You Probably Won't Survive the Same Workouts Brad Pitt Used to Get Shredded for 'Fight Club'


If you're envious of how much easier it appears to be for Hollywood movie stars to transform their bodies, keep in mind they have access to chefs, personal trainers, and all sorts of other amenities you probably don't. So if it takes you a little longer to get that six-pack you're after, there's nothing to be ashamed of.

For those of you who have ever watched Fight Club and thought, "Man, I would really like to look like that Brad Pitt guy," I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that you are unlikely to acquire Pitt's striking good looks no matter how much you want them. But the good news is that his workout plan he used to get into shape for Fight Club is now public knowledge, and you can use it to gear up for your own underground fighting career.

According to Fitness Black & Whitethe workout plan will only allow you to get one day of rest, on Sunday, and you'll be hitting the gym pretty hard the rest of the week. After going through extensive weight training early in the week, Pitt also apparently eased up at the end of the week, going through an hour's worth of cardio to keep himself trim.

The most surprising part may be the weight he was allegedly at during that time period; the site claims Pitt was only clocking in at 155 pounds, which is pretty slim for a guy who is roughly 6' tall. I don't think I could ever give up enough junk food to be down in the five percent body fat range, but more power to him.

Here's the detailed list of what Pitt had to go through to get himself in top shape, in case you need a new challenge in your life. Just please don't duplicate the chaos his Durden character caused in the movie.

Monday – Chest
Push-ups – 3 sets of 25 reps
Bench press – 25, 15 & 8 reps  @ 165, 195, 225 lbs
Nautilus press – 15 reps @ 80, 100, 130 lbs
Incline press – 15 reps @ 80, 100, 130 lbs
Pec deck – 15 reps  @ 60, 70, 80 lbs

Tuesday – Back
25 pull ups – 3 sets to fatigue
Seated rows – 3 sets @ 75, 80, 85 lbs
Lat pull downs – 3 sets @ 135, 150, 165 lbs
T-bar rows – 3 sets @ 80, 95, 110 lbs

Wednesday – Shoulders
Arnold press – 3 sets @ 55 lbs
Laterals – 3 sets @ 30 lbs
Front raises – 3 sets @ 25 lbs

Thursday – Biceps & Triceps
Preacher curls  – 3 sets @ 60, 80, 95 lbs
EZ curls cable – 3 sets @ 50, 65, 80 lbs
Hammer curls – 3 sets @ 30, 45, 55 lbs
Push downs – 3 sets @ 70, 85, 100 lbs

Friday & Saturday – Cardio
Treadmill – 1 hour at 80-90% maximum heart rate 

Sunday – Rest

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