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Topic: Skyfall - Workout

Does anyone actually have the Bond Workout, i.e. the actual weights he used (dumbbells) and number of reps??

Any help is much appreciated.

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Tbh I would steer clear of things purporting to be "the workout" as I'm pretty certain that his training would be very varied & probably more than once per day on occasions.  The likelihood of finding an exact workout is unlikely.  In addition there's also no point trying to lift a weight that someone else can lift if you're not doing it properly & with good form.

IMO I would stick to the basics of bench press, pull ups / lat pull downs, barbell / dumbell rows, military press, squats, dips etc etc and you'll see a difference in your physique if you eat & rest properly.  Look up typical hypertrophy workouts (for initial strength gains) and full-body workouts if you're just starting out, before possibly going to a split programme or something more advanced such as GVT (German Volume Training).  Youtube can be a good help for finding how to do things with good form (there is some dross on there too though!).

Hope this gives you a starter & best of luck!

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Hey. About six weeks ago I started an a new regime. I've been running and trying to keep fit for years, but this time it's serious. I see a personal trainer and gym almost every day. Here's my workout......

Sat. Circuit training followed by abs.
Sun. 30 mins intense cardio. Cross trainer.
Mon. Full body workout inc squats, weights and abs.
Tues. 30 mins intense cardio. Cross trainer.
Weds. PT led session.
Thurs. 30 mins intense cardio. Cross trainer.
Fri. Full body workout inc squats, weights and abs.

I also stick to a strict diet of protein shakes (1x250ml per day), muesli, salad, chicken/lean meat, pulses, fruit and very few carbs. I have toned beyond recognition over the past six weeks and lost well over a stone. The final look I am after is similar to Bond from QoS, where I thought he was far leaner than in CR or SF. Check out the scene where he answers the hotel bedroom door to Mathis to see what I mean.

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Cracking stuff Strangeways!

If you don't mind me chucking in my tuppence worth, I'd say that you've got to give yourself time to rest & repair, so a midweek day off might help you - particularly as you have a lot of higher intensity stuff in your weekly programme.  Just a thought!

My current weekly workouts are based upon 3 x weights sessions & 2 x HIT sessions. Gives me a couple of needed days to recover & come back ready.

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Personally, I from the camp of Ian Fleming's James Bond, so wonderful articulated by Raoul Silva:

"...all this running around...All this jumping and fighting, it exhausting! Relax. You need to relax"

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Strangeways wrote:

I also stick to a strict diet of protein shakes (1x250ml per day), muesli, salad, chicken/lean meat, pulses, fruit and very few carbs. I have toned beyond recognition over the past six weeks and lost well over a stone. The final look I am after is similar to Bond from QoS, where I thought he was far leaner than in CR or SF. Check out the scene where he answers the hotel bedroom door to Mathis to see what I mean.

Impressive stuff...you won't live any longer - it will just feel like you do  ajb007/lol

Scouse not English
The higher the monkey climbs the more you can see its arse

YNWA: Justice For The 96

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Take it that's the end to this thread as far as the OP's concerned!!  ajb007/lol  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/wink

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Bond's physic is built for strength but also lean. So you'll want a program that involves real weight (barbells, kettlebells), body weight gymnastic movements, metabolic conditioning, and flexibility training.

A program that has all of those that I follow is http://training.goruck.com . Goruck is a company that sells backpacks but they also host events (think ToughMudders but not exactly) that run by ex-special forces.

If you want to get serious about it, you'll need a personal trainer or a good gym. The GoRuck training is based off of stuff you'll find at CrossFit gyms. Many Crossfit gyms allow you to join to just use their equipment and not take part in their programming. Find one that has a dedicated oly coach to help with your lifts (deadlifts, squats (front, back, overhead), cleans (sometimes with jerks), snatches, presses (shoulder, push, jerk)).

Not all CrossFit gyms are created equal, so if you're going that route make sure you research your CrossFit gym options.

Last edited by Braxo (15th Oct 2013 20:46)

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As so many are, if your pursuing a physique similar to Daniel Craig's, you wont find his exact workout and diet anywhere. Also, its better to do a program that works best for YOU. But to aid you in getting how he "looks", its important to hit hard the most prominent areas of his physique, his shoulders and forearms. His shoulders especially make or break his physique and you obviously have to hit the entire upper body and legs. But Craig's standout parts of his physique are his shoulders and forearms if that helps any.

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1) Always check with your GP before starting any training programme.


2) Consider joining a local gym. That way, you will benefit from the facilities and the advice on offer. Plus you may find mates you can buddy with for workout sessions. Makes keeping motivated a bit easier.


3) Even if you decide not to join a gym, check with a qualified personal trainer or gym instructor on the best workout for YOU. The workouts we see the end results from are tailored for Daniel Craig, not James Bond.  Each of the stunt crew will have their own training patterns too. Some of us need to eat protien like a horse to build muscle. For others, more than a teaspoon and muscle is not all unfortunately that is generated!


4) Start slowly and work your way up. As noted, sensible diet, lots of sleep are essential. However, so its patience. It takes months to get results, not weeks, let alone days! As part if this, warm up and cool down properly too. (I speak from painful experience.)


5) Keep hydrated! Sounds brain dead obvious, but in all forms of exercise, dehydration creeps up quiety. Keep your water bottle with you and use it. (Again from painful experience.)


6)  This is the critical bit.  - Do not use online training programmes, purchase suppliments, or any wonder drugs / potions / wonder foods /  equipment before checking with someone you know, in the know, you know? If you want to be built like Bond or Thor, building pounds does not mean throwing around £, €, or $

Sucking eggs I know, but thats my 10p.  Happy workouts, proceed with caution.

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All good advice, TB2.  ajb007/martini

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Just getting up and putting the Bluray in the player, is enough of a workout for me.  ajb007/lol

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Unless you have been training for a long time and are really hitting specific parts of your physique you shouldn’t overthink this. Go with the basics, the compound movements. Pull-ups (preferably on rings because they are easier on your shoulders and elbows), push-ups/bench presses, crunches, squats, calf raises etc. Start with an all body workout in circuits to get the blood flowing.

And remember, training is just part of the equation. Rest and nutrition are also very important.

1. OHMSS   2. FRWL   3. OP   4. YOLT   5. TSWLM   6. TLD   7. GE   8. LALD   9. CR   10. LTK   11. DN   12. GF   13. SF   14. FYEO   15. TMWTGG   16. MR   17. TWINE   18. TB   19. AVTAK   20 TND   21. QoS   22 DAF   23. DAD

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Workout routine going well. Lost over 1.5 stone now. Abs clearly visible and I feel fantastic.
Anyone got any workout secrets or stories to share?

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Last edited by Strangeways (31st Oct 2013 21:28)

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The pic is inappropriate when you look better than I ajb007/crap
 
ajb007/lol

Scouse not English
The higher the monkey climbs the more you can see its arse

YNWA: Justice For The 96

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ajb007/cheers   Congratulations Strangeways, that's a fantastic weight loss, and not an easy thing to do.

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Very well done Strangeways ... keep up your good work.  Eat clean, train dirty as they say  ajb007/wink  ajb007/biggrin

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Great job Strangeways.

1. OHMSS   2. FRWL   3. OP   4. YOLT   5. TSWLM   6. TLD   7. GE   8. LALD   9. CR   10. LTK   11. DN   12. GF   13. SF   14. FYEO   15. TMWTGG   16. MR   17. TWINE   18. TB   19. AVTAK   20 TND   21. QoS   22 DAF   23. DAD

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Yep, well done  ajb007/martini

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Strangeways wrote:

Workout routine going well. Lost over 1.5 stone now. Abs clearly visible and I feel fantastic.
Anyone got any workout secrets or stories to share?

Is is appropriate to post a pic? Mods, if this is not allowed then please remove.
http://s22.postimg.org/gsftzv73h/image.jpg

fantastic job, keep it up!

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Something tells me that will be the hard part - maintaining it now!
I've forgotten what chips taste like! Lol.

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Do you take a day off the routine each week to indulge a bit as Craig did?