Want To Get Ripped Like ‘Creed’ And ‘Black Panther’ Star Michael B. Jordan? Here’s How He Does It…


If you’ve seen the movie Creed or any of the the Black Panther trailers you know Michael B. Jordan is in ridiculous shape.

Of course with roles like those, dude HAS to be in ridiculous shape just to perform the way he does in movies that are so physically demanding.


In a new short film entitled Grounded, that Jordan shot in collaboration with Vice and Nike, he discusses the type of work ethic that goes into making him the man that he is and shows off some of the intense training he undertakes to stay in such amazing shape.

Back in May, Jordan also shared the workout routine he used to get ripped for Creed with Men’s Fitness.

Jordan’s trainer, Corey Calliet, needed to build both the actor’s muscles and his work capacity so that he not only looked like a boxer of championship lineage but moved like one, too. “The training was pulled from the fundamentals of athletic conditioning, as well as from bodybuilding,” says Calliet. The sessions combine cardio and circuit training to melt fat off the abs while tightening them, and each muscle group is trained with volume for a maximum pump.

Among the exercises Calliet prescribes for Jordan are dumbbell kickbacks, pushup, bench dips, sprinter situps, triceps pushdowns, dumbbell rows, hammer curls, barbell curls and much, much more.


Here’s a look at just Day One of Jordan’s four-day training regimen

1. Incline Dumbbell Press
Sets: 3 Reps: 12

2. Dumbbell Flye
Sets: 3 Reps: 12

3. Pushups
Sets: 10 Reps: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

4. Dumbbell Kickback
Sets: 3 Reps: 15

5. Triceps Pushdown
Sets: 2 Reps: 20

6. Bench Dip
Sets: 10 Reps: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

And that’s just the beginning.


For the rest of Jordan’s workout plan as well as the How-To’s for each exercise, head on over to Men’s Fitness.