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 • 2 955

  • Looper
    Looper  9 months ago +685

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

    • Il Cuggino Canadese
      Il Cuggino Canadese 5 months ago

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

    • Zarif Luqman
      Zarif Luqman 5 months ago

      I thought it was Jimmy Fallon for the whole movie.

    • The Official Andy Saenz
      The Official Andy Saenz 6 months ago

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

    • Mary H
      Mary H 7 months ago

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

    • Inexorable Wolf
      Inexorable Wolf 7 months ago

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

  • Casey Thomas
    Casey Thomas 3 days ago

    Zachary Levi did an AMAZING job!

  • Matt t
    Matt t 10 days ago

    Well if you have professional instruction and someone making your food anyone could do this!

  • Captain Coffee Cake
    Captain Coffee Cake 12 days ago

    Levi got in great shape.... but for real he used a padded suit no matter what he says

  • Christine Weaver
    Christine Weaver 12 days ago


  • The Official Andy Saenz

    The minion from Men’s Health magazine can say whatever he wants, but the truth is Zachary worked very hard to achieve his superhero physique! I believe Zachary.

  • The Official Andy Saenz
    The Official Andy Saenz 12 days ago +1

    He’s 6’4”, he weighed about 215 pounds when he filmed Shazam. That’s a big guy! 💪🏼😎💪🏼

  • marcus24000
    marcus24000 15 days ago

    the red suit might add to him looking bigger,red is a verry present color.

  • austin3cw
    austin3cw 15 days ago

    He WAS wearing padding in the suit, but he also got a lot bigger. Affleck had padding in his suit but he also got into really good shape. There’s nothing wrong with wearing some padding in a superhero costume, and it’s probably helpful to be in shape underneath the suit.

  • Sam
    Sam 23 days ago


  • Khalid Hamid
    Khalid Hamid 28 days ago

    100% sure that shoulder bubble is fake

  • avery baxter
    avery baxter Month ago +1

    Imagine how much Levi is going to have to be in the gym when he and the rock/ black Adam are finally in the same movie

    • avery baxter
      avery baxter Month ago

      Trending News it’s pretty hard to match the size of the rock, especially since this is his first superhero movie he’s gonna bulk up

    • Trending News
      Trending News Month ago

      avery baxter Haha right. Zach needs to put on more bulk to at least match the size of Dwayne.

  • Just for fun
    Just for fun Month ago

    That Cavil deadlift looked painful!

  • Apostolis Kiales
    Apostolis Kiales Month ago

    That deadlift broke my heart :( and his back 4 sure. 2:54

  • Titubo anche io
    Titubo anche io Month ago

    No roids?

  • Mattew
    Mattew 2 months ago

    Broccoli, chiken, a lot of motivation...and steroids, obviously...

  • Tory DIXON
    Tory DIXON 2 months ago

    Yeah, it's fake. Conan O'Brien has a superhero suit too. Can't say I'd be surprised if Henry Cavill dabled in the dark arts though.

  • n trainer
    n trainer 2 months ago

    Leading ladies have it so much easier - (in most cases) they only need to lose weight to be in movies. The male leads have to be ripped and toned - even if they're not playing super-heroes.

  • Sam
    Sam 2 months ago

    hot daddy

  • Luis Felipe Abreu
    Luis Felipe Abreu 2 months ago

    100% padded.

  • contact1araya
    contact1araya 2 months ago +3

    the hell....using padding on movies is a standard practice, it makes for that extra bulge portrayed on comics, but padding can't fake the basic mass needed for the aesthetics of the characters.

  • RKP
    RKP 2 months ago +1

    It's called money? I'm in this shape. Zero bucks.

  • True Survivor
    True Survivor 2 months ago

    I think it was padding a little but it’s also but only slightly. He’d have to do steroids to be that big, and work out for like more then a year, and he’s a better actor then a bodybuilder. Plus the material for the suits I think, I dunno they use weird material that makes it look more fake. It’s,like Ben Afflecks suit, it’s the same material. It’s slightly fake.

  • Moi S
    Moi S 2 months ago

    Waaaaayyyyy too many ads guys! Great job to Zach and loved the math equation joke he concocted.

  • Johan Jönsson
    Johan Jönsson 2 months ago

    Is it just me or is that horrible form? 2:55 (no hate)

  • Johan Jönsson
    Johan Jönsson 2 months ago

    After watching endgame I can proudly say that I have the body of one of the strongest superheroes in the MCU!

  • Katupa Chongo
    Katupa Chongo 2 months ago

    So Annoying that movie sucked. It was so evident that he wore padding

  • Katupa Chongo
    Katupa Chongo 2 months ago

    Nah this guy was not jacked at all. If you ask me the casting was terrible.

  • Shiloh Pacheco
    Shiloh Pacheco 2 months ago

    He's still wearing a muscle suit .it's fucking obvious.

  • DerHalbeEuro
    DerHalbeEuro 2 months ago

    Why this pointless video? Promoting the movie?
    It`s an obviously padded suit!

  • Christopher Gerlach
    Christopher Gerlach 3 months ago

    Sure, there's SOME padding there. Specially in the shoulders. But that's not to detract that he did get pretty big.

  • Speed GamerSG
    Speed GamerSG 3 months ago +1

    Video: lets talk about Dc Movie shazam

    2:26 *inserts clip of Quill from Marvel*

    Shazam: am I a joke to you?

  • Saaliha Khan
    Saaliha Khan 3 months ago

    I havent see Shazam but I think its pretty good and my middle name is Shaza

  • Jhon Cadalin
    Jhon Cadalin 3 months ago

    alpha mindset

  • Maria Younus
    Maria Younus 3 months ago


  • Terri Young
    Terri Young 3 months ago

    He is SUPER Fine!!!!!! Always thought so as CHUCK😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Lao Tzu
    Lao Tzu 3 months ago

    Neck bridges + Padding = Shazam

  • Daniel Kohner
    Daniel Kohner 3 months ago

    It is easy to diet and eat right when someone else pays the bills. 3,000 calories a day racks one hell of a bill. Also a normal adult with a job does not have time to spend 5 hours a day in the gym.

  • moliro
    moliro 3 months ago

    i just watched shazam and it looked padded... the delts separation is there 100% of the time regardless of how he moves

  • Joseph C
    Joseph C 3 months ago

    And that movie still sucked

  • Eduardo Hilário
    Eduardo Hilário 4 months ago

    Ali this diet and trainning to use a inflate uniforme.

  • Mr totorro
    Mr totorro 4 months ago

    well it was all constume in shazam the movie just mind blowing and everything but i really think that they should create something that looks realistic well even a 2 year old can spot that thqt it was all costime

  • Tani E
    Tani E 4 months ago

    Henry and Zachary in one movie is just too much hotness! Lmbo Cant wait hahaha

  • Phenix shredz
    Phenix shredz 4 months ago

    aaaaaand steroids lolol

  • Sub to Cammy j
    Sub to Cammy j 4 months ago

    there’s always a dirty bulk

  • smacleod69
    smacleod69 4 months ago

    Actually, if you work out like a sprinter with maximum effort and short rest periods. You will gain better muscle than working for a marathon.

  • Curt Walter
    Curt Walter 4 months ago

    Watched Shazam last night. Kind of corny. The suit does have some padding but if you look at his neck/ chest area you can easily see hes very fit.

  • Guy janko
    Guy janko 4 months ago

    THANKS TO: Steroids and HGH........padded muscle suit does the rest. SHAZAM...SHAZAM...SHAZAM

  • Xiomara Gamez
    Xiomara Gamez 4 months ago

    Doesn’t it have padding though

  • Xiomara Gamez
    Xiomara Gamez 4 months ago

    I thought it had padding

  • Jesse Seonza
    Jesse Seonza 4 months ago +1

    Have you guys checked out Natalie Portman's ( new Thor )
    work out routine?
    Omg she is huge. I think it might be HGH growth hormone
    lol marvel is doomed. Disney will coffin it.

  • D L R
    D L R 4 months ago

    He got into shape alright! Just not quite the shape that came with the costume!😉

  • Christine Weaver
    Christine Weaver 4 months ago

    Loved chuck! Levi is awesome in everything!

  • Chris Clee
    Chris Clee 4 months ago

    There is definitely padding in the suit

  • Tessa WB
    Tessa WB 4 months ago

    I thought he was wearing a muscle suit

  • Servicios Digitales Lopez

    total fake levi is fake

  • John Mart Belamide
    John Mart Belamide 4 months ago

    The rock: that's cute

  • World News
    World News 4 months ago

    He needs traps , no traps at all man , others body parts hes ok !

  • brussell639
    brussell639 4 months ago

    It's a padded suit. So what. Both Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill had padded suits too on top of their muscular physiques. There's no doubt that Zachary Levi put on a lot of muscle and got in tremendous shape. But the reality is a spandex suit is going to hide most of the muscle tone and definition, so the padding is necessary to display a god-like body.

    BAT MAN 4 months ago

    And... Some steroids