I’m sure many of you agree that Terry Crews is the fittest man in Hollywood. Crews has an interesting background. He played in the NFL for about 7 years as a defensive end. If you are not tough and don’t know how to stay in great shape you don’t succeed in the competitive sport. After he retired from the NFL in 1997, Crews went on to pursue an acting career, appearing in numerous movies and sitcoms, doing commercials with Nike, and making many cameo appearances.
The primary reason we are featuring Terry Crews in this article is not because of his professional football career. Nor is it because he is hogging the limelight in the entertainment world. We are focusing on Crews as an athlete – as a man known for his devotion to training and sculpting a muscular body. He was once featured in the Muscle and Fitness magazine. And even though it’s been years since he played in the professional football world, he maintains his playing weight of 235 lbs and is rock solid. Incredible.
Terry Crews’ incredible physique is definitely the result of a number of years of training and playing as a professional footballer, so there’s no doubt we can learn something from a Terry Crews workout style and apply it to our efforts in the gym. If you want to see exactly how Terry Crews trains to look the way he does, we can now see his weekly training routine after he let Muscle & Fitness in on his personal regime. Let’s take a look.
Monday – Shoulders
Circuit 1: 4 sets of 6 reps with a 135 lb barbell; no rest in between each exercise
- Upright rows
- Clean and press
- Bent over rows
- Jump squats
Circuit 2: 4 sets of 10 reps with dumbbells; no rest in between each exercise
- Front raise
- Arnold Press
- Lateral Raise
- Ben over reverse fly
- Rotator cuff cable work
- 30-min run
Tuesday – Chest
- Power cleans – 4 sets, starting with 135 lbs and ending wiht a max set of 405 lbs
- Incline bench (4 sets, starting with 130 lbs and ending with a max set of 315 lbs)
Circuit: 4 sets with no rest in between each exercise
- Chest flyes
Wednesday – Cardio
- 30 to 45 minute run (5 miles)
- 30 minute swim
Thursday – Back
- Dead-lifts (4 sets, starting with 135 lbs and ending with a max set of 405 lbs)
- Pull-ups (to failure)
- Bent over rows (4 sets, starting with 135 lbs and ending with a max set of 185 lbs)
- Hammer strength row (4 sets, starting with one plate on each side and ending with a max set with 4 or 5 plates on each side)
- 30 minute run
Friday – Legs
- Squats (4 sets, starting with 135 lbs and ending with a max set of 495 lbs)
- Single-leg press (4 sets, starting with one plate on each side and ending with five plates)
- Hack squats (4 sets, starting with one plate on each side and ending with a max set of four or five plates on each side)
- Leg extensions / Leg curls (4 sets)
- Ab roller (100-200 reps)
What do you think about his workout regime? He calls it 24′s. Need rest day(s) in between? Some might argue that this is not functional fitness/training, but this workout routine helps Crews achieve what he wants to achieve. It works for him. as you can see from his pictures.
That’s all for today, hope you enjoyed this post!