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A lot of media attention is focused on the aspirations that women have to achieve certain fitness goals. Specifically, there are countless articles examining whether women and even mothers can look like the stars of the silver screen. But what about dads?

Can the typical dad achieve the physique of Tom Cruise, Ryan Reynolds, Henry Cavil And Chris Hemsworth? While those last two are a little more questionable and you’ll need a radical life change to match the physique of someone like Dwayne Johnson, you can absolutely match the fitness of some stars. That’s even true for those who have played superheroes. 

Take Ryan Reynolds as an example. Reynolds looked great in his recent starring role in The Adams Project on Netflix. While he was packing quite a lot of muscle and showing off an impressive toned physique, his look and stature was absolutely obtainable. Before we dive into just how dads can achieve their fitness goals here, let’s look at some of the common myths surrounding the superhero physique. 


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The Myths And Misconceptions Of The Superhero Physique 

One of the first myths to be aware of about the superhero physique is that it’s only obtainable through choices like steroids. It’s fairly obvious that some of the celebs you see on screen have used steroids but not all of them went down this route. Some blank out refused and have explicitly stated this in interviews. Others have a more natural appearance and thus there is no evidence that they have ever touched steroids. 

Another common misconception is that you can only achieve this type of result on the celebrity lifestyle. The mindset here is that celebrities have more spare time than the average person. Well, this isn’t quite true. The busiest celebs have very little downtime. This is actually one of the reasons why multiple celebrities including Robert Downey Jr, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans have expressed a need for a break from acting. If you don’t have a particularly time consuming job, you might find that you have more spare time to work on your fitness compared to some of the biggest action stars in the world today. 

So, now that we’ve looked at some of the common misconceptions, let’s take a look at how dads can achieve the superhero physique. 


Focus On Sleep

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To achieve the superhero physique, you need to build up muscle. People often assume that this is all about working out as much as possible. But this isn’t the case. The reality is that rest is just as critical to the process of building muscle as working out. Without the right amount of rest and the right quality of rest, you are going to struggle to achieve your goals here. You need to make sure that you go to sleep at a reasonable hour and get undisturbed sleep. This might mean removing a lot of the tech from your bedroom. This can be enough to knock you out of your slumber due to electromagnetic waves. If this happens, your body won’t be able to break down protein and convert it into muscle mass. 


Eat Right 

You need to make sure that you are eating everything that your body needs. You might assume that to build up muscle you need to eat huge meals. However, the research doesn’t suggest this. Instead, it might be better to think about eating smaller meals far more regularly. This can provide the right impact and ensure that your body finds it easier to break down what you’re eating and get everything that you need. 


Put The Right Amount Of Time In

If you want to see significant changes to your body and your muscle mass, then you need to put in the work. This means that you should be working out for the right amount of time. Ideally, you should be working out every couple of days to see the best results. However, do be aware that too much exercise can cause you to burn muscle instead of fat, particularly, if you’re not eating enough overall. 


Explore Supplements 

Supplements are one of the ways that you can get more from your workout. This means that you will find it easier, potentially, to build muscle or lose weight. There are lots of supplements on the market including prohormones which are often favored by professionals in the fitness world. 


Consider Hiring A Personal Trainer

To build up muscle a lot of celebrities rely on the support of a professional personal trainer. A personal trainer can work wonders because they know what type of exercises you need to complete to see the right results. It’s that simple. If you want to hire a personal trainer, then make sure that you hit the gym. They will often set you up with an expert who can take you down the right path here. 


Don’t Get Carried Away 

Finally, it’s important that you don’t get too carried away. As mentioned, it’s unlikely that you’ll achieve the physique of someone like Dwayne Johnson. People like this have been focused on fitness their entire lives and have always been training to improve their physique overtime. They also spend a significant amount of time building up muscle, more so than the average individual. There’s nothing wrong with this but it’s not something that the typical individual should inspire too. Toning up and building a little muscle mass is all you need to do to look great in the mirror. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the key misconceptions surrounding the superhero physique and why it is absolutely something that dads can achieve. Something to be aware of here is that you’re probably not going to see significant changes overnight. While everyone is different and how easy it is for you to put on muscle or lose weight, it will often take weeks or even months to notice significant changes. So, remember to be realistic and think carefully about what you want to achieve as well as how you are going to pull it off.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.