Here's The Workout Khal Drogo From 'GOT' Does To Get Absolutely Ripped

by Adam Silvers

In reuniting with the Dothraki in season six of "Game of Thrones," Daenerys Targaryen conjured up images of the great Khal Drogo, her former husband whom we hadn't heard from since his death in season one.

Then, we found out Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo on "GoT," is still an avid fan of the HBO show, thanks to an adorable Instagram post he made about Daenerys during the season six finale, "The Winds of Winter."

Now, Momoa is making headlines once again with the strongman workout he used to become ripped enough to play Khal Drogo. According to Men's Health, Momoa sculpted his physique for roles such as Khal Drogo and Conan the Barbarian by doing 30-minute, high-rep workouts.

Speaking with Men's Health, Momoa said,

You put on a lot of weight very quickly – and you also burn a lot of fat. Pick a heavy weight and it will get you shredded and build a lot of muscle.

Sounds pretty good, right? According to Men's Health, if you want to emulate the Khal Drogo workout, you perform three out of the following five exercises, taking a day of rest in between performing each activity.


Shoulder Presses

Incline Bench Presses

Cable Crosses


Not my favorite activities in the world, but I'm not a Dothraki horse lord.

As far as performing each workout, Men's Health said,

With your first move, perform 7 reps. Then take a 7-second rest. Then perform another 7 reps. Take another 7-second rest. Continue in this way until you have completed 7 sets of 7 reps. Rest for 30 seconds. Then do a 6-rep round: 6 sets of 6 reps with 6-seconds rest between each set. Finish with a 5-rep round to bring the total rep count for that exercise to 110. Take a breather. Then do the whole thing again with two more exercises. Bloodcurdling war cries and trident-waving are optional.

You can see Drogo performing these five activities (barbell squat, barbell military press, incline barbell bench press, cable pec fly and pull-ups) in the video above, and you can try them at your gym if you're looking to command a khalasar anytime soon.