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Here’s Brad Pitt’s ‘Fight Club’ Work Out Since We Know You’re Gonna Need It After Thanksgiving


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It’s more or less the general consensus of every person walking the earth that Fight Club Brad Pitt is about as good looking as any human man can be. Just absolutely shredded from head to toe, dudes everywhere have been trying to achieve the Brad Pitt-Fight Club look for close to two decades now.

Now, while there are probably many ways to get in this sort of shape, I always expected the method Brad used to be the Navy SEAL equivalent of exercise programs. You don’t get to looking like that by just showing up at the gym and picking up heavy objects. But when I saw the actual work out that Pitt used to chisel those Zeus-like abs, I have to admit, I was a little disappointed.

While I am not some gym expert, I do exercise semi-regularly (3-5 times a week), and I have to say, Pitt’s once-legendary Fight Club workout is bananas.

via Fitness Black & White:

Monday – Chest
Push-ups – 3 sets of 25 reps
Bench press – 25, 15 & 8 reps @ 165, 195, 225 lbs
Nautilus press – 15 reps @ 80, 100, 130 lbs
Incline press – 15 reps @ 80, 100, 130 lbs
Pec deck – 15 reps @ 60, 70, 80 lbs

Tuesday – Back
25 pull ups – 3 sets to fatigue
Seated rows – 3 sets @ 75, 80, 85 lbs
Lat pull downs – 3 sets @ 135, 150, 165 lbs
T-bar rows – 3 sets @ 80, 95, 110 lbs

Wednesday – Shoulders
Arnold press – 3 sets @ 55 lbs
Laterals – 3 sets @ 30 lbs
Front raises – 3 sets @ 25 lbs

Thursday – Biceps & Triceps
Preacher curls – 3 sets @ 60, 80, 95 lbs
EZ curls cable – 3 sets @ 50, 65, 80 lbs
Hammer curls – 3 sets @ 30, 45, 55 lbs
Push downs – 3 sets @ 70, 85, 100 lbs

Friday & Saturday – Cardio
Treadmill – 1 hour at 80-90% MHR

Now, while the workouts themselves don’t seem particularly grueling, the diet certainly does.  And as they say, abs are made in the kitchen, so I’ll give Brad his due on the dietary half of the regime because this seems just brutal:

Breakfast: Eggs (six whites, seven yolks) and 75g of oatmeal with raisins

Mid-Morning Snack: Tinned tuna in whole wheat pita breads

Lunch: Two chicken breasts, 75-100g brown rice or pasta and green veggies

Pre-Workout Snack: A protein bar or whey protein shake and a banana

Post Workout: Whey protein shake and a banana

Dinner: Grilled fish or chicken, brown rice or pasta, vegetables and salad.

Evening Snack: Casein protein shake or low fat cottage cheese (slow release protein).

However, none of this really matters, because no matter what you eat or how hard you train, you’ll never look as good as Brad Pitt did in Fight Club. It’s just science.

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