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Jake Gyllenhaal “Southpaw” Workout: 2,000 Sit-Ups A Day!

By Chris Davis

Experience
Intermediate (2-3 years)
Time
65 minutes/day | 2 days/week
Good for
Build Muscle, Fat Loss, Tone Body
Equipment
2 x Dumbbell, Barbell, Bodyweight, Dips (Parallel) Bar, Flat Bench, Pull up bar, Squat Rack, Weight Plate
Statistics
Average Cardio Intensity
40%
Average Exertion
70%
Description
Source: www.popworkouts.com

The Jake Gyllenhaal “Southpaw” workout transformed his body into a championship boxer. Doing 2,000 sit-ups a day is just one highlight from his boxing workout. Jake decided fully immersing himself into the role was the only way to go. He prepared for Southpaw by committing to an actual boxer’s routine 24/7.

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Workout Overview

Week 1

Day 1: Core Workout

Day 2: Weightlifting Workout

Day 3: Rest

Day 4: Rest

Day 5: Rest

Day 6: Rest

Day 7: Rest


Core Workout

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After boxing in the morning, Jake Gyllenhaal told TRAIN Magazine he would do the following bodyweight / core workout:

Circuit
Pull-up demonstrationPlay Pull-up demonstration
2 - 3 sets, 10 reps, (rest 60s)
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Walkout demonstrationPlay Walkout demonstration
2 - 3 sets, 10 reps, (rest 60s)
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Bicycle Crunch demonstrationPlay Bicycle Crunch demonstration
2 - 3 sets, 20 reps, (rest 60s)
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Plank with Arm Raise demonstrationPlay Plank with Arm Raise demonstration
2 - 3 sets, 10 reps, (rest 60s)
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Tricep Dips
2 - 3 sets, 10 reps, (rest 60s)
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Push-up demonstrationPlay Push-up demonstration
2 - 3 sets, 10 reps, (rest 60s)
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Barbell Deadlift demonstrationPlay Barbell Deadlift demonstration
2 - 3 sets, 10 reps, (rest 60s)
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Weightlifting Workout

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s weightlifting workout was done in the afternoon. Instead of being a circuit workout, the focus here is strength. His trainer would vary the rep range, usually staying between 8-12 reps.

Tricep Dips
4 sets, 8 - 12 reps, (rest 60s)
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Crunches demonstrationPlay Crunches demonstration
4 sets, 25 reps, (rest 60s)
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Weighted Pullup
4 sets, 8 - 12 reps, (rest 60s)
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Barbell Back Squat demonstrationPlay Barbell Back Squat demonstration
4 sets, 8 - 12 reps, (rest 60s)
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Barbell Deadlift demonstrationPlay Barbell Deadlift demonstration
4 sets, 8 - 12 reps, (rest 60s)
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Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press
4 sets, 8 - 12 reps, (rest 60s)
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Walking Dumbbell Lunge demonstrationPlay Walking Dumbbell Lunge demonstration
4 sets, 8 - 12 reps, (rest 60s)
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Dumbbell Shrug demonstrationPlay Dumbbell Shrug demonstration
4 sets, 8 - 12 reps, (rest 60s)
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Barbell Bench Press demonstrationPlay Barbell Bench Press demonstration
4 sets, 8 - 12 reps, (rest 60s)
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Date Created: 12/16/2019, EST


Last Updated: 7/12/2021, EDT

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