So how do the big box office guys do it? We see it every year. Guys with pretty average bodies carving out super hero physiques in what seems like next to no time.
So what's their secret? How are they juggling a schedule full of travel, stress, and generally being under pressure to perform at their best 24 hours a day AND transforming their physique
Read on if you want to find out exactly what it takes and why most people fail to get this level of success...
1. A TIME FRAME
These guys have a deadline they must hit. Be it 12 weeks or 12 months. Most of us are too wishy-washy in our approach and don't have the urgency to pull our finger out to make it happen. Set a goal date for yourself and get some skin in the game. Maybe book that holiday, perhaps even a photoshoot? You would be surprised what a difference having that tangible occasion and date will do for keeping you on track.
2. A PLAN
Ryan Reynolds didn't just stroll into the gym and mosey from exercise to exercise getting ready for Deadpool. He understands the power of a structured plan. Trying to transform your body without some form of plan is like driving a car blind folded. There's a possibility you'll get where you need to go, but there's a far bigger possibility you won't and you'll crash and burn in the process.
3. GIVE YOUR BEST AND BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST
Successful actors who are on top of their game getting paid millions for single films didn't bumble and fall their way to the top. They are mentally very strong, very focused and realise it's how you react to a given situation that's more relevant than the situation itself. It's easy to feel unstoppable and give it your all on the good days but how you react to the bad days; the days you're ill, tired, stressed, overwhelmed, these are the days that will make all the difference.
4. THE BEST TEAM POSSIBLE
So yeh these guys have to do the work and knowone can eat the food or lift the weights for them but what does help is the fact they have an incredible team around them. They work with the best trainers and coaches and leave absolutely nothing to chance. Having a good plan is one thing, but having someone who has knowledge you trust in who also holds you accountable can be the making and breaking of a successful body transformation.
*If you're considering bringing in someone like this to work with yourself, yes credentials are important but just as much if not more so, ensure it's someone who understands you, someone you can relate to and someone who you get along with and could see yourself going for a drink with. This will make it all the easier not to hate them at the times they maybe tell you to do stuff you dont want to do!*
5. YOU DON'T SEE THE STRUGGLE
This is a perspective thing. They are normal people but do an extraordinary job. You only tend to see the end product, the on screen physique which many see as unattainable or justify with "well they're a celeb, it's different for them, obviously I cant achieve that". No, they work tirelessly, they sweat, they eat, they crave bad food, they get ill. They might sometimes play the role of a super hero but don't forget they are just a normal person with the same normal daily struggles both you and I have. So be inspired by them, not demotivated.
Apply a few of the snippets above and maybe you could finally be on track towards your own physique transformation?