It's been seven days since you devoured the latest and eagerly awaited trailer for The Legend of Tarzan, and although I'm sure you're super excited about the prospect of seeing Alexander Skarsgård punch a gorilla in the face, the question I really want to know the answer to is: how on earth did he get so goddamn ripped?
That six-pack is insane, right? Although it needed to be, you can't just rock up to the jungle with a dad bod can you? You'd assume that if you spend your days running from beasts, swinging from trees and munching fruit, you'd be super lean and the most flexible a person can possibly be.
As director David Yates said:
"Tarzan needs muscles, but it's more a leaner, longer, more vertical modern man than the square-jawed stereotype we're used to."
So, how did he do it?
Well, according to reports Skarsgård teamed up with choreographer Wayne McGregor to improve his posture, flexibility and agility, assumedly performing movements which helped to develop the long and lean body type mentioned by Yates above.
The preparation apparently took a full four months of training, with brutal 4:30am starts each morning. But according to Skarsgard, it was totally worth it:
"I basically didn't see my family or my friends. [It] was definitely worth getting up at 4:30 in the morning."
Although there is nothing a person could do to get me in the gym at that ungodly hour, one would guess that his level of dedication has something to do with the fact he's military trained (and probably Warner Bros. pay check factors in somewhere too).
Check out Tarzan's soon to be legendary abs in action in the trailer below: