German-born Alexander Dreymon is a true citizen of the world. He moved regularly, from Europe to the US and back again, but one thing that stayed constant was his desire to be an actor. He studied in Paris and spent 3 years at the Drama Centre in London. Dreymon started on stage before moving to independent film and tv. He is best known for playing in the Last Kingdom series. Dreymon is also a longtime practitioner of martial arts. He has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. Dreymon is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 lbs.
Alexander Dreymon’s Diet
Dreymon is the kind of guy you love to hate: he burns up the calories without having to work at it. Still, he gravitates toward healthy foods naturally. He likes things like fish, veggies and other fresh food, and avoids processed, artificial products. He also stays hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Low-Medium Carb 35% 35%
- Medium Fat 40% 40%
- Medium Protein 45% 45%
Dreymon may play a scrubby Viking, but his eating habits are as clean as it gets. He goes for wholesome foods that are found in nature and is not attracted to junk food.
Dreymon has lived all over the world and appreciates various cuisines, but his diet is essentially Mediterranean, which focuses on fresh vegetables and fruit, along with fish, but without excluding any particular food group. This allows to you enjoy your food and not feel deprived.
Dreymon says his metabolism is fast ‘naturally,’ but this is coming from someone who has been active his entire life. Muscle tissue burns more fat without doing any extra work.
What to Eat
Foods with Pronouncable Ingredients
What to Avoid
Dreymon on his Physique
‘I have a natural high metabolism, so I’m one of those types that people hate.’
Dreymon on his Diet
I am drawn to foods that happen to be healthy.’
Dreymon on how he Chooses his Food
‘I think the closer it is to being alive, the better it must be for you.’
Alexander Dreymon’s Fitness Routine
It’s All In Your Head
Dreymon was lucky enough to work with Magnus Samuelsson, the World’s Strongest Man in 1998. He says Samuelsson taught him the value of determination and perseverance.
Martial Arts Master
Dreymon practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu with Lars Wallin, a black belt in the sport and also cousin to strongman Magnus Samuelsson.
Dreymon does many of his own stunts, but credits his stuntman with teaching him lots of tricks.
An Alexander Dreymon Routine
Jiu-jitsu: 1 hr/day
Weight lifting: 20-30 min./day
Horseback riding & sword fighting, if you have access to such things.
Dreymon on Staying in Shape
‘A good friend once told me, “Every hour you spend at the gym is an hour you don’t spend at the library.”’
Dreymon on his Fitness Routine
‘I do at least an hour of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and then 20-30 minutes of weightlifting.’
Dreymon on Combining Exercise & Acting
‘On set, I do a lot of horse riding and sword fighting. That keeps you in shape.’
Dreymon on Exercise
‘I have done martial arts my whole life so it comes easily, but I have never done proper sword fighting.’
Dreymon on the Importance of Stretching
‘It keeps the muscles healthy and useful, reduces risk of injuries and is a great way to wind down.’
Dreymon on 1998 World’s Strongest Man, Magnus Samuelsson
‘He has so much knowledge about how to strengthen your body.’
Alexander Dreymon’s Supplements
Dreymon’s workouts can be pretty intense, and so you could consider a pre workout supplement as well.
Alexander Dreymon’s Lifestyle
Rest & Recover
Dreymon says between the long hours in the cold and the physically demanding work of horseback riding and fight scenes, it is very important he get adequate rest every night so he doesn’t get sick.
Dreymon makes a point of stretching before going to bed to keep his muscles loose and relaxed, and it relaxes his mind as well.
Not A Natural
Dreymon says that while for some acting comes easy as breathing, for him it was hard work.
Dreymon is fluent in German, English and French. He has lived literally all over the world, from Europe to South America to South Dakota. He says being the new kid was hard at first, but he eventually grew to love exploring new cultures and languages.
Dreymon doesn’t like to be cooped up and will happily spend all day out of doors. He is passionate about conservation and is in the process of founding a charity that will protect endangered species and increase awareness of illegal wildlife trade.
Dreymon on the Importance of Stretching
‘I always stretch after working out or training, and then again before going to sleep.’
Dreymon on his Upbringing
‘I grew up in so many different places, and I always feel like the foreigner…’
Dreymon on Love
‘No amount of success is worth it to me if I can’t share it with someone I love.’
Dreymon on Nature
‘I love generally being out in nature. It’s just so amazing.’
Dreymon on horseback Riding
‘You feel a connection with the animal that goes beyond anything I imagined. You can influence its behavior by controlling your own energy.’
Dreymon on Acting
‘On a personal level, I don’t exactly thrive on the idea of being known as the guy who goes topless.’
Dreymon on his Talent
‘I wasn’t a natural. I sucked.’
The Lost Kingdom