Teen idol Taylor Lautner went from a one hundred forty pound (140 lb.) cute and gawky teenager to a one hundred seventy pound (170 lb.) sex symbol to maintain his role as Jacob Black for the remaining films in The Twilight Saga.
He was ranked 2nd in Glamour’s “The 50 Sexiest Men 2010” list as well as hitting 4th on People’s “Most Amazing Bodies” list.
He did all of this in a time frame under a year!!
Taking on a massive physical change during the one year between shootings may have just saved his career. He began working out the day after he was done filming Twilight.
He knew it was a necessity for his character, wolf Jacob Black, and if he didn’t he would have been recast out of Twilight: A New Moon.
So how hard was it?
Apparently, bulking up is not that hard when you have a good foundation to start with. Taylor is a martial artist who began studying the martial arts at the age of six and earned his black belt by the age of eight. He began acting soon there after.
Taylor originally worked out everyday but began losing weight. He discovered he needed to let his body rest and recover so he cut back to 5 days a week. He gained over thirty pounds (30 lbs.) of muscle before shooting Twilight: A New Moon.
Here’s a typical Taylor Lautner Workout and Diet Plan schedule - For his diet, Taylor mainly focused on eating every two hours. If it wasn’t a meal, it was a protein shake or protein bar.
An example of breakfast would be egg whites and a couple whole eggs, oatmeal and O.J.
Lunch would include something along the lines of Albacore Tuna, chicken, turkey or ground beef with veggies and brown rice.
Dinner would be broiled fish or chicken, veggies and a salad.
As for his workouts, Taylor likes to begin with a warm up such as running on the treadmill.
Here is a sample of the Taylor Lautner Workout:Day 1- Legs
- 3(sets) x 12(reps) calf raises
- 3×12 reverse lunges (each leg)
- 3×12 single leg squats (each leg)
- 3×12 standing long jumps
Day 2- Abdominals and Back (As he is well known for his abs, he does a lot of work focusing on the abdominal region.)
- 3×20 abdominal crunches
- 3×30 planks
- 3×12 hanging knee raises
- 3×12 wide grip pull-ups
- 3×12 dead lifts with dumbbells
- 3×12 pull-downs
Day 3 – Shoulders and Chest
- 3×12 push- ups
- 3×12 dips
- 3×12 push-ups with feet on a Pilates ball
- 3×12 shoulder press with dumbbells
- 3×12 incline bench press with dumbbells
Day 4 – Arms
- 3×12 bench dips
- 3×12 close grip push-ups
- 3×12 incline dumbbell curls
- 3×12 barbell curls
- 3×12 rope push-downs
- 3×12 close grip pull-ups
With his upcoming movies, Abduction and The Field of Dreams 2-NFL Lockout, I am sure this is not the last we will see of this hunk.
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