There is hardly a soul out there that hasn’t seen a Bond movie. Daniel Craig has been the ever-elegant 007 agent for the last five movie installments of the franchise, with the latest one set to come out at the end of 2020. Interestingly enough, however, despite the considerable physical prep that Daniel had to go through yet again, his regime didn’t include heavy weightlifting.
Daniel Craig’s Training Starts a Year in Advance
It may sound like a bit too much for you, but the actor says he prefers it that way as long as his schedule allows it. Why? Because it’s a smart way to build up his shape slowly and try to avoid injuries along the way. Emphasis on “try,” some injuries are simply unavoidable, according to the actor.
The Hardest Part Is Getting Used to the Regime
Prepping for the No Time to Die movie involved intense training every day for a year before they started shooting. Yet, the hardest thing actually was getting used to the routine itself. Pushing through the initial aches, keeping his diet simple and healthy with as many natural ingredients as possible was key for his success.
No Heavy Weightlifting to Keep Him Supple
Daniel Craig has always been very open about his stuntwork. He doesn’t take big risks as that’s what his stunt people are for. Still, when he believes there is a stunt he can do, he goes for it. That’s also the reason his No Time to Die training regime didn’t include lifting heavy weights — he had to stay as supple as possible.
What About Recovery?
To Craig, it is all about getting plenty of sleep and following a healthy diet. There are no shortcuts and no tricks. For him, it is mostly about putting in the work and trying to keep both his physical and mental health in check. We couldn’t agree more!