Brad Pitt and sports = ❤️. The actor played for the basketball team “Defective” and boxed for the role in “Fight Club” – 11 Zinchenko’s friends – Blogs
Last year, Quentin Tarantino rolled out his ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, grossed $ 347 million. But for us the most valuable were two frames from the film.
Believe it or not, Brad Pitt is 56 years old.
For the first time, Pitt had to thoroughly approach the rocking chair and sports before filming in the “Fight Club”. The plot involved a lot of fights – preparing for the role, Brad received the basic skills of boxing, taekwondo and grappling, and also learned the basics of the technique of MMA fighters.
In the late nineties, at the age of 35, Brad Pitt weighed about 75 kg. Preparation for “Fight Club” did not change the weight of the actor, but created a toned and relief figure – as a result of training, he gained muscle mass and reduced the amount of body fat to 8%.
To give the muscles relief, Brad Pitt ate a high-protein, low-carb diet, eating six meals a day. The menu was based on eggs, meat and low-fat dairy products. From sports supplements, the actor consumed protein shakes and bars.
The amount of carbohydrates in the diet was average – no more than 100 g per day. The main sources of carbohydrates were green vegetables and whole grains (oatmeal, brown rice). The amount of fat was maintained at 50-60 g per day.
Brad Pitt’s training program was based on a four-day split. On Monday, work on the pectoral muscles, on Tuesday – back, on Wednesday – shoulders, on Thursday – arms. Each exercise was performed in 3 approaches using the drop-set technique, the break between sets was a few seconds, between exercises was 60-90 seconds.
A drop set meant a gradual increase in the load from approach to approach (most often, the load decreases). The number of repetitions in the exercises was high (15-25 repetitions), while the emphasis was on technical and slowest execution.
The most important thing for Pitt was pumping the press and arms – Tyler Durden, naked to the waist, had to look as courageous and athletic as possible. Pitt did a great job of it.
How good is Tyler Durden!
Be careful. After these shots, there is an irresistible desire to revise the “Fight Club”.
For the filming of Troy, Pitt gained almost ten kilograms of weight – the image of an ancient Greek fighter obliged the actor to noticeably increase in size. It took 4 months. For another three months, the actor cut fat in specific places, working on the principle of “Bulk and Cut” (pick and cut).
Pitt built muscles with a small number of reps, but at the same time working with the largest weights. For filming, Brad gave up beer, junk food and quit smoking.
He spent two to three hours a day in the gym, two additional hours working with a sword.
Physiologists note that the actor has an ectomorphic body type. Ectomorphs are tall and lean, with relatively low body fat and small, narrow bones. They almost never have problems with being overweight, but it is very difficult for them to build muscle mass.
That is why Pitt has to minimize aerobic activity and build the entire training program on heavy basic exercises in the form of work with simulators.
Brad loved sports since childhood. In 1977, Pitt played for the school basketball team with the oddly named Rejects. The name was invented by the father. Pitt played basketball rather poorly, and his dad supported him – he created a team with an ironic name for his son and his friends.
Brad’s friends recalled: “Pitt’s father trained us sparing neither his nor our strength. We even got a trophy, but, unfortunately, we don’t remember what for. ”
And this is true.