Mario Lopez does the standing bicep curl to build strong, ripped biceps, something he was known for during his days on Saved by the Bell.
Mario Lopez details all of his workouts in his book called Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness. He is an avid workout enthusiast. He has always been consumed with boxing and wrestled when he was in high school. He likes individual sports opposed to team sports because he doesn’t like relying on anyone but himself. “If there’s no team, your flaws and strengths will come out. You’re at your most vulnerable. If you lose, you have no one to blame but yourself, but if you win you get all the glory,” said Lopez.
Lopez is pretty good at boxing, beating several amateur boxers. He also spars with Oscar De La Hoya, James Toney, and Sugar Shane Mosley. He did a lot of weight training when he was younger and now does less weight training and more cardio-based routines to keep the fat off and maintain his muscle mass. He doesn’t lift as heavy as he used to, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t push it when in the gym. He just uses a more high-rep scheme to achieve failure that way. By doing wrestling and boxing, Lopez really utilizes fast-twitch muscle fibers, which help build up muscles. These sports also utilize slow-twitch muscle fibers that help keep him lean and builds up his endurance.
Lopez has an incredible physique. You can see his veins on his shoulders, that’s how jacked he is!
He lifts weights and boxes three times per week. However, he also bikes, runs, swims, does yoga, and plays basketball the other 4 days. Lopez stays very active and is therefore able to burn a ton of calories and keep a star-studded body. He likes doing bodyweight exercises like push-ups and pull-ups. He does over 500 push-ups every day. The fact that he does 500 push ups every day gives him even more stimulation in his muscles. Some may think he’s overdoing it, but with a body like that, it’s hard not to think otherwise.
Perhaps Lopez trains so much because of his passion for food. “I love to eat and I feel I can get away with a lot more if I train hard. Plus, I love the way it makes me feel. I walk out of the gym and I feel Zenlike. Nothing feels like it can bother me.”
Here’s a typical meal plan that Mario Lopez follows:
Breakfast: Fruit, yogurt and Granola Lunch: Chicken and Rice Dinner: Sushi Cheat Meal: Chocolate-chip cookies or Rocky-road ice cream
He likes to occasionally indulge in some unhealthy snacks but since he is burning so many calories throughout his day, he is able to afford it. In addition, it’s good to have a cheat meal like this once in a while. He is active and working his body almost every single day so he is able to stay super lean year round. His six pack abs are legendary!