The cult film Fight Club has not only a gripping plot, but also some scenes that get you pumped up to hit the gym.
A big reason for that is the incredible shape of Brad Pitt who went on an intensive diet and workout regime to cut a lean, shredded figure for the role of Tyler Durden.
Here, we take a look at the specifics of what Pitt did to get into shape.
Brad Pitt Fight Club Workout Routine
Pitt focused on high repetitions and built in some solid cardio at the end of his week, all of which served to cut his body fat down to around five or six per cent.
Monday - Chest
Push-ups - Three sets of 25 reps
Bench press - 25, 15 and eight reps at 165, 195, 225 lbs
Nautilus press - 15 reps at 80, 100, 130 lbs
Incline press - 15 reps at 80, 100, 130 lbs
Pec deck - 15 reps at 60, 70, 80 lbs
Tuesday - Back
Pull-ups to fatigue - Three sets
Seated rows - Three sets at 75, 80, 85 lbs
Lat pull-downs - Three sets at 135, 150, 165 lbs
T-bar rows - Three sets at 80, 95, 110 lbs
Wednesday - Shoulders
Arnold press - Three sets at 55 lbs
Laterals - Three sets at 30 lbs
Front raises - Three sets at 25 lbs
Thursday - Biceps & Triceps
Preacher curls - Three sets at 60, 80, 95 lbs
EZ curls cable - Three sets at 50, 65, 80 lbs
Hammer curls - Three sets at 30, 45, 55 lbs
Push-downs - Three sets at 70, 85, 100 lbs
Friday & Saturday - Cardio
Treadmill - one hour at 80-90 per cent of maximum heart rate
Brad Pitt Fight Club Diet
Pitt was extremely strict on his diet, eating a high amount of protein and virtually no refined sugar.
A typical day of eating is outlined below.
Eggs (six whites, seven yolks) and 75g of oatmeal with raisins
Tinned tuna in whole wheat pita bread
Two chicken breasts, 75-100g brown rice or pasta, and green vegetables
A protein bar or whey protein shake and a banana
Whey protein shake and a banana
Grilled fish or chicken, brown rice or pasta, vegetables and salad.
Casein protein shake or low fat cottage cheese (slow-release protein)