In Hard Times with RJ Berger, you play someone who is much younger than you are. Did you train in a specific way to look young?
Yeah, I told my trainer what I wanted and needed, more adolescent-looking muscles, not just crazy-jacked and mature-looking. So he put together a certain program where we were doing high-intensity heavy weights, and super high-intensity workouts to elongate the muscles and make them dense but not super built. A lot of bands, a lot of rope work, a lot of power play and things like that.
What about your go-to workout routine? What exercise do you enjoy most in the gym?
Half-hour of cardio and half-hour of weights.
And what’s your least favorite workout?
My least favorite workout probably is when my trainer makes me work multiple muscle groups at once. Like a squat to press, or rope work and then pushups and then dive-bombers all consecutively.
Do you haven any fitness tips for our readers? What knowledge could you share on creating a healthier lifestyle?
For me as a kid when I was out of shape, I always said that I wanted to be in shape but I never really did anything about it. And when you are trying to get to that next level, or are just trying to lose a few extra pounds, you have to set something and be so, so, so on it. You can’t get off it. My thing is six days a week I'm on my nutrition thing, and on the seventh day, I eat whatever I want. And within those six days, there is absolutely zero cheating.
I don’t do any fruit, I don’t do any grains, I don’t do any potatoes those first six days. I get my carbs from beans. And on that seventh day, I can do whatever I want. With the way I eat, you can easily drop five pounds a week being super healthy and doing it the right way without exercising. But you gotta be on it, you can’t waver at all.