Train like Aquaman | Jason Momoa ‘Aquaman’ workout

Train like Aquaman | Jason Momoa ‘Aquaman’ workout


Want a body like the ruler of the Atlantis? Of course, you do! 

Let’s be honest, even before Aquaman, Jason was body goals (we all remember that Game of Thrones physique!)

Here’s how you can achieve it. 

How did Jason Momoa go about training for such a role? 

Getting that superhero bod would have required an intense mix of both strength and functional training.

Put simply, to train like Aquaman you can’t just be a one-trick pony. 


Training for Aquaman necessitated growing a lot of muscle quickly, but also safely. 

To do this, Jason is likely to have focused his strength training on explosive compound movements, such as jumping squats, burpees and medicine ball slams. 

This sort of training involves a variety of muscles and therefore increases strength and helps with fat loss. 

Top tip: Training like Aquaman is not for beginners. To gain muscle at such a speed would have seriously challenged Jason’s body. If you're a beginner, make sure that you're building muscle up slowly. Be safe, starting with muscular endurance, and then gradually moving on to hypertrophy and strength building. 

Functional Training

You only have to check out Jason Momoa’s Instagram to see that climbing is a huge part of his life, and more than likely a huge part of what helps him maintain his Aquaman-ready physique. 

Alongside strength training, incorporating climbing or a similar functional activity (Momoa is also a big surfing and skateboarding fan) 2-3 times a week would have certainly helped Jason build muscular endurance, agility and flexibility whilst helping to burn fat and preserve muscle. 

Top tip: If you want to train like Aquaman and incorporate climbing into your workout schedule, consider the muscles that are going to be facing the most stress during the ascend and don’t knacker them out at the gym. 

E.g. Use your weight lifting sessions to focus on compound movements and let your back and biceps have their time to shine on the rocks. 

Our top tips for getting Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’ physique are: 

  • Focus your workouts on explosive compound movements.
  • Incorporate functional training into your programme – this can be in the form of rock climbing, surfing or anything else that similarly challenges your body. 
  • Track your muscle gain and fat loss and alter your nutrition and/or exercise routine if you find you’re not achieving your goals.
  • Eat enough calories to grow muscle and recover effectively.
  • Make sure you’re getting enough protein (about 1-1.5g per pound of body weight) as this will help with growth and recovery. 

To maintain Jason Momoa’s workout programme, it is vital that you go at your own pace. 

You might want to train like Aquaman, but keep in mind you’re not a superhero and overtraining is just going to cause injury and slow down progress. 

If you’re a beginner, go steady and get the necessary help, especially if you’re thinking of climbing up the side of a mountain!  

Which superhero do you want to see next? Let us know in the comment below. 


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