Craig's workout

anyone know Craig's workout that he did to get in such great shape in CR?
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  • Walther 00Walther 00 Posts: 31MI6 Agent
    I dont know his "workout", but it probably involved a combination of weight lifting, cardio workouts and a sensible diet containing alot of protein and cutting down on the carbs. I'm sure details of his exact workout will emerge at some point just like Chritian Bale's in Batman Begins.

    Regards,

    Walther
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    thx, yeah and also Brad Pitt's workout for Fight Club is everywhere as well but hes not as built as Craig
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    edited June 2006
    Whatever his method, the results have been dramatic---poor Danny went from being 'too slight' to 'too muscular' in record time. :o

    His frame is appropriate, IMHO, for the character's revised history (special forces work, etc) as detailed in the James Bond Dossier on the official CR site...I'm expecting a dynamic physical performance from the new guy.
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  • NightshooterNightshooter In bed with SolitairePosts: 2,917MI6 Agent
    When was he ever too slight? Certainly in Layer Cake he wasn't- while he wasn't as big as he is now, he certainly was not slight.
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    When was he ever too slight? Certainly in Layer Cake he wasn't- while he wasn't as big as he is now, he certainly was not slight.

    I'm not saying he ever was actually too slight---but that was one of the numerous things said about him initially, coupled with the fact that he's the shortest of all the actors to play the part. My own theory is that Craig felt the need to 'bulk up' to compensate for his height.
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  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    and he sure did bulk up, even though he has kind of a belly lol
  • Cdr_James_BondCdr_James_Bond Somewhere in the warm south ofPosts: 37MI6 Agent
    anyone know Craig's workout that he did to get in such great shape in CR?

    Here I have an article published in the scottish edition of IC networks about the workout and diet routines of Craig, hope it helps. I started the physics two months ago combined with my gym workout routine. I follow the diet every single day, but with some variations, and believe me, it works. I've been working out for 10 years and never cared about the diet, only wanted to add bulk, my weight's always been between 165-168 lbs, and now I'm in 157 and I'm 5'9". I'm more defined and trimmed.

    Give yourself a try!!!


    The article:

    Give your man a bod like Bond
    By Clare Raymond

    DETERMINED to leave us shaken and stirred, new Bond star Daniel Craig has transformed himself from a wimp into a hunk to play 007 - and now your man can do it, too!

    This week, 38-year-old Daniel revealed an enviable six-pack, bulging biceps and a washboard stomach while strolling along a beach in the Bahamas.

    In the four months since landing the role of James Bond for the £100million movie Casino Royale, he has toned his physique and added masses of muscle.

    And he has done it by following a tough exercise regime under the guidance of an ex-military PE instructor and two physiotherapists. It has meant intense weight training, three-hour gym sessions, daily yoga, plus a specially-prepared diet.

    Celebrity trainer Matt Roberts insists: "All men can enjoy the benefits of a sexier body and better heath by following the diet and exercise tricks Daniel did."

    Here, Matt explains how Daniel got a body that is licensed to thrill and why even committed couch potatoes can try it.
    Always check with your doctor before starting any new diet or fitness regime.

    FRY ANOTHER DAY: THE DIET PLAN

    IF you despair of ever getting your man to turn from flab to fab, take heart from the reassuring words of Matt Roberts.

    "All men have ready-defined six-packs," he says. "It's just for most of them they are hiding under a layer of fat! If this fat is removed by exercise and a low-fat diet, they'll be the proud owner of a six-pack.

    To achieve this, Matt recommends eating six small meals a day. The bulk of carbs should be eaten at breakfast and post-workout, and each meal must contain a carb source, such as brown rice or pasta.

    To reduce body fat and increase lean muscle mass, eat lean proteins such as turkey, chicken, tuna and salmon.

    Good carb sources include oatmeal for breakfast and low glycemic carbs such as quinoa and lentils.

    Good fat sources are oily fish and low-fat dairy, but take care to avoid saturated fats found in red meats.

    Matt says, "Supplement wise, I would include a good multivitamin to support the body, as well as fish oils, such as cod liver oil or salmon oil, to maintain lean body mass and to aid in fat-burning.

    "You should also drink water regularly. Special hydroactive waters, available in sports shops and health food stores, have a higher sodium content and can help your body absorb the water more quickly."

    WHAT TO EAT

    Breakfast: Big bowl of porridge with blueberries and honey, a banana and mango smoothie.
    Mid-morning snack: A sandwich, rye toast, or nuts and seeds.
    Lunch: Large piece of grilled chicken or fish, with mixed roasted veg and a bowl of brown rice or couscous.
    Afternoon snack: Banana, berries, apples or pears.
    Dinner: Healthy risotto or brown pasta.
    Supper: Baked or steamed fruit.

    AND WHAT TO DITCH

    MATT says: "He will need to cut down on or give up alcohol because it slows the rate at which the body can produce muscle mass. Smoking can also affect the workout programme because it stops oxygen getting round his system, so he should stop that, too."

    YOU ONLY LIFT TWICE: THE EXERCISES "MOST Hollywood actors are obsessed with getting big biceps and a toned chest, because this is what looks good on screen," says Matt Roberts.

    "But for all-round great physique development I would advise a full body programme. This can still focus on building a bigger top half to create that desirable V-shape.

    "Daniel has probably exercised at least six days a week, working different muscle groups each day and alternating between weight training to strengthen his muscles and cardio work to get his heart pumping and burn fat."

    CARDIO TRAINING
    MATT advises three sessions of cardio training a week, doing such activities as running, swimming or cycling.

    WEIGHT TRAINING
    SESSIONS when you work with weights should be every other day, include a light 10-minute warm-up, last no more than one hour, and be followed by a post-exercise stretch, advises Matt.

    He recommends that you repeat each exercise no more than 16 times on each body part.

    THE BEST MUSCLE MOVES
    Decline press-ups: Lie face down on the floor with your feet up on a bench and your hands on the floor, so that your shoulders are lower than your feet. This is a very difficult press-up which will help to build up the chest, shoulders and arms.

    Pull-ups: A fantastic way of building up the back and biceps. Use a pull-up at the gym and lift your whole body weight as many times as you can manage.

    Shoulder press: Sit on a bench with big weights in your hands. Lift them as high as you can and bring them down again, so your arms are at 90 degrees at the elbows and level with your shoulders.

    Bridge: Lay face down on the floor. Now slowly elevate your body so that just your elbows and feet are in contact with the floor. This exercise isolates the abdominal muscles making them work incredibly hard and creates great sixpack abs.

    Reverse curl on an incline bench: Lie on a bench which has a slight incline, with your head at the higher end. Hold on to the bench behind your head. Raise both of your legs straight above you in the air and then rock them, so your feet are over your face in the star position. This is another toughie when it comes to working the abs.
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    those are the only exercises Craig did? becuase theres no bicep/tricep stuff in there arnt enough chest exercises.......
  • NightshooterNightshooter In bed with SolitairePosts: 2,917MI6 Agent
    The decline press ups work the triceps and chest, and the pull ups work biceps and chest and the shoulder press works the biceps.
  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,581MI6 Agent
    My son attends karate classes at a World Gym
    and I spoke to some of the trainers there who are familiar with Craig before and after Bond. What they pretty much agreed upon was that Craig's pre-Bond body type was a really easy platform to build upon. The theory is, it's alot easier to build lean muscle mass onto a guy who's already lean and well defined than trying to get a guy who is has alot of body fat and not much muscle mass to look the way Craig does. And by the way, my son's karate instructor (who is a huge Brosnan fan) was very impressed with the hand to hand fighting in the trailer and clips. He said it looked very convincing and realistic.
  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,581MI6 Agent
    My son attends karate classes at a World Gym
    and I spoke to some of the trainers there who are familiar with Craig before and after Bond. What they pretty much agreed upon was that Craig's pre-Bond body type was a really easy platform to build upon. The theory is, it's alot easier to build lean muscle mass onto a guy who's already lean and well defined than trying to get a guy who is has alot of body fat and not much muscle mass to look the way Craig does. And by the way, my son's karate instructor (who is a huge Brosnan fan) was very impressed with the hand to hand fighting in the trailer and clips. He said it looked very convincing and realistic.
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    thats very true nightshooter, anybody think he used any supplements to beef up for the role? only one i could imagine him using is just whey protein
  • tumblertumbler Posts: 2MI6 Agent
    heavy weights, short reps for maximum bulk

    personally I think he's too bulked up for Bond. He's more "Arnold-like"

    I think most of us are used to leaner less ripped 007..

    I certainly hope this movie is good, as so many of the main issues are drastically altered
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    yea since Brosnan's an ectomorph it was harder for him to put on muscle weight,and in Goldeneye u can tell and craig has like a bodybuilders physique
  • tumblertumbler Posts: 2MI6 Agent
    as well Connery nor Moore, nor Dalton were ever "big" mesomorph hulking bodies
  • I never missI never miss EnglandPosts: 46MI6 Agent
    edited June 2006
    Yes, for an ex body builder I sometimes think that SC looks quite lithe and slender in his early Bond movies. He certainly looks fit, but there isn't much defination to his body (this is actually more realistic if you ask me - is Bond really the sort to visit a gym? Surely he would do his exercises as a solitary activity?)

    Anyway, thanks for posting up DC's workout. Very interesting, as was the diet. I will try and incorporate some of the things into my routine but as I have a couple of made-to-measure suits, I don't want to make them redundant by growing too large for them - I think I'll concentrate on toning rather than huge amounts of muscle building.

    I do think that DC looks good though. A real menace. Over the next few years there are going to be several villains that will wish that they hadn't crossed his path (or vice versa).
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,854Quartermasters
    edited June 2006
    It seems to me that Craig's physique matches the revised character bio they've put out for James Bond---detailing special forces work, etc.* It seems a good fit to me, and will likely be remembered as central to Craig's interpretation of the character, for better or worse (I happen to think for the better).

    *If anyone wants a PDF file of the James Bond Dossier, just PM me. ;)
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  • Johnny DangerJohnny Danger Savannah, GA USAPosts: 60MI6 Agent
    Yes, for an ex body builder I sometimes think that SC looks quite lithe and slender in his early Bond movies. He certainly looks fit, but there isn't much defination to his body (this is actually more realistic if you ask me - is Bond really the sort to visit a gym? Surely he would do his exercises as a solitary activity?)

    "...boredom, and particularly the incredible circumstance of waking up bored, was the only vice Bond utterly condemned.

    Bond reached out and gave two rings on the bell to show May, his treasured Scottish housekeeper, that he was ready for breakfast. Then he abruptly flung the single sheet off his naked body and swung his feet to the floor.

    There was only one way to deal with boredom- kick oneself out of it. Bond went down on his hands and did twenty slow press-ups, lingering over each one so that his muscles had no rest. When his arms could stand the pain no longer, he rolled over on his back and, with his hands at his sides, did the straight leg-lift until his stomach muscles screamed. He got to his feet and, after touching his toes twenty times, went over to arm and chest exercises combined with deep breathing until he was dizzy. Panting with the exertion, he went into the big white-tiled bathroom and stood in the glass shower cabinet under very hot and then cold hissing water for five minutes.

    At last! after shaving and putting on a sleeveless dark blue Sea Island cotton shirt and navy blue tropical worsted trousers, he slipped his the long big-windowed sitting-roomdom with the satisfaction of having sweated his boredom, at any rate for the time being, out of his body."
    --Ian Fleming, From Russia With Love, Ch. 11
    :007)
  • Johnny DangerJohnny Danger Savannah, GA USAPosts: 60MI6 Agent
    :s Oops, I screwed up pasting in that final paragraph, but you get the idea. ;%
  • topher73topher73 Posts: 1MI6 Agent
    I have never been too much of a fan of 007, I thought they have been slow, but saw Royale and thought it was great. It may sound gay, but I wondered about Craig's workout regime as well. the article suggested above is a great starting point, but I don't see myself giving up the alcohol! If you are wanting to bulk up, there are some different supplements to use. I have used Cell-Tech in the past which has Creatine in it. I definitly bulked and gained about 10% in my strength. The downside is that it is water weight and when I stopped, I returned to my pre-workout strength, this may also be due to the fact that I stopped working out so hard. This is something you may want to give a try.
    I have also subscribed to Mens Health which gives some great workout ideas, some of which I have been using and have seen a difference. I guess it all goes to discipline! Take a look at the website, menshealth.com, there are a lot of suggestions on the site as well as a variety of other areas!!!
  • FightingIrishFightingIrish Posts: 31MI6 Agent
    Actually, Craig doesn't work out. The ripped physique is all CGI.

    In reality, he's pretty flabby. Half dozen Krispy Kremes and a pack of Pall Malls a day. :D

    All kidding aside, Craig has to be the toughest looking 007 of all the movies. He looks pretty believable as a special forces guy-turned secret agent. He looks in better shape than former Mr. Universe Sean Connery, who's pecs had to be iced down in between takes to look bulked.
  • highhopeshighhopes Posts: 1,358MI6 Agent
    topher73 wrote:
    I have never been too much of a fan of 007, I thought they have been slow, but saw Royale and thought it was great. It may sound gay, but I wondered about Craig's workout regime as well. the article suggested above is a great starting point, but I don't see myself giving up the alcohol! If you are wanting to bulk up, there are some different supplements to use. I have used Cell-Tech in the past which has Creatine in it. I definitly bulked and gained about 10% in my strength. The downside is that it is water weight and when I stopped, I returned to my pre-workout strength, this may also be due to the fact that I stopped working out so hard. This is something you may want to give a try.
    I have also subscribed to Mens Health which gives some great workout ideas, some of which I have been using and have seen a difference. I guess it all goes to discipline! Take a look at the website, menshealth.com, there are a lot of suggestions on the site as well as a variety of other areas!!!

    Men's Health is indeed a great magazine. I work out pretty religiously and use a lot of their diet and exercise ideas.

    The December issue of GQ's U.K. edition has Craig's workout in it. It is mostly calisthenics done very rapidly, according to his personal trainer. When I get a little time, I will post the exercises here.
  • mike77mike77 Posts: 27MI6 Agent
    highhopes wrote:
    topher73 wrote:
    The December issue of GQ's U.K. edition has Craig's workout in it. It is mostly calisthenics done very rapidly, according to his personal trainer. When I get a little time, I will post the exercises here.

    that would be cool and helpfull
  • leeadamleeadam Posts: 4MI6 Agent
    this is what i read about his workout...
    How Daniel Craig got himself prepared and his body building regime in his own words
    “I gave up smoking and exercised 5 times a week. At weekends I ate and drank what I liked.
    The work out lasted only 45 minutes but we didn’t stop. Circuits, lifting, working weights and lots of pull ups. I can now bench press my own weight.

    I told my personal trainer, Simon Waterson, I’ve got to look like I could kill someone when I take my shirt off”

    i have a similar body type to him..he is once inch taller at 6 ft. i think he looks great and much better having a tougher looking bond as they say he is the gadget now rather than the naff stuff in the other films..brings him upto date.
  • leeadamleeadam Posts: 4MI6 Agent
    edited December 2006
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    i dont have his great pants ha ha but i also train like him about 45 mins a day..with a short 15 run in my case to keep fat low and i am 35 ..nearly 36 so couple of years behind him..gotta work hard at keep fat down as u get older ha ha.... where can i get some bond pants wonder if they burn fat
  • leeadamleeadam Posts: 4MI6 Agent
    here he is...bout time we had a tough looking bond...
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  • leeadamleeadam Posts: 4MI6 Agent
    and even better u get to take two bond girls to bed..
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  • highhopeshighhopes Posts: 1,358MI6 Agent
    mike77 wrote:
    highhopes wrote:
    topher73 wrote:
    The December issue of GQ's U.K. edition has Craig's workout in it. It is mostly calisthenics done very rapidly, according to his personal trainer. When I get a little time, I will post the exercises here.

    that would be cool and helpfull

    Sorry, I forgot about this. I promise I'll do it over the weekend.

    One thing I found very interesting is that Craig's routine consisted mostly of calesthenics, using his own body weight. But one thing that's really key for getting the kind of definition Craig shows: you have to get your body fact percentage down. Every guy has six-pack abs, but you have to have a body fact percentage in the 12-15 percent range. That's hard to do. Normally a guy is in the 20-25 percent range.
  • manbondfanmanbondfan Posts: 5MI6 Agent
    Hello just saw the movie. Wish I would have went to seen it earlier but oh well still very much enjoyed it. I came looking to see what he did for a workout because i was wondering how he got such a bod. coming upon this and reading all the posts, I read this one and i wondered.

    "The decline press ups work the triceps and chest, and the pull ups work biceps and chest and the shoulder press works the biceps."

    The person who said that I don't know if they have any idea what they are taking about and just tried to bull**** it or either they don't know how to or never have lifted weights in there life.
    First of all decline push-ups will work your chest first of all and secondary muscles the triceps and shoulders (mainly front deltoids).
    A pull-up will work your BACK not chest, your back and with a secondary muscle your biceps.
    Thirdly the shoulder press does not work your biceps it works your shoulders, with secondary muscle the tricep being worked. The reason why there is no arms in there probably is because unless you want well defined arms and do isolation exercises doing those exercises will use your arms (biceps and triceps) almost as much as doing curls for your biceps and pulldowns for your triceps.
    So i am finished here i say congradulations on getting 1 out of 3 exercises correct for what body part is actually used.
  • highhopeshighhopes Posts: 1,358MI6 Agent
    Sorry, folks. I meant to scan the 2 photo workout pages from GQ over the weekend but forgot. I'll try to do it this week.
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