Vin Diesel on Upcoming XXX Movie and How He Followed a Strict Fitness Regime to Get the Right Look

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Vin Diesel, best known for his muscular build and stunning physique is also a producer, director and screenwriter. The actor swears by supersets in his workout regime to get a toned body.

For his roles in movies, he focuses on one particular body part each day, and strives to maintain his look by eating right and doing the right workouts. He followed the same regime while preparing for Fast & Furious 7.

The American actor will soon be seen in the upcoming XXX movie, where he was required to bulk up his body to play the ‘tough guy’ role. Vin Diesel understands what goes into making a great actor and that a good physique is essential to carry to the role with flair.

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In regards to his upcoming action flick, the actor posted a picture of himself on Instagram, wearing a sleeveless jacket to flaunt his shoulder muscles. His muscular look was a hint for his upcoming movie, XXX: Return of the Xander. Fans of the star gushed over his new avatar and the picture received a whopping 113,000 likes and over 400 comments.

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Diesel’s caption read “The sorrow is seven… the dark road of eight… thank god the timing worked out in between to return to Xander. I know on January 20th you will have as much fun as I had making the movie. #xXxThursdays.” The photo had the words “Damn, it feels good to be back” etched over it.

Vin Diesel’s fitness plan: Vin Diesel started working out even before he had begun acting in movies. In fact, he ensures that he sticks to a similar schedule, of course after taking advice from his trainer and as per the requirement for his upcoming roles.

Talking about workouts, the actor recollects his initial days when he had just begun. “When I was younger, I was trying to gain as much weight as possible. Now, I focus on each body part and define it. I trained the bodybuilding way for over a decade before I was an actor”, says the star.

For his chest workout, Diesel does four sets each of bench press, decline bench press, dumbbell flys, pushups, incline BD press, and low cable crossover.

For his muscular shoulders, Vin routes for a program with two parts, each of four weeks. He starts with a routine warm-up, followed by focusing on shoulders only one day per week and concentrating on other trainings simultaneously.

His leg workout involves lunges, barbell squats, front squats, sumo squats and standing calf raises among other workouts. Bicep training is largely focused on hammers, bicep curls, barbell curls and preacher curls. For his back, Diesel does a combination of workouts; mainly shoulder press, lateral pull down, dead lifts, bend-over rows and shoulder shrugs.

Along with gym workouts, Vin ensures he does yoga, Pilates and jiu-jitsu as part of his routine. He also ensures a healthy diet along with his fitness regime. Diesel largely believes in training in the right manner and focuses on “healthy body, healthy mind” mantra.


Sources:

Hyson. S., “How to Build Shoulders Like Vin Diesel,” Men’s Fitness web site; http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/how-to-build-shoulders-like-vin-diesel

Davis. C., “Vin Diesel Workout: Fast & Furious Shape,” Pop Workouts web site, May 26, 2016; https://www.popworkouts.com/vin-diesel-workout/, last accessed December 16, 2016.