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Diet and Workout Tips Courtesy of Vin Diesel

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Born on July 18, 1967, Vin Diesel is a famous name in Hollywood. An American actor, director, screenwriter and producer has worked in numerous movies in his career. At the age of 7, Diesel started his career with acting in the Theatre for the New city. He has a healthy maintained, toned body with 6 pack abs which is appreciated by everyone and is the cause that makes women go mad for him. Vin Diesel’s workout routine for Riddick, Fast and Furious and Fast Five is much famous among fitness freaks all around the world.

Even though he is over 50 years old, Vin Diesel has gotten into the best shape of his career. The actor talked to ‘Train’ and shared how he’s been able to maintain peak physical form.

*Have small meals in a day. (6-8 meals per day) Focus on core training exercises as it is the area you wish to enhance the most. Proper breathing is very important as it improves cardiovascular conditioning. Positivity around is very essential.

“My weight-training regime and fitness regime are very different now to what they were a few years ago,” he explains “I still do the old-school, tried-and-tested, meat-and-potatoes, muscle-building moves, but now I’ve added more core-based and cardio-based stuff—even yoga and Pilates.

“When I was younger—especially when I was bouncing—it was about being as big as possible and it was about looking formidable. Now I’m much more focused on hitting every part of my body and improving my fitness in general. I adjust my training for each role. On “Furious 7″ I did a lot of jiujitsu, which really helped my fitness in general, stamina, and agility.”

“I trained the bodybuilding way for over a decade before I was an actor, so I’ve got a good base and understanding of building mass and strength. Now it’s about trying to keep the body fat lower, which is harder when you’re older.

“Generally I want the character—especially characters like Dominic Toretto (from the “Fast & Furious” series) and Riddick (from “The Chronicles of Riddick” franchise)—to not just look just built or boxy. I want them to be agile and look like they can really handle themselves physically against a range of opponents.

“Honestly, training is so important to me—not just because on a lot of films I’m doing stunts and it helps with my look and physicality and stamina. I really do believe in ‘healthy body, healthy mind.'”

“Generally, week to week, there’s a mix of weight training, jiujitsu, calisthenics, Pilates and yoga, running, and chasing my kids around,” he laughs. “However, when it comes to weight training, I do a lot of different things. For example, for chest there’s bench press flat, incline bench press, bench press decline, dumbbell flyes, push-ups. For triceps I do various extensions, cable pull-downs, and skullcrushers. For biceps I do hammers, biceps curls, barbell curls, and preacher curls. For back and shoulders I do shoulder press, lateral raise, front raise, lateral pull-downs, and bent-over rows. For legs I combine various squatting techniques with traditional calf raises, various squats, calf raises. That’s really just a snapshot of my training.

“I also try to hit every area of every body part and do supersets to shock my muscles. I’ll do two or three powerlifting sets and then I’ll go into high-rep sets afterwards. I really want to wear [my muscles] out and get the most out of my time in the gym.”

“I did a lot of jiujitsu for “Furious 7″,” he explains. “Really it was for what I believe is the best fight sequence in the whole ‘Fast and Furious’ saga,” he says enthusiastically. “I worked with Paul Walker’s jiujitsu teacher, whom I first met through my brother. He knows how important it is for “Furious 7” to be the best film it can be to honor my brother, Paul Walker, so we worked real hard.

“The combat training was awesome, especially when you’ve got a guy like Tony Jaa in the movie—who’s best known for kicking ass in the ‘Ong-Bak’ films. There was a lot of pad work, agility work, punching, and kicking with various elbow and knee moves.

“The striking training was awesome, and that really takes it out of you. It makes you feel good though, and definitely pays off big time in the film! There was a lot of core training as well. That was intense; a lot of calisthenics—pull-ups, chin-ups, press-ups, and muscle-ups. It really built my strength up and helped with my rotation and explosiveness.”

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