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I’m Michael George Hofrath, and This is How I Work Out

  • LIVE WELL 360
  • January 18, 2016

MG PR PhotoMichael George Hofrath is an influential leader and visionary in the physical health and mental wellness fields. As an overweight youth himself, he understands the “silent pain” often endured in isolation.

Michael’s own journey began in the business world as an Aerospace financial analyst. A naturally gifted, multi-sport athlete, Michael embraced numerous Eastern spiritual philosophies, trained in multiple martial arts disciplines and became a meditation practitioner. His athleticism and martial arts skills lead Michael into the entertainment world as stuntman. Natural acting talent prompted Michael to study and work as an actor and model.

Eventually, his passion for health and fitness inspired Michael to segue into the world of fitness. He took the fitness world by storm becoming one of the most highly sought after personal trainers in Hollywood, a renowned fitness expert and published author. Michael’s lifelong interest in human behavior and spirituality drove him to realize his life-long calling, which culminated in the pursuit and attainment of his doctoral degree as a somatic depth psychologist.

As a Whole-Body Health Coach Michael lives his true passion and life long calling as a body/ mind healer. He specializes in body, mind and spirit health psychology, PTSD and trauma, overcoming limiting belief patterns, addiction and recovery, mindfulness, meditation and healthy lifestyle transformation.

We reached out to Michael to find out how he works out and here’s what he’s shared with us.

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MGSmileName: Michael George Hofrath

Website: http://www.michaelgeorge.com/

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My daily workout plan is across the board and seasonal. As a multi-sport athlete and in-training for the Malibu Search and Rescue Team my training regime changes based upon the sport, sports or activities I am preparing for and the type of conditioning needed for each sport/ activity. Here’s a short list of seasonal sports that I like to engage in: Softball, Tennis, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Endurance Trekking & Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Snow Skiing, and Scuba Diving.

Then there are the activities that I enjoy doing such as; boxing/ jump rope, Yoga, high-intensity functional training, cross-fit or boot camp style workouts, swimming, mountain biking and outdoor running/ obstacle courses.

As you can see, it is hard for me to provide a typical daily routine! However, my primary routine includes some form of cardio activity such as jogging, biking, swimming or boxing for 40 to 60 minutes 6 days per week.

Cardio: Boxing 5 rounds of 3 minutes on heavy bag, 2 minutes of jump rope, 1 minute rest, followed by 10 to 20 minutes of total body stretching.

Strength: A functional training workout could include a progression of functional movement and performance-based exercises within the construct of high intensity interval training. I would include CORE stability balance and agility training, plyo-metric and TRX suspension training with various compound multiple muscle group exercises.

Flexibility: Included in every workout in some form and duration. I try to do at least 1 to 2 Yoga classes per week.

Also, as a Body/ Mind Somatic Depth Psychologist and Healer I spend time each day meditating and practice mindfulness on a daily basis.

Here are some of the Abs/ Core/ Balance/Agility workouts I do weekly:

Abs (Pick 3 exercises)
  • Crunches w/ legs up advanced: Jackknife – 2 sets   25 to 50 reps
  • Slow bicycle – 1 set 25 reps
  • Pelvic thrusts w/ Physio ball – 2 sets 15to 25 reps
  • Hanging leg raises – 2 sets 15 reps
    • Optional (these are advanced exercises)
  • George oblique’s  – 1 set ea 25 reps
  • Physio ball crunches w/ weight – 2 sets 25 reps

Core (Pick 3 exercises)

  • Plank – 60-to 90-second holds
  • Plank w/one leg up – 60-second holds
  • Elbow Push-ups – 15 to 25 reps
  • Plank w/opposite arm/ leg up – 60-second hold
    • Advanced: Bosu Ball Plank – 60-second hold
  • Squats on Bosu Ball (arms straight up) – 2 sets 15 reps
  • Bridge w/ 1 leg up on Bosu Ball- 1 set ea 15 reps
  • Hyperextension Side Bends- 1 set ea 15 reps

Balance (Pick 1 exercise)

  • One-Leg Stands & Hops – 5 second hold ea
  • One-Leg Stand & Hops Advanced: On Airex Pad or Dyna Disk – 5 second hold ea
  • Skaters – 1 set ea 15 reps

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BEM 2nd Edition Book CoverA Little More About Michael…

Michael has been a featured guest on numerous television shows including; Good Morning America, ABC’s The View, Fox and Friends, Entertainment Tonight, VH1, E Entertainment, Extra, Fit TV, HSN, Home and Garden Channel, CNN and has hosted several shows. Michael is a much utilized media source, being featured in over 100 periodical and news publications and is a highly regarded television personality and corporate spokesperson.

Michael is the Author of “Body Express Makeover” (Simon and Schuster, 2005), and is an accomplished speaker and presenter. As a holistic, integrative medicine advocate Michael can speak on a wide array of health, fitness, wellness and psychological related topics.

As an influencer in the health industry he has been involved in all media platforms; n-line support and coaching, social media, freelance writing, publishing and television appearances. Michael coaches though technology with his IPhone App, Intelitrainer Pro and Ubisoft’s Xbox 360 “Kinect” video game “You’re Shape Fitness Evolved”, for which he choreographed all the advanced martial arts programs and motion capture.

 

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