Health & Wellness

Angela Bassett’s Exact Diet And Fitness Routine

She is more ripped than most 20-year-olds.

It’s not polite to talk about a woman’s age but we really need to repeat this for emphasis: Angela Bassett is 62 years old.

We only drive this point home so vehemently because the iconic actress posted a bikini selfie to Twitter to celebrate her 60th birthday in 2018, and much like Jennifer Lopez, she has a body most 20-year-olds would envy.

Cue: Rock hard abs, perfectly toned arms and—to top it off—the glowing complexion of someone less than half her age. No, not jealous at all.

In terms of exercise, Bassett told Porter she has a personal trainer who she sees four to five times a week. When she travels, she swears by cardio.

“I’ll try to get to the hotel gym and do 30 minutes of cardio, and lift a couple of weights or something. But I’m not getting up at 4am to workout,” she said.

Corey Calliet, who trained Bassett ahead of her role in Black Panther, went in more detail on her training regime in an interview with People.

“I like to set up circuits,” he said. “You do each movement for 30 seconds, then you take a break, get the heart rate down to get it right back up. The reason why I like doing it so much is because it’s the fastest and the most effective way to burn fat.”

These circuits will include mountain climbers, jump squats, lunges, push-ups and high knees, and sessions will go from 45 minutes to an hour. “I don’t give too many breaks unless you’re about to puke, faint or die,” he added.

So, there you go. No results without hard work, huh?

What Is Angela Bassett’s Diet And Fitness Routine?

Obviously we’ve spent the morning frantically searching the secrets to Angela’s success, and thankfully she has been extremely forthcoming in sharing her health, diet and fitness tips in the past.

Speaking to Porter, Bassett says she chalks her physique up to her healthy, organic diet. “I’m regimented and rigorous about what I’m eating,” she said. “Diet is 85 per cent of the whole thing for me.”

Speaking to Violet Grey she says he cuts out all the obvious bad stuff: “I cut [out] the sugar, the alcohol, and the bread, and eat a lot of protein and veggies.”

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