One of Magnus Lygdback’s first memories, at around three years old, was packing his gym bag to go to the gym with his father. It was a special place, where he felt excited and energized. That would be the beginning of a life-long passion for training, and ultimately a career as one of the world’s foremost personal trainers and lifestyle coaches.
From tennis to football, playing ice hockey at a high level, to Latin dancing, Magnus has always been involved in sport and training. A natural athlete, he decided to become certified as a personal trainer so he could share his passion with the world.
For over 18 years, Magnus has been working as a trainer, and today he is one of the most sought-after personal trainers around the world, his client list comprised of international celebrity artists, actors, and musicians.
His infamous Magnus Method revolves around training artists like athletes. “Nobody that I knew of was working with artists in this way, from a way to break down their training, nutrition, and lifestyle. So, I decided to come to LA and do exactly that.”
Always working to improve, his style and method has developed over the years, and today encompasses lifestyle, training, nutrition, and mental preparation. “When I’m working with an artist, it matters to me what time they get out of bed, what kind of workout we do, what they eat, what kind of mental preparation do we do for a show. All of that matters.”
Magnus’s philosophy and training method makes for a perfect partnership with Casall. “The philosophy of holistic training and having heart, body, and mind all in balance, I really believe in that.”
Magnus’s nutrition philosophy is simple: take out bad stuff and put in good stuff.
It’s about balance, and simplifying things. “A fist full of protein, a fist full of energy, two fists full of vegetables. It’s a system that people can understand and take with them on the go.”
Magnus is a big believer in taking the guilt out of food. “Take out sugar, fat, and carbs as much as possible, but don’t take away things you like. 17/20 meals should be on point; 3/20 can be whatever you like. This helps people find balance in a way that’s sustainable.”
“I do like to eat good foods and what’s good for you, but that’s not where we start. Let’s start on the ground and understand what will change your life.”
How does Magnus find balance with training? “You should never do more than 6 days a week, and you should do at least 3 days a week. The sweet spot is probably around 5 days week, with cardio 2-3 times a week, strength 3-4 times a week, and those can be combined.”
When focusing on his own training, Magnus likes to switch it up. He always comes back to weight lifting and strength training in the gym, but also does martial arts, including ju jitsu, indoor floor ball, kick a ball, roll around wrestling, and so on.
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