TRAIN met up with Chris Pratt to talk about how this Hollywood A-lister undertook a serious transformation to reach the peak of his game.
TRAIN: Do you have any fitness fads?
Outside of training for the film roles, I’ve really embraced cycling and swimming. I completed a triathlon last year, which was a big thing for me. I’m also into intense, total body workouts with an emphasis on my core. Things like a set of 60 push-ups, 60 sit-ups, and 60 squats, and then descending those reps with each set… 50 reps, 40 reps, 30 reps down to 10 reps. I would swim in the morning and then cycle my butt off three or four times a week, for 40km or so.
What’s a typical daily routine for you?
I love swimming, especially because it’s so low impact. It’s meditative and there’s something about being in water that is so therapeutic. The total immersion during the triathlon training really changed the way I look at swimming. It’s great for staying fit as well because of the lack of impact on your body.
What are your food choices like?
When I need to be, I’m very serious about my nutrition. When I’m in full-on training mode, my main staples are brown rice, grilled chicken, eggs, steak, kale and gallons upon gallons of water. That said, my diet is a bit more relaxed now because I’m really maintaining and not cutting, so I can mix it up a bit but mostly it is natural, wholesome foods.
Do you have a happy place?
Losing weight, working out, kicking butt and getting fit – it has given me a great sense of absolute control, you know? It’s so good for me, physically, mentally, spiritually. Now that I’ve lost the weight, I’m enjoying the process of building upon what I’ve already achieved and exploring new avenues of improving.
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