Do you remember the time when Cedric Diggory was brutally murdered by Lord Voldemort? That was a brutal eye tearing scene when the handsome Gryffindor boy died on Hogwarts ground. Looks like that handsome lad has risen as Dark Knight this time. Of course, you know I’m talking about Robert Pattinson. This British actor is a heartthrob for girls all over the world. The perfectly ambushed eyebrows and that chiseled jawline…just perfectly splendid! But what has us all beefed up is his fitness regime for the Batman series.
When the news first hit the audience, many viewers were skeptical because Pattinson didn’t exactly fit into the role model character of Bruce Wayne. The predecessor, Christian Bale, has set a high mark up for the successors. However many of us were pleasantly surprised to see a groomed and darker fitness look of Robert Pattinson in the teaser trailer of Batman.
So what could be the secret ingredient for a hulk-like toned body with six-pack abs?
Is Robert Pattinson working out for Batman?
This question was confirmed when the eye-catching teaser trailer got released around two months ago. The teaser focused on the darker version of Bruce Wayne a.k.a Robert Pattinson and some curious onlookers unmistakably noticed the beefed-up bod of our handsome vampire.
But here’s the twist.
The fitness regime that worked for Christian Bale and Ben Affleck did little gain for Pattinson. If you look closely the new Batman isn’t at all bulked up like its two predecessors. So what gives?
Usually, the DC superhero characters are physically aspiring and strong. In movies like Captain America, for instance, the main characters are ripped by following a strict diet and fitness program. Batman’s production got shut down during the pandemic but no worries guys, we have discovered the secret to Robert Pattinson Batman’s fitness routine.
Robert Pattinson workout for Batman
While Robert Pattinson was in lean shape for his role as Edward Cullen for Twilight, the character of Batman has been in much demand. With his fitness trainer, Harley Pasternak, and Nathan Mellalieu, Pattinson employed a series of military-style workouts.
“3-4 intense workouts per week were planned with limited time before the filming for the movie actually began,” says Mellalieu.
With the boxing skills in lieu, it helped Pattinson to develop leaner muscles (during filming for New Moon) however this time, the emphasis was on functional training. The workout session was divided into a small series of exercises to agitate the speed, add mass to the body but with a flexible physique. Hence, this describes how the newer version of Batman is not all bulked like his predecessors.
Here are the details for the functional training workout style Pattinson began;
The best way to jump-start a fitness regime is with a cardio workout. The fitness trainers’ primary focus is to optimize muscle and strength training. Focus is on two things;
- Running: 3-4 times per week, 5-10 km
- Boxing: 3-4 times per week
Running increases the stamina helps in controlled breathing patterns while filming fighting sequels too. Whereas boxing helped Pattinson to get focused, get into good shape too.
Military-Style Training Routine
Military-style training routine is exactly what it sounds like. The workout is divided into a series of steps.
- Forward lunge – 5 sets of 12-15 reps
- Reverse lunge – 5 sets of 12-15 reps
- Squat & press – 3 sets of 10-12 reps
- Burpee & snatch – 3 sets of 15 reps
- Glute bridge – 3 sets of 15 reps
- Weighted sandhill sprints – 5 hill-sprints
- Military press – 5 sets of 12-15 reps
Dying to see those ripped abs? That’s how Pattinson works on his upper body. Military-style training is all about endurance.
Abdominal and lower Core Routine
Batman’s character is beefed up, jammed with muscles and locks. Therefore for lower body strength, the abdominal routine was the best fit according to Pattinson’s physique.
- Cardio – 5-minute warm-up
- Bicycle crunches – 3 sets of 25 reps
- Dumbbell side bends – 3 sets of 25 reps
- Double crunches – 3 sets of 25 reps
- Superman exercises – 3 sets of 25 reps
Fitness workouts for celebs are quite similar in style, but as each body is unique, the cardio workouts can differ in style too. Batman’s physique, similar to other DC characters, is a demanding one, so without a progressive routine do you think Robert Pattinson could become a successor? Probably not.
Robert Pattinson Nutrition Plan
Okay, so with the rigorously strict workout plan a healthy nutritional balance is also required. To retain a significant number of body mass, Pattinson had to transform from his lean body. The former weighed around 165 pounds (which is considered light) for a 6-foot tall person. So how do you train to eat healthy for a person who hates going to the gym? Get started with interesting food choices:
- Consumption of his favorite meal – a microwaved pasta, layered with tomato sauce·
- Sugar and cheese in a hamburger bun with cornflakes
- Oatmeal with vanilla protein powder
- Canned tuna with Tabasco sauce (straight from the can)
- No alcohol
- Reduced intake of process meat
- No fried food items
Pattinson also revealed the fact that he aimed for more muscle weight to increase body mass. To push his boundaries and to accelerate the physical transformation he had to follow a peculiar diet plan for his role of Batman, a true superhero genre. A diet full of lean proteins and fibrous carbohydrates is the major intake for Robert Pattinson. Behind the Robert Pattinson, workout and nutrition plan is the team of nutritionists and fitness trainers who are working hard to achieve fitness goals for Pattinson.
“It’s about pushing the boundaries, giving justice to the body…it’s not only about the special effects and on-screen magic,” says Pattinson.
Well, we don’t disagree with our hot crush for the year. A person who never had 6-pack abs before needs to pay a lot of focus and attention towards what he is doing. Therefore skipping alcohol altogether with the fitness regimen can become tricky too. But mercifully, Pattinson has been spotted training in military-style fitness workout which makes him even more of an eye-catching bachelor.
Hollywood Fitness Pad
So we welcome Pattinson to the fitness pad of the popular Hollywood crushes like Chris Hemsworth, Kevin Hart, Hugh Jackman, and many others. To get better roles, an actor needs to stay in good shape and health. So what do you think?
Are you ready to see your new Batman in 2021?