Terry Crews, actor, former NFL player, and the host of Netflix’s upcoming show, “Ultimate Beastmaster,” discusses the workout routine he follows every day to stay in shape.
The first thing I do every morning is get up, put my gym clothes on, and work out.
I’ve been working out so long that I have a pretty, you know, established regiment. The first thing I do every morning is get up, put my gym clothes on, and work out. No matter what day it is. No matter what’s happening. I have gym clothes right by the bed. So that it’s the first thing I see. And usually I get up around 4:30/5 a.m., usually. Sometimes earlier if I have an early flight or whatever, but it does not get missed. There’s no way I miss my workout. That is a no-no. It just doesn’t happen.
It’s such a habit that if it does — if I felt like it wasn’t gonna happen I would feel like something is wrong with the universe.
Some days it will be an hour to two hours. Usually Monday through Friday are lift days, with Wednesday being a kind of stretch and run and ab day and the whole thing. But I run on the weekends. I run every day. I’m a big big runner. I run almost 4 miles a day. Simply because my brain, the way it works, it needs that kind of energy. I have a lot of energy. I actually need to burn off some. Because if I didn’t get the run in, it just wouldn’t work.
There was a time when I didn’t. It was when I retired from the NFL. You have — there’s a depression that happens because you’re not an athlete anymore. And I spent about a few months not working out. And I gained like 25 pounds and the whole thing. And my mood, my attitude, everything about me was down. Once I got back in the gym, it literally changed.
I never stopped working out again, and it’s been — it’s literally my lifeblood. It’s one of those things where it’s my meditation, it’s my spa time, and I enjoy it.
You really need to try a workout that you like and you will see the difference in your life.