30-second break between rounds.
Complete in a circuit fashion for 3 rounds. Take 2-minute rests between each round, and no rest between exercises:
Box or Bench Step-Ups 20 each leg
Box Jumps or Jumping Over a Step 20 reps
Side Step-Ups on a Box or Bench 20 each leg
Jump Squats 20 reps
Burpees 15 reps
Bench Push-Ups 25 reps
Every workout day ends with 3 hours of boxing:
Hitting the mitts
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