If you saw the movie “Nightcrawler” recently you probably remember Jake Gyllenhaal as a frail and skinny looking guy. Fast-forward to 6 months later and the guy is a chiseled beast for his upcoming boxing movie. The transformation is so drastic it doesn’t look like it could be the same guy!
You won’t believe how he did it and make sure you read until the end to hear about my shocking transformation following the same workout and supplement regimen. This stuff not only works for rich movie stars but also the average guy looking to get shredded!
How Jake Got Shredded
Jake Gyllenhaall started the transformation by living the lifestyle of a professional boxer. Not only did he take in several huge boxing fights over the course of his 6-month transformation but he also trained like a boxer! Jake was training everybody on his boxing skills and working to craft his movement and emulate some of the top boxers in the world.
Jake described boxing as like an art form – and said that you can never really perfect it much like dance or hitting a baseball. Every single day for 6 months Jake trained at some of the best boxing facilities in the world so he could “look the part” on the big screen as a prizefighter.
On top of his boxing regimen daily, Jake also hit the weights really hard. Jake underwent an intense 5-day training split to sculpt and define his muscles.
Jake refused to take any kind of illegal steroids, and wanted to see if he could transform his body the all-natural way.
The X factor to his incredible transformation was a supplement called Maximum Shred, which gave him an incredible natural release of Human Growth Hormone. When this hormone is released from your body in conjunction with a training regimen like Jake’s your body literally becomes a muscle-building machine around the clock.
I wasn’t sure about all these claims but took a look at some clinical research studies pertaining to Maximum Shred. According to my research, “L Arginine helps your body naturally release human growth hormone, which is responsible for telling your body to grow muscle. It also relaxes arteries allowing a much greater supply of nutrients to pass from your blood to your muscles during a workout. This naturally builds muscle quicker, and also results in faster recovery enabling maximum muscle growth efficiency.”
Maximum Shred also contains several other muscle building ingredients such as Taurine, Beta Alanine, and Magnesium. After seeing the amazing before and after pictures, and the clinical research on the supplement making sense I decided to give Maximum Shred a try and follow this insane workout regimen for a month.
Jake’s Workout Plan
We were actually able to get our hands on the exact regimen that Jake G used for the final month of his preparation. This is the exact regimen that I used for 4 straight weeks.
I’m 32 and have been lifting weights off and on for about 5 years. I have a slender body type and have trouble getting any kind of muscle definition. The last time I had six pack abs was when I was 25.
I took some measurements before starting the month long training and supplement regimen. I started off at 6 ft 1 and 171 Lbs with 14 percent body fat. Not too shabby but nowhere near where I want to be.
What did I look like after 28 days of this intense training plan and a full bottle of Maximum Shred? My end measurements were 6 ft 1(sadly Maximum Shred doesn’t make you taller too), and 179 lbs. Not too bad – but the real kicker is that I had 9 percent body fat! I had ripped six pack abs and I gained 9 lbs and lost 5 percent of body fat! I was shocked at my own transformation – but lets take a look at the exact regimen Jake G and myself followed. As you’re about to find out it took a lot of sets and reps to get there.
Note: I did not box 6 days a week like Jake G during this month. My transformation was just following the workout regimen and taking Maximum Shred at the recommended dosage.
Jake G Weight Training Schedule For Movie SouthPaw
Note: Each Week increase weight by 5 percent for each exercise and if you are unable to do this make sure to increase your reps each set
Barbell Bench Press: Sets: 5, Reps: 5-8(Until Failure each set), Rest Time: 45 Seconds
Incline Db Bench Press: Sets: 5, Reps: 8-10 Rest: 60 seconds
Weighted Abdominal Crunches(Legs Straight): Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest: 30 Seconds
Incline Db Curls (Biceps): Set: 4, Reps: 8, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Close Grip Bench Press (Triceps): Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Db Walking Lunges: Sets: 4, Reps: 12, Rest: 75 Seconds
Weighted Pull Ups: Sets: 5, Reps: 5-8(Until Failure each set), Rest Time: 45 Seconds
Barbell Row: Sets: 5, Reps: 8-10, Rest: 60 seconds
Weighted Abdominal Crunches(Legs Horizontal): Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest: 30 Seconds
DB Shrugs: Set: 4, Reps: 8, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Wide Grip Row Machine: Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Db Step Ups: Sets: 4, Reps: 12, Rest: 75 Seconds
Day Off From the Gym
Barbell Military Press: Sets: 5, Reps: 5-8(Until Failure each set), Rest Time: 45 Seconds
Db Single Arm Row: Sets: 5, Reps: 8-10, Rest: 60 seconds
Weighted Swiss Ball Crunch: Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest: 30 Seconds
DB Shoulder Press: Set: 4, Reps: 8, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Barbell Upright Row: Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Wide Grip Pull-ups (Bodyweight): Sets: 4, Reps: 12, Rest: 75 Seconds
Barbell Squat: Sets: 5, Reps: 5-8(Until Failure each set), Rest Time: 45 Seconds
Db Bulgarian Split Squat: Sets: 5, Reps: 8-10, Rest: 60 seconds
Single Leg Leg Extension: Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest: 30 Seconds
Hamstring Curl Machine: Set: 4, Reps: 8, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Walking Db Lunge: Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Bicycle Crunches for Abs: Sets: 4, Reps: 12, Rest: 75 Seconds
Barbell Dead Lift: Sets: 5, Reps: 5-8(Until Failure each set), Rest Time: 45 Seconds
Close Grip Weighted Pull Ups, Sets: 5, Reps: 8-10, Rest: 60 seconds
Db Bench Press: Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest: 30 Seconds
Decline Bench Press: Set: 4, Reps: 8, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Barbell Front Squat: Sets: 5, Reps: 10, Rest Time: 60 Seconds
Rope Crunches for Abs: Sets: 4, Reps: 12, Rest: 75 Seconds,
Day Off for Rest
This was the exact workout routine that Jake followed for the 4 weeks leading up to filming and I can tell you from personally going through it that it yields amazing lean muscle mains.
Jake followed this exact same workout regimen for the next 3 weeks and increased his weight by 5 percent each week on each exercise and also tried to increase his reps. This is an advanced training technique called “overload progression” where you hit the best muscle building exercises each week and focus on improving your lifts each week.
Since the majority of these exercises were compound exercises and focused on the bodies largest and strongest muscle groups it is no shock that both myself and Jake G got ripped quick.
If you want to go through a crazy body transformation yourself I highly recommend this workout regimen and Maximum Shred.