This Celebrity Endorsed Workout Plan Is The Perfect Foundation For Your Fitness

19 January 2020
Exercise, Lifestyle, Workout, Fitness

Personal trainer to the stars, Sebastian Lagree has a workout plan to get you moving

It’s almost February and, well, it’ll be a minor miracle if even half the people whose New Year resolution was to ‘get in shape’ are still hitting the treadmill. But GQ is here to help. Consider the below your celebrity-endorsed reminder to get back in the game.

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The celebrity workout plan

Sebastian Lagree, founder of Lagree Fitness and personal trainer to the stars, has trained the likes of David Duchovny, Calvin Harris and Meghan Markle. Here he outlines how you can build, and maintain, the physique you’ve been looking for. Spoiler alert: things start early.

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Early morning cardio

Lagree recommends cardio first thing in the morning. It doesn’t have to be intense or long. A brisk, 20-minute walk each morning (while drinking coffee) is plenty to wake the mind and boost the metabolism for the rest of the day.

Lunchtime calisthenics

Depending on your situation, you may have to do a floor routine in your office. In that case, I recommend calisthenics exercises, so a mix of running in place, Burpees, push-ups, planks, squats, and crunches. This workout will serve two purposes: it will boost your metabolism and prevent from crashing in the afternoon. It will also boost your mind for the afternoon and give you the energy to workout after work.”

Beating the post-work workout blues

Most of us choose to exercise after work, Lagree notes. However, this is always a risky proposition because, we almost always end up too tired after a long day in our full-time job. This is why it’s crucial for this fitness regimen to work to stick to the early morning walk/cardio and the lunch workout. These two stages will help you maintain your energy, drive, and focus during the day.

Here’s an example workout from Lagree, designed to keep you in great shape throughout the year.

The Workout

Morning 6 am cardio (about 20-25 minutes)

Noon- calisthenics (about 20-25 minutes)

Evening (5 to 7 pm) – hit the gym

Daily calisthenics routine

  • run in place for 1 minute
  • squats 1 minute
  • run in place 1 minute
  • stationary squats 1 minute each side
  • burpee 1 minute
  • push up 1 minute
  • burpees 1 minute
  • plank 1 minute
  • push up 1 minute
  • plank 1 minute
  • crunch 1 minute

You can repeat the sequence two or three times. There should be no rest in between sets.

Gym time

Each day your workout should focus on two body parts:

  • Monday: chest and back
  • Tuesday: Triceps and Biceps
  • Wednesday: Legs
  • Thursday: shoulders and back
  • Friday: triceps and biceps

Method

Triceps and Biceps are smaller muscles therefore recover faster and can be worked out more often. Repetitions should be in the 12 to 15 range. Slow and controlled. This is a great workout regimen to lose fat, gain muscle and tone the body and mind.

Diet

When it comes to food, think ‘little and often’, consuming very small portions throughout the day to help shrink the stomach. If possible, your diet should be at least 60 percent plant based, with as little processed food as possible.