Emaciated heroin junkie in “Trainspotting”, singing and dancing poet in “Moulin Rouge” and currently Jedi Knight again in the series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”: Ewan McGregor’s roles demand a lot from the actor physically. 17 years after his last “Star Wars” film, McGregor returns as a star warrior. FITBOOK reveals how he got in shape for the role.
Ewan McGregor returns to the Star Wars world nearly two decades after he last played the Jedi Master. In the series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, which started on Disney+ at the end of May, he slips into the cloak again as the Jedi of the same name – although he has aged significantly, he is fitter than ever. The 50-year-old Scotsman got his body in good shape for the role. FITBOOK takes a look at Ewan McGregor’s workout.
The new Obi-Wan is fitter than ever
Betrayed by his apprentice and one of the last survivors of his brutally wiped out order, the events of 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith have left their mark on Obi-Wan Kenobi. But while we find the Jedi Knight in the current Star Wars spin-off Obi-Wan Kenobi at a time when he feels defeated, physically he’s never been in better shape. Since neither prudence nor diplomacy could save the Jedi Knights, the Disney+ series creates a new type of Jedi with significantly more muscle mass.1 Finally, in the new “Star Wars” world, Obi-Wan must assert himself against deadly predators or even bounty hunters.
Hard training for fighting form
To get into fighting shape, Ewan McGregor bit through a tough workout. He trained for months with fitness entrepreneur Tony Horton, founder of fitness program P90X, to get in shape for lightsaber duels and countless stunts.2 A short YouTube video shows which muscle-building exercises the program includes, among other things: arm circles to warm up are followed by pike-push-up variations and finally slow, controlled push-ups.
The push-ups are performed on handles located under the body. Tony Horton says in the video: “People usually think this is a chest exercise right? But that trains shoulders, chest and triceps.”
Also interesting: How many push-ups you can do says something about the risk of a heart attack
McGregor is actually not a fan of gyms
Ewan McGregor marine mag des Online-PortalsVigourfact.com“ actually no gyms. The actor gets bored of weights, circuit training and treadmills and prefers to go jogging. He runs five to eight miles – preferably to songs by the bands “Pink Floyd” or “Muse”. His menu consists mostly of eggs, healthy juices, chicken breast, rice, lean proteins and salads.