The ripped star, wasn’t always such, but he quickly had to drop more than 60-pounds to play Peter Quill in the summer mega-blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, which was a major hit. With the help of nutritionist Phil Goglia and personal trainer Duffy Gaver, Pratt went from flab to fab in six-months.
But it was more than just having personal assistants that helped Chris Pratt get in shape, his workout and dietary regimen were followed to the T. Gaver praised the 35-year-old work ethics and dedication to transforming himself and play the role credibly, in an interview with Men’s Fitness magazine last year.
“Chris’ athleticism is amazing, he is incredibly disciplined and his work ethic is phenomenal. He isn’t the client you have to push; He is the type of client you have to pull down. If you were to walk into the gym when he was training, you would have thought for sure you’ve got a guy getting ready for the NFL Combine.”
So how was Chris Pratt’s workout for Guardians designed to transform him? Gaver said that the first two months were bodybuilding type workouts, the next two months were equal parts bodybuilding and conditioning, while the last month was mainly conditioning consisting of cardio circuits, swimming, mountain biking, and faster timed sessions.
The one thing the personal trainer emphasized was that Pratt knew exactly what he wanted to look like, post workout, and he didn’t deviate from his program.
“He wanted more muscle, to be much leaner, and to be more fit,” says Gaver. “He wanted to do justice to the role.”
Now that there is talk about Chris Pratt playing the legendary Indiana Jones, his workout may be just what he needs to land the role. Remember, these are only rumors for now, but many fans are begging Disney to cast the hunky star in the role Harrison Ford made famous.
According to Screenrant, when Disney and Lucasfilm got the rights to Indiana Jones they had to come up with a plan as to what to do with the iconic films. The thought is that the studio is leaning towards a reboot — in the style of the James Bond franchise — and do several movies in the future, with the first one hitting screens in late 2016 or 2017.
Aside from Chris Pratt — who is probably ready physically to take on the role of the intrepid professor — Bradley Cooper is also mentioned as a possible contender. Both men had to undergo intense workouts to prepare for their recent films (Cooper plays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in American Sniper and had to gain weight and muscle for the role).
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