July 1, 2021

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Bear Grylls, the last survivor: this is how he trains to escape death

Bear Grylls the last survivor this is how he trains

If anyone wonders what happened to the life of this former member of the British Special Forces, the first thing to say is that still at the foot of the canyon despite the rumors that have accompanied him in recent years about his supposed death. Not. Survival expert Bear Grylls continues to star in epic adventures at age 47.

For many it is little less than a madman with no concept of danger, but if something has shown throughout all these years in the different television formats in which it has participated (‘The last survivor’, ‘Wildly famous’, ‘On the island with Bear Grylls’ or ‘You vs. Wild’ ) the thing is You have to be very sane to keep a cool head in certain situations.

Their detractors criticize that it is impossible to take such risks without the assurance that his life is not in danger and, although there is some of that, it is no less true that during the filming of his programs he has suffered important setbacks ranging from accidents to anaphylactic shocks to his allergy to bee stings.

Nor can it be denied that there is some risk in other feats who has completed how to be the youngest Briton to summit Everest, at 23 years old, or fly over the Himalayas on a paramotor enduring extremely low temperatures and low oxygen levels. Grylls, who is an eminence in the UK and is regarded as the “True MacGyver”He has also written several books in which he relates his eventful existence.

Bear Grylls training

What may be surprising is that the adventurer himself is not considered, far from it, a physical marvel. “I was never a born athlete, I have always had to work on my physical condition. I need to be fit and strong to do what I do, “he tells Men’s Health, where he shares his training routine.

The basis of its preparation is the so-called functional training, focused on exercises with your own body weight or aided by accessories such as kettlebells aimed at improving your performance in the situations you face. And obviously those exercises are very focused on strengthening the core, but also the upper body and the lower body. Different types of planks, squats, push-ups or chin-ups make up the work required to make Bear Grylls a perfectly oiled machine.

Training circuit


  • Plank
  • Plank Knee to Elbow
  • Plank Hands to Elbows
  • Superman


  • Squat Jumps
  • Split Squats (Right)
  • Split Squats (Left)
  • Kettlebell Swings


  • Pushups
  • Alternating Arm Pushups
  • Pike Pushups
  • Close-Grip Pushups


  • Bodyweight Row
  • Pullups
  • Kettlebell Lawnmower Row (Right)
  • Kettlebell Lawnmower Row (Left)


  • Overhead Press
  • Kettlebell Hammer Curl
  • Overhead Triceps Extensions
  • Upright Row


  • Kettlebell Knees-to-Elbows
  • Kettlebell Russian Twist
  • Bicycle Crunch
  • Superman
  • Clams

* Complete each exercise for 20 seconds and perform two rounds.