“I have more experience with Jacob Elordi and his routine as he’s been coming in for years in both New York and Los Angeles,” Myers says. “Barry likes to drop in from time to time. Both guys are already very strong, so it was about keeping and maintaining the strength training while also layering in cardio to keep lean,” he explains.
Myers set them up on a rigorous workout regimen made up of cardio activation, including light jogging and jumping jacks, dynamic stretching and mobility exercises, strength training including compound movements like squats, deadlifts and overhead presses, using progressively heavier weights, plyometrics like box jumps and medicine ball throws, agility drills including shuttle runs, cardio conditioning including HIIT and sprints, core work, and, finally a cool down, followed by stretching, light cardio, and foam rolling. Yikes.
Barring warming up and cooling down, Myers says the main section of a workout could last from 60-75 minutes—a serious commitment. “The main workout can vary day to day especially because of scheduling, feeling tired, etc.” he explains. “Also, at Dogpound we like to incorporate different training modalities to address different aspects of athleticism. This is why we also create a team of trainers for each client rather than keeping to one.”
Myers says both actors were “extremely funny and kind” and that they pushed each other throughout their workouts, which feels suitable for two guys soon to be squaring off on screen. “They seem to have a positive rapport,” Myers says. “We enjoy working with them and having them work out here!”
Mobility, rest and recovery are key
With a team in place to guide both actors through their all encompassing workout, it was vital they were getting the other aspects of their training on point, too. Myers wasn’t involved in their diets, but notes that “consistency is key in maintaining that lean and athletic build.”
For anyone looking to build a similar physique he recommends:
“It’s important to incorporate a variety of protein sources to ensure you’re getting a complete range of amino acids. For example, salmon, eggs, tofu, Greek yogurt, chickpeas, lentils, and nuts.”
“Adjust portion sizes based on an individual caloric needs and fitness goals. If aiming for weight loss, portions and sizes should correlate to a calorie deficit.”
“A variety of vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and fruits are important to have balanced nutrition throughout the day.”
“If you’re concerned about meeting the daily protein intake, consider incorporating plant-based protein supplements like pea protein, hemp protein, or brown rice protein. I also love hydration supplements when working out such as our Dogpound Thirst Trap.”
He also notes that adequate water intake before, during, and after the workout is vital, as is sufficient sleep and rest to allow muscle repair. Don’t go all out 24/7, “Rest days are important and critical to avoiding injury.” Myers favours low-impact activities like walking or swimming to promote circulation and prevent muscle stiffness.