The Gruelling Workout That’s Getting Ludacris Jacked Ahead Of Fast X - Men's Health Magazine Australia

The Gruelling Workout That’s Getting Ludacris Jacked Ahead Of Fast X

As the long-running Fast saga comes to a close in a dramatic two-part finale, Ludacris is putting in the work to get in peak shape for a physically challenging shoot.

Filming has officially begun on the tenth Fast & Furious movie, and Ludacris is staying in peak shape for what will undoubtedly be a physically challenging shoot. The actor and rapper, who has played Tej Parker in six of the nine movies to date, is set to appear in both installments of the two-part movie, slated to be the final action-packed chapter in the long-running franchise.

Ludacris, 44, just shared a look at how he is training while filming, posting a video of his upper body workout to Instagram. “When You Come In The Gym Wit A Hangover,” he wrote in the caption, “But Still Get it DONE.”

In the video, Ludacris warms up with a run on the treadmill before moving onto a set of hanging leg raises, which are a great exercise for lighting up your abs. He is doing a twisting variation here, because he knows that training your core means you don’t neglect the obliques. (He’s come a long way from those CGI abs in the “Vitamin D” video.)


He follows this up with sledgehammer tire slams, another rotational movement which engages the abs and obliques and reminds the body that it’s designed to twist in different directions. Then he performs a set of bodyweight dips which target the triceps. Finally, he challenges his core again with an ab wheel hand cycle movement, which requires him to hold a plank and keep his feet fixed in place while also rolling himself forward on a HIIT Axle.

He finishes the workout by aiding muscle recovery during his cool-down by attending to his chest and arms with a massage gun. Taking the appropriate measures to recover and heal the “wear and tear” from his martial arts, weight training and stunt work has become more of a priority for Ludacris in recent years; he is a frequent patient of famous chiropractor Dr. Beau Hightower. “It’s the greatest shit ever, especially when you’re an athlete,” he said after a session last year. “These are the types of things you have to do for regular maintenance.”

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

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