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Over 40: Actor David Morin Pushes The Limits

Actor and model David Morin gets bigger and leaner by constantly pushing the limits of his strength.

Over 40: Actor David Morin Pushes The Limits

An international fitness cover model, David Morin doesn't work out just for looks, he trains for strength, too. Each week Morin tests his one-rep max (1RM) in one of six compound lifts. 

"There's enough time in between for my body to make gains from a 1RM," says Morin. "Even though you're getting older, you can still maintain muscle mass and strength."

Morin does hypertrophy-based workouts the rest of the week, and his cardio routine in one week of 3-4 steady-state sessions with three days of 10-40 yard sprints the next week. 

Reminiscent of the late Greg Pitt, Morin preaches a deep fitness mantra. "Discipline is the bridge between imagination and physical attainment. If you can imagine it, you can be it."

The Rundown

  • Age: 40
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Residence: Miami, FL
  • Website: morinfitness.com
  • Sponsors: Dymatize, Nuts' N More, MyOatmeal

His Advice To Get Lean

  1. Use Intermittent Fasting: Eat one meal a day (after 4 p.m.). To get through the day, mix a gallon of water with 30 grams of BCAAs. 
  2. Get Juiced Up: If you're on a diet, juicing fruits and vegetables provides extra nutrients. Adding turmeric can relieve joint pain, and aloe vera aids in digestion.
  3. Go With Your Gut: When increasing protein, increase probiotic intake, too. Probiotics help ensure you absorb protein and utilize it properly.  

Morin's Time-Crunch Workout

Directions: Do 5 rounds. Use just the bar in Round 1 and go for 30-40 reps, then add weight. Rest 30 seconds between exercises. 

Exercises 

  • Bench Press - 20 reps
  • Lying Leg Raise - 20 reps
  • Bentover Row - 20 reps
  • Front Squat - 20 reps
  • Overhead Press - 20 reps

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