This is for all the men and women out there who watch Pitt’s movies and wonder how he gets so ripped! Here is what Brad’s workout looks like.
After Fight Club was released, Brad Pitt became the envy of a great number of men. His tight, muscular body was coveted, and many people sought a workout that would produce similar results. His workout was characterized by beating one muscle group up each day, then giving it the rest of the week to recover. This is very beneficial for adding muscle mass, as muscles grow during rest periods and not during the actual time in the gym.In order to promote growth, though, you have to give your muscles a reason to grow stronger, and annihilating one group per day with numerous sets and exercises will do the trick.Finally, at the end of the week, he finished off with a good cardio workout. This put his body in fat-burning mode, which served to shed any extra padding that covered his muscles, giving him that chiseled look.Here are the exercises that made up his workout. Perform 3 sets of each exercise, taking approximately 60 seconds to rest between each set. Use a weight that is challenging enough that you can successfully complete 15 reps (with the exception of pushups and pullups), but be fatigued on the last rep. However, it must still be light enough for you to maintain proper form.
Monday — Chest
25 pushups Nautilus chest press Nautilus incline press Pec deck machine (chest fly) Tuesday — Back 5 pullups Seated rows Lat pulldowns T-bar rows Wednesday — Shoulders Arnold dumbbell press (like a military press, but start the action with palms facing in and end the action with palms facing out) Lateral raises Front raises Thursday — Biceps/Triceps Nautilus curl machine EZ cable curls Hammer curls Tricep pushdowns Friday — Cardio
Walking or (preferably) running on the treadmill for 45 minutes at 65% to 75% of your maximum heart rate Saturday/Sunday — Rest (source)
Keep in mind that Brad probably eats a very “clean diet.” This means he restricts his fat intake, eats complex carbs ONLY and cuts out huge portions of red meat. Most celebrities also supplement their diet with protein. Protein can be the key to losing weight and keeping it off! Try adding one or 2 low carb protein shakes to you diet per day. This will help to keep your metabolism high and your hunger low. You can have a celebrity body if you know all the tricks!