It is hard to believe that Chris Pratt was once the chubby star who portrayed Andy Dwyer in the comedy “Parks and Recreation.” As revealed in some of his recent interviews, Pratt was called “too fat” for the leading role in the 2011 sports drama “Moneyball.” However, to get into shape for his roles in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Pratt lost 60 lbs in just 6 months. Here we share how the “Delivery Man” actor turned into a shredded action star.
You all have noticed the Dark Knight in the DC Universe action flick, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The first thing you have observed about the Caped Crusader is that he has gotten bigger in shape and size. Moreover, he has become meaner, tougher, and more aggressive than before, someone who is willing to challenge and take on the Man of Steel. The man playing Batman, Ben Affleck, certainly did justice to his role by putting on 24 lbs in only 4 months. Here we share how “The Town” actor got ready for the role.
Decline reverse crunch, a variation of the floor reverse crunch, is one of the most important strength-gaining exercises useful for toning up abs. It is considered a challenging workout even for those who are experienced in performing other ab exercises.
You know Serena Jameka Williams (DOB: September 26, 1981) as one of the greatest professional tennis players of all time. With 23 Grand Slam singles titles to her name, Serena is at the top of modern day women’s tennis. However, you might not know that her genetics combined with the strict workout and diet regimen she follows helps in strengthening her legs, arms, and butt, keeping her body fat levels low, and improving her athletic performance.
When it comes to shoulder-friendly upper body exercises, there is none better than the dumbbell floor press. It is a pressing exercise similar to bench press, but it utilizes the floor rather than the bench. It helps in working the triceps harder than ever, removing the strain placed on your shoulder joints.
Surely you remember John Burke Krasinski, the sweet-faced actor from the popular television comedy show “The Office,” in which he portrayed the role of Jim Halpert that earned him critical acclaim. However, when he played a Navy Seal in the 2016-movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” he appeared every bit as buffed as you would expect a warrior to be. Here we share his workout and diet secrets that helped him get ripped for the action flick.
The sots press or sotts press, named after Victor Sots (the weightlifting champion from Russia), is a core-building exercise that helps provide fantastic flexibility and strength. It will not just work your core muscles but also improve the mobility of the thoracic spine, shoulders, hips, and ankles.
Kevin Darnell Hart (DOB: July 6, 1979), known as the fast-talking king of comedy, is one of the funniest American actors today. However, people might not know that he is a fitness freak and his body is as ripped as an athlete’s or a gymnast’s. The Real Husbands of Hollywood star takes part in health events where he motivates people to go to the gym and train hard. He has even shared his workout and diet secrets.
The decline abdominal crunch or sit up is an effective strength-building workout that adds definition to your abs. As a matter of fact, the decline crunch is a fairly simple exercise that will not just improve your core but also help you get closer to having a six pack ab.
If you have made up your mind to shed a few pounds, you got to exercise sensibly and pack your diet with nutritious foods that lower the daily calorie intake. When aiming for weight loss, 1200 calorie a day is perhaps the lowest calorie level a woman could go. On the other hand, the figure varies around the 1500-1700 mark for men. Before going for a calorie-restricted diet plan, make sure that you consult your doctor first.