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Taylor Lautner Workout

Taylor Lautner Workout


Taylor Lautner used to be a 5'10", 140-pound, bony teenager, and he needed to gain 30 pounds for his role in the second Twilight movie. And so he did. Lautner's trainer Jordan Yuam helped him in this regard. Yuam used to throw 40% heavier of a weight that Lautner could handle for 10 reps, just so his body could get used to handling heavier loads. He would do a lot of negative reps, but heavy is not all Lautner would do.

Taylor Lautner's workout routine consisted of variety, where he would mix up weight, reps, and intensity levels. 

Lautner also uses resistance bands to give his muscles a different taste than the free weights. Lautner was a mesomorph, meaning he had a hard time putting on weight. Lautner therefore, had to make sure that he didn't do too much cardio and that he kept his nutritional intake up so he wouldn't lose weight.  He also makes sure not to overdo his ab work. He only works them 3 days a week and makes sure that he works his entire core: abs, obliques, and lower back.

Taylor Lautner also does his own stunts on the big screen, so he makes sure that he incorporates a lot of versatility within his exercises. His trainer puts him through a workout routine that focuses on explosive movements and quickness like hops and lunges that go side to side, not just forward and back.



Lautner's emphasis on heavy weight really added some extra mass to his frame. Over the 
years, you can see how much he has grown.


He makes sure to never work out more than 5 days per week, because his body needs the rest and recovery to grow. Oh not to forget, he also ate "a lot of food" to put on those 30 pounds.

Lautner frequently did the following routine to get ripped up. He would do what's called a werewolf circuit in which he would do each exercise non-stop for 20 minutes. The most he ever got was 17 total circuits in 20 minutes. See if you can beat it?

Werewolf circuit:

5 pull-ups
10 press-ups
15 bodyweight squats

Our Take: He has one of the best body physiques in Hollywood. His trainer really emphasized heavy weight since he did 40% heavier weight than he can handle. This is known as forced reps. This can lead to even more muscle stress, stimulation, and strength. When you push through an exercise at the very edge of failure, you can increase the amount of blood and muscle tension, building even more muscle. He also utilized resistance bands, which allow you to move more freely and achieve a great range of motion than traditional free weights or machines. Not to mention, the chance of injury is much less. His "Werewolf Circuit" hits all the major muscle groups and is a great cardio exercise and can really keep him lean.


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