Photography by Evan Taylor Gunville // Styling by Darius Baptist // Grooming by Lalett Littlejon
As Hosea Chanchez amps up for his fifth season of BET’s The Game, he realizes the importance of being in great shape. Never one to shy away from a workout, this on-screen football champ pays a visit to Celebrity Trainer and COO of Barry’s Bootcamp Joey Gonzalez. Doing what Joey calls a Back To Basics routine (shortened to 15 minutes from the normal 60), Hosea shows that in order to obtain the best body possible, you must put in a little sweat and muscle.
ALTERNATING HEAVY CURLS Stand up with your legs spread to the width of your shoulders. Hold your torso straight. Stretch your arms completely along your sides. Keeping your arm and shoulder immobile, bend your forearm. While doing this, your elbow must remain motionless to avoid involving the front shoulder muscles and isolate the workload on the biceps. Return to the starting position and perform the same movements with the other arm.
HEAVY ALTERNATIVE LUNGES Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them at arm’s length next to your sides, your palms facing each other. Step forward with your right leg and slowly lower your body until your front knee is bent at least 90 degrees. Pause, then, raise up and bring your back foot forward so that you move forward (like you’re walking) a step with every rep. Step forward with the alternate leg and repeat.
SIDE-STEPS ON THE TREADMILL Keeping the incline and the speed the same, step over, with both feet on one side of the edge of the treadmill. Hold onto the bar in the center and step down onto the treadmill and start to side step. Adjust the speed if you need to. The higher the speed, the harder the workout. Do this for two minutes. Start all over again on the opposite side. Repeat up to six minutes.
“I always do 30 minutes of cardio when I work out. It’s essential to rid the body of toxins and get my heart rate up. This is a must before my daily two- hour workout.”