Ewan McGregor shows off Obi-Wan’s workout for arms and shoulders – FITBOOK

Gaunt heroin addict in “Trainspotting,” singing poet and dancer in “Moulin Rouge” and now Jedi Knight again in the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series: Ewan McGregor’s roles are physically demanding on the actor. 17 years after his last “Star Wars” film, McGregor returns as a star warrior. FITBOOK reveals how he got in shape for the role.

Ewan McGregor returns to the world of Star Wars nearly two decades after last playing the Jedi Master. In the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series, which began on Disney+ at the end of May, he once again dons the cape as the Jedi of the same name, although he has aged significantly, he is fitter than ever. The 50-year-old Scotsman got into great physical shape for the role. FITBOOK takes a look at Ewan McGregor’s workout.

The new Obi-Wan is fitter than ever

Betrayed by his apprentice and one of the last survivors of his brutally annihilated order, the events of 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith have left their mark on Obi-Wan Kenobi. But while we meet the Jedi Knight in the current Star Wars spin-off, Obi-Wan Kenobi, at a time when he feels defeated, he has never been physically in better shape. Since neither prudence nor diplomacy could save the Jedi Knights, the Disney+ series creates a new type of Jedi with much more muscle mass.1 Finally, in the new world of “Star Wars”, Obi-Wan must prevail against deadly predators or even bounty hunters.

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Ewan McGregor put together his body for his role as Obi-Wan early last year. In an Instagram post from February 2021, fitness trainer Tony Horton shares exclusive information and Ewan McGregor flexes his muscles.

Hard training for fighting form.

To get in fighting shape, Ewan McGregor went through some tough training. He trained for months with fitness entrepreneur Tony Horton, founder of the P90X fitness program, to get in shape for lightsaber duels and countless stunts.two A short YouTube video shows which bodybuilding exercises the program includes, among other things: arm circles to warm up, followed by variations of pike push-ups, and finally slow, controlled push-ups.

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Push-ups are performed on handles located below the body. Says Tony Horton in the video, “People tend to think this is a chest workout, right? But it trains shoulders, chest and triceps.”

Also interesting: the number of push-ups you can do says something about the risk of a heart attack

Training

McGregor isn’t really a fan of gyms.

According to the online portal “Vigourfact.com”, Ewan McGregor does not really like gyms. The actor gets bored of weights, circuits and treadmills and prefers to go running. He runs five to eight miles, preferably to songs by the bands “Pink Floyd” or “Muse.” His menu consists mainly of eggs, healthy juices, chicken breast, rice, lean protein, and salads.

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