[ads1 id=”alignright”]It is no longer a secret that Ben Affleck will be portraying Batman in the upcoming film, Batman vs. Superman. Similarly, many may also be familiar that the 41-year old actor had initially backed out from the role since he was not certain if he could pull of playing the Caped Crusader.
Regardless of the discontent of Batman fans, Ben has apparently gone an extra mile to shape his body to match that of an iconic superhero like Batman. Now, those very Batman fans might be curious how Ben managed to reportedly gain “17-inch biceps” and a “real-life superhero look,” so here is a look at his workout routine and diet. The Workout Routine
According to Affleck’s trainer, the actor started working 3 months before filming began. In other words, his workout program lasted 90 days. Reportedly, Affleck spent 3 to 4 hours working out each day, 5 to 6 times a week. After filming began, he apparently started spending 2 hours a day, 3 to 5 days a week.
A combination of exercises was done by Affleck to gain that chiseled Batman figure that he currently boasts. His trainer made him begin on his legs with deadlifts and squats. He developed his chest by doing bench presses and military presses, and worked on his back by doing rows. Affleck’s workout routine also included bicep curls, cardio and the isolation of smaller muscle groups. During those 3 months Affleck also went jogging thrice a week for 10 to 20 minutes.
Ben Affleck’s Workout
Affleck’s potential to develop chiseled abs should have become obvious to those who watched The Town. His trainer further revealed that even more special attention had to be paid to Affleck’s abs for his role as Batman.
Thus, this was the schedule that Ben and his trainer apparently went by, which yielded the currently results:
- Monday – Chest & triceps
- Tuesday – Back & biceps
- Wednesday – Shoulders
- Thursday – Legs
- Friday – Arms
Ben Affleck’s Batman Diet
Considering the kind of workout routine that Affleck had been following, some would think that he had probably been using supplements too. However, Affleck’s trainer claims that he would not have worked with Affleck if the actor intended to take supplements or steroids. It is understandable since his trainer probably has a reputation to maintain.
What Affleck apparently did not is consume 5000 calories every day. For each pounds of mass, Affleck’s trainer made sure that he consumed 1 gram of protein. To main his body and workout, Ben apparently consumed 250 grams of protein everyday.
Regardless of whether or not he will do Batman justice, Ben Affleck does deserve props for working so hard to develop a body that many men would wish was theirs.