The secrets of Jason Statham workout have finally been revealed. His strict exercise and diet plans enable him to perform every task at its best – be it his mixed martial arts, modeling or outstanding acting in movies.
Jason Statham is amongst one of those few people who have achieved a lot in a small amount of time. Particularly he has managed to set an excellent example for those who surrender their dreams to reality and are reluctant to take risks.
Born 12th September 1967, Jason pursued martial arts as a hobby and was passionate about diving. That passion led him to become a member of Britain’s National Diving Squad for almost twelve years and he finished 12th as an Olympic diver in the World Championship in 1992. Later, he served as a black market salesman, modeled for famous brands and showcased his outstanding acting talent in a myriad of movies.
Director Guy Ritchie offered the role of a street-wise con in ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ (1998) to Jason after learning about Statham’s past as a black market salesman. The film turned out to be a mega- hit. Since then, there is no looking back for him. Due to his martial arts background, Jason Statham prefers to perform all his stunts himself which is one of the biggest secrets of his overwhelming success.
Was Jason Statham Born With An Excellent Physique?
Many people who see him on the cover pages of well-known magazines believe that he was born with this muscular body. That’s not true, and in fact, Jason was not that hulky and muscular before he started strict workout plans. If you want to know how lean and lanky he was before he became a superstar, watch his first movie ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’. Though he had muscles earlier, they were not well-toned.
“He’s a bit lardy, isn’t he?” Jason chuckles at one of his pictures taken when he had some ‘extra fat’.
Jason Statham Workout
Jason Statham has a body the media loves to broadcast. Neither was he born with such a physique, nor does he spend the whole day on the treadmill or in gyms exercising heavily. Instead, he uses athletic workouts to keep his body in shape. This technique allows movement of the whole body while using different training systems.
Jason also uses different equipment and goes to extreme workout levels that many people cannot even afford to handle. He combines his high intensity training with regular intervals to achieve desired results.
Jason’s workouts consist mostly of big movements such as deadlifts, push-ups, pull-ups and squats. It helps him more than just gaining huge bicep curls. On a single day, he does push-resistance exercises such as bench dips and push-ups.
“I’ll jump rope, then do squat thrusts, burpees [squat thrusts in which you leap instead of standing up], star jumps [from a crouch, jump up and spread your arms and legs into a star, and come back down into a crouch], pushups, tuck jumps [jump, lift legs, tuck], step-ups”, says Jason explaining why he uses polymetrics.
An Example of Jason’s Weekly Workout Plan
Jason Statham and his trainer, Logan Wood, follow a structured workout plan. Let’s have a look at this plan.
Day 1 starts with one repetition maximum (RM) of the heaviest weight one can carry. Then proceed with dead lifts and rowing and a pyramid circuit of pushup, ring pullups and body-weight squat to strengthen muscles.
The second day consists of functional circuit. It includes full body muscles exercises with circuit workout such as kettleball, pull-ups, push-ups and front squats.
Jason uses a rower with six intervals of approx. 500 meters.
Front squats for strengthening body and muscles.
It includes cumulative movements to improve metabolic activity such as rowing, crawling and crab walk.
He does anything he enjoys the most. Usually he goes for a mountain trail run.
Jason’s Strict Diet Plan
“I never gave a f–k about a calorie,” Statham says. “An apple? It’s good for me. I’d have five. Bananas? Eat the bunch.”
Jason follows a very strict diet plan; he consumes 2,000 calories per day. Yes! You read it right, it is just 2,000 calories. He consumes six meals per day which include veggies, egg white, fish, protein shakes and raw fruit excluding sugar, flour, pasta and bread. Moreover, he drinks a lot of water approx. 1.5 gallon.
Attaining a body like Jason Statham is not easy. The reason is he follows a structured routine and diet which speaks for itself.
Explaining his strict workout regime and diet plan that helped him to dropped 17 pounds in 6 weeks Jason says,
“That’s 17 pounds in 6 weeks, mate,” he continues with “And that’s working out 6 days a week for, at most, about 35 minutes a day. I’ve never, ever gotten results like this before.”