Jay Sean is Down with Fitness

by Nate

in Celebrity Workouts, Role Preparation, Workout Routines

Jay Sean Workout Routine for Down

We first noticed Jay Sean had a passion for fitness when he blew up the music charts in 2009 with his hit single “Down” featuring Lil’ Wayne.  The song was his American debut single and topped the Billboard Hot 100, making him the first solo artist of South Asian origin and the first British urban artist to top the Hot 100.

Jay Sean recently told Men’s Fitness that his shirtless scene in the “Down” video is what got him motivated to train harder than ever.

“I started lifting heavy and doing strong compound exercises like deadlifts, squats and the bench press,” he told Men’s Fitness.  “It burns a hell of a lot of calories.”

His trainer, Ali Ghavami, works with the singer at his New Jersey gym saying, “He fits right in with us at the gym now.  He’s one of our own.”

Jay Sean’s workout focuses on one compound movement down with low reps and heavy weight, and other exercises down with higher volume.  Here is an outline of his workout routine:


Set 1: Warmup – 3 reps

Set 2: 80% of 1 Rep Max – 3 reps

Set 3: 80% of 1 Rep Max – 1 rep

Set 4: 85% of 1 Rep Max – 1 rep

Set 5: 90% of 1 Rep Max – 1 rep

Set 6: 95% of 1 Rep Max – 1 rep

Set 7: 80%-85% of 1 Rep Max – 5 reps

Rest for as long as you need in between sets.  Jay Sean rests for up to 5 minutes.

The Celebrity Workout’s Keys to the Deadlift

  • Practice your form before overloading the bar
  • Maintain the arch in your lower back.  Do not let it round to start the lift
  • Perform the lift with your legs….keep your arms straight throughout
  • Squeeze your glutes, push through your heels, and thrust your hips forward
  • Keep the bar as close to your body as possible

With a workout like this, we can’t wait to see what Jay Sean will look like in his next video.

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