Get in Shape for Spring Break with Chris Chelios

Chris Chelios

Photo by Reuters/Shaun Best

It’s a known fact that former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios was a fitness advocate throughout his career and it is highly likely that he maintains his workout regimen even after retiring. Chelios worked out with fitness expert T.R. Goodman in Malibu during his offseasons and always arrived training camp in great shape, regardless of his age.

It’s now March and warm weather is coming. You may need to go south to find it though. It’s also spring break season for most U.S. colleges. Either way, you don’t want to be that fatty sitting on the beach.

Chris Chelios put himself through a tough workout to get in shape. His workout was also something that everyday people can do at the gym. You have the resources, so here is the plan. Get in shape the way Cheli did (with his weight choice):

1. Jump Rope – 50 jumps

2. One-Arm Dumbbell Row – 8 reps for each arm (45 lbs in each hand)

3. Dumbbell Deadlift – 8 reps (35 lbs in each hand)

4. Close Grip Bench Press – 8 reps (90 lbs)

5. Dumbbell Bench Press – 8 reps (45 lbs in each hand)

6. Lunge off Bench – 8 reps for each leg (20 lbs in each hand)

7. Lateral Raises – 8 reps (20 lbs in each hand)


Now cycle through the exercises for an hour.

That will certainly get you into shape for beach season. Doing the Chelios workout once will not though. He worked out everyday and paddleboarded (or biked 40 miles) along the California coast for 16 miles at a time after working out. There’s a reason Chris Chelios could play until he was 48.

We don’t recommend the same intensity of Chelios’s cardio activities, but some cardio after your workout.

Note: If you don’t know how to do an exercise, search it on YouTube.

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