Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow is back with a new role in Xavier Dolan’s, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. Kit Harington will be playing the movie’s main character. The film is scheduled to be released by the end of 2017.
Among a number of other celebrities who auditioned, Harington bagged the role. His incredible performances in the past has surely proved to be beneficial for him. But what has added life to his character? Undoubtedly, his muscular physique! Let’s see how Harington got his ripped and chiseled figure.
Kit Harington’s Bizarre Diet
Harington’s diet for Pompeii required him to consume 5,000 calories per day. He ate a lot of carbs, brown rice, chicken, and sweet potatoes. He was required to bulk up and then shed the weight by weight training and doing other intense workouts.
His current diet is a balance of proteins, carbs, and healthy fats. It is a combination of 45% carbs, 33% proteins, and 20% fat. He believes in having a cheat day once in a while which encourages him to stick to his diet. Cheat days help to manage cravings and also fires up the metabolism.
Kit Harington’s Exhaustive Workouts
Harington works out six days per week to have a ripped and chiseled physique. His personal trainer keeps changing the workouts so that his body doesn’t get adapted to a particular routine. He does full-body exercises by doing cable workouts rather than the typical isolation exercises.
He focuses on the back, glutes, and legs through his strength training workouts. Doing lateral lunges, deadlifts, and upper body pushes and pull movements for 45 minutes is double the intensity than doing cardio. Harington’s warm-up starts with knee hugs or lunge stretches. For knee hugs, you need to lie on your back and hug your left knee to your chest, keeping right leg straight. Repeat for four times and switch legs.
For lunge stretches, start in a forward lunge on the right leg. Put your hands on the floor on either side of the front foot. With your right elbow against right knee, try to to deepen the stretch. Then you need to raise your hips high to straighten the right leg and stretch the hamstrings. Repeat four times, and then switch sides.
For the workout, Harington uses dumbbells weighing 20 to 30 pounds. The Lateral Dumbbell Lunge requires to hold dumbbells at the sides while in standing position, and then lunge laterally to your right putting 80% of your weight in your right heel. Press through your front foot to return back to start. Repeat with the left side.
Weighted Push-Up Rows
Take the plank position and hold a dumbbell in either hand. Bend the elbows back and lower the chest close to the floor. Then press back up, locking elbows at the top.
In the same plank position raise your left hand up to the left ribs keeping the elbow back and tight to the body. Repeat with the right side.
The next workout in his routine is the pendulum lunge. It requires one to stand straight while holding dumbbells at the side. Take a big step backward with right foot and lower right knee to floor. You will feel the weight getting concentrated on left heel.
Then take a big step forward with right leg and bend your left knee so it just hovers above floor. Repeat with the left leg and continue alternating for a minute.
Umpierrez, A., “Kit Harington’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Workout;” http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/articles/kit-haringtons-game-of-thrones-workout-w199299, last accessed December 7, 2016