Jason Stackhouse is a fictional character in HBO’s True Blood. Just the first episode of the first season, you can easily remember his character as someone who loves to have sex with various women. And when he’s too busy having sex, real men out there (myself included) must have asked themselves “How can I get lean and ripped like Jason Stackhouse?”
The answers are not too difficult for Ryan Kwanten, who played the role of Stackhouse. Born in Sydney, Australia on November 28, 1976, Kwanten admitted he loves outdoor activities (such as swimming and surfing) and working-out (bodyweight exercises mostly, like yoga and push-ups).
For his everyday diet, Kwanten consistently follows the Modern Paleolithic Diet. It’s the type of diet that consists of fresh fruits, fishes-and-meat for protein, vegetables and nuts. Any processed dairy products with processed oils are prohibited.
Aesthetically-gifted to be envied at, Kwanten drinks alcohol whenever there is an occasion yet if possible, he prefers to stick with water and protein shake.
- Omelette with spinach
- Fruit and Herbal tea
Sample Recipe: Banana Almond Pancakes
- Sliced lean grass-fed beef
- Salad and chicken with an olive oil and lemon dressing
- Herbal tea
Sample Recipe: Grilled Chicken Kebabs with garlic and cumin
- Apple slices
- Grilled turkey
- Tomato and avocado slices
- Carrots and artichoke
- Raisins and almonds
Sample Recipe: Turkey Vegetable Meatballs
The Workout Routine of Jason Stackhouse: “I Love Old-school Stuff”
Of course, Jason Stackhouse won’t become an instant heartthrob without regular exercise. He’s already lean, therefore, it’s easier for him to build muscles through bodyweight exercises like push-ups (the best technique to improve chest muscles), pull-ups and skipping ropes.
“Even when I’m working, I’ll go home and run on the soft sand at two in the morning.”
For flexibility, Kwanten mastered the science and art of yoga. Not only he’s an actor with a net worth of $3 million dollars (Source: CelebrityNetWorth), he’s also a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor. Vinyasa yoga or in plain English – the flow yoga, has a goal to synchronized the movement with the breath.
“That first class I was looking across the room and seeing girls and even guys putting their feet behind their heads, and I thought, Wow, that’s where I want to be. And I’m sort of naturally competitive, so once I sink my teeth into something I’m not going to let go,” he said in an interview.
Yet, a yoga session isn’t enough. As the front cover of Muscle & Body Magazine in 2009, Kwanten revealed his techniques on how he shapes his midsection. He follows a 20-minute routine to six pack – a routine that begins with running and ends with shadowboxing.
Below are the complete details copy and pasted from StarsFit.
- Running, 2 minutes: Use the pavement or a treadmill, or simply run in place. A steady, brisk jogging pace will raise your body temperature, priming your heart and muscles for the work to follow.
- Pushups, 2 minutes: Stop to rest if you have to. Just let the clock keep ticking.
- 30-second sprints: 6, resting 45 seconds after each.
- Planks, 2 minutes: Stop to rest if you have to, as with the push-ups.
- Supine jackknifes, 2 minutes: Lie flat on your back and raise your legs straight up so they form an L with your torso. Now “crunch” to lift your shoulder blades off the floor while extending your arms toward your toes. This is the starting position. Keep your legs straight as you lower them to 6 inches off the ground and then raise them again, always pausing for a one-or two-count at the top of each rep.
- Shadowboxing, 4 1/2 minutes: It’s the final round of a fight. The decision hangs in the balance. That’s your pace.
Now that you know the success formula in Jason Stackhouse lean and ripped physique, would you follow it? Would you consistently follow his diet? Would you perform his exercises at home?
The answer is yes? Then it’s time for you to dig deep. It’s not too late to make things happen. Truth is, it’s not easy to begin with, especially when you already follow a specific diet, but come on, it’s worth all your efforts once you start the process, right?
Photos courtesy of: TrueBloodNet