Tyrese Gibson Workout

Tyrese Gibson is known for his chiseled abs both in music videos and on the big screen. However, something you may not know about Tyrese is that after he starred in The Fast & the Furious 2 & Annapolis, Tyrese took everything for granted and gained 50 pounds of fat. He realized that he let himself go and needed to go back to his earlier roots to what defined his career: a chiseled body, which was done through hard work.

Tyrese met with Will Smith who told him that the five people you spend most of your time with will dictate how far your life and career will go. Tyrese listened and hung out with friends who had clean eating habits and good work ethics. He found his early roots and hit the gym harder than ever to sport the six-pack body that he’s carrying now. He runs 5 miles a day and his regular lunch menu changed from fried calamari to a scoop of tuna on lettuce. He also makes sure he hits the weights hard. He focuses on a workout routine with drop sets. For example, he would take 100 pound weights and exercise for 3 reps then drop down to 90 pounds then 80 then 70 all the way to failure. Tyrese’s dependence on drop sets certainly helped add to his rock solid physique. Performing drop sets allow you to use more of your muscle fibers than usual. You are going even closer to failure because your body is exhausted even when doing the lightest weight. It also gives you a great cardiovascular workout throughout. It takes you beyond your threshold for failure at your initial working weight.

Tyrese always gives 100 percent and never quits on a workout. According to an interview with Men’s Health Magazine, Tyrese said, “When you step on the treadmill, make a commitment. Do, say, 3 miles a day. And don’t get off until you finish. It doesn’t matter what speed you’re going. Just don’t get off. You don’t have to keep up with all the people around, running all fast and doing their thing. Just do your thing. You’ll work up to them, as long as you do your own thing first.” It’s not about what the people around you are doing; rather, it’s about what you are doing. You should never just stop during a long distance run because it can defeat the purpose.

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