How Zachary Levi Got In Serious Shape For Shazam!

  • Published on Mar 4, 2019
  • If you want to play a costumed superhero, then you need to look the part, and that means intense workouts coupled with an insane diet. Let's take a look at how Zachary Levi went from supergeek to superhero, and got ripped for Shazam!
    When Zachary Levi agreed to take on Shazam as his next big role, he essentially agreed to make the gym his second home. After all, this is a character who has stood his ground in a number of scraps with Superman over the years. If this confrontation is ever going to play out on the big screen, then Levi has to at least keep pace with Henry Cavill, assuming Cavill is still playing the Man of Steel by the time a crossover is viable. The movie's official synopsis even described Shazam as having a "ripped, godlike body," so there's little wonder Levi began hitting the weights almost every day.
    During a chat with former Smallville Lex Luthor actor Michael Rosenbaum, Levi said he's working out five or six days a week.
    That's a lot of gym time no matter who you are, and all that time pumping iron definitely shows.
    When someone who doesn't work out regularly starts hitting the gym hard, they usually experience what's known as "newbie gains."
    This was evidently the case for Levi, who managed to pack on an impressive amount of pounds within his first six weeks of training. He told Rosenbaum in February 2018:
    Levi gave a similar account of his early gains when Variety caught up with him almost a year down the line. Speaking to the Hollywood trade at the New York City premiere of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2, the actor revealed that he'd started seeing results right away:
    "I immediately put on about 24 pounds and then we carved that down in about half. So I've been hovering around 215 pounds, and I'm in the best shape of my life and stronger and happier and healthier than I've ever been." Keep watching to find out how Zachary Levi got in serious shape for Shazam!
    #ZacharyLevi #Shazam #DCEU #CelebWorkouts
    A second home | 0:15
    Packing on the pounds | 1:07
    A high calorie diet | 2:06
    What's on his plate? | 3:02
    He eats all the time | 3:49
    Taking aim at processed foods | 4:49
    Food on the go | 5:58
    Padded suit rumors | 6:39
    Workout partner | 8:11
    Workout formula | 8:58
    Concentrating on mental health | 9:37
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Comments • 2 936

  • Looper
    Looper  4 months ago +658

    What's your early feel on Shazam! Think it'll live up to the trailers?

    • Il Cuggino Canadese
      Il Cuggino Canadese 15 days ago

      I enjoyed watching Shazam! more than I enjoyed Avengers Endgame.

    • END GAME
      END GAME 20 days ago

      I thought it was Jimmy Fallon for the whole movie.

    • The Official Andy Saenz
      The Official Andy Saenz 2 months ago

      Looper I saw it about 2 weeks ago, it was amazing!

    • Mary H
      Mary H 2 months ago

      I saw "Shazam!" and loved it. Have been a fan of the original Captain Marvel for 45 years.

    • Inexorable Wolf
      Inexorable Wolf 2 months ago

      what movie or show is the scene at 9:29 from?

    BAT MAN Day ago

    And... Some steroids

  • Dak Kueth
    Dak Kueth 2 days ago

    shazam is awesome

  • MyUsernamesPeter
    MyUsernamesPeter 2 days ago

    2:26 chris pratt

  • Gunchaa PH
    Gunchaa PH 2 days ago

    I eat one Ben & Jerry's its 5000 cal, so no big deal ;D

  • Aieser Lopez
    Aieser Lopez 5 days ago

    That guy at the gym, the one that tries to go 5 days but ends up going 2 or 3...the one with the inconsistent regiment.. yeah, that guy is in better shape than Zach. Absolutely pathetic. 🤣😂

  • Dexter Diamond
    Dexter Diamond 5 days ago

    If you're famous, video about what you eat and how you eat and what you do next is watched like 3.5 mln times. God give us a life of our own! Me just came here to see Zach naked.

  • Sammy68305
    Sammy68305 5 days ago

    Shoulders are for sure pads.. Hahaha no way..

  • Nilly K
    Nilly K 6 days ago

    This movie was hilarious.

  • Jarome Jacksan
    Jarome Jacksan 6 days ago

    I know great place to learn about workouts. Just google for 'Unflexal' :)

  • Deer Sea
    Deer Sea 6 days ago +1

    i'm here because i'm watching the movie and i thought he looked padded out when i first saw him

  • Ishaq Sebbar
    Ishaq Sebbar 7 days ago

    What's the movie at 9:30 ?

  • Basic Reviews
    Basic Reviews 9 days ago

    No he didn’t that Shazam mussle suit look fake asf

  • Sid
    Sid 9 days ago

    4 meals a day lean , and give MUTANT MASS a try stuff works !!!!

  • russell soomekh
    russell soomekh 10 days ago

    Shazam: I don’t know how to cook at all
    Me: sit down bitch an put this dry noodle up your ass without braking it.. then you will be chef
    Shazam: yes

  • David King
    David King 10 days ago

    He is absolutely "padded out". Not to say he isnt in good shape. But, he is wearing padding.

  • Nicholas Sullivan
    Nicholas Sullivan 10 days ago

    Let's be honest.
    He got fit, nothing more or less.

  • D Banks
    D Banks 10 days ago

    The movie sucked like all dc movies tho 😂

  • hardleecure
    hardleecure 10 days ago

    so basically... exercise + keto diet with fish oil and a daily multivitamin.

  • Kyle Sharpton
    Kyle Sharpton 10 days ago

    I'll save everyone 11 minutes of their lives : He worked out.

  • chodebon75
    chodebon75 10 days ago

    i mean come on. love zach levi and he def got ripped and mad respect to him but that it for sure a slightly padded suit. His shoulders in that suit and wayyy bigger and more rounded. Again not saying he didnt get big, but it looks like the studio wanted to add just a little bit...

  • Joseph birchall
    Joseph birchall 10 days ago

    Simple, he got paid to do it!

  • James Mandill
    James Mandill 10 days ago

    why are people still on this. celebs get fit for their roles, its no secret

  • Jack Hammer
    Jack Hammer 10 days ago

    I cant wait to see this movie!

  • Brimstone Helix
    Brimstone Helix 11 days ago

    Its called fucken steroids!.

  • u235u235u235
    u235u235u235 11 days ago

    summary of video: bulk and cut cycles, use PED.

  • William
    William 11 days ago

    So he got into shape the same way every other actor has. Amazing work guys.

  • MyCat SayWoof
    MyCat SayWoof 11 days ago

    i only know Levi Ackerman

  • adrian welch
    adrian welch 11 days ago

    it was a padded suit

  • OneTwentyOver80
    OneTwentyOver80 11 days ago


  • meg grotte
    meg grotte 11 days ago

    He is pretty pumped to me. I hope they do more Shazam movies

  • Ingerimm
    Ingerimm 11 days ago

    *... and i'm in the best shape of my life and stronger and happier and healthier than I've ever been.*
    Says most people who stop accepting being out of shape and instead works hard to change it. Stop sitting on your arses and go out there and boost your confidence and esteem!

  • sunnibird
    sunnibird 11 days ago

    Had my doubts when I saw the leaked costume pics from early shooting. Even though it's a padded suit I think it looks pretty good in the final product.

  • rdmanone
    rdmanone 11 days ago

    Definitely padded. Look at those four arms.

  • Lamont Simpson
    Lamont Simpson 11 days ago

    What bad casting!

  • wtfftw149
    wtfftw149 11 days ago


  • J's H12 JHO
    J's H12 JHO 11 days ago

    So what.
    Looking the part means nothing
    His acting skills were shite
    This actor has alway been a shit actor in any films.
    What a fcuking waste of space
    As with the script and film itself
    That’s was fcuking awful.
    No wonder it never achieved anything
    Cut your losses
    Sack the whole film team.

  • karma S
    karma S 11 days ago

    Tats a shoulder padded suit

  • Divine Oracle
    Divine Oracle 12 days ago

    I love Zach...haters always hate.🤩

  • JacenAvencast
    JacenAvencast 12 days ago

    Meanwhile Thor got fat...

  • Queen Alice Kingsley
    Queen Alice Kingsley 12 days ago

    Well I could watch this video over....n over....😳🤯😅🤩😍😍😍

  • Joe
    Joe 12 days ago

    legit thought it was jimmy falon

  • Gareth M
    Gareth M 12 days ago

    It's steroids, people. Everyone in Hollywood uses them to get big because hard work in the gym + strict diet is unfortunately less effective than hard work in the gym + strict diet + steroids. When there's millions of dollars at stake I don't blame them.

  • Adam Barnaby
    Adam Barnaby 12 days ago

    Shazam was a garbage movie...

  • Mercenary Tao
    Mercenary Tao 12 days ago

    Yeah right... no way thats not padding on that costume.. he doesnt really look that big in any other video.

  • Heavy Weight Primate With a Harvard Mind

    He forgot to mention what steroid cycle he took

  • Thomas Holler
    Thomas Holler 12 days ago

    and it was all for nothing because he was in a padded suit the entire time and his muscles looked fake

  • Subhajit Sarkar
    Subhajit Sarkar 12 days ago

    Henry Cavill : "Hold my beer"

  • Rb b
    Rb b 12 days ago +1

    B.s. supplemented with chemeicals.

  • Капитан Панкейков

    Shazam is one big facepalm

  • Dredgen One
    Dredgen One 12 days ago

    Why do these idiots think that getting "ripped" is the same as being a mass monster?

  • TheRealFriend
    TheRealFriend 12 days ago

    i eat 3000 calories a day only weigh 150

  • Edelie C
    Edelie C 12 days ago

    which movie or tv show is this scene? @9:30?

  • I'lleatyou
    I'lleatyou 12 days ago


  • Chicken Dancer
    Chicken Dancer 12 days ago

    Chuck got buff...

  • ma biaka
    ma biaka 12 days ago

    oh yeah levi is monster the wall was made to keep him out

  • gary22898
    gary22898 12 days ago

    That's a professional Hollywood made suit thats all him that suit it prolly centimeters thin I mean recall the first Spider-Man suit with Tobey Maguire very similar characteristics

  • Sachin Shrestha
    Sachin Shrestha 12 days ago

    When I saw the trailer, I didn't think much about the movie...but now that I've seen the movie...damn..that was really good...

  • SVS Productions
    SVS Productions 12 days ago

    If its not a padded suit then its CGI layered over it which would explains why zach insists theres no padding. But I can clearly tell the shazam body is not the same size as his real body. The shoulders are bigger than human.

  • Samuar Joe
    Samuar Joe 13 days ago

    so you can't get that body by being vegan?, you got it bro!

  • Michael Weston
    Michael Weston 13 days ago

    he got jacked, AND it's a padded suit. 7:59. come on dude, be honest.

  • Joseph White
    Joseph White 13 days ago

    What is up with the sideways hat and airpods? Dude you're not a teenager.

  • DeyZeus
    DeyZeus 13 days ago

    I believe it is a muscle suit but molded after the actors physique while he was at his peak build, that way he isn't busting ass all the time to maintain that body.

  • paul mc
    paul mc 13 days ago

    I loved chuck, and it is amazing what people can do.

    PARAPOLITICOS 13 days ago

    he should have invested more in acting lessons

  • Othon von Salza
    Othon von Salza 13 days ago

    There are pads but only on the shoulders. Shoulders are padded and that's it.

  • Gerrie herwijnen
    Gerrie herwijnen 13 days ago

    Cavill is jacked.. hey is the lord of the rings fitnes rings he

  • Gerrie herwijnen
    Gerrie herwijnen 13 days ago

    Good for him man.. newbie gains feel the best 😁🔥

  • Lee Mark Ponciano
    Lee Mark Ponciano 14 days ago

    He looks great... But i do believe there is minimal amount of padding in the suit. Specially in the shoulders and biceps area... It looks a little to perfect and well balanced. But nonetheless... He nailed the transformation needed for the role.

  • Jasper DiLincoln
    Jasper DiLincoln 14 days ago

    He looked hott

  • R haresh
    R haresh 14 days ago

    the movie was full of LOL.

  • R haresh
    R haresh 14 days ago

    I'm sure he choose the short cut coz that's what everyone does nowadays to keep in shape or for appearance. Rharesh 2nd year medical college boy.

  • Vuyo Sakala
    Vuyo Sakala 14 days ago

    look any real gym goer can spot AND praise hard work.. and clearly Levi worked out.. u can tell... kudos to him.
    but yes that suit is padded or cgi'd..this is not saying he cant get to that size.. but please....

  • Matt Thomas
    Matt Thomas 14 days ago +2

    Also some sort of Performance Enhancing Drug/Steroid/similar. There's no shame in it, and they still have to put in a lot of work and training, but the amount of mass that actors put on in a short amount of time and then claim is due simply to hard working is irresponsible. To grow as fast as some actors in the timespan they have is impossible without some sort of PEDs, and transparency would stop average guys having unrealistic expectations for their own bodybuilding.

    • Luc Germain
      Luc Germain 11 days ago

      I don't know, he had a pretty basic body before he started working out and you can accomplish a lot if you work out five months straight and strictly uphold your training routine and get the right nutrition. His transformation looks pretty normal and his suit was prepped to make him look bigger, too.

  • jurassicgalaxy9
    jurassicgalaxy9 14 days ago

    His arms may be real but those shoulders were padded, even so those chicken legs needed a lot of work.

  • Marco Colecchia
    Marco Colecchia 14 days ago

    He did a great job and gave Captain Marvel a great look

  • Aljaž Jesen
    Aljaž Jesen 14 days ago

    Well he had a muscle suit on so why train

  • B Bennett
    B Bennett 14 days ago

    More nonsense posts from Looper. Blah blah blah

  • Razortime Montalvo
    Razortime Montalvo 14 days ago

    Definitely padded. No shame in it. Henry Cavil got ripped AND padded for Superman.

  • ChuckOnFire TM
    ChuckOnFire TM 15 days ago

    His face same like Johnny cage in mortal kombat 11😂

  • sam g
    sam g 15 days ago

    still looks like a twig

  • The Souvlakinator
    The Souvlakinator 15 days ago


  • Jacob Billsborough
    Jacob Billsborough 15 days ago

    Two things, one, he did this because he is an actor. It became his job to get in shape. The average joe is not in this position, so that wife who asked how her husband could be like him..... win the lotto. Two, he is wearing padding. A final thought, his body type should not have that muscle, he looks like a reverse bobble head.

  • Donna Ulanday Ulanday Donna

    Dat guy knoked of chris pratts box thing

  • Trap Therapy
    Trap Therapy 16 days ago

    I know zach levi's muscle are real and bruh the fans are right he look like he's wearing a padded suit its not Levi's fault...literally the costume looks cartoony

  • Maxamillian Steele
    Maxamillian Steele 16 days ago


  • Robert Marlin
    Robert Marlin 16 days ago +1

    100% Padded out suit, all you have to do is look it is so obvious but at least he is no on the juice for the part like so many other actors, so good on him.

  • Dave Quinn
    Dave Quinn 17 days ago

    It’s not that hard. Just takes discipline people, come on!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chanseypantsable
    chanseypantsable 17 days ago

    Let me guess, diet and exercise?

  • Pranot Zode
    Pranot Zode 20 days ago +1

    why people are trolling zachary his role of peter quill was taken by Chris pratt still he moved on and got role of Shazam and nailed it

  • dotaapso
    dotaapso 20 days ago

    The whole video should be 5 seconds : "He was pretty big before, just done a bit of workout to have better muscle shape".

  • games guitars and gore
    games guitars and gore 21 day ago +2

    Cavill is still supes...he just couldnt make it for the end credit cameo due to scheduling...

  • White Devil
    White Devil 21 day ago


  • French Sailer
    French Sailer 23 days ago

    I don't get why they need to be like this, these heroes look childish and pumped, which won't represent any of their watchers in some time ..

  • Arttu Lehikoinen
    Arttu Lehikoinen 24 days ago

    "3000 calories is sure impressive amount". Yeah no, I'm 17 and eat that everyday without even thinking about it

  • Kelsey Haight
    Kelsey Haight 24 days ago

    9:04 WHOA BABY! I can’t stop melting in my seat while looking at him shirtless I want him to give me that hot sweet sexy lovin nonstop I LOVE ZACHARY LEVI 😍💖💖💘💗❤️❤️♥️

  • Skeptical Chris
    Skeptical Chris 26 days ago

    anyone notice the huge arms on the boom operator (guy holding the mic) at 4:07 ?

  • Jeffrey J
    Jeffrey J 26 days ago

    Zachary Levin supposedly in shape is how I look when I don't lift for a few months... gtfoh... that Is why they padded the hell out of the Shazaam suit to which it looked goofy... Cavil and Jackman is the standard to being big and ripped...

  • paul quaresimo
    paul quaresimo 26 days ago

    Thanks looper now I re want to re watch chuck

  • Cael
    Cael 26 days ago

    It’s hollywood of course it’s the padded, but without the suit he still looks the part so why care