Bobby Holland Hanton was the stunt double for both Daniel Craig and Chris Hemsworth in those films. He has also doubled for leading actors and performed stunts in The Dark Knight Rises, Snow White and The Huntsman and Captain America: The First Avenger. He told me about the diet10 Things Everyone Has Thought About at Least Once During Yoga. Read more ... » and exerciseIs This the New Celebrity Diet?. Read more ... » program that he uses to get lean, lose weightBeachbody Black Friday Huge Holiday Savings. Read more ... » quickly and buff up so that he can look and perform like a star.
Maintenance and Consistency
When Bobby is not training for a specific role, he still maintains a fit physique. For him that means keeping a medium build so that he can lose weight quickly or build muscleHow To Build Muscles with Proper Nutrition. Read more ... » fast for a new role. “I like to stay as fit as possible. If I can keep a medium athletic build, it’s the easiest to way to have a body that can go in either direction.”
So what does this mean for the mere mortal man who just wants to look decent at the gym? It’s a good reminder that maintenance matters. Do your best to maintain a reasonable level of fitnessCIZE and Shakeology: Fun. Nutrition. Results.. Read more ... » at all times so that when you want to slim downHow to get rid of Stubborn Belly Fat. Read more ... » fast or bulk Ask the Expert: How Can I Bulk Up?. Read more ... » up for a big event, you’re not starting from scratch. Schedule shorter workouts when you’re busy and don’t fall into a beer-and-nachos rut during football season. Consistency will pay off in the long run.
The Clean, Real Food Diet
Bobby told me that the hardest part of bulking up for his role in Thor was eating the strict diet that helped him build a Chris Hemsworth-like body. To lose fat10 Easy Portion Control Tricks. Read more ... » and maintain muscleSee How I Gained 20 Pounds of Lean Muscle with P90X. Read more ... », Bobby ate a clean diet of lean protein and healthy fats. What did he eliminate? “I had to reduce sugar, starchy vegetables9 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think. Read more ... », and most fruit. I would eat a banana or two after a workout, or some blueberries, but not every day,” he said.
The uber-fit stuntman is not a fan of supplements, proteinGot Milk? Try Chocolate Milk After Your Workout. Read more ... » powders or bars. “I like to eat real food,” he says. Typically, he eats a healthy diet of lean protein like turkey and tuna, clean carbsCarbs: A Love Story. Read more ... » like sweet potatoes or quinoa and healthy fats from foods like avocado and nuts.
When Hanton needs to lose weight quickly, he uses intermittent fasting to slim down. “I’ll do 9 hours on and 15 hours off,” Bobby says, explaining his eating planEverything You Need To Know About Getting a 6-Pack. Read more ... ». “I cut down on carbs but still eat protein and healthy fats and reduce my calorie intake.”
If that sounds too difficult to maintain, rest assured that even Hanton needs a break. He uses cheat days or cheat meals to cope. “Usually Sunday is my cheat day,” he says, “but if I’m in training for a specific scene, I might have a cheat meal instead of a cheat day.” He goes on to explain the value of these breaks. “I think cheats are important to help spark your metabolism,” he says, “if you eat too clean all the time, your body gets lazy.”
Smart Training with Body Weight
You might imagine that a man who needs to lose body fatHow to Reduce Body Fat Percentage. Read more ... » fast or build muscle quickly would have specialized workout equipment to help him shape his physique. But Bobby Holland Hanton doesn’t. He has a background in gymnastics and is a big fan of body weight exercises. “It’s all I know,” he says, “and it works.”
He explains that he does exercises like push-upsHow Much Weight Am I Lifting in a Push-Up?. Read more ... », pull-ups and chin-ups to build muscle, “and then I might isolate one body part with dumbbells,” he says. “To add a slice of cardio, I might do treadmill intervals or swimming.”
Schedule a Healthy Body Routine
Keeping a body like Hanton’s in shape requires more than just a good diet and exercise program. The stuntman also talks about the importance of his daily routine. From his morning shower, to his scheduled workouts, to his restful night – it’s these lifestyle habits that keep him camera-ready.
I shower first thing in the morning with products that don’t irritate my skin. Bobby is currently working with Dove Men+Care and uses the Body Wash and Shampoo to keep his skin and hair looking and feeling good even when movie-set hair and make-up products do damage.
He also takes time to prepare food so that he has healthy choices on the go. “When I travel, there are certain things I like to have with me.” He packs berries, natural nuts like almonds, bananas and water. “I might also cook the night before and prepare things like eggs or grilled turkey or chicken.”
So what are Bobby Holland Hanton’s best tips for men who want to lose weight, bulk up Ask the Expert: How Can I Bulk Up?. Read more ... » and look like they are in the movies? “Start your day with a high protein breakfast within 30 minutes of waking,” he says. Hanton leaves the carb-rich foods for the second or third meal of the day. “And get enough sleep. I’d even recommend taking a 20 minute nap in the middle of the day.”
Of course, most men don’t have the incentive that Bobby Holland Hanton has to keep a star-quality body. But any guy can use his tips to slim down and maintain muscle to be a super hero in his own home.