Undoubtedly, Lebron James is one the best physical specimen the sport of basketball has ever seen in recent history. A 6 ft 8 in forward, he is an NBA champion, NBA Finals MVP, four-time NBA MVP, and NBA Rookie of the Year. Looking at his build and early display of athleticism, one can see that he was obviously born with lot of physical talent. But, that doesn’t mean he skips the hard work in the gym. His power, strength and agility haven’t come easily though; behind his talent and athleticism is also a lot of work and careful training. Lebron spent 4 days a week weight training besides his work on the court. His weight training routine is filled with supersets, which emphasizes working his entire body in one session while also getting his heart rate up for physique conditioning. His exercises were designed to boost power and strength but also to improve quickness and explosiveness to make his performance on court even better. Use James the weight-lifting regimen below to build a body that looks and performs like a pro’s.

The Lebron James Workout

The King’s workout plan blends cutting-edge training techniques with classic muscle-building exercises.

From the Fitness Editors of Men's Health


Superset 1

1) Pushup
Do as many reps as you can.

2) Pullup
Aim for 10 reps


Superset 2

1) Dumbbell Snatch
Aim for 5 reps with each arm.

2) Single-Arm Cable Row
Do 10 reps with each arm.


Superset 1

1) Dumbbell Squat
Do eight to 12 reps.

2) Swiss-Ball Hip Raise and Leg Curl
Do 12 reps.


Superset 2

1) Dumbbell Stepup
Do 10 reps with each leg.

2) Single-Leg Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise
Do 12 reps with one leg before repeating with the other leg.


Superset 1

1) Dumbbell Incline-Bench Press
Do 10 reps.

2) Lat Pulldown
Do 10 reps.


Superset 2

1) Single-Arm Dumbbell Shoulder Press
Do six to eight before repeating with the other arm.

2) Single-Arm Neutral Grip Dumbbell Row and Rotation
Do 10 reps on each side.


Superset 1

1) Single-Leg Squat
Aim for five reps per leg.

2) Single-Leg Swiss-Ball Leg Curl
Aim for 10 reps with each leg.


Superset 2

1) Dumbbell Side Lunge
Do 10 reps in each direction.

2) Unstable Jump Rope
Skip rope for 45 seconds on a cushiony surface, such as a stretching mat. The instability will help strengthen your ankles.