The author before, during, and after his 19 week experiment reverse-engineering Hollywood's most famous and fastest transformations
The author before, during, and after his 19 week experiment reverse-engineering Hollywood’s most famous and fastest transformations

How do actors get in shape so fast for movie roles?

You see an average Hollywood actor get a superhero movie role, quietly fall off the public radar for 3 to 6 months, then suddenly re-emerge out of nowhere shredded to bits and buff out of his mind… and you wonder, “How the hell did he just do that?!

He’s somehow built more muscle and lost more fat in 3 months than you have in the past 3 years. And while you’re wondering why you can’t get results like that, your friends, family, and just about every woman on earth go absolutely insane over what he’s done.

I can tell you exactly how they do it.

And I’ll quickly let you in on these guys’ first “secret” right now: it’s literally their job. They have to be in world class shape in time for filming, or they don’t get paid. So they treat their transformations like their lives depend on it – never missing a meal (or eating anything sub-optimal), always giving everything they’ve got in their workouts, and giving their bodies all the recovery time they need.

They work out as though they’re preparing for the Olympics, and have absolutely no room for error.

Clay in 2008
Extremely functional, but don’t look like it (after 8 years of hard work with “the fundamentals”)

But there’s more to it than that…

The problem I always ran into, though, was that I treated my own physique transformation exactly the same way. Every meal I ate was carefully calculated for maximum anabolic effect, my workouts were finely-tuned based on the latest science available, and my lifestyle allowed for lots of recovery time.

But my results didn’t come anywhere near these actors’.

And it’s not like I didn’t know my stuff. I read the same blogs, scholarly articles, studies, books, and magazines that you do now. I followed the same mass-market workout and diet programs. Nearly all my free time – thousands of hours a year – was spent studying the latest tactics. On paper, I was practically an expert… and could ramble on about muscle growth and fat loss tactics for hours on end with anyone who’d listen.

Plus I worked harder and more honestly than anyone else.

Over the years I’d gotten a LOT stronger and was in pretty damn good shape. I could squat 350 lbs for reps, do 25 unassisted pull-ups in a row with strict form, and run 10 miles at the drop of a hat. But the problem was I looked like I’d barely worked out more than a few months in my life.

I was “that guy” in my group of friends. The one obsessed with fitness who barely looked fit.

And being “that guy” sucks.

All I could think was, “How am I such a smart guy… and how can I work so hard… yet struggle so much to figure this out?”

Not any more functional, but much more aesthetic (2 months after the 19 week experiment)

The problem with “mainstream” tactics

Listen, obviously there’s “hard work” involved in those Hollywood transformations. But if you think they get into that kind of world class shape that fast by picking up a copy of P90X or browsing the same “basics” you and I have access to online, then you are clinically insane.

How has that stuff worked out for you so far?

That stuff is great for getting into “baseline” shape, but to get to the “next level”, actors (and the studios funding their transformations) hire some of the world’s best nutritionists and trainers – guys who make six figures per transformation they engineer. And there’s a reason they command that much money: because these are guys who know how to consistently force out absolutely unbelievable and proportionally-perfect results in even the most genetically-stubborn bodies… and do it fast as hell.

The results speak for themselves. No one gets results like these actors do for a reason.

Reverse engineering Hollywood transformations

So obviously these trainers and nutritionists aren’t publishing their tactics online.

But I would’ve done anything to get my hands on them. To know exactly what they had these actors eating, and exactly what their workouts looked like, and exactly what they did every single day to get their results. I wanted to see “a day in the life” of one of these actors going through one of those patented rapid Hollywood transformations.

I didn’t need their exact results, but it’d be nice to know how to get something at least close, right?

And since none of their real tactics were available anywhere (and trust me, I looked)…

…I reverse engineered them instead.

The process

What I mean is:

  • I took who I considered to be the “top” Hollywood transformations (fastest, most dramatic, highest-acclaimed results)
  • Deconstructed their physiques into their component parts
  • And set out to figure out how to reconstruct them myself – using my own body as the testing ground.

Long story short, what I stumbled on through that process were some of the most unorthodox – yet ingenious and effective – physique transformation methods I’ve ever seen. Methods for heavily accelerated muscle growth, fat loss, and six pack development that produced results well beyond anything I’d experienced before.

Over the next few pages, I’m going to go over with you exactly the methods I stumbled on and how I used them to get the results you see at the top of this page. The next few pages won’t focus on the “basics” you can find anywhere else online. Instead, we’re just going to jump right into the more advanced tactics I found by deconstructing, modeling, and reverse engineering these transformations.

My hope is that this will give you some insight and ideas into what you need to do to get to the “next level” with your results.

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