Hollywood Physique – The Truth!

Hollywood Physique - The Truth!

People, especially the ignorant version, are constantly looking for ways to look like the celebrities they worship. For instance, men who train are often inspired by the physiques of popular actors. Examples – “Brad Pitt in Fight Club”, “Gerard Butler in 300“, “Christian Bale In Batman”, “Sylvester Stallone in Rocky”…etc.

The truth is that there’s nothing mysterious or special about the Hollywood physique – it’s just a combination of a decent muscular development and low body fat levels. You don’t need secret routines or ultra-special meal plans to get there. And yet there are thousands of webpages that supposedly reveal the “secret” about the Hollywood physique.

Every six months a new cutting edge Hollywood routine is brought to the public. They can call it whatever they want. Those in the know see it for what it’s worth. It’s all hype.


So, how do you get the Hollywood physique?

{my ears hurt every time I hear ‘Hollywood physique’, but I’ll tell ya}

The most important part of the process is to lose body fat through diet and exercise. That will give you muscle definition, and you will look bigger than you actually are. Most of the actors representing the Hollywood physique are no more than 150lbs which is actually not that bad when your body fat is low, and you are not super tall.

Of course, you also have to build some strength and muscle. The best way to do that is by combining bodyweight exercises and weightlifting. Stick to the classic exercises. You don’t need nonsense like “muscle confusion”.

Conclusion: Most programs that supposedly know the “secret” path to the Hollywood physique are scams selling over-hyped products. Don’t be a victim to propaganda. If you want that look, just drop body fat, lift and remain lean.

2 comments

  1. InsiderJoe

    There is a secret to the Hollywood A-lister’s physique: it’s called having bottomless pockets and a lot of time to workout with personal trainers, and nutritionists.

    Have you ever heard an actor in an interview bemoan that their latest acting gig was so physically and mentally demanding and how they had to endure 14 hour days? Hog wash!

    I’m an insider so I know.

    The truth is that stars rarely physically work on a set continuously for extended periods of time like the factory blue collar, or micromanaged cubicle schmucks, like you and me. It is often the crew – camera ops, DoP, assistant directors, grips – who spend long, laborious hours setting up different “shots” (camera angles) and scenes throughout the day.

    The actor is probably “on set” to shoot a scene 1/3rd to 1/4 of the amount it takes for the director and crew to actually set it up. During that time the actors can often go back to their trailers. They may not even be needed for all the scenes being shot that day.

    This is not to say they do not spend long hours on location. It’s just that it is a bit misleading when they say how grueling and laborious their work is when in fact they are in their private climate controlled trailer complete with wi-fi, TV, and other luxuries throughout the day. They might spend that time memorizing their lines, going over what scene they are going to do, or working out with their personal trainer.

    But the fact is they have the luxury of having a lot of time during the day to work out with a personal trainer for the role to get in shape or to acquire skills. It’s all usually paid by production too since getting in good shape might be required for their role. Can you imagine if your employees gave you a personal trainer and time in the day, paid for, to workout? You would look like Christian Bale in Batman, or Ryan Reynolds in Dead Pool too!

    Also keep in mind that A-list celebrities don’t constantly have to work throughout the year like you and me. They can take time off in between different projects and have a lot of time to stay in shape. They have the money and resources to hire personal trainers, and nutritionists and get to write it off as a business expense too!

    But it is part of their job to stay looking beautiful so don’t resent them.

    1. Mike

      Love this comment. I also came to the conclusion that staying so fit requires a lot of resources (that need both money and time). Sadly most ordinary people either have good money and little time, or lots of time and little money… until they retire at 60 or 65 and then it’s too late!

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