If you’ve seen the movie 300, you know that Gerard Butler sports some of Hollywood’s most enviable abs through most of the film!
RadarOnline.com spoke to the trainer who gave the actor his infamous washboard stomach and he revealed tips on how you can get your body in shape just in time for the holidays!
“When Gerard came to me, the producers wanted him to look like a real Spartan warrior, not a bodybuilder,” celebrity trainer and nutrition expert Brian Abercrombie told RadarOnline.com. “I put him on a system I’ve developed called PASE. It’s based on power, agility, strength and endurance.
You’re working with multi-joint, big movements. The result make a person look more like an athlete and less like a bodybuilder.”
Abercrombie, who also trained Brad Pitt for the film Legends of the Fall and Kalifornia, has recently turned his expertise into several articles, the first of which is titled, “You’re fat and This is Why.” He says that when it comes to motivation, it’s the celebrities who have a hard time getting out of bed and into the gym.
“Celebrities are generally harder, with the spectacular exception of Gerard,” Abercrombie said. “He knew he had to get his body in shape. It was imperative for the role. But I generally find that celebrities want immediate results. They have 30 minutes to look this way…and they want to look this way now. They tend to not want to work as hard and still expect the same results.”
So when it comes to getting your own body in shape, Abercrombie says there are a few tricks you can do even if you don’t have a trainer.
“The first thing is just to start,” he said. “Don’t try to do too much at first. I find that my clients tend to come back if they start out slow, and just learn the correct form, learn the routines. The intensity level will gradually build. If you can learn to think like an athlete, you’re one step ahead of the game and you’ll become an athlete.”