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Daniel Craig Workout Routine to Build a Badass Bond Body

When Daniel Craig took over the role of James Bond in 2006 a lot of people were immediately started hating on him because he didn’t fit the “standard” old school James Bond type.  In other words he didn’t have the pretty and skinny body that all the James Bonds’ before him had.

Daniel Craig has easily become my favorite James Bond of all time (Sean Connery in a close second…) because he brought something entirely new to the table.  Craig created a new Bond that was more intense, more charismatic, more vulnerable and had a much better body than all the ones before him.

Daniel Craig put on a lot of muscle for the first James Bond but when it came time for the follow-up, Quantum of Solace, Craig took things to the next level and although he wasn’t more muscular he was better conditioned and more ripped than Casino Royale.  He accomplished this by doing more total body circuits using mostly power exercises such as clean and presses, deadlifts, pull-ups and incline push-ups.

To start off the week you’re going to go through a total body training power circuit sticking with 10-12 reps per exercise and doing 3-4 sets depending on your current fitness level.  This Daniel Craig workout is going to make you step outside your comfort zone and you’re going to have to crank up the motivational tunes on your iPod to meet this workouts intensity.

Daniel Craig’s Bond Workout Routine

For the Power Circuits, you’re going to want to do the following exercises:

  1. Clean and Press
  2. Pull-ups
  3. Incline Push-ups
  4. Walking Lunges
  5. Hanging Leg Raise
  6. Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlifts
  7. Burpees with Jumps

3-4 sets total, 10-12 repetitions per exercise.

I would do this James Bond workout circuit 2x’s per week, I like to do it on a Monday and Thursday for example.  Make sure you use a weight that is very difficult for you to finish the last couple of reps with good form.  It’s going to be imperative to build lean muscle by using weights that aren’t baby rattles (for men and women).

The rest of the week you’re going to split up the days between upper body conditioning circuits and lower body conditioning circuits.  Between exercises for these Daniel Craig workouts you’re also going to be alternating between pushing and pulling movements.  For example, for the upper body conditioning day you’re going to alternate between pull-ups and incline bench press.

Here’s the workout for the upper body days:

  1. Weighted Pull-ups
  2. Incline Bench Press
  3. Stiff-Legged Deadift with Rows
  4. Clap Push-ups
  5. Dumbbell Squat to High Pulls
  6. Walkouts
  7. Bicycle and Rotates

3-4 sets total, 10-12 repetitions per exercise.

As for the lower body conditioning days, here is the workout routine:

  1. Deadlifts
  2. Bulgarian Lunges
  3. 1-Legged Romanian Deadlifts
  4. Step-ups
  5. Ball Legs Curls
  6. Side Planks
  7. V-Situps

3-4 sets total, 10-12 repetitions per exercise.

I would do the upper body conditioning day on Tuesday and Friday and do the lower body conditioning days on Wednesday and Saturdays.  This also doesn’t include doing the cardio for the workouts.

For the cardio for the Daniel Craig workout routine I would be sure to focus on high intensity interval training.  With HIIT cardio training you’re going to be able to burn a TON more fat while also building some lean muscle at the same time.

If you still have anything left in the tank while doing the other workout I would finish with 10-20 minutes of HIIT cardio by doing some sprinting, swimming, biking, and cardio strength training.  And of course, after you finish out the total Bond workout you should do some stretching and start your recovery process.

As for Sunday I would totally take the day off and just do anything to take your mind off of working out.  Go watch a movie or read some Harry Potter!

You should only be doing a little bit of the HIIT cardio and stay completely away from the steady state aerobic stuff.  You’ll be wasting your time and throwing away your hard earned lean muscle.  Stick with the power circuits at the metabolic resistance training workouts and finish it out with a little bit of HIIT cardio.

Daniel Craig’s Diet Plan

These Daniel Craig Bond workouts are going to be tough to finish and they’re going to be even tougher on your body.  Getting the right amount of rest and getting the right nutrition is going to be very necessary to keep making gains with your training.  If you feel like you’re overtraining then take a step back, reexamine you’re recovery routine and either add in more sleep and/or add in some more lean calories.

I would be totally be lying to you if I didn’t throw in the diet part.  If you’re eating like crap but training like a champ you’re still going to end up not getting the results you want unless you have the genetics of a Greek God.  Eating right is about 70-80% of the lean body equation and ignoring it would be disatrous to your body.  I’m sure he was also taking some supplements as well, be sure to also check out my Prograde reviews for more information on the good supplements that I recommend.

So prepare your meals and in the morning, I go so far as to writing them out, and then have them ready to eat so you don’t miss a meal during the day.  Daniel Craig ate 5 smaller meals a day to keep is metabolism cranked high so he could burn fat and build muscle at the same time.  Missing a meal and cheating too much will negatively affect your results.

If you’re up for the challenge of Daniel Craig’s workout routine for James Bond then you’re going to be pleasantly surprised with the lean body results you’re going to get.  Craig’s workout and diet plan and damn difficult but if you’re up for the challenge then you can dramatically take your fitness game to the next level and look a hell of a lot hotter too.

To your success,

Josh

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15 Comments


  1. Evelyn

    November 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Josh, I’m competing in a Beauty pagent this December. I work out atleast every, day if not twice a day. I’m wondering if you have any tips on how I can really kick my mid-section into amazing shape, my sides and middle area especially? I’ve got about 40 days! Maybe a specific type of protein shake or supplements? THANKS!

    Reply

    • Josh Schlottman

      November 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm

      Hey Evelyn, I would check out the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet if that’s the case. I tried it myself and got really good results off of it, just make sure you follow it 100%. Here’s the link for it; http://goo.gl/Zsgyb

      Reply

  2. Bob

    November 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Great workout, Josh. How long to wait in between excercises and circuits? Thanks,

    Reply

    • Josh Schlottman

      November 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm

      Hey Bob, thanks for the kind words my man. I would rest around 15 seconds between exercises and definitely not more than 30 seconds…the more intense the better! See you at the top.

      Reply

  3. Syd

    November 16, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Hey Josh,
    I’m fifteen year old girl. I’m 5.7 feet tall and I weigh 63kgs. I don’t actually fall into the category of fat people but still, I’ve got fed up of people in my school teasing me. And I’m athletic too as I am the basketball team captain. I’ve done many exercises and I’ve lost some kgs but I don’t see any difference in my body. It’s still the same. So can you please recommend me a workout routine to reduce my wieght and look thinner. And also why i can’t see any changes in my body. I’m losing my self confidence of going out in public. Please help!!!

    Reply

    • Josh Schlottman

      November 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      Hey Syd, I would focus on your diet and nutrition more than anything. You can’t out train a bad diet and you can do all the workout in the world but if you’re still eating bad then you’re not going to go very far. Reduce calories (not too much) and focus on getting lots of protein in your body. Hope this helps…

      Reply

  4. lk

    April 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Hey Josh,

    great website. I am 6′ 199lbs and have about a 23% body fat. I wanted to know your recommendations for the best ways to reduce man boobs since that has been a problem for me. I have been working out for the past few years and in the past few months have dropped from about 26% body fat to 23 and from 215lbs to 199lbs but I still have a significant amount of fat on my upper chest. Thanks and I eagerly look forward to your thoughts. I will check back on this forum and hopefully will see your reply

    Regards

    lk

    Reply

    • Josh Schlottman

      April 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      Hey lk, thanks for the kind words about the site. I wrote a blog post a little while back with some great strategies on how to get rid of the man boobs…you may want to check it out => How to Get Rid of Man Boobs

      Reply

  5. JP

    July 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Hey Josh,

    Great post here, I just have a view specific questions. I am 6’1” and 155 lbs, with about 6% body fat. I am really looking to add 20+ lbs of muscle. I work out pretty religiously, but I don’t think I eat enough calories. Any tips and suggestions as to how I can build lean muscle in the most efficient manner? Thanks.

    Reply

    • Josh Schlottman

      July 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      Hi JP,

      I would highly recommend checking out the Muscle Maximizer program if you’re serious about putting on muscle.

      Reply

  6. juhan

    October 25, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Hi Josh!
    Isn’t 6 workout/week overtraining? In this case i’d do pullups two days in a row and i think its overtraining.. I’m looking forward to put on lean muscle. Thank you

    Reply

  7. Jeremy

    October 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Hey Josh,
    I am 5’10 (179 cm) and 149 lbs (68kg) with 15% body fat and I was wondering if It was a good workout for me. Because my goal is to build muscle.
    Thanks

    Reply

  8. zach

    November 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Hi Josh,

    I had a couple of questions for you. First, would it be better to do a HIIT session at the beginning or end of this workout? Second, would it be ok to superset some of the exercises to ensure I have enough time to do HIIT? Finally, is there something I could substitute for pullups because I can only do a few per set not the full 10-12? Our gym doesn’t have an assisted pullup machine anymore.

    Reply

    • Josh Schlottman

      December 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      I would recommend doing the HIIT part of the workout towards the end. You can superset the exercises but it’s going to be a little more difficult to put on size as fast. But if you’re strapped for time it’s probably going to be your best option. Do as many pull-ups as you can then drop down to Low Rows/Inverted Rows to finish the reps.

      Reply

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