Andrew Horton Workout and Diet Plan: Train to Become Paragon!



We already took a look how we can train to become The Utopian, but now it’s time to dive into The Paragon!

Andrew Horton is an up and coming star who has been in some other roles like How To Talk to Girls at Parties, It Came from The Desert, Doctors and Breach – but now finds himself in his biggest (and in my opinion the coolest) role as Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy as Paragon!

Joining stars like Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, and Matt Lanter: Horton came in looking JACKED and ready to take on his superhero role.

Andrew Horton Stats:

Height: 5’10

Weight: (approximate) 182 lbs.

Age: 30 years old

Horton comes in just below average height among male celebrities.

Although average height is quite tall…

The average height falls in the range of 6’1-6’3 with celebs like Chris PrattChris HemsworthChris EvansAdam DriverStephen AmellClive Standen and so many more.

Guys around 5’10-6’0 are dudes like Brad PittMatt Damon and Jason Statham, but the ACTUAL shorter range is filled with guys like Mark WahlbergZac EfronKit HaringtonTom Holland and more.

Even taller than them are guys like The MountainJoe ManganielloBen AffleckJason MomoaRay FisherWinston DukeAlexander Skarsgard and a few others.

But, don’t worry either way.

We write these routines to be utilized by any shape and size.

Andrew Horton Workout 1

Andrew Horton Diet and Nutrition

Andrew Horton worked HARD to tack on 30 lbs. and be ready to play Paragon.

In an interview with Inverse he’s asked about that preparation, and here’s some of what he tells them:

How did you prepare mentally and physically for the role of Paragon?

When I was cast, Steven DeKnight asked me to put on about 30 pounds of muscle in three months, which was pretty challenging. And before I got the part I was quite a slight guy. So for about a month-and-a-half, I was eating five thousand calories a day, and not all of it was clean. There was definitely a proportion of fat there for sure. But we cut that down once we got out to Canada where we filmed. I made this shake which has a double scoop of protein, oats, coconut oil, milk, and then a big spoon of peanut butter as well. It was so thick!

Yeah, you ready that properly: he was eating five thousand calories a day prior to cutting it back down to get lean for filming.

He also shares his shake in there – so let’s break that down.

Andrew Horton’s Go-To Bulking Protein Shake:

  • Double Scoop of Peanut Butter
  • Oats
  • Coconut Oil
  • Milk
  • Big Spoonful of Peanut Butter

In his transformation pictures that he posted on his person Instagram (which we’ll be referring back to later), he also says:

Time to drink some beer πŸ’ͺ🏻🍺

Which means that after his five thousand calories of “not always clean” he likely cut out a ton of calories by restricting his diet a bunch – but overall it seems like he was able to work hard in the gym and shred while not having to give up everything.

We see a lot of celebs opt for a sustainable approach like this.

That’s why our Academy Nutrition Classes (Monks, Minimalists, SuperHumans, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Greek Gods, Samurais, & Eat Fat, Lose Fat) revolve around helping you find the specific diet that is right FOR YOU.

Of course, there are a lot of reasons to HAVE the strict guidelines.

We’ve seen a lot of celebs opt for specific restrictions. 

For example: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh JackmanBenedict CumberbatchTom Hopper, and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting(something I use daily as well), Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegansBrandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.

And, that’s just to name a few celebs from each, by the way.

You can check out our Nutrition Pillars for more information and articles on all of the above and more.

Curious what the Top Diets Among Celebrities actually are?  Check it out.

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Andrew Horton Workout Routine Research

Jumping back to the interview with Inverse, Horton gives a bunch of information about his training as well.

He goes on to expand on his answer to the initial question with:

So I was training five to six days a week for about two hours a day in the gym. Then once we got to Toronto, we’d do two hours Monday through Friday for a month for stunt training. I absolutely love exercising. It’s really become part of my daily ritual. More than anything it’s to try and maintain some of the shape I did have so the journey is not so hard next time.

And the full post of his transformation pictures showing off the entire process on his Instagram reads:

The beginning and the end of the process. This tamest of tame thirst traps, is the culmination of approx 8 months hard work to build a ‘superhero bod’. I don’t do posts like this and I’ve still got a ways to go, but I’m proud of the progress I’ve made to get to this point. I’ve put on about 10kg of lean muscle, massively increased my strength and have a slightly bigger bottomπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ I’m hugely grateful to my trainers, @thebeardypt and @nickrobinson_gws for working with me every step of the way and being total legends to boot! Time to drink some beer πŸ’ͺ🏻🍺

He definitely came in prepared to show off his superhero physique!

In videos posted by one of his trainers we can even see Horton doing some movements like:

  • Reverse Cable Back Flys
  • Cable Rows
  • Straight Bar Curls

Likely taken on a back and bicep day we begin to realize Horton was following a fairly typical weightlifting/bodybuilding style routine.

So we’re going to be working with one ourselves by pulling from similar celebrity coaches protocols that we’ve seen in the past from other celebrities with similar training goals and overall aesthetics.

Get ready.

Andrew Horton Workout Routine

Andrew Horton Workout Routine (1)

Training Volume:

5-6 days per week

Explanation:

We’re going to be doing a 5 day split consisting of weightlifting and some cardio mixed in, although Horton likely didn’t start adding in cardio until after his initial bulking phase and when it was time to get lean.  We’ll be working with a style we’ve seen used by guys like Dwayne Johnson and even Henry Cavill.

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Andrew Horton Workout: Sample Schedule

Monday: Chest Day

Tuesday: Leg Day

Wednesday: Calisthenics and Core Work

Thursday: Shoulder and Trap Day

Friday: Back Day

Saturday: Rest Day or Optional HIIT Training

Sunday: Rest Day

Andrew Horton Workout: Chest Day

Warm Up:

10 Minute Incline Walk

Optional Cardio:

Complete 20-30 Minutes of Elliptical or Treadmill Run/Walk

Workout:

Bench Press

4×12, 10, 8, 5

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press

3×10

Seated Overhead Tricep Extension

3×10

Reverse Grip Tricep Cable Pushdowns

3×10

Weighted Dips

3×10

Cable Chest Flys

3×10

Andrew Horton Workout: Leg Day

Warm Up:

10 Minute Incline Walk

Optional Cardio:

Complete 20-30 Minutes of Elliptical or Treadmill Run/Walk

Workout:

Back Squats

4×12, 10, 8, 5

Leg Press

3×10

Calf Raises

3×10

Hamstring Curls

3×10

Bulgarian Split Squats

3×10

Quad Extensions

3×10

Andrew Horton Workout: Calisthenics and Core Day

Warm Up:

10 Minute Incline Walk

Optional Cardio:

Complete 20-30 Minutes of Elliptical or Treadmill Run/Walk

Workout:

Push Ups

4×25

Glute Bridges

4×20

Dips

4×15

Chin Ups

4×10

Core Work:

Sit Ups

4×25

Hanging or Lying Leg Raises

4×25

Planks

4×60 seconds

Andrew Horton Workout: Shoulder and Trap Day

Warm Up:

10 Minute Incline Walk

Optional Cardio:

Complete 20-30 Minutes of Elliptical or Treadmill Run/Walk

Workout:

Overhead Press

4×12, 10, 8, 5

Barbell Shrugs

3×10

Seated Dumbbell Front Raises

3×10

Power Cleans

3×10

Lateral Raises

3×10

Kettlebell Swings

3×10

Andrew Horton Workout: Back Day

Warm Up:

10 Minute Incline Walk

Optional Cardio:

Complete 20-30 Minutes of Elliptical or Treadmill Run/Walk

Workout:

Deadlift

4×12, 10, 8, 5

Reverse Cable Back Flys

3×10

Cable Rows

3×10

Straight Bar Bicep Curls

3×10

Wide Grip Pulldowns

3×10

Chin Ups

3×10

Andrew Horton Workout: Optional HIIT Training or Alternative Training Methods

Optional HIIT Training:

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Endurance Training Resources:

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