IN THIS EPISODE OF THE HUMAN UPGRADE™, we revisit a conversation Dave had with Magnus Lygdbäck in Spring of 2022. You’ll learn how a trainer of superheroes and superstars combines core principles of fitness, nutrition, structure and balance.
Magnus Lygdbäck, a Swedish health and wellness expert, entrepreneur, and lifestyle coach, joins the show to discuss powering your life in ways that most benefit your health and energy.
For more than 20 years, he’s trained some of the world’s most recognizable actors, musicians, athletes, artists, and high-performance business entrepreneurs.
Musicians like pop stars Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Britney Spears. Actors like Gal Gadot forWonder Woman 1984; Alicia Vikander, forTomb Raider; Ben Affleck, forJustice League;and many more.
He designed Alexander Skarsgård’s incredible transformation for the lead role as a Viking Berserker in the brand new movie, [The Northman] (https://www.focusfeatures.com/the-northman) .
Even with his “celebrity trainer” title (which he doesn’t love), Magnus is quick to say, “It's notwhoyou train, it'show you train.”
His [Magnus Method] (https://magnusmethod.com/) training philosophy embraces the “ethos of an athlete.” This all-inclusive approach to performance includes an athlete’s intensity and structure, while also maintaining balance and energy. Time-zone travel, long days of filming, rehearsals, and the constant demands on a celebrity performer’s time means examining all aspects of fueling, rest and recovery. The same applies to the everyday lives of mere mortals.
He encourages being open to learning new things and seeking out discomfort so you can grow. “Look at three things,” Magnus recommends. “One, what do I like to do? No. 2, what does my body need? No. 3, what do I want to master or get better at? That should create your weekly programming.”
You already know, and Magnus will remind you, that there are absolutely no life shortcuts to being the superhero of your own life.
In this conversation, you’ll find out how much time to spend on your workouts (not as much as you think). “What doesn’t happen in the first hour will not happen in the second,” he says frequently. Even for superheroes.
---Learn more about Magnus Lygdbäck’s journey from hockey player to [celebrity trainer] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfJ8rCz_-Vw) .
---Find out how you can improve your own performance on Magnus’s extensive [YouTube channel] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUPwPMjZAM5LNB8Fd7M5b9w/featured) .
---Get Magnus’ superhero training programs, nutrition guides, coaching and a community of like-minded people with the [Magnus Method app] (https://magnusmethodapp.com/) .