Will Smith is suitable for anyone hitting weights in their 50s
He’s known to be one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, but it turns out Will Smith is a social media influencer too. With an Instagram account of 53.6 million followers, it’s safe to say that when Smith does something, the rest of us follow. And that’s exactly the case with her latest fitness challenge.
When Smith shared an image of himself standing and proud, showing the stomach that got him through the pandemic, the actor grabbed the headlines. So often the image of Hollywood stars presented to us is one of polished bodies, ripped torsos and immaculate complexion. By being transparent with his fans, Smith has broken down the stigma surrounding weight gain and instead issued an inspiring call to action with his fans, asking all of them to join him on his fitness journey. Now it’s not just the fans taking part in the action, but celebrity faces as well, as Dr Dre and Anthony Anderson shared their participation in the challenge.
As Smith seeks to be in the best shape of his life over the next few months, he shares his journey on social media and proves that when it comes to getting in shape, you really have to work consistently. The actor recently posted a video to Instagram in which he playfully critiques trainer Aaron Jon Ferguson’s beginner-friendly methods of mastering basic compound movements and working on mobility before adding more. weight.
While we’ve come to accept huge weights and lifts as the norm on social media, it’s worth remembering that form and function is still a priority. We’re doing it for strength gains, not the gram after all, guys. Joking about that very notion, Smith teased, “This guy says, let’s just do the moves, just get your body back into the moves to avoid injury.”
“So what that means is that he’s just going to give me the barbell without weight for the bench press. And I’m like, we’re not shooting this. Nobody is going to have a video of me hitting a bench with just a bar with no weight on it. No, ”said Will.
Of course, Smith ends up doing as his trainer tells him to and that is a valuable lesson. For anyone over 50, or just those who haven’t been training for a while and are just coming back to things, this is a great example of slowly increasing your load and your resistance, while focusing on form.