Sometimes it seems the years don’t go by Brad Pitt, or the effect of the passage of time at least is not the same as that of the rest of the people. At 57, Pitt continues to be one of Hollywood’s greats, a style icon and one of those men who can boast of having a perfect six pack and a body that many others take as inspiration to return to the gym.
Being in good shape is essential for an actor and Brad Pitt He has had several projects where having strong muscles is essential, and although he has had a different routine for many of his characters (his Fight club is legendary), he has some favorite exercises that he continues to do that are the reason why he looks the way he does and why he has managed to give his characters the ideal look.
There is not a single character of the actor who does not look good on screen, but the best without a doubt was his character of Troy (Achilles he was a mythological warrior after all) and it was that character that led him to find the perfect trainer, Duffy Gaver, to develop an essential routine that you have been able to carry to the rest of your jobs.
Of his days in Thelma & Louise a Snatch, Fury and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt (aka the owner of the best haircuts in cinema) has had to appear shirtless in a myriad of scenes and has always been ready to do it, even now that he is close to turning 60, because he knows there is a routine that works well for you and will never fail you.
Troy was the movie in which Pitt has been more muscular and was a Navy Seal, Gaver (who also trained Chris pratt), who taught him all the tricks to get what he was looking for and be able to stay in the best possible shape regardless of his age.
Brad Pitt’s workout:
For Troy, Brad He had only 6 months to get in shape, gain strength, and look amazing in the process. Gaver knew that what they wanted was not for their muscles were huge (like Schwarzenegger or Stallone in the 90s), but rather looked like those of Greek and Roman fighters who had a well-proportioned and defined body without going to the extreme, with powerful backs, steel abs and strong arms (and for this the actor was lifting weights of up to 45 kilos). The routine wasn’t too demanding, but Pitt had to supplement with a diet of chicken, broccoli, and brown rice, which was what helped him build muscle without putting on the fat.
The routine is based on a classic from the bodybuilding which consists of progressively overloading the muscles through different sets designed to increase strength and volume. The key is to be consistent and to keep the routine short so that you can push yourself to the max in each movement of the workout.
You must do all three exercises without a break, allowing 60 seconds to recover before moving on to the next set to complete a total of 3.
- Lizards – 3 sets of 10 repetitions
- Pull Oops – 3 sets of 10 repetitions
- Squats without weight – 3 sets of 10 repetitions
The important thing is not only the step, but to take care of the form of each exercise, so do not try to load too much weight from the beginning, start with little and adjust as you need.
- Pull down – As many sets as you can with a 30-second rest, this is a pyramid set of 20, 15, 12, 10 and 8 repetitions, increasing the step in each one.
- T-bar row – As many sets as you can with a 30-second rest, this is a pyramid set of 20, 15, 12, 10 and 8 repetitions, increasing the step in each one.
- Dumbbell rowing push-ups – This is a superset of 10 repetitions of push-ups, followed by 10 rows, until completing 5 sets, resting 30 seconds between each set
- Hyperextensions from buttocks – 4 sets of 10 repetitions