You’ve never seen Simon Pegg quite like this. Following his appearance in Mission: Impossible—Fallout last summer alongside Tom Cruise and Henry Cavill, it looks like the actor picked up a few fitness tips for his next movie from his co-stars.
Pegg’s personal trainer Nick Lower posted a photo of the 49-year-old actor on social media, revealing an absolutely ripped Pegg with six-pack abs and a dramatic weight loss transformation. Lower wrote that the photo showed Pegg after a six-month training program he used to get “very lean” for his new role in the thriller film Inheritance.
As part of the transformation, Lower noted that Pegg went from 12 percent body fat to just 8 percent while also dropping nearly 20 pounds in total weight. The workout program included “a mix of strength, circuits, core and 60km trail runs” along with a “sound nutrition plan,” according to Lower.
“When we discussed this character, Simon wanted to be very lean but with definition,” Lower told Men’s Journal. “This physique is a little extreme and not maintainable for long periods, although Simon keeps in good shape all of the time. It was achieved because Simon was consistent with his nutrition and training plan. No tricks or ridiculous dieting methods, just a focused mindset, good nutrition, a mix of strength training and cardio.” (Read up more on Lower’s process here.)
Take a look at Pegg’s incredible transformation:
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👏👏👏 • #SimonPegg 6 month body transformation for #InheritanceMovie • The brief for this role was lean, VERY lean. It required a specific body shape & look. • Body weight: 78kg ⬇️ 69kg • Body Fat: 12% ⬇️ 8% • A mix of strength, circuits, core & 60km p/w trail runs! • A sound nutrition plan that worked for him and his goals • 6 months of hard work has paid off and I tip my hat to you sir…🙌
Pegg later retweeted the photo and added a funny comment about the side effects of the training program:
Also occasional mild grumpiness…😝💪🏻 https://t.co/d1V9OedEo6
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) March 1, 2019
Pegg’s new film follows “what happens when the patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives,” according to Deadline. The film stars Lily Collins, Chace Crawford, and Connie Nielsen, and is directed Vaughn Stein, who Pegg worked with on the movie Terminal.
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