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There’s always an excuse available to skip that workout. But if you want to see results, you have to put in the time. Don’t want to believe us? Then take it from some of the world’s fittest celebrities. From Mark Wahlberg to Kevin Hart, here’s that extra boost of motivation you need to get yourself to the gym.
The professional athlete turned actor is known for sharing inspiring workout videos—and subsequent cheat days—
on Instagram. Even throughout quarantine, he’s been working out six days a week, with one rest day on Sunday, "maybe."
Joe Manganiello earned his reputation as one of Hollywood’s fittest stars after appearing in Magic Mike. The actor had to get into the best shape of his life for the part, he told Men’s Health, which he accomplished through CrossFit, body building, and working out six days a week.
Mark Wahlberg has time and time again proved that it takes hard work to achieve results. Not only is the actor a big fan of sharing his workouts and keto-friendly meals on Instagram, but he gave fans a glimpse at his daily schedule, revealing his 2:30 a.m. wake-up calls and two-a-day workouts.
After landing roles in Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt transformed his build. The actor now follows a grueling workout routine, but the majority of his weight loss was the result of cutting out junk food and alcohol. "I probably lost about 35lb in six weeks. I ran five or six miles a day. I ate leafy green salads and protein shakes. I cut out all alcohol. Trim, trim, trim," Pratt told Men’s Health UK.
Kevin Hart is known as one of Hollywood’s hardest working comedians—and that includes in the gym. The actor, who also works out with his frequent costar, The Rock, prioritizes cardio, weight, and core work to keep his proportions in check and makes sure to fit his workouts in even when he travels.
When Hugh Jackman had to transform into Wolverine in 2009, the actor focused on weight training. "I do an hour and a half a day in the gym and eat a thousand calories more a day than I would normally. And I train really hard. I crank up the Godsmack and Metallica. I yell and scream, which helps me get into the character and have a bitch of a workout," he told Men’s Health.
Surprisingly, Aquaman isn’t into hitting the gym to maintain his build—instead he prefers outdoor activities, like boxing, mountain climbing, and surfing. "It’s very hard sometimes to just work out. It’s monotonous and you can get stuck in a rut," he told Men’s Health UK.
It took landing a bunch of action roles (13 Hours and Jack Ryan) for John Krasinski to ditch Jim from The Office and bulk up. The actor says working out has benefits beyond just physical for him. "If I didn’t work out a few times a week, I would start to overanalyze. It definitely takes me out of myself for a minute. And it gives me my best ideas. Your brain definitely works better when it’s all lubed up with endorphins and sweat and blood," he told Men’s Health.
Mark Consuelos proves that age really is just a number by joining his Riverdale costars at the gym. Alex Fine, the show’s personal trainer, says that all of the cast members want to look ripped on screen, but it takes commitment. "Their cardio is usually sprinting on the treadmill and the afternoon is mostly body weight workouts. Pull-ups, push-ups, and about 10 to 15 minutes of abs everyday," Fine told People.
Jason Statham keeps his body fit with a strict diet: "You need to keep lean muscle mass. So I eat as much good food as I can, nuts, fish, beans, chicken. I’d say ninety-five percent of my food is good," Statham told Men’s Health. In terms of his workouts, Statham mixes it up. "My workout is constantly changing. Which for me is the best thing in the world, because variety is what keeps me interested," he said.
For Justin Theroux, it’s boxing that keeps him in tip-top shape, even at 49 years old. "Just keep breathing, remain loose, not tense," Theroux told Men’s Health. The actor typically works out 5 days a week, which includes 40 minutes of boxing and 20 minutes in the weight room.
Sam Heughan’s trainer, James White, shared the Outlander star’s grueling seven day workout plan, which includes a mix of weights and cardio. Recently, the star has stayed in shape by competing in the My Peak challenge on Instagram.
At 56 years old, Rob Lowe seems to have found the secret to staying young. He shared some of his advice with Men’s Health, which includes following an Atkins diet, intermittent fasting, and supplementing his standard lifting and circuit routines with outdoor activities, like surfing.
As a fixture in the Marvel-verse, Anthony Mackie has the build to back up his Captain America title. When focusing on his arms, he makes sure to let his muscles recover: "It was just constantly ripping the muscle, giving it four days to recover, and then going right back into it," Mackie told Men’s Health.
Ryan Reynolds may be known as the funnyman of Instagram, but no one is laughing when he reveals his superhero abs. To get in shape for Deadpool, Reynolds worked with trainer Don Saladino. The workouts focused on building strength through squats, dumbbells, and (Saladino’s favorite) the loaded carry.
To maintain his "Sexiest Man Alive" title, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is committed to a yoga workout plan that keeps him lean and toned. The singer recently opened up about yoga on Instagram, "It has had such a profoundly positive impact on my life over the years."
Tom Brady’s training goes beyond just throwing a football. The athlete created the TB12 workout, along with his trainer Alex Guerrero, to help change the way athletes approach working out. "I was like every other American kid. I believed if you want to get good, you gotta go squat and bench, and it’s all I ever did," Brady told Men’s Health. "The last ten years of my life I’ve been in pain, and now, after he’s worked on my forearms, biceps, and triceps, there’s no more pain in my elbow? It clicked for me right away."
At 53 years old, Tim McGraw manages to stay not only fit, but strong, with an effective 90-minute workout designed by the Country star to push himself to his limits. "There’s such a feeling of accomplishment that comes from the feeling of being my age and still being at the top of my game," he told Men’s Health in 2019.
To prepare for his role in Marvel’s The Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani put in serious work at the gym. Debuting a new buff and chiseled physique, that no one saw coming from the Silicon Valley star, Nanjiani posted his hard work on Instagram, thanking his team of trainers and nutritionists for helping him reach his goal.
At 52 years old, Terry Crews is more chiseled than ever. The actor can thank intermittent fasting, his tried-and-true workout program, and rarely taking a day off for it. For almost two decades, Crews has stuck to the same routine, which includes chest and bicep exercises. "Remember now: Consistency," Crews told Men’s Health.
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