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Will Smith workout: Get a body like Will Smith

Ever since his days as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith showed huge talent. Rapper, dancer, actor - Will Smith had all the attributes to be a great entertainer. And so it proved to be. Will Smith is now one of Hollywood's most bankable actors, staring in huge blockbusters like Independence Day, I am Legend, I, Robot and Bad Boys as well as Oscar nominated roles like Ali.

The Will Smith workout

Like many of todays movie stars, Will Smith seems to be able to chop and chance his body at will. Look at his shape in Ali and I am Legend and you'll see a muscular Will Smith, six pack and all.

Compare this look with Will Smith's build in the film In Pursuit of Happiness - a film sandwiched in between Ali and I am Legend - and you'll see a skinny, older looking Will Smith.

So what is Will Smith's workout secrets? Well, lets look at Will Smith's workout programme for his role as legendary boxer Muhammed Ali.

Will Smith resistance workout

 For his role in Ali Will Smith combined resistance workouts with extensive boxing training. His weight training workouts concentrated on heavy compound - multi-joint movements, including:

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Bench press
  • Incline press
  • Shoulder press
  • Dips
  • Pull ups / chins
  • Bent over rows

Will Smith did the above workout three times a week.

For sets and reps and speed of movement, WIll Smith mixed this up every 3 or 4 weeks, changing from 3 sets of 10 reps to 4 sets of 4 reps per movement, with 2-3 minutes rest in between sets.

Will Smith cardio workout

As already mentioned WIll Smith undertook boxing training to be able to realistically look and move like Muhammed Ali in his prime. Training would have included punch bag and speed ball work, skipping, running and body weight exercises - all excellent forms of cardiovascular exercise.

Will Smith diet plan

For his role as Muhammed Ali, Will Smith needed to add at least 30 lbs of solid muscle to his frame. As such Will Smith would have needed to eat 6-8 small meals each day, as well as supplement his diet with protein shakes and possibly creatine.

Each meal would have included a mixture of carbohydrates, fats and protein - lots of protein ti allow muscle development and repair to occur.

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