In the new movie The Town, we see a more hardcore version of Ben Affleck than we’re used to seeing and that holds true right down to his physique.
Ben has always taken his physique seriously and will hire a personal trainer to get him into the right shape. If he has a red carpet event, then the focus is on shredding fat and leaning down to give him a more chiseled look and stave off that extra 10 pounds the camera puts on. If it’s for a film like The Town, then the focus is to build Ben’s physique to make him appear larger than life on the screen, which is exactly what the workout below does, sculpting the back muscles just so to showcase Ben’s height and stature.
To build muscle you have to really push yourself and work to failure. Ben proves to be the most dedicated trainee when he’s called to action and never misses a workout. To warm up for this circuit, try five minutes of jumping rope, breaking it up into 30-second variations to keep you motivated.
Ben Affleck’s The Town Workout
Weighted Pull-Ups – this is one of those great compound exercises that requires a lot of different muscles to execute. It focuses mainly on the back and will give you that great V-taper. Affleck used 90-lb dumbbells for the weight. To get you set up, you’ll need someone to help you. Grab the bar shoulder-width apart and holding a dumbbell between your legs, perform as many pull-ups as you can. Your movement should be explosive on the way up and even and controlled on the way down.
Dumbbell Bench Press – using dumbbells allows for a greater range of motion. It is also easier on the shoulders and better for targeting those pec muscles. Concentrate on keeping your chest and elbows up. Affleck was lifting 125 lb dumbbells for this particular exercise.
Supinated Curls – standing with feet shoulder-width apart, perform a hammer curl, turning the dumbbell into a regular bicep curl to finish. This helps to engage the biceps for a fuller, well-rounded look. Affleck’s method was to start at the top of the rack and move his way down through the weight stack until muscular fatigue got the best of him.
Walking Lunges – for a thorough leg workout, this is the most cherished among them. Use a barbell to help keep your back straight.
Hanging Leg Raises – hanging from a chin-up bar, keep your legs straight as you raise them up to form a 90-degree with your body. Raise your legs up at a rapid speed and lower slowly.
Perform 3 sets of each exercise and work to exhaustion, resting for 90 seconds to 2 minutes in between each set.
Originally published @ FITLODE.COM