Channing Tatum was once a male stripper, which means that a body like his was good for commerce, and now it is apparently good for the roles he plays in Hollywood productions.
In fact, Steven Soderberg’s Magic Mike is largely inspired from Channing’s own real-life back story.
Of course, as Channing takes on one film role after another, especially ones that are physically demanding, his workout routine also tends to vary.
For his role in “Fighting,” Channing Tatum had worked with William J. Harris, a New York-based fitness trainer. Back then, his workout used to last somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes because William believes that is more than enough for the body to flex all muscles properly.
He claims that proper diet is the key to a lean body. Channing used to perform four exercises per day in the form of a circuit; however, he had to keep performing the same circuit repeatedly for 30 minutes or so.
Exercises like Jumping Rope, Bench Press, Burpees, Hanging Leg Lifts, Box Jumps, Push Ups, Military Press, and much more were included in the circuit.
However, when Channing took on the role of Captain Hauser for the G.I. Joe franchise, he had to bulk up even more. Again, the full-body workouts that were adopted by him used to last approximately 30 minutes each but the 3-day on and 1-day off workout cycle was an intense calisthenic-based one.
The routine included often rhythmic, simple exercises with the goal of helping Channing become more flexible and stronger. Channing steered clear of machines during that time, rather he emphasized on dumbbells, a jump rope and a medicine ball for his routine.
He avoided muscle adaptation by varying his regimen, while fight-based workouts were also incorporated.
During a recent interview, Channing Tatum revealed that his approach to workout is not to get a bigger chest or huge arms, but to build function and useable muscles just like the athletes in the NBA or NFL.