I see we have some guys as members and well girls might just want a read for fun but guys this is what you should be doing!!!! PS and wear kilts. i can't get over that one. Still day dreaming...
Working Out Like Cam Gigandet
Dec 30th, 2008 by Andrew from Go Healthy Go Fit
For those of you who don’t know who Cam Gigandet is, you will very soon. He’s one of Hollywood’s next generation of movie stars, boasting a highly sought after physique (strikingly similar to that of Brad Pitt in FIGHT CLUB). His main credits are THE O.C., NEVER BACK DOWN, and the vampire super-hit TWILIGHT. He’s got another big movie coming up in 2009 titled THE UNBORN. So how did Cam get that super-lean look? Let’s check it out!
It’s no surprise that a fighting movie will bring out the best physique of a fit actor/actress. ROCKY, FIGHT CLUB, BLOODSPORT, the list goes on. And when Cam Gigandet was training for the movie NEVER BACK DOWN, he faced the same challenge (Fitness Black Book):
“It should be obvious that Cam Gigandet doesn’t have a body like the typical guy in the gym. His body is much more athletic looking and refined. If anything he looks more like a soccer player or a surfer. A routine based around HIIT with low volume resistance training is the key to this look.”
Here’s a post on HIIT in case you’re not familiar with it. It’s important to note that the author of this last quote, Rusty Moore, is an expert at attaining the “Hollywood Look” that Cam has embodied. It’s not easy, that’s for sure. But with the right information, workout approach and diet, it’s totally doable! So what did Cam do to get there? According to his interview with Men’s Health, he let’s fitness drive everything while creating a productive environment:
“‘I played sports growing up and I just love exercise, so having those fundamentals makes everything else easier…’
You can work out almost anywhere, but make sure you can focus. Gigandet used to go to the Sports Club/LA, but it was too busy. So he joined a no-name gym. “At busy times, 10 people are there. It has everything I need,” he says.”
But that’s just the mantra behind working out. Gigandet engages in all kinds of physical activities, as the article goes on to say:
“Gigandet does weights, kettlebells, and cardio machines, but also krav maga (an Israeli martial art), water-skiing, hiking — anything, really. ‘Every 2 weeks, I mix it up,’ he says. ‘It’s best when I go outside and play a sport.’