Jason Momoa Aquaman Workout Routine & Diet (Revealed)

Benedict Ang, CPT, PN1-NC
Published by Benedict Ang, CPT, PN1-NC | Staff Writer & Senior Coach
Last updated: June 20, 2024
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As a celebrity, Jason Momoa's body transformation over the years has been noticeable. This has left many individuals wondering what is the secret to attaining such a body.

Today, we will look into Jason's exercise routines, which he publicly speaks about, and his diet. I have seen numerous individuals attain a bulked body after copying their lifestyle.

As a personal trainer, I enjoyed spending a day researching his training routine, and I can now share the approach with our readers.

Jason’s Accelerated Results 7 (AR-7) Training Basics

jason momoa flexing

AR-7 is a technique that uses low reps, low weights, and short rest periods. It might sound like an easy weight training routine, but it will quickly have you pushed to the limits.

Here’s how it works.

You have a routine of maybe 5 different exercises. You go through all 5 exercises in 3 rounds, and in each round, you adjust the sets, reps, and rest like this:

Round 1: 7 sets of 7 reps with 7 seconds rest

Round 2: 6 sets of 6 reps with 6 seconds rest

Round 3: 5 sets of 5 reps with 5 seconds rest

For example, you’d complete 7 sets of a bench press in round 1, followed by the same number of sets of chest dips, and so on until you have round 1 completed.

Then, you do the same exercises for rounds 2 and 3.


The Jason Momoa Workout Routine

jason momoa pulling rope

For this section, we went through many hours of interviews and videos to figure out what types of exercises Jason would do during a movie preparation phase.

Let’s start with day 1 of Jason Momoa’s workout plan.

Day 1

This day is all about targeting the chest muscles with some added impact on the shoulders as well.

My training advice here would be to make sure you go for quality over quantity. Get that full range of motion going on every single push-up.

  • Flat Bench Press
  • Incline Bench Press
  • Incline Bench Dumbbell Press
  • Push-Up
  • Dips

Day 2

Many people think that pull-ups target the arms more than other muscles. But they’re actually a lot more targeted to your back and shoulder muscles.

Based on my own experience, I place a much higher role on these workouts, as they can really change the shape of your physique.

  • Med-Grip Pull-Ups
  • Reverse-Grip Chin-Up
  • Close-Grip Pull-Ups
  • Seated Pulley Row
  • Bent-Over Row

Day 3

Here’s where you’ll focus on your legs and core.

By training your body in this way, you’ll also build up some good core strength, which should start shaping your abs as well.

  • Bodyweight Squats
  • Stiff-Legged Deadlifts
  • Barbell Back Squats
  • Jump Squats

Day 4

These workouts are aimed at just your core, which is everything from just below your chest to your upper thighs.The important thing here is that you shouldn’t do these like a cardio exercise. You want to challenge your core muscle section as much as possible.

  • Burpees
  • Medicine Ball Slams
  • Leap Frog
  • Kettlebell Swings
  • Short Hill Sprints

Day 5

You’ll notice a lot of push-ups here, and those are going to target your arms and chest. This is where quality comes into play a lot more again.

  • Diamond Push-Up
  • Bodyweight Dips
  • Barbell Military Press
  • Triceps Extensions
  • Dumbbell Curls

Day 6

I think it was in an interview with Men's Health that Jason mentioned that he wasn’t a big fan of running, but he likes rock climbing as a more adventurous form of cardio.

Boxing is also high on his list, and I’m sure most folks wouldn’t want to spar with him.

  • Different cardio exercises

Day 7

  • Time for a rest

Personal Statistics

You’ll find some conflicting data about the Jason Momoa height, weight, and BMI statistics, but we think we found some pretty accurate data.

Jason is 6’4” tall or 193 cm. That’s taller than average [1] and why he seems to have such a physical presence on movie sets without requiring a lot of CGI.

“I'm not a big fan of just doing weights. Anything more physical is infinitely better.”


- Jason Momoa

After several months of his Aquaman workout, we saw one reference that he was weighing 225 pounds. I would personally say it might be a bit more than that, but it’s likely to fluctuate with different phases of training.

He also doesn’t seem to go for extreme fat loss and probably has a body fat percent of about 15% [2].

The Jason Momoa Diet Plan

jason momoa eating

His Approach to Macros

It’s all about the carbs for Jason. And that means cutting out as many processed carbs as possible.

Apparently, he did enjoy the occasional Guinness, but it’s not likely to have been something he indulged in.

I’d also say that he didn’t indulge in anything unhealthy, as he avoided any type of fast food all the time. The approach to macros is different for each person, so instead of tracking someone's macro ratio, we recommend that you calculate your macro profile using our free macro calculator.

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Sample Meal Plan

1 - Breakfast

A large bowl of oatmeal with fresh fruit is how he seems to start his day. He’ll also get a protein shake for an early amino acid boost.

2 - Snack

A few slices of wholegrain toast with organic peanut butter. This has to be the unsweetened type and ideally the crunchy one too.

3 - Lunch

It wouldn’t be uncommon for him to get through 4 chicken breasts or fish fillets along with a pile of sweet potato and lots of leafy greens.

4 - Dinner

A similar choice of chicken or fish along with whole grain rice, salad, and plenty of green veggies.


How often does Jason Momoa workout?

Jason Momoa works out 5 to 6 days a week and often 3 times a day. This is dependent on whether he’s preparing for a certain type of movie role and how much muscle he’s trying to gain. What is even more impressive is the intensity with which he trains.

How big is Jason Momoa?

Jason Momoa is 6’4” and about 235 pounds. That makes him quite a towering man, and with the muscle weight he has gained through his workouts, you can see why he’s such a suitable man for a superhero role.

Is Jason Momoa vegan?

No, Jason Momoa is not vegan. His diet often contains different types of meat and fish, but he does rely heavily on fruit and veg. Jason has also been quite outspoken when it comes to environmental issues and animal rights.


  1. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318155
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/index.html
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Benedict Ang, CPT, PN1-NC
Staff Writer & Senior Coach
Benedict Ang, CPT, PN1-NC is an ex-National Soccer player turned MMA and Kickboxing champion, with ACE CPT and PN1-NC certifications. His advice is rooted in education and experience, ensuring that readers receive scientific and battle-tested insights. His mission is to empower his clients and readers to realize their potential and become the best versions of themselves.
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James Cunningham, BSc, CPT holds a BSc degree in Sport & Exercise Science from University of Hertfordshire. He's a Health & Performance Coach from London that brings a unique blend of academic knowledge of health supplements and practical exercise experience to the table for his readers.
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