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Top 10 male celebrity physiques in 2022 and workouts to achieve them

Ultimate Performance are the world’s leading personal trainers, working with thousands of clients across nine countries, plus thousands more through our Online Personal Training programs.  Each client has their own unique set of goals, motivations and challenges. This means each client needs a unique approach to diet and training to achieve a truly life-changing body transformation. But there is one unifying question that we ask everyone we work with – which celebrity body would you most like to have?

The reason we ask this question is to help each client visualise the exact look and physique they want to achieve at the end of their transformation. It also gives their personal trainer a clear physical ideal to build a bespoke training program around and select the perfect exercises to sculpt their client’s body.

While everyone’s goals and ideal body shapes are different, there are key names from the world of film, fashion, TV and music that crop up time and time again.

Here, we have drawn up a top 10 list of the most popular male celebrities our clients want to look like in 2022. Then, taking inspiration from our top 10, our elite trainers have pieced together 10 separate workouts – one for each celebrity in our list.

2022 top 10 male celebrity workout plans

1. Chris Evans

Many argue that Chris Evans has helped set the standard for the phenomenal physiques displayed by Marvel superheroes.

See how to get a body like Chris Evans with this shoulder and arms workout.

2. Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds’ physique has inspired many men to take up weight training and get in shape, following his appearances in the films Deadpool and Blade Trinity.

See how to get a body like Ryan Reynolds with this chest and triceps workout.

3. Michael B Jordan

Whether hero or villain, Michael’s chest and triceps are a big reason why his body is so aspirational for many men.
See how to get a body like Michael B Jordan with this chest and triceps workout.

4. Zac Efron

In preparation for the 2017 hit Baywatch, Zac Efron built a jaw-dropping physique for his role alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

See how to get a body like Zac Efron with this abs workout.

5. Jason Momoa

When it comes to overall size and muscularity, Aquaman star Jason Momoa has built a body that is the envy of many.

See how to get a body like Jason Momoa with this back and biceps workout.

6. Keanu Reeves

While Reeves may not be ‘jacked’, this super lean and defined look is one that many seek to emulate.

See how to get a body like Keanu Reeves with this upper body workout.

7. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt’s abs are still one of the most commonly cited goals for men embarking on a transformation journey at Ultimate Performance.

See how to get a body like Brad Pitt with this abs workout.

8. Chris Hemsworth

Best known for playing Thor, Chris Hemsworth has built a jaw-dropping physique. See how he built his superhero arms here.

See how to get a body like Chris Hemsworth with this Thor arms workout.

9. Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill’s body transformation for his first outing as Superman was nothing short of astounding.

See how to get a body like Henry Cavill with this chest and back workout.

10. Cristiano Ronaldo

Widely considered as one of football’s greatest ever players alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo’s powerful legs and sculpted abs make him one of the most frequently cited celebrities our clients seek to emulate.

See how to get a body like Cristiano Ronaldo with this leg workout.

Nick Mitchell, founder and global CEO of Ultimate Performance, says...

“There is nothing new about the pursuit of the ‘perfect celebrity body’ – the desire to achieve a figure or physique like the famous names of the day goes back generations.

But what is interesting is how tastes evolve over time and what society venerates as the pinnacle of the body beautiful from one year to the next.

This data shows us the body shapes that are most popular for men in 2022, which helps guide our trainers to create intelligently-designed training programmes to help our body transformation clients at Ultimate Performance best achieve these looks. 

A cursory look over this top 10 male celebrity list will show you a number of striking trends about the celebrity physiques that are most desirable in 2022 for Ultimate Performance clients in Britain, the United States, Dubai, Spain, Singapore, Sydney, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.”

Nick Mitchell

10 healthy habits for success

Everybody wants to know the ‘secret’ to achieving the body of their favourite Hollywood star. But the secret is… there is no secret.

What Ultimate Performance helps clients focus on is doing the basics – and doing them well – to get remarkable results in implausibly short time frames.

Doing the basics simply means:

  • Following an intelligently-designed workout program.
  • Executing each workout progressively and with consistency.
  • Supporting these efforts in the gym with a diet based around whole foods.
  • Making lifestyle changes like improved sleep, increased daily activity, and effective stress management.

Is it always easy? No. Is it straightforward? Yes. Does it require a degree of sacrifice? Certainly. Is it within the grasp of anyone willing to put the effort in? Absolutely. 

You only have to look at any of the thousands of incredible body transformations our clients have achieved at Ultimate Performance to see what is possible with as little as 3 hours of gym time a week.

While every body-transformation program is different, there are 10 key habits that span diet, training and lifestyle that every single one of our successful clients follow to achieve body transformation success.

Healthy habits are the building blocks that lay the foundation for achieving your grand goals, whatever they may be.

Build these 10 habits into your lifestyle, and you will be well on the way to body transformation success and achieving your own ideal physique. 

2020 top 10 male celebrity workout plans

1. Chris Hemsworth

Best known for playing Thor, Chris Hemsworth has built a jaw-dropping physique. See how he built his superhero arms here.

See how to get a body like Chris Hemsworth with this Thor arms workout.

2. Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt’s abs are still one of the most commonly cited goals for men embarking on a transformation journey at Ultimate Performance.
See how to get a body like Brad Pitt with this abs workout.

3. Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds’ physique has inspired many men to take up weight training and get in shape, following his appearances in the films Deadpool and Blade Trinity.

See how to get a body like Ryan Reynolds with this chest and triceps workout.

4. Zac Efron

In preparation for the 2017 hit Baywatch, Zac Efron built a jaw-dropping physique for his role alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

See how to get a body like Zac Efron with this abs workout.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

Widely considered as one of football’s greatest ever players alongside Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo’s powerful legs and sculpted abs make him one of the most frequently cited celebrities our clients seek to emulate.

See how to get a body like Cristiano Ronaldo with this leg workout.

6. Hugh Jackman

Superheroes don’t come much tougher than Wolverine. Australian actor Hugh Jackman has made the X-Men role his own, and a large part of this is down to his larger-than-life physique of comic-book proportions.

See how to get a body like Hugh Jackman with this back and biceps workout.

7. Daniel Craig

What sets Daniel Craig apart from every other man who has played the illustrious 007 role in the past is his incredible muscular physique. Notorious for his impressive chest and strong triceps, he has all the tools a rugged spy like Bond requires.

See how to get a body like Daniel Craig with this chest and triceps workout.

8. Dwayne Johnson

The Rock has some of the biggest set of shoulders and arms in the whole of Hollywood, raising the question, how many hours does he really work out for?

See how to get a body like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson with this arms and shoulders workout.

9. Dave Bautista

American actor and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista is the epitome of old-school muscle.

See how to get a body like Dave Bautista with this shoulders and traps workout.

10. Glen Powell

Top Gun Maverick star Glen Powell undoubtedly has one of Hollywood’s hottest bodies.

See how to get a body like Glen Powell with this chest and back workout.

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