Typically, the famous faces who serve as subjects in our Train Like… video series are celebrities who happen to focus on fitness as an aspect of their lifestyle. These guys aren’t experts, most of the time-they’re famous for their talents in other fields like music and movies. These stars depend on celebrity trainers and coaches to teach them how to work out, and often ask those experts to help explain exactly what it is they’re doing in their routines and why in our videos.
Bobby Maximus isn’t our typical video subject. He’s the star and the expert, and more–he’s a former UFC fighter, Special Ops trainer, and author of the Maximus Body book. Maximus serves as one of Men’s Health’s most consistent and visible experts in the training field, hosting workouts on our Instagram page on a weekly basis and contributing his expertise for other content for the magazine.
Now, Maximus invites the MH crew to join him in his gym to detail exactly what goes into his personal training plan. Just don’t expect anything flashy. “We are here for one reason and one reason alone: to get our asses to work,” he says.
There are three main components to a standard Maximus workout:
“I want to be injury free,” Maximus says. He’s 42 now, so he’s got “plenty of miles” on his body-but he’s also focused on maintaining his health and ability to move and work as he ages.
“I want to be all about real-world horsepower,” Maximus continues. “I don’t want to be one of these guys who looks good, but has nothing under the hood.” He trains top-tier clients, and he wants to be able to hang when it comes time to get to work.
“I want to be able to take my shirt off anywhere, anytime and be proud,” he says.
The following workout features all three of these components in one session. If you want to train like the best, give it a try-just make sure to take it at your own pace.
The Bobby Maximus 3 Component Workout
2 sets of 5 reps
Overhead Wall Squat*
1 set of 5 reps
*This is an advanced version of the previous exercise for those who need an extra challenge. Don’t attempt until mastering the basic version.
5 heavy singles (5 sets of 1 rep)
Deadlift and Banded Jump Sequence
5 rounds of (2 deadlift reps and 5 banded jumps)
Trap Bar Deadlift to Jump Series
5 to 10 rounds
3 sets of 10 to 15 reps
50 pullups, 50 dips, 50 pushups
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