Channing Tatum Workout Routine For Magic Mike

Channing Tatum workout and diet

[This is part of my Magic Mike workout series – click here to get more workouts to build a body that women love]

Channing Tatum is quickly becoming a fitness icon, as guys try to discover the secrets to getting a body that women describe as irresistible. And at 6-foot-1 and approximately 10% bodyfat, he does look pretty good.

What was Channing Tatum’s workout and diet?

According to People, Channing trained 3 hours per day and followed dairy and gluten-free diet. And make no mistake about it, if you train 3 hours per day and eat a super strict diet, you’re going to get results. But for the common man who wants to live a sensible life where he can still enjoy some pizza and beer every now and then, it’s a bit extreme.

My tips to training for a Channing Tatum body?

When it comes to training, I definitely don’t recommend you to train for 3 hours per day. I’m not even sure how Channing pulled it off, but training for 3 hours per day will eventually lead to overtraining and potential injuries.

Instead, I recommend you to stick with training for no more than 3-4 times per week for no longer than an hour each time.

Here’s a plan I drew up that you guys can follow to get a body like Channing Tatum:

Day 1 (Chest + Back + HIIT)

  • Incline press – 4 sets x 8 reps
  • Wide grip bar dips – 3 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Weighted chins – 4 sets x 8 reps
  • Bent-over barbell row – 3 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Weighted lower back extension – 3 sets x 10 reps

On treadmill/bike:

  • Begin with a light warmup for 3 minutes (moderate walking pace)
  • 30 second sprint followed by 90 seconds rest
  • Repeat step 2 for 15 minutes

Day 2  – Rest

Day 3 – (Shoulders + Arms + Abs)

  • Seated dumbbell shoulder press – 3 sets x 8 reps
  • Dumbbell side raise – 2 sets x 13 reps
  • Dumbbell rear delt raise – 2 sets x 13 reps
  • Dumbbell curl – 3 sets x 8 reps
  • Overhead tricep rope extensions – 3 sets x 8 reps
  • Weighted cable crunches – 3 sets x 12-15 reps
  • Side plank – 2 minutes per side

Day 4 – Rest

Day 5Repeat Day 1

Day 6 – Rest

Day 7 – Repeat Day 3

A dieting approach to keep you sane

There’s really no reason to follow a dairy and gluten-free diet like Channing Tatutm, unless your body really can’t handle those foods. Instead I recommend a much more lenient diet approach where no food is labeled “bad” or “evil.”

I the only things I you need to do is:

  • Track your overall calories (if fat loss is your goal – multiply your bodyweight by 12 to as a starting point to get your daily calorie intake).
  • Consume a good amount of protein – A 0.6 gram per pound of bodyweight minimum is good enough for most guys.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and veggies.
  • Take some basic supplements – a multivitamin, 6-10 grams of fish oil per day, and maybe some creatine.

In Conclusion…

So there you go – a Channing Tatum workout approach without killing yourself in the gym and a diet approach that actually allows you to live your damn life like a normal human being. Just follow the tips I laid out above, and I guarantee your girlfriend will stop fantasizing about Channing Tatum.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below and for a full-fledged routine to help you get the coveted lean and ripped Hollywood physique, there’s a program I love called Visual Impact Muscle Building which I have used with much success in the past.

[This is part of my Magic Mike workout series – click here to get more workouts to build a body that women love]