Andre Young, much better known as Dr. Dre, has established himself as a successful rapper, entertainer, entrepreneur and producer. Even though Dre has been a leader in the music business for many years, up until a few years ago he didn’t really pay attention to his body.
After producing, managing and recently inking a deal with Apple and his Beats By Dre headphones empire, Dr. Dre admittedly has changed. It was his new outlook on life that led him to think more of his health. He wants to be around for his children and grandchildren.
When Dre decided he wanted to slim down and increase his muscle density, he hired a celebrity personal trainer that got him started on a new workout routine and diet plan–the workout that ultimately helped him drop nearly 50 pounds and lower his blood pressure!
“I make sure that I take care of myself now,” Dr. Dre said. “I feel like, now I feel much better–and actually look better, to me–than I did when I was in my early 20s or 30s. I’m definitely healthier now. That has a big part to do with it, just staying healthy. It definitely keeps your confidence up. I’ve actually had tests on my body, and the doctor said I’m 31, so I’m riding with that!”
One of the first workouts Dre embarked on was a cardiovascular workout. Cardiovascular workouts are an effective way to lose fat quickly. These allowed Dre to build well-defined muscles and burn fat at the same time.
Dr. Dre’s Workout Routine
Pull Ups – Grab the pull up bar (hands facing forward) and pull your chest to the bar, pause, and then lower yourself back down.
Squats – Stand up tall, spread your feet shoulder-width apart, and then lower your body as far as you can by bending your knees. Pause and slowly push yourself back up.
Deadlifts – Classic deadlifts. Make sure NOT to round your back.
Bicep Curls – Keep your hands shoulder width apart. Bend at your elbows to curl the bar to your shoulders. After pausing, lower the bar back down.
Bench Press – Basic barbell bench press. Make sure not to lockout at the top.
Triceps Pushdowns – Grip bar attached to a high pulley cable and push down until your arms are extended straight down with the bar near your thighs. Don’t lock your elbows. Return to starting position.
Dips -Raise yourself on two supports with elbows at 90 degrees. Lower your body until your shoulders are lower than your elbows. Push yourself up by straightening your arms.
Dr. Dre’s new healthy routine has not only caught the attention of the media, but also his family. His brother, rapper and producer Warren G, began to change his ways as well. “A lot of people in my family have high blood pressure…Dre told me I better start hitting the gym so I took his advice. Seeing Dre looking all cut up and in shape made me want to get myself together and look right, too.”