Captain america almost gets crossfit

04 Aug

Thankfully good  principles  seem  to underpinned much of the training that Chris  Evans did to prepare him for his role as Captain America,

According to the gossip magazines, at the heart of his regime were the following principles

1) high heart rate during training

2) compound weighted moves ( dips, squats, deadlifts and pull ups)

3) Balanced physique (Not just “wife beater” arm training), yes, legs too ( and he did some benching)

4) Decent protein intake, healthy fat  ( nuts mainly) and natural carb.

Which almost gets him to Crossfit standards The crossfit 100 words says

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports”

Now, we don’t know how much of the other stuff he got to use: sometimes trainers are not prepared to risk a snatch or a rope climb, but any regime based in good movement, has our blessing!

No one serious is sitting in machines in the local “health centre”

This said, Chris Evans is a “look good actor”.  He has a basic good physique, so a few weeks on a squat regime wont necessarily turn you into an avenger!


If only we were all actors and paid to train

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