Kevin Hart's Workout Routine, Diet Plan & Supplements

James Cunningham, BSc, CPT
Published by James Cunningham, BSc, CPT | Staff Writer & Senior Coach
Last updated: December 28, 2023
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Kevin Hart is quite a controversial comedian both on and off stage, but when it comes to health and physical fitness, he has an iron workout regime and diet.

What I love about his commitment to fitness is that he’s not one of those actors who plays movie roles like Ride Along, where you have to be completely ripped.

Instead, Kevin Hart’s approach to workouts is entirely driven by wanting to look his best.

So, we dug through many hours of YouTube videos and Netflix series (poor us!) to come up with this Kevin Hart workout routine and diet plan.

His Stats

shirtless kevin hart smiling

Born: July 6, 1979
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 145 lbs

Yes, those stats certainly don’t make Kevin Hart one of the most imposing American actors.

But when you see how much work he puts into exercise every single day, then you get a better picture of how fit the man really is.

Kevin Hart's Workout Routine

man working out in the gym and another man going for a run at the park

Thankfully, Kevin Hart has shared a lot about his workout routine, and we gathered information about how he combines body weight and free weight training to get his ripped physique.

Monday: Chest and Arms

His workout routines start with a heavy focus on the upper body:

  • Incline dumbbell bench press (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Triceps overhead extension (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Chest Flys (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Dips (3 sets to failure)
  • Barbell bench press (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Planks (3 sets of 90+ seconds)

Tuesday: Cardio

Kevin goes for a run most days, first thing in the morning. But on a cardio workout day, he aims to either get his feet moving faster or further.

That means either running a short distance at high speed or aiming for a 5 to 10-mile run.

Wednesday: Shoulders And Legs

This is one area that most guys should pay careful attention to:

  • Military press (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Lateral raises (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Arnold press (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Hamstring raises (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Leg press (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Calf raises in leg press machine (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Back squats (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Side planks (90 seconds per set and 2 to 3 sets each side)

Thursday: Cardio

For this workout, the actor aims for a slower pace and a variation of different exercises. Get on the rowing machine for a set of 20 minutes. Then, switch over to the elliptical for another 20 minutes.

And for people who want to control their BMI, add another 20 minutes on a treadmill or stationary bike.

Friday: Back and Arms

This is the final workout day with free weights:

  • Dumbbell row (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Dumbbell curl (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Sumo deadlift high pull (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)
  • Kettlebell swings (3 sets to failure)
  • Deadlift (3 sets of 8 to 10 reps)

Saturday: CrossFit

Adding a CrossFit workout routine is a great way to do some compound exercises and cardio at the same time. It’s also fun, which can be a lot more motivating.

Sunday: Rest

After a workout routine like this, your body will need to rest and allow muscle tissue to fully recover.

Just avoid sitting on the couch all day. Go for a leisurely walk to increase blood flow and speed things up for your recovery process.

“The best feeling in the world is seeing the benefits and rewards of hard work.”

-Kevin Hart

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Kevin Hart’s Diet Plan

bowl filled with curry meal, close up image of leafy salad

Kevin Hart’s workout routine will not work if you don’t focus as much time and effort on what you eat. And to get a full-body transformation, you have to stop making excuses for eating crap food.

Kevin’s Macros

Hart has a very carefully planned diet routine that heavily focuses on protein and avoiding sugary carbs.

  • Carbs: 25%
  • Protein: 40%
  • Fat: 35%

In 2020, Kevin revealed on the Joe Rogan Show that he has switched to a plant-based diet and no longer eats any animal products [1]. He feels it has made him more vibrant and full of energy.

Sample Meal Plan

Here’s what a typical day would look like, and the portion sizes would adjust depending on the intensity of the daily exercise.

Breakfast:

  • Bowl of fruit and berries

Snack:

  • Protein shake or bar

Lunch:

  • Coconut curry with beans and lentils
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Bowl of fresh leafy greens

Snack:

  • Unsalted nuts
  • Protein shake

Dinner:

  • Brown rice stir fry
  • Bowl of salad with avocado and olive oil

What Supplements Does He Take?

close up image of a man pouring protein powder into a water jug

Diet and workouts are what you need to get your body in shape.

But there are a couple of supplements that anybody can benefit from, and Kevin Hart has given us the inspiration to recommend these ones.

1. Hemp Protein Powder

Kevin avoids dairy products, and one of the best alternatives for a full amino acid profile is hemp protein, according to research from the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba [2].

Another option would be a blend of pea, rice, and soy powder.

2. Creatine

This amino acid is a great option to boost your cellular energy. Every cell in your body needs ATP, and creatine has been shown to boost ATP levels for better physical and brain performance. From my experience as a personal trainer, I can say that adding creatine can transform your performance levels.

3. Multivitamins and Minerals

Because of switching to a plant diet, Kevin had to level up his focus on micronutrients and ensure that he didn’t end up deficient in things like iron, zinc, and B12.

Other workout routines:

Impact of Fitness on Hart's Comedy and Acting Career

Kevin Hart's rigorous fitness regime significantly boosts his performance in comedy and acting.

Enhanced physical fitness elevates his energy levels, essential for the dynamic demands of live comedy and intense film roles.

This improved stamina translates to a more vibrant stage presence and enduring performance quality, allowing Hart to engage more effectively with his audience and deliver consistently high-energy performances, showcasing the profound impact of physical well-being on entertainment excellence.


References:

  1. https://thebeet.com/kevin-hart-on-eating-plant-based-recovering-from-his-crash-and-life-after-near-death/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20977230/
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James Cunningham, BSc, CPT
Staff Writer & Senior Coach
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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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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