After all, he was going to have to compete with the physiques of Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello. So, Matt Bomer tapped personal trainer Ryan Farhoudi for help. Farhoudi provides Bomer’s workout routine, along with his “Time under Tension” philosophy in the latest issue of Men’s Fitness.
Matt Bomer Workout Routine
The Matt Bomer workout routine focuses on something called “Time under Tension.” The goal here is to maximize how much time your muscles strain, under a heavy load.
The emphasis is time under tension.
Spend as much time as you can under the tension of the weight. To do this, go much slower than your used to. Control the weight, never let it control you. Bomer’s trainer, Ryan Farhoudi says:
I say slow down more than anything else. Get into that burn and you’ll grow.
Notice that you 1 “A-B-C” and 2 “A-B-C” as a superset. Do one set of each exercise, then immediately go onto the next exercise in the superset. Rest after all 3 exercises are done, and repeat it all again.
It’s all about feeling that burn, if you really want to grow. Bomer’s workout is full of back-to-back supersets, much like fellow actor Joe Manganiello’s workout. This technique will bring you on your way to having a ripped body. It worked for Matt Bomer, now it’s time for you!
Matt Bomer’s greatest challenge was Magic Mike. But, he adds American Horror Story also provided motivation to be in great shape.
Matt Bomer Diet
Matt Bomer says his diet is 80% of how he gets ripped. Food is fuel, not pleasure. When he has to get in shape for a role his job is to eat right. His philosophy on dieting starts with always combining protein and carbs. He talks about the role of protein, and how it slows down your body’s absorption of calories. It’s bad to just eat straight carbohydrates. Doing so, leads to a rapid burn, and your body will accumulate fat. Explaining to Men’s Fitness, he says combining food groups is key:
If you mix a protein with a starch, it’s going to significantly increase the time it takes for your body to break it down.
Matt Bomer’s diet includes:
- Most meals combine a starch, protein and a vegetable.
- Fruit is eaten alone, 30 minutes before or after a meal.
- High Protein, but No Bread (Turkey Burger’s without the bun).
- Lots of Green Vegetables, Chicken & Sweet Potatoes.
During filming, Bomer says he had:
To be naked tomorrow at 9am for a love scene with LadY Gaga. So, maybe it’s not a good time right now, to eat french fries!