Being a movie star is a pretty awesome gig. All they have to do is act well and look great. On top of it, they shoot at exotic locales and always get the love of swarming fans wherever they go. Whether they are Bollywood actors or Hollywood stars, their life rocks and how!
Fitness and exercise form an essential part of an actor’s routine. But the stakes get higher if they have to build muscles and get in super-perfect shape for a movie role. And, if they are playing a superhero, then they have to put all their energy and focus into making sure they look like one!
Let’s take a look at workout regimes of our beloved superhero-paying actors from the West:
1. Chris Hemsworth:
To play a God in the superhero series, he took up a weight-training routine – he changed periodically so that his muscles never adjusted to workouts. He consumed lots of protein in the form of lean meats and carbohydrates such as fruits and fibre-rich vegetables. He even worked out with Thor’s tools such as kettlebells and sledgehammers. Wow!
2. Chris Evans:
The awesome body of the super-human/soldier in “Captain America” is the result of Evans’ gym sessions, 4-5 days a week for three months. During this time, he stopped all cardio activities and increased his intake of lean meats. Evans claims he has a high metabolism rate, which is why he was able to lose the “flab” quickly and get leaner.
3. Hugh Jackman:
Wolverine is an angry man and his ripped muscles kind of symbolize that. Jackman, who first essayed the role in the 2000 X-Men flick, has been able to maintain the same body even in the 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. Did you know his muscle-building diets are constructed around his shooting schedule? He got that body due to strenuous activities such as bench press, dead-lifts, squats, pull-ups and biceps curl.
4. Christian Bale:
He takes every role so seriously that he doesn’t mind going from skinny to bulky in weeks. To get the “Batman” physique, he religiously took up weight-lifting. He also practiced martial arts to improve his agility, speed and strength. He did squats for toning his legs and thighs. Grappling and boxing were for building his upper body parts.
These actors live up to the strength, dedication and commitment of a superhero. Perhaps, that is why they have been able to seamlessly play their parts and also stun fans and critics with their performances!