Zac Efron has once again transformed his body in total commitment to a role. While we knew something was coming given his commitment to his fitness routine while in Australia, the actor has show the power of solid training and diet.
In photos plastered to Instagram and Twitter, Zac can be seen in character for his latest movie The Beach Bum, alongside fellow fitspo Matthew McConaughey. The story surrounds a stoner surfer (McConaughey) and also stars Aussie beauty Isla Fisher.
While his haircut and fashion sense can be easily brought into question, it’s obvious that Efron has channeled his inner athlete, recreating his famous Baywatch beach body. (The blonde hair and tiger stripe beard are a far departure from his usually clean-cut look)
Efron had to ease up on the training between the beach themed movies, to play serial killer Ted Bundy, before seemingly returning to form. Diet has played a huge role in getting back into shape, with Efron himself sharing his go to shake.
“This is the pre-red carpet spark smoothie that I’m whipping up right now,” Efron said in an Instagram video, before rolling through the ingredients. According to Efron, the drink consists of both spinach and kale, blueberries and raspberries, a banana, an avocado “for some healthy fats,” coconut water mixed with almond milk, some chia seeds, and a touch of honey.
When it comes to fitness, his trainer, Los Angeles-based Patrick Murphy, implemented superset workouts and a zero-processed whole-food diet.
“We avoided plateaus with supersets and body splits,” he says. “We constantly changed the weight of resistance and rest periods, altering cardio sessions and completing several two-a-day workouts.”
Give Zac’s ab workout a go, with the below session from his trainer, and further Efron prescribed sessions here.
WORKOUT: TUMMY RUMBLE
Baywatch-style abs don’t come easy. Superset each of these abdominal exercises for a total of four rounds. Each set should contain 15-20 reps and the workout should be performed three times a week.
1A. Cable Crunch
Kneeling below a rope attachment, keep your hips stationary and flex at the waist as you contract your abs, forcing your elbows towards the middle of your thighs.
1B. Balance Ball Crunch
Lie on an exercise ball and lower your torso into a stretch position against the curve of the ball. Flex at the waist by contracting your abs and curl your shoulders and trunk upwards until you feel it in your abs. Zac makes it harder by placing his arms straight above his head