Lupita Nyong’o Workout



The workout we have come up with today to post is the Lupita Nyong’o Workout! This one is inspired by the physique that Lupita Nyong’o has built and maintained during her career. Don’t forget that nutrition plays an important role when striving to achieve various fitness and strength goals!

Research process for celebrities/characters/etc:

When we are researching workouts for different anime characters, celebrities, cartoon characters, athletes, politicians, etc… We go through a fairly large deep dive into the data we can find available through books, movies, comic books, interviews, articles that have been written, and we often even reach out to contact the individuals to gather data if at all possible. Then using our education and knowledge we formulate workout information based on what the research and outreach information obtained.

Lupita Nyong’o Stats:

Height: 5’5
Weight: (approximate) 115 lbs
(Information retrieved from Wikipedia.)


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Lupita Nyong’o Workout:

Training Volume:

3-5+ days per week


I’m going to be giving you 3 bootcamp workouts.  You can utilize these upwards of 6 days a week (3 days on, one day off) or you could utilize them 3 days a week and incorporate yoga and meditation like Nyong’o, OR you could just do yoga and meditation and add these in whenever you’d like – as she would likely do on a regular basis.  Diet will be key to looking like Lupita.

Lupita Nyong’o Workout Bootcamp Day One: Push

Warm Up:


Walk 10 minutes


Circuit: 3 Rounds for Time

10 Kettlebell Swings

10 One Arm Dumbbell Snatch

10 Cable Lateral Raises

Circuit Two: 3 Rounds for Time

10 Dumbbell Bench Press on Ball

10 Standing Chest DB Flyes

10 Push Ups (or Knee Ups)

Circuit Three: 3 Rounds for Time:

10 Tricep Cable Pushdowns with Rope

10 Tricep Overhead Extension with Rope

10 Cable Kickbacks

Lupita Nyong’o Workout Bootcamp Day Two: Legs

Warm Up:


Walk 10 minutes


Circuit: 3 Rounds for Time

10 Goblet Squats w/ KB

10 Lunges w/ DBs

10 Cable Pullthroughs

Circuit Two: 3 Rounds for Time

10 Hamstring Curls

10 Quad Extensions

10 Jump Squats

Circuit Three: 3 Rounds for Time:

10 Leg Press

10 Calf Raises on Leg Press Machine

10 Standing Calf Raises

Lupita Nyong’o Workout Bootcamp Day One: Pull

Warm Up:


Walk 10 minutes


Circuit: 3 Rounds for Time

10 DB Deadlift

10 One Arm DB Rows

10 Burpees

Circuit Two: 3 Rounds for Time

10 Lateral Pulldowns

10 Chin Ups

10 Machine Rows Light

Circuit Three: 3 Rounds for Time:

10 DB Shrugs

10 Light Lateral DB Raises

10 Face Pulls

Lupita Nyong’o Daily Workout (Regular Training)

On a regular basis Lupita Nyong’o practices meditation and yoga. I recommend doing this within The Academy, or by following many guides that can be found on YouTube.

(And when I say many, I mean there’s many, but hopefully you choose to follow the good ones! :P)

As said above, you can choose to do this 3 days a week, 5+ days a week, or not at all.

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