Here's how you can look (and dress) like Adonis Creed in time for Creed II

Nov 8 2018, 12:37 am

If you’re like us, then you’ve been counting down the days untilĀ Creed IIĀ arrives in theatres, eager to see where the story of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa goes next (and/or eager to see Michael B. Jordan looking absolutely swole ā€” both are great reasons).

If you haven’t seen the first movie in the series, stop reading right now and go check it out. We’ll wait.

All caught up? Excellent. There’s nothing better than a workout montage (or several) to get you pumped up and inspired to be your best in every way. And nobody does a montage better thanĀ Creed. So before you go and seeĀ Creed II only to come home wishing you had the body, style, and attitude of Adonis (literally), we’ve put together a quick cheat sheet.

So if you ever wanted to know how to workout, dress, and generally carry yourself like a heavyweight contender, look no further. Let’s get ready to rumble!

The workout

Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone as Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa in “Creed II.” Image: Warner Bros.

We’re not promising you’ll be able to get in fight-ready shape like Adonis Creed before the movie comes out on November 21, but we can give you the lowdown on how Michael B. Jordan got into shape.

So if you think you can go the distance, Men’s Health compiled the details for theĀ Creed IIĀ Shredder Workout, which probably feels exactly as intense as it sounds.

In true boxer form, you’re looking at a lot of jump rope-based cardio, and a mix of bodyweight (push-ups and sit-ups) and free weight (kettlebell swings and dumbbell squats) exercises.

Oh, and don’t forget to goĀ several rounds in the ring first. Boxers have muscles and punching power, but the name of the game will always be stamina and cardio. So if you want to roll into your local theatre with a bit more swagger in your step, today’s the day to start working this workout into your daily routine. Your (soon-to-be-visible) six-pack will thank you.

The outfit

Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Creed in “Creed II.” Image: Warner Bros.

If you want to look like Adonis Creed, it’s time to hit the (boxing) gym. But if you want to dress like him, you won’t have to sweat quite as much. The name of the game is athleisure.

Adonis is an athlete, and in most scenes inĀ theĀ CreedĀ films he’s either working out, boxing, or getting ready to do one of those two things. So if you want to dress like him, you’re looking for high-performance athletic gear.

This article fromĀ GQ highlights how he dressed inĀ Creed ā€” lots of Nike athletic gear. We’re not talking about your ratty old gym shorts and a T-shirt you got for free at a work conference last year; this means compression tights, hoodies, and shorts that give you enough room to move around without looking too baggy.

But we’re missing a key element to any outfit, and forĀ Creed II, they’ve pulled out all the stops.

The shoes

Micaael B. Jordan with fan holding custom Nike Huraches.Ā Image: Warner Bros.

Adonis Creed laces up his boots like any other boxer when he steps in the ring (gotta have that ankle support), and sported a variety of Nike kicks throughout the first film. But forĀ Creed II, Michael B. Jordan stepped up and did something special: He made his own pair of custom Nike Huaraches.

The shoe itself is featured all overĀ Creed II, and it’s getting a limited release alongside the movie. If you have the body (cardio forever!) and the clothes (that workout gear isn’t just for show!), then it’s only right that you go ahead and add the shoes to complete your Adonis Creed look.

Creed II hits theatres on November 21, and if it’s anything like the first one, you’ll be stunned by its heart, its drama, and how many feels it wrings out of a story about dudes punching each other.

But if you want to cop those Huaraches for yourself right now, here’s how you can enter to a win a pair.

Prize

Enter for your chance to win a pair of custom Nike Huaraches.

Contest

SeeĀ this postĀ on Instagram to enter.

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