Orlando Bloom takes fitness seriously and it shows. According to Us Weekly, the Lord of The Rings actor has been spotted hitting the gym regularly for the past few months near his Los Angeles home. On Sunday, July 10, Orlando was photographed taking a shirtless stroll in Malibu, wearing a pair of low-rise navy blue swimming shorts. The source describes the scene as follows.
“The hunky Brit, 39, flaunted his six-pack abs, ripped arms and perfect pecs when he hit the beach with several buddies (including big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton) and his adorable 5-year-old son, Flynn, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.”
“The star enjoyed some fun in the sun by playing a few games of cornhole and watching his little guy splash around in the ocean,” Us Weekly also said. The same source also gives us a glimpse into what other types of fitness activities other than hitting the gym, swimming, and beach combing, Orlando Bloom goes into in order to keep his edge.
It’s getting hot in here! Orlando Bloom stepped out for a shirtless stroll: https://t.co/LuBT7G3u6K— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 14, 2016
Especially when it comes to preparing for his action scenes in say, Pirates Of The Carribean or The Three Musketeers, what does Orlando do to keep agile and athletic and therefore, up to the challenge? Orlando Bloom reveals that he likes to concentrate on developing his core strength. This he accomplishes through a lot of serious mountain biking.
“I’ll do some 30-mile loops, 35 to 55 feet of climbing. The great thing about being in California is being in the outdoors. So for cardio, I like to do stuff like that.”
To see just how effective the action star’s fitness strategy is, you can turn to Just Jared, which has a gallery of Orlando Bloom’s shirtless pictures taken during his Malibu Beach stroll on July 10. TMZ, for its part, seems to like catching the Legolas player in compromising situations as he plays cornhole with his buddies on Tuesday, July 12.
Orlando Bloom -- Malibu ... Not at All What It's Cracked Up To Be (PHOTO GALLERY) https://t.co/ls6Bjbn0xb— TMZ (@TMZ) July 14, 2016
“At this rate, he’ll [Orlando Bloom] be ready to join the pro circuit — yes, there is one,” said the source.
Instead of focusing on Bloom’s spellbinding physique, Daily Mail undistractedly focuses on capturing Orlando and his team in the actual cornhole game. The source even bothered to explain what the game is all about.
“American lawn game in which players toss bean bags into a raised platform with a hole in the far end…The guys were joined by a pair of dogs on the beach and also were a friendly bunch as they were spotted waving at admirers.”
Daily Mail also noticed a lot more details that the other sources either forgot or didn’t bother to capture such as:
- Orlando either played cornhole before or was a quick learner as he showed strong from tossing a red beanbag high into the air.
- Orlando seemed to be working on his wrist action between turns
- Orlando Bloom had his canine friend with him as he played cornhole under the Malibu sun
- He wore long dark trunks with matching sunglasses
- He also wore two necklaces and a few beaded bracelets
Nice catch, Daily Mail. The source also said that Orlando has several film projects in the works including the fifth installment of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Also, he will again portray Will Turner and Davy Jones. The source also confirmed that Johnny Depp is reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
The film is reportedly scheduled for release in U.S. cinemas on May 26, 2017. Based on all this information, it is evident that Legolas has not lost his appeal with both the box office and women alike. At the age of 39, Orlando Bloom is still as Hollywood-bankable as ever, which should make Katy Perry proud.
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