Wiz Khalifa Workout and Diet
Wiz Khalifa is the stage name of Cameron Thomaz. He was born in North Dakota to military parents and moved around a lot, including to Germany, the UK, and Japan before landing in Pittsburgh for his high school years. Khalifa began writing and performing his own lyrics as a child, and by 15 was regularly recording music at a local studio where the owner offered him a job in exchange for free recording time. Khalifa released his debut album Show and Prove in 2006 and signed briefly with Warner Brothers, but then released his 2nd album Deal or No Deal independently in 2009. He next signed with Atlantic in 2010 and his debut single with them ‘Black and Yellow’ eventually hit #1 on Billboard, and also earned 2 Grammy nominations. Khalifa has appeared in tv shows like Dickinson and The Eric Andre Show, and co-starred in Mac & Devin Go to High School with Snoop Dogg. His Taylor Gang Entertainment record label has signed names like Juicy J and Ty Dolla Sign. He also has his own brand of cannabis, Khalifa Kush. He has 1 child with ex-wife Amber Rose. Khalifa has over 46 million followers on Instagram alone. Khalifa is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 175 lbs.
Wiz Khalifa’s Diet
Khalifa is one of the lucky few who has a high metabolism and is not particularly hungry, so his challenge is eating enough each day. He has packed on 35 lbs. of muscle, going from a skinny 140 lbs to a ripped 175 lbs. through a combination of diet and exercise. He says a solid breakfast is key, and then he follows it up with a nutrient-packed lunch of chicken and rice. Dinner is also substantial, as are his snacks. He eats literally anything he wants late at night, including half a pizza or cheesecake. He usually has a protein shake and a joint after his workout and he loves apple juice. The one thing he avoids is pork for religious reasons.
Watch the Intake
Most of us have to monitor our intake and not go overboard on calories. Khalifa has the opposite problem and needs to make sure he eats enough every day. Some people have all the luck.
Khalifa is up early and works out in the morning. He eats a substantial breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage and oatmeal to fuel his am training sessions.
Lunch for Khalifa is often chicken and rice and dinner is big and hearty, perhaps steak tacos, fried chicken, pasta or oxtails. He also loves Benihana, particularly after a show.
The Best Treats
Khalifa might have a pb & j during the day as a snack, but he really cranks up the fun at night when he might have pizza or cheesecake before bed.
What to Eat
- High-quality foods
- Apple juice
- Peanut butter & jelly
What to Avoid
- Not getting enough calories
- Skipping meals
- Pork (religious)
Khalifa on his morning routine
‘I just get up real early, make sure I eat a good breakfast, and then I get straight to the gym.’
Khalifa on his diet
‘I actually have to make sure that I eat more than I’m used to eating.’
Khalifa on the importance of diet & fitness
‘I have to eat more than anything.’
Khalifa on his late-night snack
‘It’s whatever I’m in the mood for.’
Wiz Khalifa’s Workout Routine
Khalifa got into Muay Thai and MMA because he likes learning new skills and developing discipline. He trains at Unbreakable in LA.
Weed Improves Cardio?
Khalifa says smoking pot may actually help his cardiovascular fitness because he uses breath control and can inhale very deeply.
Physical & Mental Benefits
Khalifa says that his commitment to training helps him in every way by challenging him and keeping him focused.
Khalifa hits the gym every day, Monday to Friday. He makes sure to get his workout in before noon so he is set up for the rest of the day.
Khalifa changes up his exact routine every day, focusing on different muscle groups, but he spends an hour lifting.
Khalifa also does an hour of martial arts training each day. He says the combination gives him energy and allows him to perform better on stage.
A Wiz Khalifa Routine
- Weight training: 1 hr/day, 5x/week
- Martial arts: 1 hr/day, 5x/week
Khalifa on his fitness routine
‘I’m 5 days out of the week: Monday through Friday…I’m usually in the gym by 9:30 or 10.’
Khalifa on why he works out early
‘By noon, my workout is done and I’m on with the rest of my day.’
Khalifa on inspiring his fans to work out
‘It’s awesome…Luckily, they look at it and see themselves in me and they’re able to…take the steps…to get started.’
Wiz Khalifa’s Supplements
Khalifa usually has a protein shake after hitting the gym. Protein builds, maintains, and repairs muscle, and restores glycogen levels.
Khalifa is a big fan of marijuana. He usually smokes after working out, and says it helps him relax, and if he has had injuries, it helps him heal. CBD has been shown in studies to relieve pain.
Wiz Khalifa’s Lifestyle
Not a Night Owl
Khalifa may be a superstar in the music world, but he doesn’t live the superstar life. He’s usually in bed by 10:30 or 11, and is up at 5 am to get his son ready for school.
Khalifa says he needs a solid routine because it’s what allows him to have energy for each day.
What’s in a Name?
Wiz is short for ‘wisdom,’ and his grandfather was Muslim and called him ‘Khalifa’ which comes from an Arabic word meaning ‘successor.’
Khalifa regularly smokes his brand of marijuana called Khalifa Kush. He says it’s not ‘couch weed,’ meaning it doesn’t make you tired. His habit is expensive. He may spend $10K a month on it.
Khalifa names LL Cool J, Method Man, and Melle Mel among rappers whom he admires for their fitness level.
Khalifa considers his role as a father to be the most important one. He says his son, his father, and he himself are his inspirations.
Khalifa on his low-key routine
‘The older that I got and the more that I got into the gym, I realized the start of the day is really important.’
Khalifa on the importance of having goals
‘If you don’t have things that occupy you like [fitness goals], then you really don’t get that gratification or you’ll be looking for that gratification somewhere else.’
Khalifa on his name
‘[I was called] Young Wiz, ‘cause I was good at everything I did.’
Khalifa on his personal brand of marijuana
‘It’s really strong and gassy.’
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