“You Cannot Be Another Person”: Celebrity Trainer of Daniel Craig, Chris Pratt, and More Reveals Their Secret to Achieving Summer-Ready ‘Casino Royale’ Physique

Published 05/30/2023, 11:15 AM EDT

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Celebrity personal trainer Simon Waterson holds a great influence within the fitness sphere, as Hollywood stars and notable personalities look to him for their impressive physiques. Actors like Chris Pratt and Tom Hiddleston, who astounded audiences with their superhero bodies in Marvel films, and Daniel Craig, who portrayed the iconic ‘Agent 007’ frame in the James Bond franchise, set high standards. However, it is Waterson who is the mastermind behind these remarkable fitness achievements.

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Having previously served in the Marin Forces, he devises his training methods mostly based on his veteran expertise. Therefore, a recent publication by The Telegraph revealed his top seven tips to achieve superior builds. 

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The 48-year-old fitness genius who gave the film industry the greatest bodies on screen has a unique set of tips to share with those who wish to achieve the same. According to the publication, the central idea of his regime revolves around a blend of short spans of cardio workouts followed by resistance training. A ratio of 5:2 would account for five strength moves to two minutes of cardio exercises. 

Besides, Waterson is very mindful of the specifics that might vary from person to person. “You cannot be another person because you haven’t got their genetics, but you might be able to look or feel or perform even better than they can,” the English trainer said in the interview. He urged the aspirants to perceive these actors as inspirations and not simply emulate their physical components. 

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He claims age is no barrier to achieving a shredded frame while taking the instance of his greatest work in Casino Royale with actor Daniel Craig. The Marine veteran admitted that the actor worked for his look in his 30s, whereas has seemed to maintain his frame even at 55. Hence, he listed out the tips that may help one “be more Bond” this summer. 

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The source revealed that the foremost tip is to let yourself free from expectations and simply focus on the exercises. Consistency with the daily tasks shall reap benefits even greater than being hinged on the set targets. Building one’s core and muscular strength is a priority for the celebrity trainer along with steering clear of potential injuries, or risky exercises. These would be the second and third tips.

Working out the overall body by using compound exercises is a strategy of Waterson to create athleticism in the person. Thus, it boosts the fitness potential of the individual. Other than that, using your own body weight against mindlessly sticking to external weights shall be greatly fruitful, as per the trainer. While explaining his staggering concept, he emphasized the last two tips as assessing one’s diet regimen and setting realistic targets, stating, “You have to manage your own expectations.”

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Waterson acknowledged his work with Craig as a special effort that left everyone on the set wide-mouthed with his build. His fitness plan is easy to emulate and serves as a solution for the many aspirants who intend to work on their fitness. 

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Tiyasa Biswas

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Tiyasa is a sports writer at EssentiallySports, with a keen focus on ice hockey. She is as fascinated by the speed of the ice hockey players as she is by the surges of the surfers in the high seas. Drawing inspiration from legendary figures like Wayne Gretzky, the iconic GOAT of the Edmonton Oilers, Tiyasa's writing reflects her admiration for the tenacity and grit displayed by athletes in the face of challenges.
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