Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

Actor
Born: 1987

Michael B. Jordan was born in California, but grew up in Newark, New Jersey. He took tap dancing classes as a child and did some print ads before he started acting at age 12. Jordan has appeared in several tv shows including The Wire, All My Children and Friday Night Lights but he became more widely known for his film role in Fruitvale Station. He has been nominated for and won several awards, and he’s also been given plenty of other titles by various magazines, including ‘Sexiest,’ ‘Breakout of the Year’ and ’Most Stylish.’ Jordan plays character in several video games and does voices in animated series. He is a brand ambassador for Coach Menswear and supports the charity Lupus LA. Jordan has over 12 million followers on Instagram alone. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 175 lbs.

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Michael B. Jordan’s Diet

Summary

Jordan’s shredded physique for Creed II was due to a combination of diet and exercise, overseen by a trainer. He diet consisted of 4-5 meals per day, and all of his food was weighed and measured to carefully track his macros. Two of his meals were protein shakes. For the other three, he ate lean protein in the form of egg whites, chicken and turkey, and plenty of green vegetables. For carbs, he would have oatmeal, sweet potatoes and brown rice which provide energy and fiber. While he is extremely disciplined when preparing for a role, he loves to his food and will eat anything that’s not nailed down when he’s not working.

Estimated Macros

  • Low Fat 20% 20%
  • Medium Carb 30% 30%
  • High Protein 50% 50%

Diet Details

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Define Your Diet

Jordan ate a lot while training, but it was pretty bland and repetitive. Other than his protein shakes, his meals were as follows: for breakfast, 6 egg whites with 1 whole egg for flavor, along with 45 g of oatmeal. Lunch was 8 oz. lean protein, 65 g carbs and a cup of green vegetables, and dinner was more or less the same except the carbs were switched out for 1 tsp healthy oil, such as olive or coconut.

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Big Eater

Jordan loves to eat, and his trainer had to restrain him from downing everything in sight. Friends say he’s big on donuts when he isn’t training for a role.

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Job Alternatives

No surprise, Jordan says he might have been a chef if acting hadn’t worked out.

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Cheat Meal

Creed was shot in Philadelphia, land of the cheesesteak, and Jordan says those devilishly delicious sandwiches nearly derailed his diet.

What to Eat

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Egg whites

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Whole eggs

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Steel cut oatmeal

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Lean protein: chicken breast, turkey, etc.

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Broccoli

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Brown rice

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Sweet potatoes

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Protein shakes

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Coconut oil

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Olive oil

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Macadamia nut oil

What to Avoid

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Refined carbs

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Processed foods

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Artificial additives

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Chemical ingredients

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Sugars

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Cheesesteaks (except on cheat day)

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Junk food (when preparing for a role)

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Jordan on his Creed II Diet

‘I just really wanted to be defined. I wanted to evolve on the look that we gave in Creed I, and really raise the bar this time around.’

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Jordan on his Favorite Cheat

‘A Philly cheesesteak was my go-to cheat meal.’

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Jordan on his Sweet Tooth

‘I like my donuts. I like my snacks.’

Michael B. Jordan’s Fitness Routine

Weekly Routine

Lean Out

To get cut for Creed II, Jordan did a lot of cardio and swimming along with boxing and lifting weights.

Get Into Character

For Black Panther, Jordan looked and moved more like a soldier, so to get into his persona for Creed, Jordan’s trainer Corey Calliet had to make sure he not only looked like a boxer, but also moved like one.

One Day On, One Day Off

To prepare for Creed II, Jordan worked out 4 days per week, taking a rest day in between training days.

Sly Partner

Veteran Sylvester Stallone mentored Jordan throughout the boxing scenes, and the two would often box together off-set.

Exercise Style

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Warm up

Jog 1 Mile

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Day 1: Arms, Chest & Back

Incline dumbbell press: 12 reps x 3 sets
Dumbbell fly: 12 reps x 3 sets
Push-ups: Descending reps starting from 10-1 x 10 sets. 10-15 sec rest between sets.
Dumbbell kickback: 15 reps x 3 sets
Triceps pushdown w. Exercise band: 20 reps x 2 sets
Bench dips: Descending reps starting from 10-1 x 10 sets. 10-15 sec rest between sets.

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Day 2: Lats, Biceps & Traps

Single-arm dumbbell row: 12 reps x 3 sets
Neutral grip pulldown: 12 reps x 3 sets
Barbell bent-over row: 12 reps x 3 sets
Dumbbell curl: 12 reps x 3 sets
Barbell curl: 12 reps x 3 sets
Hammer curl: 12 reps x 3 sets

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Day 3: Legs & Abs

Dumbbell lunge: 30 sec/leg x 3 sets
Single leg hip extension: 15 reps/leg x 3 sets
Leg curl: 12 reps x 3 sets
Romanian deadlift: 12 reps x 3 sets
Barbell squat: Descending reps starting from 10-1 x 10 sets. 10-15 sec rest between sets.
Abs circuit: 25 reps x 3 sets. Rest as needed.
Swiss ball crunch
Leg raise
Resistance band reverse crunch
Medicine ball toe touch
Sprinter’s sit-ups

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Day 4: Chest, Abs & Arms

1a. Dumbbell bench press: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 reps x 5 sets
1b. Push-ups: 15 reps x 5 sets
2a. Dumbbell fly: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 reps x 5 sets
2b. Push-ups: 15 reps x 5 sets
3. Dumbbell curl: 12 reps x 4 sets
4a. Dumbbell kickback: 15 reps x 4 sets
4b. Bench dip: 20 reps x 4 sets
Abs circuit 25 reps x 3 sets. Rest as needed.
Swiss ball crunch
Leg raise
Resistance band reverse crunch
Medicine ball toe touch
Sprinter’s sit-ups

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Jordon on boxing with Stallone

‘He mixes it up a lot. He’s such a youthful guy and really mischievous, so have a lot of fun off-set.’

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Jordon on when the boxing gets real

‘I definitely saw stars a couple of times…and I kind of forgot where I was, but it kind of comes with it. You expect it.’

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Jordan on training for Creed II

‘Hardest thing I ever had to do, physically anyway.’

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Jordan on his muscle development

‘I felt muscles I never knew I had.’

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Jordan on his physique for Creed II

‘Coming off Black Panther, I was more of a soldier. This one I kind of wanted to look more like a fighter.’

Michael B. Jordan’s Supplements

Protein Powder

Protein

Jordan drank 2 protein shakes a day as part of his diet regimen for Creed II. Protein fills you up, builds muscle and burns fat.

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Beta Alanine

Beta-alanine

Beta-alanine is another amino acid that improves performance and reduces fatigue, allowing you to work out longer and with higher intensity.

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Glutamine

Glutamine

Glutamine is popular with athletes who are looking to reduce fat while building and maintaining muscle.

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Creatine

creatine

Other than the protein, Jordan is keeping any supplements he may take on the down low, but if you’re looking to gain muscle, creatine is a go-to. It provides energy while increasing muscle mass.

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BCAA

BCAAs

BCAAs are another top pick for those looking to gain muscle, reduce wasting and cut fat.

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Pre Workout

Pre WORKOUT

A pre workout boosts blood flow, delivering more nutrients to muscles and helping them to handle the stress of an intense workout.Finally, as with any restricted diet, a multivitamin can help fill in any gaps in nutrition.

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Michael B. Jordan’s Lifestyle

Promising Name

Jordan’s middle name is ‘Bakari,’ Swahili for ‘of noble promise.’ He is not related to or named for basketball phenom Michael Jordan. He is named after his father, Michael A. Jordan.

All In the Family

Jordan lives with his parents in the mansion he bought for them in LA. He says it was his dream to give his parents a nice house.

Guilty Pleasure

Jordan is a big fan of anime, and he would love to go visit the epicenter of the cartoons, Tokyo.

Time Traveler

Jordan says he wishes he could control time so he could teleport.

Bring It On

Jordan is brimming over with ideas and dreams, and is very interested in becoming a film producer.
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Jordan on Living with his Parents

‘I love my parents but we have a roommate relationship right now, which is interesting.’

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Jordan on his Career

‘A lot of it’s luck, but I know it’s up to me to make the right decision.’

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Jordan on Roles he’d like to Play

‘I want to play the role that’s a little off and weird…I can’t wait to be up for, say, the next Jason Bourne.’

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Jordan on his Career Aspirations

‘I want to do everything. I’m a producer at heart.’

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Jordan on the Possibility of a Future Michael C. Jordan

‘Nah. That’s not happening.’

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Jordan on Himself

‘I think I’m pretty passionate.’

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