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By Mily Sep 11, 2017 Jason Momoa 0 Comments

In this recent interview Jason Momoa opens up about his diet and his training; plus how this affects his health and life in general. Check it out:

The Jason Momoa workout is mother nature inspired

Though he may look as if struts an iron-forged physique, Momoa’s routine is surprisingly fun and varied.

“I like to workout in the morning, at the crack of dawn, and love to workout outside: whether that’s climbing, hill sprints, boxing, surfing, swimming, skateboarding – it gives me some time to think and focus,” he explains. “It helps me start my day off positively.”

Smart move because a new study in PLOS One found even gentle exercise improved people’s mood and anxiety levels, but the effects were greatest when the exercise took place outdoors rather than in a gym. Even if you’re grinding away in the gym, try to avoid doing your cardio on the treadmill and rather run to a nearby field to do it as nature intended like Momoa does.

Jason Momoa on the importance of cardio

Success in health involves prioritizing the right kind of muscles, the most significant of which you’ll never see. “The most important muscle in your body is your heart, so I like to work up a sweat in the morning,” explains Momoa.

“If you take care of your heart it will take care of you. Whether that’s running, hiking, swimming, surfing, yoga or whatever, just 45 minutes a day getting your sweat on – it makes such a difference physically and mentally.”

While you are a little stronger in the late afternoon because your body has had time to wake up, morning exercise also has it benefits because you’re likely to burn a greater percentage of fat for energy, found a study in the Journal of Physiology.

Just don’t let that sway you into believing that if you can’t do the morning then you shouldn’t exercise at all, because the best time to exercise is whenever the hell you have the time to do it.

Naturally gifted with genetics + work ethic = Jason Momoa

Some guys do hit the genetic lottery but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve on what nature dished out. “Before playing Conan, I hadn’t actually ever used weights. I had to pack on about 25 pounds of muscle for that role in a short amount of time, so I had to hit the weights,” he explains.

“Before Conan, fitness wise everything came from your general sports and outdoor pursuits. I’ve always loved the outdoors and even when I have to be bigger, I want to be strong yet agile. So, it’s a mix of weights and functional workouts and I incorporate the things I love doing outdoors.”

If you’re struggling to find the enjoyment in exercise when you’re wearing a blood red face and an uncomfortably sweaty crotch, invite a friend, though you may want to keep feelings about the latter to yourself.

People enjoy exercise far more if they’re with other like-minded folk, found research at the University of Aberdeen. And the more enjoyable exercise is, the less food you’ll scoff afterwards, so make the changes you need by roping in the right crew.

Continue reading at trainmag.com

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