Celebrity trainer Corey Calliet is giving us an EXCLUSIVE step by step workout that the actor used to get his chiseled arms for his new movie.
Corey Calliet, is Michael B. Jordan‘s go-to trainer of seven years for getting fit. But, when it comes to the actor’s latest project Tom Clancy‘s Without Remorse, he changed up the 34-year-old’s usual routine and focused on his arms, chest and back for one particular scene involving a little less clothing.
“This film was different because usually, we’re getting ready for a boxing movie or we’re getting ready for being a villain,” Corey told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY of the Amazon Prime film released on April 30. “We were getting ready for the shirt off scenes. I knew there weren’t going to be a whole lot so I focused on the training and the tactical conditioning. We did a lot of cross fit and military type training which is totally different.”
Corey, who teamed up with Barry’s, the original strength and cardio interval fitness experience to celebrate the release of the film on April 28, kept his four month, six times a week, two-to-three hour a day diet and workout regimen intense for the actor who played a US Navy SEAL. “The only thing that I did do is I cut everything out the week of and I introduced a lot of the aerobic exercises such as the burpees, the biceps, jumping rope, a lot of sprints, a lot of long distance cardio just to get that shape and continue to get the water off and get really tight,” Corey said of tweaking up the routine ahead of the shirtless scene.
“I didn’t go crazy until the shirt off scene when I had to strip away a lot of the nutrients to get his body rid of the nutrients it didn’t need. It’s almost like I did everything to get ready for this one scene,” he explained.
The plan that Corey put together — Which he explains in the video above and explains in the step by step guide below– Produced visible results. “His back was more defined,” Corey said of Michael’s changed physique. “Every time I’d see a bit more muscle maturity. His back was starting to get more detailed and defined as I wanted it to be. I needed him to get in shape and train like a Navy SEAL.”
Corey, who recently hosted a class on Barrys’ first-ever digital platform Barry’s At Home, had a few secrets up his sleeve for his pal. “Before Mike does a movie, any scene, I do something called movie magic. I’ll bring him through excruciating pumps with bands or light dumbbells, 5-10 minutes before he goes on set,” Corey said. “The shoulder and the bicep, that gives you the look that you want when it comes to arms. I always say go biceps first, then go shoulders.”
You too can follow Corey’s tips to get the perfect arms, shoulders and back at home by following this simple step by step guide below which he demonstrates in the video above. Aim to do 3 sets of 10-20 reps each increasing intensity by reps or weights each time. You’ll need any resistance band and a set of dumbbell hand weights (amount of weight varies by individual).
Side literal raises using band
If using a large loop band, step onto the center of the band gripping each end in hand. Standing upright, engage your core for stability, and with a slight bend in your elbows, raise your arms laterally [sideways] from your side up until parallel with the floor (90 degrees). Release with control down back to starting position. This can be done in same fashion using smaller loop, or tube band with handles by stepping on one end of the loop and raising laterally (complete single arm, then switch). Repeat this movement for 10-20 reps. You want to work to feel the burn!
Side lateral raises with dumbbells
Alternatively, if you prefer, you use dumbbell weights rather than a resistance band. Standing upright, core [stomach] engaged, and gripping a dumbbell in each hand, raise your arms laterally with a slight bend in your elbows from your side up until parallel with the floor (90 degrees). Release with control back to starting position. Repeat this movement for 10-20 reps.
Front raises with band
2 different palm (grip) placements (perform rep count on each arm, then flip grip).
To perform, if using a large loop band, step onto the center of the band gripping each end in hand. Standing upright, engage your core for stability and with your arm extended at the elbow, raise upward from thigh level to eye level and control your release back to the starting position allowing tension to build through working muscles. This can be done in the same fashion using a smaller loop, or tube band with handles by stepping on one end of loop (complete single arm, then switch). Repeat this movement for 10-20 reps in each of the palm grips below.
Placement 1: palms facing down (main working muscle = anterior deltoid aka front delt or shoulder muscles)
Placement 2: palms facing up (front delt & pectorals or chest muscle)
Front raises with dumbbells
If you prefer, you can do the same moves using dumbbells. Begin by standing upright with your core engaged for stability. With your arms extended at the elbow, raise upward from thigh level to eye level, and control your release back to the starting position (allowing tension to build through working muscles). Repeat this movement for 10-20 reps in each of the palm grips below. Focus on contracting or tightening the muscle.
Placement 1: palms facing down (main working muscle = anterior deltoid aka front delt)
Placement 2: palms facing up (front delt & pectorals aka chest)
Rear Delt Fly with band
If using a large loop band, step onto the center of the band gripping each end in hand. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, press hips back in hinge motion with a neutral spine and knees bent. Bend at the hip until chest is nearly parallel [in line] with the floor. Engage your core for stability. With a slight bend in the elbow and your palms facing your knees, raise arms upward until parallel with the floor, contract the muscle at the top of this movement, and slowly return to starting position. This can be done in in the same fashion using smaller loop, or tube band with handles by stepping on one end of loop (complete single arm, then switch).
Rear Fly Delt with dumbbells
If you prefer to target the same muscles using dumbbells, grip a dumbbell in each hand. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, press hips back in hinge [bent over or squat] motion with a neutral [straight] spine and knees bent. Bend at the hip until chest is nearly parallel with the floor. Engage your core for stability. With a slight bend in the elbow and your palms facing your knees, raise dumbbells upward until parallel with the floor, contract the muscle at the top of this movement, and slowly return to starting position. Repeat 10-20 times on each side.
Bicep curls with band
If you’re using a large loop band, step onto the center of the band gripping each end in hand. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hands at your sides. Keeping the elbow pinned to the side of the body, lift the band with an underhand grip towards your armpit, squeeze the bicep, and control your release back to the starting position allowing tension to build through working muscle. This can be done in same fashion using smaller loop, or tube band with handles by stepping on one end of loop. Complete single arm and then switch.
Bicep cur with band
If using a large loop band, step onto the center of the band gripping each end in hand. Standing upright with feet hip-width apart, engage your core for stability. With your arms extended at the elbow, palms facing away from you, drive your elbows back as you pull the band upward traveling up the front of your body stopping just above your belly button and contracting the bicep. Control your release back to the starting position following the front of your body allowing tension to build through working muscle. Can be done in same fashion using smaller loop, or tube band with handles by stepping on one end of band. Complete single arm and then switch. Do four to five sets of 20 reps.
Tricep kickback with band
If using a large loop band, step onto the center of the band gripping each end in hand. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, press hips back in hinge motion with a neutral spine and knees bent. Bend at the hip until chest is nearly parallel with the floor. Engage your core for stability. With your palms facing inward (hammer grip) bring your elbows up and keep them pinned to your sides as you fully straighten your arms behind you. The top of movement should have your arms nearly parallel with the floor. Contract through your tricep [back arm muscles] and control your release back to the starting position, keeping the elbows pinned at your sides. This can be done in the same fashion using smaller loop or tube band with handles by stepping on one end of band. Complete single arm and then switch. Do four to five sets of 20 reps.
Emma Watson Meets Al Gore To Discuss Climate Change In Crop Top Made Of Recycled Fabrics
Emma Watson looked absolutely gorgeous wearing a tiny crop top made from recycled materials when she met with Al Gore to discuss climate change.
Emma Watson, 31, is not only super stylish, but she’s also eco-conscious and she proved that when she met with Al Gore to discuss climate change. For the occasion, Emma rocked a head-to-toe green floral Emilia Wickstead outfit that was made out of recycled yarn.
Emma’s top was a cropped cape that just covered her shoulders and ended at her chest, revealing her black bra underneath. She styled the shirt with a matching high-waisted midi skirt that put her toned abs and tiny waist on full display.
Emma posted about her outfit and thanked the designer, writing, “Thank you to the loveliest Emilia for making me this beautiful custom piece. It was handmade in London using leftover fabrics consisting of 62% recycled yarn that was locally sourced, woven, and printed in Italy. I will be wearing this a lot!!”
In another photo posted to Emma’s Instagram, she posed with Al as she smiled ear-to-ear. She captioned the picture, “‘Mother Nature is telling us what the truth is about this crisis. I mean, it’s crazy what’s going on. Every night on the TV news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation.’ — @algore.”
Emma has been on a roll lately with her upcycled outfits and just the other day she attended the Earthshot Prize ceremony in London on October 17, wearing a stunning white blouse with black trousers.
Emma’s white blouse featured tulle ruffle layers and was made from 10 recycled wedding dresses from Oxfam. The front of the shirt had a lace neckline with cut-out embroidery while the side had an asymmetrical hemline. Meanwhile, the entire back of the dress was cut out, revealing her bare skin.
‘Gossip Girl’ Fans Can’t Get Over How Penn Badgley’s ‘You’ Co-Star Looks Just Like Hilary Duff
Apparently Penn Badgley has a type! Twitter thinks his former ‘Gossip Girl’ lover, Hilary Duff, looks awfully similar to his ‘You’ wife, Victoria Pedretti.
Leave it to Twitter to come up with some wild Hollywood comparisons. In the week since You season 3 dropped on Netflix, fans have been tweeting that star Victoria Pedretti, 26, looks very similar to Hilary Duff, 34. And what makes this comparison even more noteworthy is that the two actresses have both been romantically involved on the small screen with none other than Penn Badgley, a.k.a Joe Goldberg in You, a.ka. Dan Humphrey in Gossip Girl. But let’s dive into these connections a little bit more, shall we?
So as any Gossip Girl fan knows, Penn, 34, rose to fame thanks to his performance in the hit teen drama. During season 3, he became romantically entangled with NYU beauty Olivia Burke, who is played by Hilary. The two had a brief, but memorable romance, which involved a threesome with Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Zhor). Hilary only played Olivia for six episodes before her storyline with Penn ended.
Now all these years later, Penn is back on the small screen as a psycho stalker-killer in Netflix’s hit You. Victoria was introduced in season 2 as Joe’s love interest, Love Quinn. The two develop a close bond (they’re both killers, after all!) and they get married and have a son once season 3 starts. Fans are now unapologetically comparing Victoria to Hilary in plenty of tweets, which is just hilarious considering their TV connection to Penn. Apparently this guy has a type when he’s at work!
You’re telling me Victoria Pedretti and Hilary Duff aren’t the same person?
— Mel (@melcazi) October 20, 2021
Victoria Pedretti and Hilary Duff look so much alike it’s insane
— K.🪐💜 (@lockinwithkeyz) October 15, 2021
victoria pedretti is like the alt version of hilary duff and i’m obsessed with her 😩
— Kyojuro.🔥 (@creeatomic) October 20, 2021
On the screen, Penn clearly has a type. But his lover in real life is much different than either Victoria or Hilary, though not in a bad way! Penn married singer Domino Kirke, 37, in a super secret ceremony at a courthouse in Brooklyn, NY on February 27, 2017. When they tied the knot, Penn became a stepdad to Domino’s son Cassius, 12, whom she shares with ex Morgan O’Kane.
Penn and Domino later expanded their family when they welcomed their first child together, son James Badgley, in Aug. 2020. Penn has absolutely adored fatherhood, and he spends lots of time with his son. Except for when he’s killing as Joe Goldberg, of course.
Angelina Jolie In ‘Super Isolation’ After COVID-19 Exposure At ‘Eternals’ Premiere She Attended With Kids
Angelina Jolie brought along five of her six children to the Marvel event in Los Angeles, where she, along with several co-stars, were reportedly exposed to COVID.
Angelina Jolie, 46, was one of several people to reportedly be exposed to COVID-19 at Marvel’s Eternals premiere in Los Angeles on Oct. 18, according to Variety. The actress attended the star-studded event with five out of her six children — but now she is in “super isolation” along with co-stars Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan and Lauren Ridloff, as well as director Chloe Zhao. All five women had to miss the Elle’s “Women in Hollywood” event on Tuesday, where editor-in-chief Nina Garcia reportedly told the audience the the group was “just exposed, so to keep everyone safe those superheroes are now in super isolation.”
Disney also confirmed the possible exposures to Variety. A spokesperson said that while the premiere attendees have tested negative for COVID-19, the entire Eternals cast — which also includes Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and more — will be “pivoting to virtual appearances rather than in-person events” to promote the new action film, which arrives in theaters on November 5.
It remains unclear how the cast members were exposed to COVID-19. It’s also unknown if guests at the event, including Angelina’s kids, are in isolation as well. The Maleficent star had brought along Maddox, 20, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, Vivienne, 13, and Knox, 13, to the big event. Only Pax, 17, did not attend the outing with his famous mother, who shares all six of the kids with ex Brad Pitt.
At the Eternals premiere, Angelina rocked a stunning, strapless brown draped Balmain Resort 2022 gown. She also wore a gold chin cuff that was fastened between the inside of her bottom lip and all the way around the bottom of her chin. She posed for many photos on the carpet with the five kids, as well as with her fellow castmates.
Angelina stars in the Marvel movie as Thena, a fierce warrior Eternal who can form any weapon out of cosmic energy. While the film isn’t out yet, reports have said that Harry Styles (!) appears as Eros — though this has yet to be confirmed by the heads of Marvel/Disney.