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Vin Diesel’s Workout Routine and Diet Plan – His Weight, Abs & Fitness Training

Written by Jane Summerfield

Vin Diesel, whose real name is Mark Sinclair, is an American actor.

He has also been a bouncer, bodybuilder, Hollywood producer, and screenwriter. His twin brother is called Paul Vincent, although they are not identical.

He was only 7 when he got a break in acting. He and a couple of friends broke into a theatre – to vandalize it.

A woman stopped them, offering them each a script and $20.

One condition was that they attend the theatre every day after school.

From there, Vin’s acting career progressed to the Broadway circuit.

By the time Vin was 17, he already had a muscular physique, enabling him to become a bouncer at some of New York’s hippest clubs.

After high school, he enrolled at Hunter College to become an English major but dropped out after 3 years to pursue his acting career.

After his short film called Multi-Facial got accepted at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, he got a call from Steven Spielberg; resulting in him being cast for the movie, Saving Private Ryan.

His acting career steadily grew from there.

He and his girlfriend, Paloma Jimenez, have three kids and they live in Beverley Hills.

Vin Diesel’s Diet Plan & Fitness Training – All You Need to Know

Current Stats

  • Weight: 225 lbs./102 kg.
  • Birthday: 18 July 1967
  • Birthplace: Alameda County, California, United States
  • Accolades/accomplishments: Being the famous actor that he is, Vin Diesel has won many awards and also has a Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame. See them all listed here.

Workout Principles of Vin Diesel

No matter which movie he is in, Vin Diesel has always been impressed with his fantastic physique and acting skills.

He hasn’t been secretive either about how he keeps his body in tip-top shape. Just look at this muscle machine working here – so impressive!

His workout principles are all about supersets.

These are just a set of two exercises instead of one.

Researchers have found that supersets, as well as tri-sets, have proven to be more effective in most ways.

And yet, they produce more strain and fatigue, requiring more recovery time.

This might be why Vin’s routine is structured the way it is.

The first day is the hardest, the second and third are a little lighter.

He has also incorporated drop-sets as part of his workout principles.

Vin Diesel’s Training Methods

Vin Diesel has proven that you can slow down inevitable aging by working out – regularly. He has realized that training also means eating wisely.

The days of devouring just anything are over if you want to look beyond-fit on the screen.

Vin is very disciplined in his approach to what fuels his muscles.

Eating right and working out is something he has lived by for years on end.

As a club bouncer, he had a physique built to fight.

But the fights in his movies are more for the show now – they require an entirely different workout than his bouncer days required.

He says, “I still do the old-school, tried-and-tested, meat-and-potatoes, muscle-building moves, but now I’ve added more core-based and cardio-based stuff – even yoga and Pilates.”

He also changes up his workouts to shock his muscles.

“Generally, week to week, there’s a mix of weight training, jujitsu, calisthenics, Pilates, and yoga, running, and chasing my kids around,” he says.

Vin Diesel’s Workout Routine

Day one: Shoulders, chest, and triceps – 6 supersets

  • ‘Decline bench press/Normal bench press’
  • ‘Push-ups/Chest flys’
  • ‘Dumbbell chest presses (inclined) / Cable crossovers’
  • ‘Overhead triceps extensions/Skull-crushers (EZ bar)’
  • ‘Reverse-grip pushdowns/Barbell triceps extensions (inclined)’
  • ‘Dumbbell kickbacks/Triceps dips’

Day two: Shoulders and back – 3 supersets

  • ‘Dumbbell shoulder presses/Lateral side raises’
  • ‘Lat pull-downs (wide grip)/Barbell rowing (bent-over)’
  • ‘Romanian deadlifts /Dumbbell shrugs’

Day three: Legs only – 3 supersets

  • ‘Barbell squats/Standing calf raises’
  • ‘Barbell squat (wide)/Barbell lunges’
  • ‘Front squat (clean)/Barbell lunges’

Vin Diesel’s Diet Plan

The basic principles of Vin’s diet are simple: Avoid processed foods and keep the intake of fatty foods low.

Breakfast 

  • 2 pieces of toast with almond butter and a banana

OR

  • One cup of porridge with chia seeds, raisins, apple, and cranberries.

Lunch 

  • A slice of turkey with 2 cups brown rice and a cup of green beans

OR

  • 2 Fillets of tuna with 2 cups of chopped mixed veggies.

Dinner 

  • 2 slices of chicken, some asparagus, a bell pepper, some asparagus, a cup of brown rice, and a mango

OR

  • 2 fillets of salmon with a cup of quinoa, some broccoli, and a salad.

Vin says he enjoys eating

He says he likes to feel good so his diet is about balance.

“My diet, like my weights regime I suppose, is very much typical for people who want agility, lower body fat, and higher muscle mass. Basically, it’s predominantly lean proteins, lots of complex carbs, lots of veggies and fruits, and lots of water. I try to eat natural food as well; it’s not just to look a certain way, it’s to feel a certain way.”

Rushing all over the world, the food Vin eats feeds his body and mind.

Vin Diesel’s Supplements

Even though Vin has revealed any supplements he takes, there is one that he probably does take and that would be whey protein.

If you do work out a lot and pump muscle consistently, you will need more protein.

 Protein is the main building block of muscles.

Vin Diesel’s noteworthy recommendations

  • Train smarter – not harder
  • Use a high intensity first set to shock your muscles
  • Always make the time for a workout
  • It’s important to love working out
  • Consider every good workout as a victory

“When you’re doing long days…you want to feel good and engaged. Eating well does that for me”Vin Diesel

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