How to Get Fit the “Prince of Persia” Way (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

When Jake Gyllenhaal signed up to star in the action movie Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, he called on fitness expert Simon Waterson to help transform his lean and lithe body into that of a muscle-bound warrior. “The ultimate goal with Jake’s training was to provide a functional, strong and agile physique which would enable him to carry out the huge workload and stresses he’d have to undertake as Prince Dastan in the movie,” explains Waterson. “My main aim was to build athleticism because his scenes included running, jumping, climbing and sword-fighting – but he also had to look amazing, too.”

So exactly how did Waterson – a former Royal Marine – approach the personal training with Gyllenhaal? Read on to discover the intense daily workout regimen tackled by the Hollywood actor in preparation for the physically demanding role…

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