Most Jacked Celebrities Actors: Part 5
Here is the list of the most jacked, ripped, cut, shredded, strongest, and lean musclar celebrities actors in the world along with their workouts, meal plan diets, and shirtless pictures. These guys have the best bodies with the biggest arms and the best set of six pack abs in Hollywood. We searched endlessly for their workouts and meal plans both in text form and in video. We list Muscle Prodigy's version of the Top 50 Most Ripped and Muscular Celebrity Actors (in no particular order). Be sure to check out The 10 Most Jacked NFL Football Players, The Most Jacked Athletes, The Most Jacked Boxers, The Most Jacked MMA Fighters, The Most Jacked WWE Stars, The 10 Most Jacked Rappers, and The 10 Most Jacked NBA Basketball Players for more of these types of lists.
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Weight: 225 lbs.
Vin Diesel has a solid combination of bulk and definition for his frame. Has there ever been a movie star who
looked like him? It would be tough to find!
In his mid 40s, Vin Diesel still shows you older folks that you can still be in great shape even in your latter years. Vin Diesel has a muscular athletic physique. The Fast & Furious star hasn't revealed his workout to anyone, but obviously he hits the weight hard with broad shoulders, big arms, and a big chest like his. Diesel said, "I was unemployed for a long time, and I spent a lot of time in the gym while I was unemployed." Diesel started as a bouncer in New York City at night so he can free up his days to work on theatre; and "the only thing you have to do as a bouncer is go to the gym". Diesel supposedly even does yoga and pilates to increase his core strength.
Our Take: We wish we did know his exact workout to find out some of his secrets! I don't think he's ever appeared in a film without a ripped body. The guy must truly know what's doing as well as anyone!
Weight: 190 lbs.
It's no wonder that Chris was a model for Guess and Abercrombie & Fitch. That picture above
looks like an ad from them!
This Washington D.C. native has flew under the radar of guys with awesome physiques, but Muscle Prodigy took notice.
Our Take: At 30 years old, he sports an awesome set of abs. It's no wonder that Chris was a model for Guess and Abercrombie & Fitch; that picture above looks like an ad from them. As a young boy, he enjoyed participating in all types of sports: baseball, basketball, football, and wrestling. Now, he just needs to get his acting up to par so he can land some more serious roles other than Bring It On Again and The Butterfly Effect 3.
Weight: 165 lbs.
Phillippe continually stays in shape by hitting the stairs, a great cardio workout that will really build up your legs.
Ryan Phillippe is an avid fitness enthusiast, working out with the same fitness trainer for 10 years. His trainer has a lot of work cut out for him during his sessions because Philippe hates to be bored and the trainer is forced to provide him with a new variation of stimulus every time he steps foot in the gym. Phillippe blends cardio work with heavy weight lifting and adds plyometrics to the mix as well. According to Men's Health, Ryan Phillipe has been noted to do the following workout training routine three times a week.
Warm-Up: Phillippe starts out with a 2 mile run as a warm-up followed by 2 sets of 20 Swiss-ball curnches
1) Dumbbell Bench Press- 15 reps
2) Plyometric Pushup- 15 reps
3) Barbell Squat- 15 reps
4) Jump Squat- 15 reps
5) Hanging Leg Raise- 20 reps
1) Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown- 15 reps
2) Close-Grip Chin-Up- 10 Reps
3) Dumbbell Lunge- 10 reps
4) Split Jump- 10 reps each leg
5) Hanging Leg Raise- 20 Reps
He rests for 30 seconds after each exercise, and he then rests for 2 minutes after he finishes all 5 exercises, and then he does each circuit twice.
Our Take: Phillippe does a lot of circuits for its numerous benefits. Studies have confirmed that an all-strength circuit burns 30 percent more calories than a typical weight workout and offers even more cardio benefits. It's also a great way to switch up a repetitive routine and it will help keep things interesting.
Weight: 180 lbs.
This man has some of the most jacked shoulders and traps we have seen amongst celebrities and even athletes! Just look at them!
This cousin of Ron Artest obviously took a few pointers home from the Los Angeles Lakers star in terms of working out because Tyson Beckford is ripped up. Beckford was named "Man of the Year" in 1995 by VH1 & one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine. The former model who has been in movies such as Zoolander, Biker Boyz, and Into the Blue obviously developed his body through years of hard work. Tyson Beckford works out five days a week, and has said in many interviews that he gets his ideas from online articles and print male fitness magazines in terms of what his workout routine should be for the week. Tyson Beckford starts his workouts with a basic calisthenic warm up, then continues on to weight lifting. He also ends every session with cardio to increase bloodflow and open up the arteries to the muscles to enhance growth and recovery. Tyson Beckford works out for about 2 hours at a clip. Tyson said he started out skinny and he developed his body to get to where he was at with weights.
In a TMZ interview, Tyson says in reference to his regimen, "as hard as you party, that's how hard you hit the gym". However, Tyson swears by calisthenics, bodyweight exercises, Tai-Chi, and Jiu-Jitsu to provide him with his incredible physique now that he has the bulk from the heavy weightlifting. When asked about steroids, he said "No, stay the f*ck away from that unnatural sh*t".
Tyson Beckford also believes that diet is equally as important as exercise to achieve the physique you're looking for. Tyson Beckford completely avoids eating red meat or pork. In addition, Tyson chooses to eat white meat chicken or turkey over dark meats to reduce the fat content. The main staples of his diet are lean fish, chicken, vegetables, and salad.
Our Take: Beckford goes intense in the gym but knows when to rest his body. Since he trains 5 days a week, he gives himself 2 days of rest. It's important to give yourself 1-2 days of rest from training a week to repair your muscle fibers and to rest from all the trauma placed on your body during your training. Beckford relies on online fitness websites and magazines to get some ideas for his routine. It's always a good idea to do this as such publications consistently come out with new and unique types of workouts (hopefully he uses Muscle Prodigy!).
Weight: 170 lbs.
Look at his vein on his left arm extending all the
way to the top of his shoulder. Have you ever seen
a vein like this?
The Southland star works out at Gold’s Gym in West Hollywood. The former wide receiver and defensive back for Austin High School showed off his guns in The O.C, 88 Minutes, and Junebug. Perhaps his biggest asset is his brain though, taking honors courses all throughout his youth and later attended the University of Virginia to double major in Economics and Foreign Affairs. After moving to New York to launch his acting career, Mckenzie was ranked No. 5 in Indepent Online's "100 Sexiest Men Alive" and was twice placed on Teen People magazine's annual list of "25 Sexiest Stars Under 25". Ben McKenzie cranks up his workouts for the show Southland. In an interview with Crave Online, McKenzie said "I'm trying to take care of myself...I workout, lift weights, and I run. I do a little boxing [also]".
Our Take: McKenzie is interested in boxing, which helps bring out his shoulder muscles. No wonder you can see a vein coming right out of his shoulder.
Weight: 175 lbs.
Barr is the definition of a man with a super lean physique. He is able to
eat unhealthy at times since he trains very hard. A man with that body can
afford a cheese cake once in a while.
Hellcats star Matt Barr has certainly got quite the ripped physique. The pictures above were taken while Matt Barr did a shirtless workout in a park in Beverly Hills, CA. The 26 year old stud did push-ups, ran, shadow boxed, did resistance band exercises, and lifted weights by doing exercises like weighted walking lunges. He works out for an hour and a half doing this routine. While this might have been a controversial publicity stunt by Barr's campaign, he looks pretty good doing it: so we're not even entitled to make fun of him."I definitely take care of my body, not so much for how I look, but I just like the feel of exercising, and being healthy, and having energy. That’s why I workout all the time.", Barr says. Well, maybe it's more about staying lean while satisfying his cravings. "Food is a huge passion of mine, and because I want to eat whatever I want, I run every morning, and then I do weights a few times a week. It’s just how I can balance eating pancakes in the morning, a big burger for lunch, and then a fat steak and cheesecake at night.
Our Take: A big part of Barr works out so he can eat whatever he wants at times. This is one of the biggest benefits of training hard. You burn so many calories during a vigorous workout that you can afford to eat unhealthy compared to those who don't train as hard or don't train at all. Not to mention, sometimes it's good to have "cheat meals" to ramp up your metabolism even more.
Weight: 185 lbs.
His focus on high intensity interval training is a huge reason why he can stay
Alex O'Loughlin, star of Hawaii Five-O, was selected as One of the Sexiest People of 2009 by Who Magazine. "I’m playing a surgeon currently, so I’m trying to say on the thinner, leaner side. I’ve seen a lot of the surgeons move around the hospital quickly, eat on the run; they’re pretty lean." To get in such great shape, he works out 5 days a week. He runs up hills, circuit trains in the gym, and boxes at a boxing gym. The main principle that Alex does is that he does high intensity interval training, which is the most efficient way to burn fat. O'Loughlin mixes up his intensity levels with bursts of high intensity phased in with active rest. O'Loughlin has a pretty extreme fitness routine. "I do circuit training, interval training. I do this interval thing called Tabata. It’s 20 seconds on, ten seconds off at 100 percent intensity. I aim for four days a week [for that]...Every workout I do has a core-based strength to it. If you focus on your core, doing Pilates and things, everything else will respond better."
Alex makes sure he stays focused within his workouts by listening to Hard Rock music like Metallica, Soundgarden, or Tool.
Alex makes sure that his diet in check for his waistline, but more importantly for his overall health. Alex wants to make sure he his fit well into his seventies. He makes sure his foods are low sodium and low cholesterol. "I have to be a vigilant. I eat half a cup of oatmeal, a banana, honey and a splash of milk for breakfast. Organic chicken, rice and pasta, and vegetables, steamed. I cook with no oil or butter. I have a really low-sodium diet. I drink about a gallon and a half of water a day". Alex makes sure to have one day off a week from his diet where he eats whatever he wants. Alex has also made sure to cut back his cigar smoking as well.
Our Take: O'Loughlin relies on high intensity interval training for a majority of his routine. Studies have confirmed that high intensity training like this can burn much more fat than steady-paced workouts. In addition, it will cut down the amount of time you train for because you're doing everything more quickly and more intense. Also, your VO2 Max will increase more from doing HIIT than steady state cardio. Your VO2 Max meausres the maximum amount of oxygen that your body can take in, deliver, and use in one minute, which is one of the best indicators of aerobic fitness. A higher VO2 Max means more oxygen is delivered to the muscles and the faster or longer you run and train. He stays away from foods with low cholesterol and low sodium, which is important to keep lean.
Weight: 205 lbs.
Affleck did so much core work to really get his abs defined for his movie roles. You can see by this picture just by how
ripped his midsection was.
Although Ben Affleck has always stayed in shape for his roles, Ben Affleck hasn't really been known for being ripped and having bulging muscles throughout his acting career, but wow did he turn some heads when he did pull-ups with his shirt off in The Town. This was actually an excellent movie that Affleck not only starred in, but also directed and wrote the script. With Gone Baby Gone and this under his belt, Affleck has proven his worthiness in Hollywood by using the town that he was raised and born in as the background for his movies: the bad parts of Boston. Ben Affleck worked with Celebrity Personal Trainer Rehan Jalali and Boston Celtics Strength and Conditioning Coach Walter Norton Jr. to get his body perfect to play a "hard-working" convict and ex-Pro Hockey player. Affleck supposedly woke up at 4 AM every morning to work out for an hour and a half, before he would go to the set of The Town. According to Bodybuilding.com, to get ripped for the movie he did a very specialized workout. He did a lot of cardiovascular training mixed in with his resistance training. He did workouts like high knee walks and skips for 10 yards followed by lunges and even an inchworm exercise. In terms of his weight training, he would alternate high reps and low reps with both compound and isolation workouts. He did tons of torso work and core work.
Our Take: Ben Affleck did an incredible amount of torso and core work. Doing rotational exercises and working on your torso is very important. Rotational exercises can determine if one side of your body is stronger and more mobile than the other side. Body asymmetry is one of the primary causes of injury and pain. It will also keep your body more mobile and in sync and improve spine mobility. Not to mention, doing a lot of rotational and torso exercises will really build up the core muscles and get them real defined.
Weight: 175 lbs.
Even eating only one meal a day, Pattinson was able to keep a pretty
impressive physique like this. It's pretty incredible!
Rob Pattinson appeared out of nowhere and revealed his ripped body in the new Twilight series. As if we didn't have enough Twilight stars in this list, Pattinson does clearly deserve to be on it. Supposedly, on the set Rob Pattinson had tremendous work ethic and was the guy who could lift the most weight and beat out other actors on the coveted rowing machine that got them in shape (beating the other actors' record times). According to Examiner.com, he ran and kickboxed for up to 5 hours a day as part of his training and he also cut his alcohol intake while cutting his calories by eating only one meal per day. Rob said “I was just trying to lose every ounce of body fat, so when I took off my shirt, I would look like an alien." He goes on to say, "I just looked so different. I was so much more muscular than I had ever been in my life".
Nathan Mellalieu was New Moon's trainer and Mellalieu described what he put the actors though in an article in the UK version of Men’s Fitness. Mellalieu said, "My team only had a few weeks to get the cast ready before shooting began so we put them through three to four intense workouts per week. We tried to stick to this during the shoot so that each actor’s look would be consistent throughout the film, but it was tricky because everyone had different shooting schedules. With Robert Pattinson we did lots of boxing drills, which helped created the lean, muscled look he has in New Moon. He has great hand speed and footwork and seemed to really enjoy the sessions. We also had all the actors doing functional exercises using little or no weight so they weren’t bogged down with too much bulk and could move athletically when filming a stunt."
A workout routine that Rob Pattinson frequently did, alternating A and B every other day, was:
100 barbell jump squats (25 per cent of your one-rep max)
100 barbell shoulder presses (25 per cent of your one-rep max)
30 reverse crunches
40 jumping lunges
This is another routine that Pattinson has been known to do:
1. Cardio warm-up — five minutes of running, walking, stepping, jumping.
2. Phase two — upper body exercise; push up, back rows.
3. Phase three –lower body, lunge body.
4. Phase four — mid section — ball crunch. dumbbell side- bends.
5. Phase five — cardio cool down — jump rope
When Pattinson had to drop weight for the role he only ate one meal a day, however, to maintain weight and realizing the unhealthy benefits of his one meal a day, now Pattinson relies on 5 healthy meals a day without calorie counting. Every meal has a low-fat protein, a healthy carbohydrate, some fiber, a healthy fat, and an unsugared beverage. One day a week is a free for all cheat day so he stays psychologically sound.
Our Take: It's pretty incredible that eating only one meal a day worked for Pattinson. To build lean muscle, you really should consume a minimum of 3 meals a day to ensure your body is getting the proper micro and macro nutrients necessary to build muscle. Even eating more meals but in a smaller capacity can help you lose weight since your metabolism is always going. Pattinson could of had incredible genetics to be able to eat only one meal. For most people, this probably wouldn't work very well and it will deprive you of the proper nutrients for your body. In terms of his actual workout routine, he hit all the major muscle groups to make sure he was building up his body properly. He also relied on bodyweight exercises, which can tone up the muscle and provide some additional variety to a traditional weightlifting routine.
Weight: 175 lbs.
I'm sure you remember him being jacked in Saved by the Bell. It seems to of
never of left him 20 years later. Look closely at the veins in his shoulders. That
is a stuff of legend!
And you can say we saved the best for last: Mario Lopez. What else can we say about his body that the pictures don't say for themselves. He quite simply has the most desirable body. Men want to be him, girls want all of him. The teen wrestler from Saved by the Bell works extremely hard for his body and is obsessed with working out. Quite simply, Mario Lopez doesn't feel alive unless he's sweating. Lopez does a variety of activities to make sure he has the best physique ever: weight training, plenty of cardio, flexibility, and cross-training.
Lopez details all of his workouts in his workout book called Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness. Lopez has always been consumed with boxing and wrestled when he was in high school. He likes individual sports opposed to team sports because he doesn't like relying on anyone but himself. "If there’s no team, your flaws and strengths will come out. You’re at your most vulnerable. If you lose, you have no one to blame but yourself, but if you win you get all the glory." Lopez is pretty good at boxing beating several amateur boxers. He also spars with Oscar De La Hoya, James Toney, and Sugar Shane Mosley. Mario Lopez did a lot of weight training when he was younger and now does less weight training and more cardio-based routines to keep the fat off and maintain his muscle mass. He doesn't lift as heavy as he used to, but that doesn't mean he doesn't push it when in the gym: he just uses a more high-rep scheme to achieve failure that way.
He lifts weights and boxes three times per week. However, he also bikes, runs, swims, does yoga, and plays basketball the other 4 days. Lopez stays very active and is therefore able to burn a ton of calories and keep a star-studded body. Mario Lopez loves body weight exercises like push-ups and pull-ups. He does over 500 push ups every day.
Perhaps Lopez trains so much because of his passion for food. "I love to eat and I feel I can get away with a lot more if I train hard. Plus, I love the way it makes me feel. I walk out of the gym and I feel Zenlike. Nothing feels like it can bother me." Here's a typical meal plan that Mario Lopez follows:
* Breakfast: Fruit, yogurt and Granola
* Lunch: Chicken and Rice
* Dinner: Sushi
* Splurge: Chocolate-chip cookies or Rocky-road ice cream
Our Take: Lopez did a lot of boxing and wrestling, which helped bulk up and define his body over the years. These sports really utilize fast-twitch muscle fibers, which help build up your muscles. They also utilize slow-twitch muscle fibers that help keep him lean and builds up his endurance. The fact that he does 500 push ups every day gives him even more stimulation in his muscles. Some may think he's overdoing it, but with a body like that it's hard not to think otherwise. He likes to occasionally endulge in some unhealthy snacks but since he is burning so many calories throughout his day he is able to afford it. In addition, it's good to have a cheat meal like this once in a while. He is active and working his body almost every single day so he is able to stay super lean year round.
Adapted from a compilation of YouTube clips, documentaries, forums, interviews and/or features
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Date Published : 2011-12-10 18:05:39
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