celebrity series #15: Justin Trudeau

It only seemed appropriate to emulate our Prime Minister’s workout the week of Canada Day.

Naturally, I couldn’t find his actual workout online (it would somehow seem inappropriate if his workout were detailed online), but the evidence of his physical fitness is everywhere. Top finds were:

Justin Trudeau running

Justin Trudeau surfing

Justin Trudeau peacock pose (the viral photo of JT moreorless levitating off a table)

Justin Trudeau boxing

And that is how I based the workout.

Playlist: I’m almost positive that if you asked Justin Trudeau what he listened to while working out, he would say “Canadian artists only” — so here’s a playlist with Canadian artists only + some non-Canadians used to remix the Canadian-only songs.

Equipment needed: a box, a ball or a thick book, a hand towel or weights

Time: 30ish minutes

ROUND 1 — running
(we will be doing a short high-knees tabata between each strength round to replicate how much the PM runs)
– high knees
– 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
– four rounds, total of two minutes 

ROUND 2 — peacock pose
(we will not be doing peacock pose because it’s hell-hard, but we will do moves that will strengthen the muscles required for peacock pose)
– 7 minute round
– continue going through exercises until time is up

  1. chatarunga-type flow: downard dog to plank to tricep push up (option to drop to knees when in plank + push up) and reverse back to downward dog X 10
  2. supermans X 10 (really extend legs behind and arms forward)
  3. bicep curls X 20 (use weights or towel)

ROUND 3 — running
– high knees
– 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
– four rounds, total of two minutes 

ROUND 4 — surfing
(again, we will not be surfing because we aren’t in the water, but we will do moves that will strengthen the muscles required for surfing)
– 7 minute round
– continue going through exercises until time is up

  1. plank row X 10 per side (using weights if you’d like)
  2. push up pass X 10 (you can use a ball for this or a thick book — such as a Stephen King — if you’re on carpet) push up with the item under one hand, then pass to the other hand, repeat
  3. split squats X 10 per side (or just regular lunges if you don’t have something sturdy to balance on)

ROUND 5 — running
– high knees
– 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off
– four rounds, total of two minutes 

ROUND 6 — boxing
(a little bit different than the other rounds)
– 30 seconds per exercise
– three rounds
– move quickly between exercises, try not to rest until after each round
– 30 seconds rest between each round

  1. shadow boxing — get into a half squat, continuous punches forward or above and in front of your head if you want more of a shoulder burn
  2. push upsStephen King — if you’re on carpet) push up with the item under one hand, then pass to the other hand, repeat
  3. shadow boxing
  4. crunches or sit ups
  5. shadow boxing
  6. squats
    REST, repeat two more times

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