There’s no doubt from taking a look at the structure of Chris Evans’s body that he exercises. But according to him, not that much.
I know what you’re saying, “how the heck does this guy get that body on “not that much” ,” well maybe we can figure that out below.
“The key is dedication”, says Chris. He constantly brags (in a good way) about his dedication and consistency with his workouts, something he attributes his successful body to. And it’s also something he’s payed attention to since high school when he started working out.
He says you don’t have to go crazy with workouts or event he diet. He actually despises diets and treadmills, “like pulling out teeth”.
In my opinion, the results speak for themselves.
I believe diet is important, and that the key to exercise is intensity/work over time. But everyone is different, sometimes an approach more focused on diet than workouts works, and sometimes an approach more focused on workouts than diets works.
Chris Attributes his “star body” to bodyweight training.
He says if he was on the road he was always finding ways to do push-ups, pull-ups and sit-ups.
Looking at the body shown in the picture (above), although he might have done plenty of bodywork, there’s no doubt he included some heavy compound exercises.
Examples of heavy compound exercises include:
These are just examples, and any trainer to the stars would most definitely incorporate various rep schemes and exercises in each workout. As far as bodyweight exercise goes, the key is creativity.
There are plenty of ways to work your body with no weight, but you must use your mind.
Here are some examples:
alternating position push-ups
Wide Grip pull up
narrow grip pull-up
And in all the above movements. The core is activated with any movement, and especially so in compound movements like those above.
Chris Evans likes to mix 3 body-weight exercises, complete as much of each one as possible in 30 seconds, rest for 2 minutes, then repeat until he can no longer keep a decent amount of reps going.