Mark Sinclair (born July 18, 1967), known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor and filmmaker.
Diesel likes to eat, but he does his best to eat things that support agility, low body fat and high muscle mass: complex carbs, lean proteins, veggies, healthy fats and plenty of water. Diesel prefers to eat less fat before bed, to encourage fat-burning while he sleeps.
Fast, Furious & Full Throttle
Unsurprisingly, Diesel does a lot of lifting to get his lean and mean physique. He lifted 4 days a week to get in shape for The Fast and Furious 7.
Diesel added yoga and Pilates to his workouts for F&F 7, and says he noticed that it has given him more control over his body. He also does calisthenics and cardio — sometimes in the form of running, sometimes in the form of chasing his 2 kids around.
Not-So-Old Dog, New Tricks
Diesel decided to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu for F&F 7, in homage to his deceased friend and fellow actor, Paul Walker.
Diesel might do 2-3 powerlifting sets and do high-rep sets afterward, working to exhaustion to get the most out of his gym time. For F&F 7, he did supersets and focused on 1 body part each day, 4 days per week.
Core & More
Diesel does Pilates and yoga in addition to his meat-and-potatoes weight lifting. He also makes time for cardio.
Diesel’s jiu-jitsu training included agility training, pad work, and combat sequences.
Vin Diesel Diet: Breakfast
The Vin Diesel diet for breakfast has the choice between:
- 1 cup porridge/oats, blended with raisins, apple cuts, chia seeds and dried cranberries, a glass of water, (or)
- 2 slices of rye toast, spread with almond margarine, 1 cut banana, 2 tsp of chia seeds, a glass of water.
For lunch, Vin Diesel starts searching for more grounded servings of protein. He swaps his oats/toast carbs with either slashed veggies, brown rice or sweet potato.
The Vin Diesel diet for lunch is a choice between:
- 2 fish filets (or other fish), 2 cups of hacked veggies, and another glass of water, (or):
- 2 turkey bosoms, 2 cups of brown rice, 1 sweet potato, 1 cup of green beans, and 1 glass of water.
The Vin Diesel Diet for this meal centres around lean protein and complex carbs. Vin Diesel’s supper choices include:
- 2 flame-broiled chicken bosoms, 1 ringer pepper (cooked), 1 cup brown rice or quinoa, 1 asparagus head, mango smoothie for a treat, (or):
- 2 salmon filets, 1/2 head of broccoli, 1 cup quinoa, 1 blended plate of mixed greens