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    How on earth are celebrity personal trainers able to get average people like Chris Evans and Gerrard Butler ripped to shreds in the space of 16 weeks while people go the gym for years and don't look like that? Am I missing something here?
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    They can dedicate themselves fully to get ripped in those 16 weeks. Training every day for anywhere between 5-10 or whatever hours, spot on nutrition and sleep. An average person can only spend about an hour per day with workouts, and their nutrition is rarely spot on, and they have a job and other occupations, stress, insufficient sleep, a different lifestyle.
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    Originally Posted by Tigress84 View Post
    They can dedicate themselves fully to get ripped in those 16 weeks. Training every day for anywhere between 5-10 or whatever hours, spot on nutrition and sleep. An average person can only spend about an hour per day with workouts, and their nutrition is rarely spot on, and they have a job and other occupations, stress, insufficient sleep, a different lifestyle.
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    Originally Posted by Dexterbro View Post
    How on earth are celebrity personal trainers able to get average people like Chris Evans and Gerrard Butler ripped to shreds in the space of 16 weeks while people go the gym for years and don't look like that? Am I missing something here?
    Your definition of "ripped to shreds" and mine must be different. I've never seen either of those two guys with better than an "athletic-looking" physique---the makeup and CGI magic in "300" notwithstanding.

    If your query is more about a '16 week timetable' to get an average guy into that condition, using a pro coach, all the time in the world to train and then recover, a chef to prep all meals, the enticement of a multi-million $$$ movie salary, and Flintstonez Vitaminz, makes it an attainable goal.
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    Like the man said. Hours of work a day - a level of work you have never done - nutritionist-designed and chef-prepared food, and copious amounts of vitamin T (for the guys, since the fashion for women's bodies remains "lightly-muscled but very lean"), plus the motivation of a $10 million paycheque. Notice how quickly after filming they go back to the way they were.

    Plus lighting, makeup, and carefully-chosen filming schedules. Cahill's famous scene leaving the water in Superman, he wasn't like that for all three months of filming, he was like that for a day or two, the rest of the time his body was covered, so he was muscular but not photoshop-ripped. Nobody can be like that 365 days a year.
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    Fair enough guys , what everyone says makes a lot of sense, they all seemed to lose it pretty fast afterwards too without that sort of help and motivation I guess...
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    Most movie stars are poor examples for us. Nobody can actually give 110%, despite the popular saying, so if it looks like 110% either an injury is coming, or they're getting 10% from a glass vial and hypodermic. So they give 110% for 3-4 months before shooting, and then go to 0% afterwards. From juiced maniac to slob.

    A better example is Hugh Jackman. The only one who seems to have talked about this is Jamie Lewis, the "Chaos & Pain" guy, but his blog is full of pornographic content so I can't link to it here. But Jackman is distinctly but slightly bigger in each of the Wolverine movies over 13 years or so, and he's never really skinny or chubbing up in between movies. So Hugh Jackman is a good example of a guy without particularly great genetics who just keeping working hard and eating well over 10+ years, for movies he just puts on an extra bit of work and dieting.

    Jackman's a good example for the rest of us. Work hard and eat well consistently over 10+ years, put in an extra effort every now and then, take it easy every now and then; never go extreme, never go slob.
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    Originally Posted by ironwill2008 View Post
    Your definition of "ripped to shreds" and mine must be different. I've never seen either of those two guys with better than an "athletic-looking" physique---the makeup and CGI magic in "300" notwithstanding.

    If your query is more about a '16 week timetable' to get an average guy into that condition, using a pro coach, all the time in the world to train and then recover, a chef to prep all meals, the enticement of a multi-million $$$ movie salary, and Flintstonez Vitaminz, makes it an attainable goal.
    Agreed. I am thinking the term 'ripped to shreds' is not an appropriate description.
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