Fitness YouTuber Laurie Shaw has attempted some pretty crazy physical challenges for his followers. He's attempted the brutal 1-Rep "Impossible Pushup", did 200 pushups every other day for a month, and took on the intense CrossFit sessions every day for a month. Some of the most entertaining clips come when he imitates the training and nutrition plans of some of Hollywood's fittest guys, like Chris Hemsworth. And in his latest video, he's taken on the schedule of one of Hollywood's notoriously disciplined stars—Mark Wahlberg.
Shaw goes to bed at 7:30 p.m. the night before the stunt—the same time Wahlberg famously claimed to hit the hay in an infamous Instagram story detailing his schedule—because his wake up time will be 2:30 a.m.
Wahlberg actually pushed back his wake up time during quarantine. Wahlberg revealed in his recent Men's Health cover story interview that his typical wake up time was closer to 9 a.m., to hit the gym with his wife at 10:30.
But Shaw is working with old Wahlberg, so he's up at 2:30 a.m. "No one should be up at this time," he says. "It's an ungodly hour. I can't keep my eyes open."
Next up is Wahlberg's prayer time, which results in Shaw dozing off... but has an alarm set for his 3:15 a.m. breakfast. After eating a bowl of oatmeal, he's on to his 3:45 a.m. workout.
"Mark, you are insane. there's no other way to put that," says Shaw as he drives to his gym. Once there, he gets in a session that includes alternating lunge jumps, battle ropes, pushups, pullups, shoulder presses, rowing, bench presses, and more. By 5:15 a.m., he's done.
"I've never worked out this early. Feeling good though. And it's still dark outside. Mark Wahlberg is a machine to do this every day," he says.
By 5:40 a.m. he's on to meal 2. And since Shaw is plant-based, he whips up a vegan berry protein shake. By 6 a.m., he hops in the shower and preps for Wahlberg's round of golf at 7:30 a.m. However, Shaw doesn't golf, so he swaps it out with surfing.
At 8 a.m. he has a snack of a banana and a muesli bar, and at 8:30 a.m. he takes an ice bath for 10 minutes in place of Wahlberg's cryotherapy session. By 10:30 a.m., it's snack time again, and Shaw whips up some delicious avocado toast.
At 11 a.m., Shaw spends Wahlberg's allotted family time/meetings/work calls doing some work.
"I'm feeling good right now, but I know I'm going to crash," he says.
By 1 p.m., it's time for lunch, which for Shaw is scrambled tofu, veggies, and hummus. At 2 p.m. he takes another hour for work like Wahlberg, and by 3:30 p.m., he's off to pick up his kids from school like Wahlberg. Except, he doesn't have kids...so he goes to pick up his brother from work.
At 4 p.m., it's time for workout 2, which he starts with a 1-mile run, then gets into a back and arms session. By 4:45 p.m., the fact he's been awake for 15 hours is starting to kick in. He grabs a snack after, broccoli and tahini, which he skipped before his workout. By 5 p.m. he hops in the shower, and at 5:30 p.m. it's dinner time, which consists of a big salad and rice and beans. After dinner, it's more family time, then by 7:30 p.m., he hits the hay.
The next day, he gives his thoughts.
"For the most part, I had a pretty high energy level. And I got so much done. I tip my hat off to you Mark Wahlberg for doing that every day," says Shaw.
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