How To Train And Perform Like James Bond
I watched Spectre at the Curzon, Victoria Street, which is awesome by the way and noticed the elaborate and physically challenging action scenes that James Bond had to tackle.
Now if I were a tailor I would notice the suits, the clothes fitted and the shoes, but as a personal trainer watching a James Bond movie I’m in ore watching Daniel Craig and thinking about his movement patterns and energy systems required for his character thrown into extraordinary situations.
There are sprint scenes getting away from explosives, there are fight scenes against guys who may be bigger than him, there are sex scenes which require even more physical prowess. Personally James Bond as a character inspires me as he is sharp, functional strong and self-assured.
So here are some ideas of exercises I could see him doing in order to perform at his bests in any super hero situation.
Back Squats for fast sprints and a strong spine in grappling situations and a nice butt for the ladies in a suit or beach scene.
Deadlifts to stand straight and tall and have wow presence and confidence when walking into a room and suited and being challenged by an enemy, in my books confidence beats evil.
Snatch for explosive power and to give and advantage to powerful punches and kicks.
Clean and jerk for the ability to use legs and arms powerfully.
Side planks to make a healthy, strong and long spine to help you out of difficult situations.
Punches for the rotation of the spine and a good punch, also good for mobility. Particularly right and left crosses.
He always seems to be quite lean so for core Aleknas and Barbell rollouts.
back squats 12 sets x 4 reps
deadlifts 12 sets x 5 reps
snatch 12 sets x 3 reps
clean and jerk x 2 reps
side plank x 12 reps / 15 reps and then 20 reps
right crosses and left crosses x 10 reps than 15 reps than 20 reps
These can be split anyway you wish to and in as many days as you want just make sure you go for intensity and perfect form, e.g. rep 1 needs to be performed perfectly and reps 20 would be a replication, no sloppy form as there are a lot of compound movements.