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Jason Momoa's Conan The Barbarian Workout

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If you've seen the remake of Conan the Barbarian you should know Jason Momoa.

If you've seen Game of Thrones you absolutely know who Khal Drogo Jason Momoa is!

Well he was a pretty huge fellow to begin with but he had to get super HUGE to take the reins from Arnold Schwarzenegger and play Conan!

Men's Health detailed how he put on a staggering 20 pounds of muscle onto his already large frame for the film:

Jason Momoa’s Conan the Barbarian Workout

Try the 110-rep per exercise routine the Hollywood star used to pack on 20lbs of muscle and step into Arnie's shoes to play Conan the Barbarian. You’ll build a barbaric amount of muscle and slash away fat

Build barbarian muscle

To get a body like a barbarian, you need to lift more than a broadsword. But achieving Jason Momoa’s physique doesn’t require you to bivvy down in a corner of your local gym for months on end. The Conan the Barbarian star’s colossal physique was built through simple 30-minute, extremely-high-rep sessions with trainer Eric Laciste.

“You put on a lot of weight very quickly – and you also burn a lot of fat,” says Momoa. If you really want to test yourself, try to gradually increase the load you use each day you perform the workout. “Pick a heavy weight and it will get you shredded and build a lot of muscle.” Fat slayed. Muscle plateaus conquered. You are content.


Each workout should take 30 minutes. Pick three from the following five exercises and take a day's rest between each session. Try to use a weight around two thirds of the maximum load you can lift in one rep.

Shoulder Presses
Incline Bench Presses
Cable Crosses
Sets, reps and rest

With your first move, perform 7 reps. Then take a 7-second rest. Then perform another 7 reps. Take another 7-second rest. Continue in this way until you have completed 7 sets of 7 reps. Rest for 30 seconds. Then do a 6-rep round: 6 sets of 6 reps with 6-seconds rest between each set. Finish with a 5-rep round to bring the total rep count for that exercise to 110. Take a breather. Then do the whole thing again with two more exercises. Bloodcurdling war cries optional.

That is one of the quickest, simplest workout explanations so far.

It's simple and brutal. Perfect for a Barbarian!

Or anyone trying to tone up and shed some serious fat!

Want more movie star workouts?? Check out Jason Statham's every day workout that keeps him in such ridic shape!!

[Image via Lions Gate Entertainment.]

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