Safe to say we were all impressed with the physique of Jason Momoa when we saw him on the silver screen as Aquaman. Check out the training regime he put himself through to get him the body worthy of the title King of the Seven Seas.
Jason Momoa has always been known for his impressive body. Playing Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, this native from Hawaii is often seen playing huge characters. And the newest DC film Aquaman film from director James Wan isn’t any different.
A workout program supervised by Mark Twight
To prepare for this role, Momoa followed a very specific workout program that was supervised and created by Mark Twight. This American coach, who was a former mountaineer, is especially famous for helping to get the Spartans in shape for the film 300, directed by Zack Snyder.
His method is unusual and uses a balanced mix of functional, whole-body movements combined with isolation exercises and climbing as well, which Jason Momoa likes. Twight also insisted on using tri-sets, a method involving 3 consecutive series of different exercises targeting the same area.
Details of his training
Tri-sets come into play when focusing on pectorals. Twight dictated numerous exercises to Jason Momoa: incline bench press, standing dumbbell press, pushups and cable crossovers. For the lifting exercises, the weights were set at 70% of the actor’s one-rep max.
To work on the lower part of his body and his legs, Momoa had to do numerous exercises like sleds, quad extensions, dumbbell walking lunges and Bulgarian squats. Twight always concentrated on leading a healthy lifestyle, but whilst also having fun. The results speak for themselves!