The ED SKREIN Workout

Okay, I can’t be the only one who is missing Deadpool, right?

The acting, the comedy, the baby legs that somewhat replicates those of friend who consistently skips out on leg day. (We all have that friend.)

But all of that aside, the actors did an amazing job of getting in shape for their roles. Not only Ryan Reynolds but also actor Ed Skrein.

WHERE IS FRANCIS!

Probably at the gym?

Ed Skrein did an incredible job playing Ajax in the first Deadpool movie, and now he’ll be taking up a role in the movie Alita: Battle Angel. He has also starred in the movies Transporter: Refueled and even Game of Thrones as the character Daario Naharis before being replaced by a different actor (we won’t hold that against him though.)

We’ll just acknowledge the silver lining here and chalk it up as a big win!

Ed Skrein Stats:

Height: 6’1

Weight: 190 lbs (approximate)

Age: 35 years old

Ed Skrein stands around the average height among most other celebrity men.

 Some sources tell us Skrein isn’t quite 6’1, but we’ll give it to him.

That average height range is 6’1-6’4 with celebrities like Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Adam Driver, Stephen Amell, and so many more.

Other celebrities are around the height range of 5’10-6’0 are guys like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Jason Statham, but the ACTUAL shorter range is filled with guys like Mark Wahlberg, Zac Efron, Kit Harington, Tom Holland (check out our workout routine for Holland) and more.

But, don’t worry either way. We write these routines to be utilized by any shape and size.

Ed Skrein Diet and Nutrition:

The Ed Skrein diet is a pretty straightforward one.

Skrien is one of many celebrities that prefer to follow the paleo diet.

Here is an excerpt from Healthy Celeb that talks on this:

‘The rules for gaining and losing weight seem simple enough. However, it gets complicated very fast when you want to alter your body composition without compromising your overall fitness. With little time to track macros and calories, as long as Ed is shooting, he sticks to a paleo diet, making place for only one cheat meal a week.’

Sounds fair enough. I’ll give it to them.

Here is a quote from Skrein himself that I thought worthy enough to share:

“I’ve never really had a problem getting to my goal. I’ve just had to work bloody hard and be blood disciplined.”

There are a lot of celebrities who opt for a sustainable approach such as this one.

It’s also important to maintain some strict guidelines. Having specific restrictions you are comfortable with and best suit you will be really effective.

You need to find the diet and nutrition plan that works for you. Not every diet works for every person. You need to try out several and settle on the one you can easily assimilate with your lifestyle.

Some insight: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting (something I use daily as well), Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.

And, that’s just to name a few celebs from each, by the way.

Ed Skrein Workout Routine Research:

Ed Skrein isn’t one to shy away from talking about his fitness, so although there’s not that many sources, the interviews that do exist tend to have something about his physique.

Here is a talk with Coach Mag:

“Right now I’m about an 8. I’ve been higher – when I was training for Deadpool, I was 3% body fat, training twice a day and eating seven meals a day. Although when I went to Japan to promote The Transporter Refueled I just thought, “I’m gonna eat whatever the hell I want”. So I had deep fried dumplings, pork buns, all the sushi – I was going nuts. I probably went up to about 12% body fat – I was really chilled about it, but it’s all about yin and yang.”

I’m willing to bet my left arm he wasn’t at 3% body fat, but maybe (just maybe) he was around 8? Definitely attainable but still pretty intense.

He continues with some more interesting information, stating:

“What do you do, fitness-wise?”

“For The Transporter, it was all martial arts – I did not pick up a weight for four months. For Deadpool, I wanted a stronger silhouette, so I was doing weights instead. I practice boxing and kali escrima, which is Filipino knife and stick fighting – it’s so fun and it’s a great discipline.”

“Where does your fitness come from?”

“I’ve always been a sporty dude, I was a competitive swimmer when I was a kid, and I did half marathons and triathlons later on. Me and two guys swam the English Channel in 2009, and in 2011 we cycled 1,000 miles for charity.”

“What’s the highlight of your fitness week?”

“I love finishing work on legs. I did legs yesterday and when I finished, I thought, ‘You can fuck right off for another six days, I’m not going near that squat rack.’ That’s the best feeling.”

“What will you never do again?”

“Cycling. When I finished the 1,000-mile bike ride, I got to John O’ Groats from Land’s End and I was so sick to death of that piece of shit. We had to break our bikes apart to put them in boxes to come back down on the train, and I never took it out again, I just sold it. I know there’s enthusiasts out there, but I’m sick to death of it.”

He has talked more on his love for mixed martial arts in other interviews.  He also told BBC that he was “obsessed”, and continued by also stating:

“I’m addicted,” he told Newsbeat. “I didn’t have a background in martial arts so I had to work hard to work out that craft. I’m very respectful and realize I’m not going to be able to do things meant for 10 or 20 years of training, after just a month or so. But since the movies finished filming I’ve continued to train my martial arts.”

Through research from this and other sources it’s clear that Skrein trains at an extremely high volume.

Some sources say Skrein trained 6 days a week for  his role in Deadpool, with 4-5 days of mixed martial arts on top of that.

You think you have what it takes to train at that same level?

Ed Skrein Workout Routine:

Training Volume: 6 days per week

Explanation: As I mentioned above, Skrein was training at an extremely high volume.  He was lifting 6 days a week for Deadpool and also still training his mixed martial arts on top of that.  For Transporter he trained MMA for four months straight without touching weights, so you can also opt to utilize the mixed martial arts routines I share from Coach Derek without utilizing the weights if you’d like as well.

Ed Skrein Workout Day One: Heavy Push Day

Warm Up:

Stretch

Workout:

Bench Press

3×12,10,8

Close Grip Bench

3×12,10,8

Seated DB Military Press

3×12,10,8

Core:

Hanging Leg Raises

3×15

Cable Crunches

3×15

Ed Skrein Workout Day Two: Full Body

Warm Up:

Stretch

10-20 min incline walk

Workout:

Incline DB Bench

3×10

Hack Squat

3×10

Shoulder Flys

3×10

Cable Rows

3×10

Tricep Kickbacks

3×10

Preacher Curls

3×10

Ed Skrein Workout Day Three: Heavy Leg Day

Warm Up:

Stretch

Workout:

Back Squats

3×12,10,8

Hamstring Curls

3×12,10,8

Quad Extension

3×12,10,8

Core:

Lying Leg Raises

3×15

Sit Ups

3×15

Ed Skrein Workout Day Four: Full Body

Warm Up:

Stretch

10-20 min incline walk

Workout:

Chest Flys

3×10

Leg Press

3×10

Shoulder Front Raises

3×10

Lateral Raises

3×10

Tricep Overhead Extension

3×10

DB Hammer Curls

3×10

Ed Skrein Workout Day Five: Heavy Pull Day

Warm Up:

Stretch

Workout:

Deadlift

3×12,10,8

Lateral Pulldowns

3×12,10,8

Straight Arm Pushdown

3×12,10,8

Core:

Hanging Knee Raises w/ Twist

3×15

Machine Weighted Crunches

3×15

Ed Skrein Workout Day Six: Full Body

Warm Up:

Stretch

10-20 min incline walk

Workout:

Dips

3×10

Bulgarian Split Squat

3×10

Face Pulls

3×10

T-Bar Row

3×10

Tricep Cable Pushdowns

3×10

Concentration Curls

3×10

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