Christian bale will be starring in the heavily anticipated upcoming film part of the Batman series, Dark Night Rises.
In the entertainment industry, Christian Bale is known for doing hit films such as the previous Batmans and the Machinist.
In the fitness industry, Christian Bale is known for doing hit films and extreme body recompositioning (totally made that word up).
In the Machinist, he was ultra-skinny, and in the first Batman, he skyrocketed up to a muscular and lean 220 pounds.
In this upcoming film, Christian Bale will be sporting nothing other than a body that will surely satisfy movie-goers, and draw shock and awe from health conscious viewers.
What you will find below is the culmination of research done on the Christian Bale workout and diet, I hope you enjoy this, and enjoy the movie when you go see it; I surely will!
[The official, recently released teaser trailer]
Christian Bale Workout:
Bale’s workout seemed to be heavily composed of compound exercises and martial arts training, which must of played a key role in giving him the ability to complete the necessary movements for the movie.
Compound exercises play such a major role in many celebrities workouts because of the massive amount of muscle activated with each movement and the interest they generate.
Common compound exercises are as follows:
- Bench press
- Dumbbell chest press
- Cable chest press
- Push up
- Pull up
- Inverse Row
- Rowing movement w/ weights
Now, this is just a simple list of exercises that are commonly used and that are effective.
Typically, a weight lifting routine of these exercises is rotated with some type of cardio-based workout, and in this case, Bale focused in on martial arts training (although sprint training may be similar).
Typically, a 3-5 day a week workout routine will work, as long as focus is kept on safety, form, and intensity.
And for those interested, my friend Rusty Moore, owner and operator of Fitness Black Book, has created workout routines that help fitness enthusiasts achieve Hollywood worthy bodies. I personally use them because of their interest and effectiveness, and they are found here.
Christian Bale Diet:
Christian Bale’s eating pattern seems to follow the same pattern of many celebrities. If I could put a certain category to it, it would be a carb-manipulation diet.
It’s been said that Bale likes to eat the majority of his carbohydrates in the morning and in the meal immediately following workouts. Especially when training for movies such as the above, Bale focuses mainly on consuming proteins, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.
The carbohydrates he needs for energy are consumed at breakfast and around workouts.
In my opnion, this is an excellent eating pattern, and one that I follow often. The most common problem I see though is a lack of variety, which can be fixed with a simple pile of recipes, such as those found in the Paleo Cookbook.
Christian Bale Workout and Diet Philosophy: