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Inside The Workout Routine Helping Lil Uzi Vert Get Jacked

After setting himself the goal of putting on 7kg of lean muscle, the rapper is doubling-down on his fitness routine.

Written by Brett Williams, NASM. 

Lil Uzi Vert is one of the biggest names in the music game right now, and the gregarious rapper is famous for popping up anywhere and everywhere, making appearances in fan videos chatting with kids and even as the ultimate wedding guest. But one place you can definitely find him is at the gym. The 26-year-old, whose upcoming album The Pink Tape is expected to drop early next year, is often hard at work developing his body and getting more comfortable with training.

His ultimate goal? Pack more muscle onto his slight frame. That was his focus when the MH crew dropped by Gotham Gym to check out the routine he’s using on his quest to bulk up. “Four to five months ago I was 134 [pounds], but now I’m 142,” he says of his journey so far. “I’m getting there: 155.” He’ll have to fine tune his diet to gain muscle, too—but he’s dialed in on the training aspect of accomplishing his goal.


The routine he’s using to get bigger combines high-intensity boxing drills with more traditional strength and conditioning training, a technique that will allow him to hone his athleticism and focus on conditioning (which can be essential for high-octane live shows) even as he adds mass. “Working out definitely helps me with my performance,” he says.

But there’s more to the training than just the physical challenge. Lil Uzi Vert has a more mindful approach to using exercise as a tool to release emotions, too. “When I come to the gym, you see how heavy I’m breathing, I’m getting all my anxiety out.”

While the rapper has his own goal in mind, he understands that any workout routine—whether you’re a world-famous rapper looking to pack on muscle or just somebody trying to pick up a new habit—starts by showing up. “If you don’t go to the gym, you should start,” he says. “You won’t feel weird, because everyone started off at the gym someway, somehow.”


Lil Uzi Vert’s Muscle-Building Workout


  • Pad Work Drills

    8 rounds of 3 minutes

    Strength Training

    • Bodyweight Pullups

      3 sets of 10 reps

      • Bench Press

        3 sets of 10 reps

        • Neutral Grip Curl

          3 sets of 10 reps

          • Trap Bar Deadlift

            3 sets of 8 reps

            • Machine Leg Press

              3 sets of 10 reps

              • DB Lateral Raises on BOSU

                3 sets of 10 reps

                Brett Williams, a fitness editor at Men’s Health, is a NASM-CPT certified trainer and former pro football player and tech reporter who splits his workout time between strength and conditioning training, martial arts, and running.

                This article was first published on Men’s Health US. 

                By Mens Health Staff

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