Last updated on February 19th, 2021 at 09:02 am
Did you know Charlie Hunnam was originally casted to play in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies?
My point is: the man is a stud.
He played a badass mother-flipper in Sons of Anarchy as Jax Teller, and now he’s going on to play King Arthur later this year (May 12 to be exact – and we’re being exact because it’s a day after my birthday…if anyone is keeping track…).
And, by the looks of it, his badassery (which apparently isn’t recognized as a word?…) isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Plus, he’s surrounded with a cast of celebs like Jude Law (Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes movies), Eric Bana (2003 Hulk, and Hector of Troy), and Katie Mcgrath (Lena Luthor in Supergirl and Jurassic World).
Charlie Hunnam Stats
Weight: (approximate) 190 lbs.
Age: 36 yrs.
These stats are a lot of fun for me for some reason. It gives a nice view of what body-type the actor is working with, but it’s also fun to give a nice win for whatever height range they fall under.
Maybe I’m weird, maybe it’s a short thing, or maybe you guys like it too….
But, either way, Charlie Hunnam is a win I suppose for you average height folks (slightly taller, but not monstrous like we’ve seen), like Hugh Jackman, Henry Cavill, and Chris Evans, all ranging around 6-6’2.
This is much different than the opposing sides, which is why I call it average :P. We also have the height range of guys like Kit Harington, Zac Efron and Mark Wahlberg who are all around 5’7-5’8 and then guys like Dwayne Johnson, Batista, Jason Momoa and Ben Affleck (to name a few of each category), who all range 6’4-6’8!!!
But, unlike his height range that I named, Charlie Hunnam struts a bit of a more slender and lean body-type. Unless of course you count Henry Cavill’s Immortals body, instead of his Man of Steel!
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Charlie Hunnam Diet and Nutrition
Charlie Hunnam believes in eating an adequate amount of protein in order to build and retain his muscle. He also states that he never minds indulging in awesome food.
“I try to avoid anything fucked with by man too much.”
By this, we’re going to say he avoids processed foods!
You’ll see this quote later on in a clip from a magazine interview when we go over his workout and training rules (which food is included in!).
We see a lot of celebs opt for a sustainable approach like this.
That’s why our Academy Nutrition Classes (Monks, Minimalists, SuperHumans, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Greek Gods, Samurais) revolve around helping you find the specific diet that is right FOR YOU.
Of course, there are a lot of reasons to HAVE the strict guidelines.
We’ve seen a lot of celebs opt for specific restrictions.
For example: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting(something I use daily as well), Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
And, that’s just to name a few celebs from each, by the way.
You can check out our Nutrition Pillars for more information and articles on all of the above and more.
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Charlie Hunnam Workout Routine Research
Okay, you guys are really going to like this one, because it’s completely straight forward, easy, time limited, and awesome!
It’s similar to other body-weight styled routines we’ve seen like Stephen Amell, and even beginner routines like James Franco and the SHIELD / DEO workout, but this is something that Hunnam swears by.
That being said, we’re going to be using the same exact routine that is preached everywhere for Hunnam. You can, of course, throw in other bulking tactics and lifts if you’d like to, but this is the Charlie Hunnam Workout Routine, so that’s what we’re sticking to here.
Here’s what Charlie says about his nice and easy routine:
“I go into the gym and do 75 pull-ups, 75 dips, 150 squats, 150 pushups, and then 20 minutes of ab work,” Charlie says. “Done. It takes an hour; I’m in and out. I sweat the whole time.”
“I’ll do crunches, side crunches, leg lifts. I’ve probably got 20 different ab exercises that I cycle through regularly. I work my abs three or four times a week,”
Simple enough for you?!
To be completely honest, reading through this routine, I don’t even have to get to the gym to get it done. I can jump on the pull-up bar (as long as you have on at home), and that’s really all that’s needed.
He also shares some of his workout rules here:
To make that more clear for you, his four rules are:
- Keep It Simple: he uses the quote I earlier gave you regarding being in and out of the gym within an hour time!
- Chase Endorphins: he says “I can get slightly dark when I’m not keeping a workout routine. It’s all about feeling healthy and energetic.”
- Respect your Core: Hunnam devotes 20 minutes of abs three to four times a week, and utilizes 20 different ab exercises in which he cycles through!
- Fuel Up Right: this is the quote that I gave you guys when we talked nutrition. He says he never has any guilt indulging in good food!
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The Charlie Hunnam Workout Routine
This volume of training can really be done basically every single day, so I’m allowing you to choose your own volume.
That’s right…how bad do you want it?
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The Workout Routine
75 Pull Ups (I have OCD so I will probably make this 100 even)
75 Dips (OCD to 100)
150 Squats (OCD to 200)
150 Push Ups (OCD to 200)
20 Minutes of Core and Ab Work
You can break this down based on your own rep failure for each movement.
So: 5 sets of 10 to get 100, or 5 sets of 10 to 50 and then sets of 5 to 75, whatever.
Same with your squats, push ups and dips!
Your ab work should consist of a bunch of different movements.
Alternating Knee Crunches/Sit Ups
Knee to Elbow/Toe to Bar
Reverse Superman Hold
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