Keanu Reeves’ 10 Favorite Exercises for Gaining Muscle

The 56-year-old actor from The Matrix and John Wick gets in shape with a perfect challenge to build strength and muscles.

Keanu Reeves is one of the great actors of our time and throughout his career, he has done it all, he has traveled in time, he has traveled the country in the company of River Phoenix, he became a surfer to deceive a group of criminals, He took a red pill to become the salvation of humanity and, a few years later, went on a mission to get revenge on those who stole his Mustang and killed his puppy.

The 56-year-old actor has had a long and successful career but is far from retreating and with the return of John Wick, Bill and Ted, and The Matrix he has shown that he still has what it takes to be an action hero, and has the best training. to stay in the best shape possible.

It is not true that after 30 you can no longer gain muscle or that you will lose definition (ask Jared Leto, The Rock or Arnold Schwarzenegger himself ), what is true is that you have to keep training hard and adjusting your exercises so that the muscles grow or are maintained.

There are many actors who have shown that you can be an action hero at any age, Liam Neeson , for example, became one later in his career and Tom Cruise has plans to continue doing Ethan Hunt (with everyone and his dangerous stunts) for a few more years, but it is Keanu Reeves who seems to be the new king of the genre with films like Matrix 4 and the John Wick saga that has already confirmed up to a fifth film, and part of his success is that he knows how to take care of of your body with the best workouts.

Reeves has the perfect beard and hair, looks great in a black suit, and is a master when it comes to handling weapons and martial arts (plus he’s immortal), and this is why he’s so compelling in the role of an action hero. But even Reeves needs help from the pros at times, and in his case that help is Coach Patrick Murphy, who helped him find the perfect combination of exercises to build strong, defined and lean muscles.

We already know that the actor is the person they send “to kill the damn Bogeyman”, and that is not achieved only with the magic of cinema and special effects, it is achieved by working hard to be able to keep up with the movies and scenes of fight, and Reeves has a routine of 10 key exercises to stay indestructible at any age.

Murphy revealed in an interview that John Wick is one of the most physically demanding characters in movie history (especially since we see him riding a horse, kicking his enemies, doing tricks with their cars, and running for his life), plus Neo’s character also requires good physical condition, so it was essential to work on the actor’s strength and endurance, not just muscle development, so his training usually consists of a series of key exercises that combine training muscle endurance training, balance and stabilization training, power training and recovery practices, and weight lifting.

Keanu Reeves exercises:

These exercises are focused on developing mobility , but also strength , endurance, and muscle gain , and you only need a resistance band to perform them. It is important that you try not to rest between each exercise, allowing about 20 seconds of recovery at the end of each set.

External rotation with band

  • Reps 10 for each arm
  • Sets: as many as you can

Row with band

  • Reps: 10
  • Sets: as many as you can

Reverse fly with band

  • Reps: 10
  • Sets: as many as you can

Wall press

  • Reps: 10
  • Sets: as many as you can

Lizards

  • Reps: 10
  • Sets: as many as you can

Superman

  • Reps: 10
  • Sets: as many as you can

Plank with hip rotation

  • Reps: 10
  • Sets: as many as you can

Tuck crunch combo

  • Reps: 10
  • Sets: as many as you can

Bridge / hip lift

  • Reps: 10
  • Sets: as many as you can

Bodyweight deep squats

  • Reps: 10
  • Sets: hold for 30 seconds, rest 60 seconds and repeat as many times as you can.

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