The Best-Actor Oscar nominee had a gut in American Hustle and a rail-thin frame in The Machinist.
But Bale knows how to strike the perfect balance. When it came time for his Batman role, he buffed up, eating meals every 2 to 3 hours and putting on 80 pounds. With martial arts, plyometric circuit training, and tons of sprints, lunges, squats (his routine to get fit as Bruce Wayne), Bale could bounce back to a hard body.
McConaughey was skinny in Dallas Buyers Club, for which he’s nominated as Best Actor.
But for the flick Magic Mike, the southern charmer lost his shirt (not the first time, unspurprisingly). McConaughey hit the gym hard, focusing on cardio and strength circuits. Sample circuit: (3 sets, 30 seconds per exercise) twisting planks, crunches, reverse crunches, walking plants, abdominal twists, and mountain climbers.
The Wolf of Wall Street star has a pretty solid throwback workout, taking us all the way back to The Beach (2000). DiCaprio's high-cardio routine: backward and lateral runs, water aerobics (24-60 minutes of cardio), press ups, crunches, and 30 minutes of stretching, totaling 28 hours of exercise per week.
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Reynolds keeps his washboard abs strong with Swiss ball crunches (15-20 reps), decline bench situps (15-20 reps), and decline bench body bar twists (15-20 reps), among other core training moves. When he's not lifting, Reynolds uses a Bosu balance trainer, and does yoga and kickboxing to stay in shape.
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In preparation for his shirtless scene in Crazy Stupid Love, Ryan completed leg strike bridges, crunch and punches, and scissors to get his "photoshopped" abs, as Emma Stone put it. On the side, the Notebook star was utilizing old-school Muay Thai strength and conditioning with exercises like chin-ups (three sets of 20 reps).