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Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet Fitness and Weight Loss Regime

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Seth Rogen before The Green Hornet

Seth Rogen is the 28 year old Canadian actor that plays the Green Hornet in the film by the same name. He comes from a comedy background and like so many comedians he was a little overweight before taking on the role as the masked crime fighter.

In the Green Hornet, newspaper publisher Britt Reid lives a secret second life as a masked crime fighting comic strip superhero. To aid him in his quest he has his trusty sidekick Kato, who certainly puts the kick into sidekick! Bruce Lee fans will remember that Bruce Lee played the role of Kato in the television series in 1966/67 on ABC.

The new film features Jay Chou as Kato and Camerian Diaz as Lenore “Casey” Case. This film had been planned for a long time with rumours in 2005 of Jake Gyllenhaal and Jet Lee playing the leading roles.

So, how did Seth Rogen get in shape to play a crime fighting super hero? Well, to be truthful he has been very cagey about it. Like all Hollywood actors he has employed a professional fitness trainer to guide him. His personal trainer is Harley Pasternak who has also helped Jennifer Hudson, Robert Downey Jr, Megan Fox, Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Kate Beckinsale and many many more.

Harley Pasternak also developed the 5-Factor Diet and 5-Factor Fitness systems, although in an interview with Dayna Devon on Extra he said that he dropped a few factors and only followed about 1 1/2 of them. The 5 Factor Diet is a 5 week plan that sets 5 meals per day with 5 ingredients per meal. Workouts are 25 minutes each and every 5 weeks you are allows 5 cheat days.

The Fitness Regime

5 factor fitness bookHarley Pasternak fitness workouts combine strength training with cardio training in five five-minute intervals. Workouts are short and intense and are designed so that you stay motivated with the program. It is also designed so that you can do all the workouts with just a workout bench and a pair of dumbbells.


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Seth Rogen really slimmed down and toned up for the role as the Green Hornet. His transformation was certainly not like Christian Bale’s transformation for Batman Begins which saw him pack on mountains of muscle.

Seth Rogen focussed on fat reduction and fitness with some strength training to improve his athleticism. He did perform his own stunts in the film so a reasonable amount of physical conditioning is required for that. He said in one interview that really his weight loss was mostly down to eating a healthy diet and being a bit more active.

Really that is the best advice a Hollywood actor could give, you do not need to be super fit and workout 2 hours a day, just eat a healthy diet and be more active and you will be a healthy weight. Or you can just click on the book image above to order the 5 Factor Fitness book from Amazon.com.

Photo by Phil Konstantin.

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  2 comments for “Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet Fitness and Weight Loss Regime

  1. Blufarb Sanders
    November 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Regime – A governing faction, often political in nature, often used to connote dictatorships

    Regimen – A prescribed course of medical treatment, way of life, or diet for the promotion or restoration of health.

  2. MotleyHealth
    November 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Regimen and regime have the same origins, being derived from the Latin regimen. Regime as I use it, and as it is used very often in the sense of an exercise regime, for example, came from the Old French and dropped the n. The first use of the word regime, as cited in the Oxford English Dictionary, is that of “plan for therapy”. Regime has been acceptable for a couple of hundred years now.

    Régime is better than physic — pray be attentive to it.” ~ written a letter from the Earl of Carlisle to George Selwyn on September 13, 1776

    In that letter the Earl of Carlisle was telling George that he felt he should be embarking on a healthy lifestyle of improved diet and exercise rather than resorting to medication. It is this meaning that I use the word regime. I, like many others, have also dropped the accent.

    I know some people are very particular about language, but many people understand regime to mean a plan or action and not just a dictatorship.

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