Drive is one of my favorite films! The beautiful cinematography, well placed retro music, and Ryan Gosling’s amazing yet understated performance. The whole movie came together perfectly. I felt like I was being taken on a ride through Los Angeles, moonlighting with Gosling. The realism and minimalistic nature of the film are all reasons for why it resonated so deeply with me. Ironically, the first time I watched Drive I left the theatre in complete and utter disappointment. It wasn’t until I watched it a second time that all of the reasons for disliking it, became reasons for loving it.
Now you might be wondering why the heck I am talking about the film Drive. Well the connection I am trying to underline is the emphasis on minimalism. From sheer simplicity; each line, each picture, each scene and each moment became infinitely more powerful. The same way the movie Drive was constructed and carried out is how I approach developing my physique.
If you take a look at many of the articles and workout routines contained here, on kinobody, you may have noticed a minimal number of workouts, exercises, sets and reps. More often than not, my routines fit the premise of 3 strength workouts per week with 4-6 exercises per session of 2-3 work sets. Granted, for some isolation based movements I perform 4-6 sets, but I digress. The point being, the overall theme as expressed through my training mentality and workout routines is minimalism. In this article I wish to uncover the truth behind minimalistic training and why the hell you should embrace the old adage, less is more.
Daniel Craig has done it again by getting into tremendous shape for the new bond movie. Skyfall is Daniel Craig’s third outing playing James Bond. Craig’s first was Casino Royale and second was Quantum of Solace. In both movies Daniel Craig came in for filming in amazing physical condition.
Muscling up for Skyfall would be Craig’s biggest challenge yet. This is because Craig let himself wither away in his previous movie, Cowboys and Aliens. Therefore Craig would have to start from scratch to build up his scrawny body. As well at the age of 43, Craig feels he is already getting too old to cope with the extreme physical demands of playing James Bond.
Daniel Craig Height and Weight – Before Filming Skyfall
Daniel Craig stands 5’10 tall and was down to 160 lbs for Cowboys and Aliens. As you can see Craig appears very slim and lacks the muscular and dominant look that he displayed as James Bond. Craig actually lost weight on purpose for this role as he felt he needed to be scrawny to play a cowboy. He accomplished this by eating a low calorie diet in conjunction with absolutely no weight lifting. Consequently he lost a good deal of muscle. The studio head was not happy with Craig’s weight loss and thus ordered him to gain weight for Skyfall.
Ryan Reynolds has one the best physiques in hollywood. In fact to this day people are still talking about his shredded abs from the movie Blade Trinity. Reynolds abs were so developed that he was actually accused of using prosthetic abs.
Ryan Reynolds height and weight?
Ryan Reynolds stands at a tall 6’2. Although his poor and often hunched posture can make him seem slightly shorter. When Reynolds is in top shape for roles like Blade Trinity and Green Lantern he weighs around 190 lbs of pure muscle. For 6’2 this is by no means heavy and most websites on the internet claim he is in the 200-210 lbs range. These same websites claim he was 3-4% bodyfat in Blade Trinity. This is absolutely absurd. Most people seem to over-estimate body weight and under estimate body fat percentage. The reality is that when you are under 5% bodyfat your body is in a state of starvation mode. You can only maintain 4-5% bodyfat for a couple of days without health consequences.
Alex O’Loughlin is an Australian born actor best known for his starring role in the hit tv series, Hawaii 5-0. If you enjoy watching terrible chick flicks then you may have also seen him in The Back up Plan. What draws me to write an article on Alex O’Loughlin’s Workout Routine is the fact that he maintains a very lean physique year round. The Alex O’Loughlin Workout allows him to effortlessly maintain a chiseled body.
Alex O’Loughlin Height, Weight and Body Fat Percentage?
Alex O’Loughlin stands 6’1 tall and walks around at a lean 175 lbs. Judging from the picture above I would estimate his body fat percentage to be around 10%. This would put him in the defined category. Continue reading →
If you want to build a lean and fit physique like Alex Pettyfer then you should incorporate exercise techniques from the Alex Pettyfer Workout. Alex Pettyfer is quickly becoming one of hollywoods most sought after actors with starring roles in Beastly and I Am Number Four. It doesn’t hurt that he has a very defined physique with chiseled abs. While being on the leaner side, Alex Pettyfer still has a physique that kinobody strongly supports and encourages. Besides, girls just go crazy for this guy with his washboard abs and british accent. We are going to take a look at the Alex Pettyfer workout to build a movie star worthy body.
Alan Ritchson has one of the most impressive physiques of anyone in Hollywood right now. He is very muscular and lean without looking like a typical meat head.
I had no idea who this guy was until a few weeks ago when I started watching one of the funniest shows on television. Blue Mountain State! Alan Ritchson plays Thad Castle, the captain of the college football team who is almost like a Derrick Zoolander in terms of how full he is of himself and his lack of intelligence. The show is centered around the college football team and it seems that they do a lot more partying than playing football. However this is not the case off set because Alan Ritchson had to do some serious workouts to build an extremely fit and muscular physique.
One of the most well developed, lean and muscular hollywood physiques of all time is Christian Bale’s in American Pyscho. His well developed musculature combined with minimal body fat is what results in an astonishing look.
This is by far the most impressive Christian Bale has ever looked in his acting career. While Christian Bale had more muscle in Bat Man Begins he also was carrying around quite a bit more body fat. A bulky appearance is nothing special and quite easy to attain with a big appetite and few hours in the gym every week. On the other hand, the chiseled american psycho look takes a whole other level of dedication. It requires an intense exercise routine in conjunction with a strict diet. Many people lack the will power to do either of those, let alone both. Continue reading →
Ryan Gosling certainly did an exceptional job muscling up for his role in the upcoming movie, Crazy Stupid Love. This is probably the most muscular Ryan has ever been in his life. You see Ryan Gosling is naturally pretty skinny and that is evident in most of his early movies. In fact when Ryan Gosling was getting ready for the movie The Notebook he pretty much just ate a lot of food and worked out a bit. For most people if they were to follow that regiment they would end up looking pretty soft.
Justin Timberlake built up an incredible physique for his role in Friends With Benefits. In fact I am willing to bet that come the movies release on friday he is going to have one of the most talked about physiques in Hollywood. It’s no wonder that people are dying to know the Justin Timberlake Workout.
Justin Timberlake added lean muscle to the right places