Most would agree that Mark Wahlberg is one of the hardest-working stars in Hollywood. As you would imagine, Wahlberg is booked and busy this year and beyond, with films either in development or set for release, like Sony’s Uncharted. But the actor still manages to make time to work out and stay fit in between his various gigs. Finding the time to hit the gym can be difficult for anyone, but Wahlberg has now provided some fitness advice as he prepares to get to work in 2021.
Mark Wahlberg is fully aware that the hardest part of working out is taking the first step to get started, and it was the first piece of advice he provided. While he can relate, he stressed that a person can’t give themselves too much leeway, especially in the beginning:
Every journey starts with that first step and if you have been slacking off or have never focused on your health or working out, you just have to throw yourself into it and get started! Starting small is key so you wake up the next day feeling tired and good about yourself, not crazy sore! A little sore is OK, but you don’t want to give yourself any excuses in the beginning to not keep on-track.
Of course, it’s not always enough just to have a routine, as one ideally wants to be sure that their workouts are dynamic. Mark Walberg further explained to Us Weekly that switching things up helps him make improvements in his fitness. However, he’s also conscious about what is and isn’t right for his body:
Shocking the body and changing up the workouts helps me keep in top shape and making improvements. I also listen to my body and rest when I need it. … It is important to keep on track with your fitness and health goals and not lose momentum and slip back into a sedentary lifestyle.
Only a handful of people in Hollywood have Mark Wahlberg’s dedication to working out. I mean not many actors would have the drive to lose 10 pounds in five days in preparation for a role. His methods also seem to be quite infectious, as he and Uncharted co-star Tom Holland would work out together while filming. So Wahlberg’s words here can definitely be a major boost for anyone looking for a fresh fitness start in the new year.
With so many projects still ahead of him, it’s safe to assume Mark Wahlberg will be back in the gym soon enough, if he isn’t there already. And hopefully, he’ll keep pacing himself as he continues his fitness journey.
Mark Wahlberg’s Diet & Workout Plan
With his average weight of 185 lbs and his 5’8″ height, Mark Wahlberg isn’t exactly professional bodybuilder material. Nevertheless, one could easily imagine him participating in the nearest weightlifting competition. It’s a far cry from his days as a Calvin Klein underwear model, during which he capitalized on some signature washboard abs.
Both then and now, you probably wouldn’t guess Mark Wahlberg’s height without seeing him in person. Yes, that’s partly due to Hollywood magic, but it’s also connected to his imposing personality and figure alike. So what’s the secret to his physical and mental success?
As it turns out, the secret to Wahlberg’s success is a tier of dedication that will render you exhausted just by hearing about it. The actor has previously claimed that he wakes up as early as 2:30 AM to start his day and then launches into a diet and workout routine soon after.
Truth be told, Wahlberg’s burly arms are a little too big, in our opinion. Is it too late to pursue his famous ’90s six-pack instead? No? Ah well, then let’s get into it!
Mark Wahlberg Diet Plan
Through Instagram chats and interviews, Wahlberg has revealed everything he eats within a standard, single day. He’s also explained that his routine might vary depending on the demands of the film he’s shooting, but that he sticks to a schedule, no matter what that schedule may be.
One of the actor’s recent diet programs had him consuming his first two meals before most of us have even woken up. It also put him to bed around 8 PM, which is when some of us are just finishing dinner.
All the while, Wahlberg’s diet relies heavily on protein, including turkey burgers, egg whites, and meatballs. He also eats a lot and by that, we mean a lot. Should you start eating and living this way, prepare to likewise stick to a strict diet routine and, furthermore, spend hours in the gym.
Soon after filming the 2018 film “Mile 22,” this was what Wahlberg’s normal schedule looked like, including specific meals prepared by his personal chef:
2:30 a.m. wake up
2:45 a.m. prayer time
3:15 a.m. breakfast #1: steel oats, peanut butter, blueberries, and eggs
3:40-5:15 a.m. workout #1
5:30 a.m. breakfast #2: protein shake, three turkey burgers, five pieces of sweet potato
6 a.m. shower
7:30 a.m. golf
8 a.m. snack: 10 turkey meatballs
9:30 a.m. cryo chamber recovery
10:30 a.m. breakfast #3: grilled chicken salad with two hard-boiled eggs, olives, avocado, cucumber, tomato, and lettuce
11 a.m. family time/meetings/work calls
1 p.m. lunch: New York steak with green peppers
2 p.m. meetings/work calls
3 p.m. pick up kids from school
3:30 p.m. snack: grilled chicken with bok choy
4 p.m. workout #2
5 p.m. shower
5:30 p.m. dinner/family time: fish (halibut or cod or sea bass) with veggies (such as sautéed spinach and bok choy)
7:30 p.m. bedtime