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Lethal Weapon

Training Like an Action-Movie Hero

It’s official: pool season is upon us. Which would make right about now a pretty good time to get into pool-season shape. Our suggestion: some cardio, some crunches and learning how to disarm a katana-wielding supervillain. Below, the best ways to get into action-hero shape. If it worked for Craig in Casino Royale...

Jumping Over Things Like James Bond
007

Jumping Over Things Like James Bond

The Workout: Parkour in the Park
The Routine: Before you can run, you need to learn how to walk. And before you can evade an international terrorist by launching yourself off Fountain Place, you need to learn how to hurdle tree stumps in Lee Park. This is that.

How They Do It in the Israeli Army
JASON BOURNE

How They Do It in the Israeli Army

The Workout: Krav Maga
The Routine: It’s a self-defense course. But the kind where you learn how to combat an attacker carrying a knife. Or five attackers carrying a knife. Yes, you’re required to register yourself as a lethal weapon after graduation.

The Prize-Fighter Routine
ROCKY BALBOA

The Prize-Fighter Routine

The Workout: Maple Avenue Boxing Gym
The Routine: Picture Apollo Creed’s gym in Rocky III. Vintage boxing bags. Vintage boxing posters. “Eye of the Tiger” blasting over the radio. Maybe. Now, throw in you, the guys who trained with Del La Hoya and some quality time with a heavy bag. Go ahead, scream “Adrian!”

Learning How to Beat Up a Ninja
BRUCE LEE

Learning How to Beat Up a Ninja

The Workout: Jeet Kune Do
The Routine: Meet Raymond. He’s a master of Jeet Kune Do. Just like Bruce Lee. He’s going to sculpt you into a martial arts fighting machine. And that sculpting will almost certainly include you learning how to do a roundhouse kick. Use responsibly.

Going Fast. Real Fast.
THE DRIVER... FROM DRIVE

Going Fast. Real Fast.

The Workout: Total Driving Experience
The Routine: Will this get you better abs: no. Will this involve you hopping into a yellow Corvette and careening around the Texas Motor Speedway (aided by a pro driver) at breakneck speeds: yes. Are you okay with that: yes, yes you are.

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