Ian Somerhalder is well known for his character Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries. Millions of Vampire Diaries fans out there wonder how Ian stays in shape. Everyone knows in order to be the great vampire he is, he must do something special with his work out routine. You're probably wondering how often he works out, how he works out and if he diets as well.
Ian Somerhalder is a gym goer as most celebrities are nowadays. 'Damon Salvatore' works with a personal trainer and his workout regime is known as Prison Workout. Some exercises included in this are burpees, pull ups, push ups, and body planks. For those who don't quite know what a 'burpee' is, here are directions on how to do it just as Damon Salvatore does:
- Begin in a standing position.
- Get down in a squat position with your hands on the ground in front of you.
- Kick your legs straight back in to a plank position. Keep your arms extended.
- Jump your feet back to a squat position.
- Get back in to your standing position.
If you only do one or two of these, you may not see what all the fuss is about. But if you do reps of 10 or even 5, you will feel it in your muscles. This is a very good exercise to tone as you can see with this Vampire Diaries actor. Burpees are used in some 'Insanity' workout routines and as Insanity is proven to work, so is the burpee exercise move.
A little trick Ian uses while working out is drinking Green Tea. Ian Somerhalder drinks the green tea to enhance his workout performance, which he claims it does. But be cautious before following 'Damon Salvatore's' tea drinking due to the fact drinking too much green tea could cause symptoms such as vomiting, headache and diarrhea.
Ian Somerhalder is also a huge sports fanatic. He will spend his vacations playing football, baseball, or horseback riding. Between his workout routines year round and sports during holidays, Ian Somerhalder, aka 'Damon Salvatore' finds ways to remain fit all 365 days.
As for diet wise, this Vampire Diaries star strictly avoids junk food. The Vampire Diaries actor also avoids alcohol. He claims it does have positive affects but only if consumed in limited amounts. His nutrition plan includes foods that are highly dynamic. His diet varies depending on his workout level. Remember, your diet would be different from his due to having a different body type. Everyone's body is different so you must customize a diet and workout routine to work specifically for you.