Jumping over fences must be a great workout routine, because Simon Pegg is absolutely shredded.
12 years after trying to get fit in Run Fatboy Run, the actor has undergone a dramatic physical transformation for upcoming movie Inheritance, which stars Pegg as a character named Morgan, alongside Lily Collins, Connie Nielson and Chace Crawford.
The 49-year-old has been hitting the gym and working with a personal trainer for the last six months, in an effort to lose fat and define his muscles for the role, which requires him to be ‘lean, VERY lean’. He’s certainly looking the part now.
Trainer Nick Lower shared a snap of the actor on Instagram, where he detailed the workout routine and revealed Pegg had lost 9kg (19.8lbs), as well as four per cent body fat since he began training.
#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 [down to] 69kg. Body Fat: 12% [down to] 8%.
The post continued:
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…
Check out his transformation here:
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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…🙌
Admittedly, it must be easier to commit to an intense workout like that when you know you’re being paid big bucks for the end result, but Pegg made it clear it wasn’t always smooth sailing.
Sharing the picture to Twitter, he added:
Also occasional mild grumpiness…
Pegg’s fans have been blown away by the impressive changes, with many complimenting the actor on his physique and posting witty puns related to his films.
One person responded:
Shawn of the Shredded
While another wrote:
I suggest u [sic] to legally change your name to Simon Pecs
Shawn of the Shredded
— Brandon Doyle (@B3DOYLE) March 1, 2019
I suggest u to legally change your name to Simon Pecs
— ᛞᛖᚾᚾᚤ ᚷ. ᛈᛖᛋᛟᚾᚨᛏᚨᛗᚨ (@DennyClear) March 1, 2019
Go on, have some black forest gateaux! pic.twitter.com/oulcMnyEYt
— dan lever (@dlever21) March 2, 2019
Hopefully Pegg will treat himself to a nice Cornetto once filming for Inheritance is complete, he deserves it!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.