Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z, is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and media proprietor.
Jay-Z never puts his health on the backburner, and prioritises an active mind and lifestyle in order to perform at his maximum potential.
So how does he do it? By sticking to a strict regimen. Working with trainer Marco Borges, Jay-Z focuses on total body circuits and cardio training that focuses on four body parts: shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees.
“In continuously striving to be the best, I need to operate with my health in full gear,” Jay-Z has previously said, noting that his gym regimen keeps him “motivated, strong and powerful.”
Jay-Z swears by this philosophy to maintain his hit physique and keep his mind functioning in full-force. His circuit routines include 3-4 rounds of certain exercises, performing 12-15 reps of each. Some movements he enjoys include deadlifts, push-ups, lunges, dumbbell rows, triceps, and cardio via treadmill.
He also incorporates medicine balls and weights into his regimen, noting that his sweat sessions focus “on moving your four major joints – shoulders, hips, elbows and knees, instead of your muscle groups. Once you understand how different movements of the joints stimulate different sets of muscles, you can really do anything you want.”
The New York Times put an end to recent speculation with information straight from Bey and Jay’s personal trainer, Marco Borges: “Beyoncé eats ‘a plant-based’ — i.e. vegan — ‘breakfast daily’ and consumes no meat on Mondays. Jay-Z eats ‘two plant-based meals a day.’”So perhaps the best way to characterize the superstars is as part-time vegans (or rather, excuse me, part-time “plant-based” dieters).
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