Find the motivation you need to hit the gym harder and stronger with these insanely amazing celebrity transformations.
17 Amazing and Motivational Celebrity Transformations
— Skye Bella (@CurveInspire) April 7, 2012
With Adele’s new body, fans can expect her to write fewer heartbreak songs. After giving birth in 2013, she realized she needed to start making healthier food choices. After just a few years, Adele shocked the world at the Grammys wearing a stunning black dress highlighting a slimmer waistline. Adele says instead of taking on a crash diet, it’s better to adopt a healthier, more nutritious lifestyle. Check out her before and after photos to see the difference!
2. Nick Jonas
— Abbygail (@Its_Abs_) July 31, 2013
Who would’ve thought that the skinny teenager from the Jonas Brothers would grow up to be a lean, mean heartbreaker? Shortly after the Jonas Brothers disbanded, Nick started hitting the gym more often.
After a few years, he broke the internet with some topless pictures of him flexing his hard-earned muscles. This just goes to show that with hard work and dedication, even skinny guys can get a shredded, muscular physique.
3. Mark Wahlberg
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One of the best body transformations to inspire bodybuilders is when Mark Wahlberg bulked up for the hit crime movie Pain and Gain. Even at 40+, Mark Wahlberg was able to pack on more than 50 pounds of pure muscle in just seven weeks.
This is a wakeup call for anyone who blames their age for their lack of exercise. With this amazing feat, Mark Wahlberg proved that when it comes to bodybuilding, age is simply a number. Even people over 40 can still build muscle if they wanted to.
4. Dave “Batista” Bautista
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Wrestling fans know him as Batista from WWE and Marvel fanatics know him as Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy. But what people should know him for is his amazing shredded transformation.
Batista has always had a bulky, beefed-up body. But when he transitioned from WWE to MMA fighting, he decided to lose a lot of body fat as well. Thanks to the enormous amount of HIIT training Batista did, he now rocks a more shredded, lean physique that exposes his large, well-sculpted muscles.
5. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson’s transformation gives us hope in life – He might just be the ULTIMATE motivation, what say? pic.twitter.com/mffJ9yVGR7
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Dwayne Johnson hasn’t always been this large. He had good genetics when he was young, but he was nowhere near the monster he is now. To maintain his physique, he uses a three-day split workout routine and scarfs down more than 5,000 calories in a single day. It’s insane –but that’s what makes it one of the best celebrity transformations out there.
6. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson's major weight loss and transformation. Anything is possible yo pic.twitter.com/eI6H88tmlw
— Benson Mutuku (@Bensoh_) July 13, 2014
After giving birth in 2010, Jennifer Hudson decided to sculpt a healthier, fitter body. Before fans knew it, she was already down 80 pounds. But what really had everyone talking is her ability to maintain her weight until today.
Jennifer Hudson says she doesn’t have that much time to work out. However, she does try to keep an active lifestyle. She says the key to her weight loss journey was controlling the amount of food she consumed.
Ever since she hopped on the track to fitness, she started portioning everything she ate. Jennifer was able to create a healthy, balanced diet which helps her maintain the stunning figure she has today.
7. Christian Bale
How about a "Christian Bale award" where actors would be awarded for best transformation!
What say? pic.twitter.com/AcpBp7xR9a
— Sony PIX (@SonyPIX) January 30, 2016
Christian Bale probably has one of the most shocking celebrity before and after pictures. First, he dropped to a mere 63 pounds to play the role of a chronic insomniac in The Machinist. But what had gym-goers going crazy is when he grew to 122 pounds of muscle in just a matter of months. From a skinny, anorexic-looking body, he was able to pack on 60 pounds of lean muscle. This level of dedication is how he manages to take on various celebrity transformations for different movie roles.
8. Jonah Hill
Jonah hill … Mad transformation pic.twitter.com/HQhxJMAWPK
— Ry (@RySmith_) May 24, 2014
Fans have always recognized Jonah Hill for his chubby figure and funny personality. However, he probably hit his largest when he played as Ephraim Salvador in the blockbuster movie War Dogs in 2016.
After the movie premiered, he started taking on a healthier diet and intense exercise regimen. In 2017, a stunning photo of him wearing a blue tank top reveals he had already dropped the 40 pounds he gained for the movie War Dogs.
In an interview with Ellen, Jonah says there’s no real secret. Hard work, regular exercise, and healthy dieting were all he did to lose weight. Hopefully, Jonah can maintain his newly attained trimmed-down body.
9. Chris Pratt
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Veteran fans know him for his quick wit and antics on sitcoms. He always played the chubby, funny guy. However, Chris Pratt shocked the world when he decided to pack on some lean muscle for the role of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. The paparazzi started releasing topless pictures of him at the beach and everybody went crazy.
What makes this one of the most inspiring celebrity transformations we have is the fact that he has successfully maintained his bulky physique. Plus, unlike other actors, his weight does not jump up and down on the scale.
10. Chris Hemsworth
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Chris Hemsworth wasn’t always the buff Thor fans now know. In fact, prior to his role as Thor, Chris Hemsworth says he hadn’t lifted a single dumbbell in his life. But to accurately depict one of the famous gods in Norse mythology, he decided to pack on some serious lean muscle. Today, he still rocks his 220-pound body composed of lean, hard-earned muscles.
11. Zac Efron
— Molly Chisamore (@MollyChisamore) January 21, 2016
Early fans know Zac Efron as one of the stars from Disney Channel’s High School Musical. However, as time passed, Zac decided to take on a more mature, beefed-up look. With regular exercise and healthy dieting, Zac has built and maintained his lean, shredded physique. Today, he usually takes on roles where the character has to be fit and athletic.
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Who could forget about Tom Hardy’s insane bodybuilding transformation for his role as Bane in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. In fact, gym-goers can’t stop talking about his massive traps bulging through his vest.
Prior to his role as Bane, Tom Hardy had already made a shocking transformation when he decided to play Charles Bronson, a notorious British prisoner starring in the movie Bronson.
In just five short weeks, he was able to build a sidewalk-cracking physique fit to be an actual prisoner and brawler. With this level of commitment, anyone can pursue a better body in just a matter of weeks.
13. Ryan Reynolds
This is one of the celebrity transformations people weren’t able to keep track of. Ryan Reynolds surprised fans out of the blue with his new bulked-up physique in Blade Trinity.
Later on, Ryan Reynolds still eats healthy and trains regularly to maintain his shredded physique. In fact, it’s also one of the reasons he gets to play Deadpool. Apart from his superb acting skills, Ryan Reynolds commits to maintaining his physique.
14. Hugh Jackman
THE TRANSFORMATION IN A 17 YEARS JOURNEY OF HUGH JACKMAN
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Despite his age, Hugh Jackman was able to transform his body into a fit, lean, well-sculpted physique for the role of Wolverine in the X-Men movie franchise. He often releases footage of his training sessions at the gym. There you can see how specific and well-thought-out his fitness plan is.
Gym-goers across the globe can learn something from this. To achieve any fitness goal, you have to create a specific fitness routine to follow and stick to. There’s no one-size-fits-all program so stop looking for one.
15. Josh Peck
Ultimate transformation award goes to Josh Peck 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/SE2iwPtgKI
— Let's Be Fit (@FitspoFuture) April 5, 2013
American TV actor Josh Peck has always played the role of the chubby dork. In fact, even his most prominent role, Josh Peck from Drake and Josh, was a fat, nerdy kid.
However, as the series went on, fans started to notice Josh Peck’s body transformation. What makes this inspirational is the fact that Josh Peck maintained his new fitter physique even after the series ended. This is one of the most nostalgic celebrity transformations younger readers can appreciate.
16. Craig Robinson
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Craig Robison has always been that funny, chubby actor starring in various sitcoms. But in 2017, Craig decided to shed body fat for his then-upcoming show Ghosted. Craig says the secret to his weight loss was completely cutting out junk from his diet.
He also cut meat out of his diet, stopped drinking alcohol, and tried eating vegan. The results were amazing. Plus, Craig was very happy with his transformation. In fact, he decided not to go back to his previous ways.
Gym-goers who want to get in shape quicker can also opt to cut out junk from their diets. Opt to eat healthier snacks and alternatives as opposed to conventional junk food.
17. Jason Momoa
— Jim Heleringer (@jheleringer) July 17, 2017
Jason Momoa has always been a grizzly, buff man –especially in his role in Game of Thrones. However, Jason decided to challenge himself even further and take on a more buffed up physique as Aquaman in Justice League.
To achieve his new larger physique, Jason did a combination of dumbbell workouts, heavy rope exercises, and rock climbing. Fitness buffs can opt to copy his routine to achieve the same superhero-like body.
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These are just some of the most inspiring and amazing celebrity transformations. Gym-goers should understand that the only thing standing between them and their goals are their own excuses. To excel in fitness, all you need is hard work and dedication. Create a personal fitness program that targets specific needs and your lifestyle and goals, then stick to it, no excuses.
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