‘Outer Banks’ Star Chase Stokes’ Workout; Now Fans Can Feel Like They’re ‘Partially Dying’ Too
John B. is a fictional character in the Netflix series Outer Banks played by heartthrob Chase Stokes. If you’ve seen Outer Banks Season 2, you might have noticed Stokes bulked up a bit. Here’s what Stokes’ workouts look like to achieve that John B. physique.
‘Outer Banks’ star has always been active
Stokes grew up an active kid. Ironically, he participated in the Pogue activity of surfing. “[Playing John B. is] very much an homage to my upbringing,” Stokes told Nylon. “I grew up in Florida between Cocoa Beach and downtown Orlando. [I] spent a lot of time at Cocoa Beach [and] surfed there all through high school.”
Surfing isn’t the only way Stokes was active as a teen. Growing up, he also played ice hockey. Now, most of his physical activity comes from working out in the gym with his trainer.
Chase Stokes’ workouts make him feel like he’s ‘partially dying’ but in the best way
It’s no secret Stokes is more muscular in Outer Banks Season 2. That’s because the actor was putting in some serious time at the gym with his trainer, Alex Fine.
During an interview with Men’s Health, Fine revealed what Stokes’ workout routine looks like now. “Basically, it’s just an arm and ab day to make you look shredded,” Fine tells the outlet. We’re talking curls — and a lot of them.
“I feel like I’m partially dying — but in like a really good way,” Stokes adds to the conversation. Now, Outer Banks fans can follow Stokes’ workout.
Chase Stokes’ arms and abs workout
According to Men’s Health, Stokes’ trainer outlined the following workout program for the actor. It consists of three circuits and a set of ab exercises to finish.
- Dips with 5-second eccentric (3 sets until failure)
- Plyo pushups (3 sets of 15-20 reps)
- 5-5-5 pullups (3 sets with varying grips)
- Forehead barbell burls (3 sets of 20 reps)
- Half range bicep curls (3 sets of 20 reps)
- Rope pushdown (10 sets of 10 reps)
- Bicep curls (3 sets of 10 reps)
- Hammer curls (3 sets of 10 reps)
- Close-grip press to reach back (3 sets of 10 reps)
Ab Finisher (30 seconds of each)
- Leg lifts
- Up and out
- Leg lift switches
- Toe touch
- V-up situps
- Suitcase V-up
- Leg lift circles
- Wide leg lift circles (per side)
- Ab rollouts
Chase Stokes’ flexitarian diet helps him maintain his figure, too
As a self-proclaimed flexitarian, Stokes eats everything from steak to vegan options. Of course, most of his diet consists of protein.
“John B. runs a lot, so Chase has to run a lot,” he explained during an Instagram Live in July 2020. At the time, Stokes was partnered with Sweet Earth Foods. During a Zoom call with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Stokes talked more about the plant-based alternatives that are high in protein and a perfect fit for his diet.
As someone constantly on the go, Stokes appreciates plant-based alternatives because they’re accessible, high-quality, and enjoyable to eat. He says it’s easy to incorporate more plant-based foods into his diet thanks to various options of plant-based foods on the market. From burgers to sausages and even chicken, consuming more plant-based foods is about making conscious choices that fuel his body.