Mens Journal : The 25 Most Intense Hollywood Bulk-ups of All Time
The 25 Most Intense Hollywood Bulk-ups of All Time
Brad Pitt in Troy
Brad Pitt was one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs when he landed the role of Achilles in Troy in 2004, and soon after he became one of Hollywood’s fittest dudes. Pitt linked up with trainer Gregory Joujon-Roche and added pounds of muscle to his frame, using intense weightlifting, circuit training, and upper-body workouts. Joujon-Roche detailed some of those workouts on YouTube in these videos.
Our team on the film Troy included holistic chef and lots of meal planning.
What He Did: Hard training and diet got Pitt down to 155 pounds and six percent body fat.
Why He Did It: Pitt needed a fighter’s physique to play the nihilistic Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999).
What He Ate: A high-protein diet consisting of six small meals got Pitt lean and strong. He relied heavily on eggs, tuna, chicken, fish, oatmeal, and vegetables.
His Workout: On Mondays, Pitt trained chest and back. Wednesday was shoulders, Thursday was arms, Friday was cardio, and Pitt took the weekends off. Pitt also took lessons in grappling, Tae Kwon Do, and boxing to help his fight scenes look more realistic.
Plus: Pitt had his dentist remove chips from his front teeth to aid in his looking like a seasoned brawler.
Pitt says: “I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It is the truth.”