If you guys are big fans of Blue Mountain State like myself, and you’re into body building as well, you have probably noticed Alan Ritchson, aka Thad Castle.
Scroll down to see Alan Ritchson’s workout routine.
Since Alan has a body that most of us are looking to obtain, I wanted to go ahead and tell you what I know about his workouts.
After this, you may also be interested in checking out Zak Bagan’s workout routine.
Before I say anything else, for those of you who are unfamiliar with Blue Moutain State, you have to check it out. It’s a hilarious, American Pie type TV show which shows on Spike TV on Wednesday nights. Alan Ritchson (image above) plays Middle Linebacker in the TV show.
After doing some research, I managed to find the following tweet by Alan, which mentions his favorite workout.
If you are having a difficult time following the tweet, let me break it down for you:
- 25 pushups.
- 15 – 20 pull ups.
- 20 dips.
- 50 crunches.
- 800 meter run.
- Do above for a total of 4 times.
When Alan says, “Vary types and cardio,” he means that he doesn’t just do the same types of push ups, pull ups, dips, crunches, and cardio each time. Instead, Alan varies each exercise.
- Push up Types. Regular, wide, diamond, and decline push ups, for example.
- Pull up Types. Wide-grip, chin ups, close grip, and side grip pull ups, for example.
- Dip Types. Regular chest, tricep, and bench dips, for example.
- Sit Up Types. Regular, v-up, oblique, and bicycle crunches, for example.
- Cardio. Running, jogging, stair climbing, jump roping, for example.
As you could imagine, doing the above circuit training workout would get you in pretty damn good shape, but how often should you do it?
Just a few minutes ago, I contacted Alan via Twitter. I’m still awaiting a response, so if I do get one, I will post an image as soon as I do.
Until then, my recommendation would be to perform this circuit once every 3 days. You can always checkout my article, How Often Should I Workout to Build Muscle to make adjustments where you feel fit.
Sunday – Circuit.
Monday – Off.
Tuesday – Off.
Wednesday – Circuit.
Thursday – Off.
Friday – Off.
Saturday – Circuit.
Sunday – Off.
Monday – Off.
Also, if you’re new to this circuit, you may want to start out with a lower number of repetitions, and slowly increase them as you become stronger.
Very Important! Always track your numbers on a workout chart!
If you have any questions, tips, etc. about Alan’s workout, feel free to leave your comments below.