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How To Build Body Like Matt Damon

September 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment ·


Matt Damon is Hollywood A list actors, appearing in many popular movies including Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr Ripley, Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13, The Bourne trilogy, and The Departed. Looking at his physique, Matt is definitely no stranger to the gym. He has transformed from a skinny looking guy to a guy with great shape. He has been maintaining it pretty well, except the time he shot for The Informant, which he purposely gained weight with flabby belly for the role.


Matt Damon has lean muscular build that is what most metro sexual men want. Not the traditional bodybuilder bulky look.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Matt Damon works out with weights about an hour a day, 5 days a week.
  • After pushing himself to the limit at the gym, he made sure he recover from a good night’s sleep.
  • He incorporates circuit training in his workout program to challenge his body and muscles.
  • His favorite workout was sprint drills when he prepared for the Invictus movie.
  • He keeps in shape by cycling, running and swimming. Cardiovascular exercise is important to help burn the body fat so that he remains lean and ripped.
  • Matt also does boxing and Kali martial arts (from the Philippines) so that he is fast when comes to action scene in his movies. He picked up these martial arts during Bourne identity movie.
  • He is very consistent in eating healthily. Strict and clean diet.
  • Matt wanted to prove to his fan that he could act, not relying on his look and muscles for his success. Therefore, he gained about 30 pounds for his role in The Informant. To gain weight, he actually stopped exercising and started drinking beer and ate burgers. Right after the movie, Damon went back to gym to shed the far and rebuilt his body.





In short, Matt Damon’s body does not come easy. Much dedication is needed.



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  • Capn John // Sep 16, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    You are so correct when you say you don’t get a body like Matt Damon’s, or Chris Evans, or Brad Pitt’s, etc., without dedication.

    I’ve shed 25 lbs in the past few months, and I look good, but I don’t look great. The closer I get to my goal of 10% body fat the harder it gets to continue getting results.

    There are no shortcuts. Sure, you can have surgery but the results will. not. last.

    You absolutely need to eat right, exercise, and work hard if you want a body like Matt, Brad, Chris, and the rest of the actors whose bodies we strive for.

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