I have watched his interview talking about his workout experience for the movie. As expected, his workout itself is not a rocket science. Nothing revolutionary. One thing for sure though, he worked out very hard and definitely has pushed to his limit.
Chris Evans’ Workout
The trainer mixed at least 3 of these body weight exercises. Perform as many repetitions as possible within 30 seconds with proper form. Rest and then start again. Sound simple, but when he had to do it, again and again, until he could no longer move. Do it daily, and you will know it is brutal. Chris Evans has complained that every time he walked out from the training room, he almost vomited. These workouts pushed his body to the absolute limit, to the point of physical exhaustion, to the point where his body was forced to get bigger. Chris admitted at one point, he regretted to take up the role as he hated the workout.
Contrary to normal workout, Chris did not do much cardiovascular exercise. He needed to bulk up.
Chris Evans’ Diet
So, in addition to the long hours spent at gym, he had to eat up a lot. You may think it is good to have license to eat a lot. No, not the junk food. Not even the normal meal. Chris Evans must eat skinless chicken, turkey and fish and drank up much protein shake. He managed to gain about 20 pounds of lean muscle, which is needed to fit the look of Captain America as portrayed in the comics.
While Chris Evans is a celebrity and can afford to have trainer to help him to get muscular, with proper discipline and knowledge, you can build that Captain America superhero’s body too. Just make sure you are mentally prepared for the brutality. Also, make sure you consume the right food, no matter how bad the taste may be. Let’s see whether Chris can still maintain or bulk up even more in the next Captain America movie in year 2012.
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