How Zachary Levi Got In Serious Shape For Shazam!

  • Опубликовано: 4 мар 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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  • Looper
    Looper  18 дней назад +324

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

    • Ikea Lamp
      Ikea Lamp День назад


    • Matt Butts
      Matt Butts 4 дня назад

      +DubBeGood bud SHAZAM is the REAL Captain Marvel.

    • Stanlos
      Stanlos 5 дней назад

      It will be EXTRAORDINARILY difficult for them to screw that up

    • Hitler Senpai
      Hitler Senpai 5 дней назад


    • Pawl
      Pawl 5 дней назад

      I saw the trailer, before watching Captain Marvel. At first, I had no interest in seeing Shazam!, but now very interested in watching it. I think Shazam! will be very successful.

  • ojideagu
    ojideagu 23 часа назад

    I thought he was wearing a muscle suit, it doesn't look natural

  • youndbloodkid
    youndbloodkid 23 часа назад

    Movie at 9:30

  • Ryan Frank
    Ryan Frank День назад

    Otherwise known as...


  • Education Minister of Wakanda
    Education Minister of Wakanda День назад

    Shoulder pads


    Can anyone tell me the background music name

  • Kxckup
    Kxckup День назад

    I think the answer is pretty simple how to get into shape, lift weights, run, eat clean, and be consistent. Just saved you the time you’d have to watch this video into 15 seconds

  • mew10521
    mew10521 День назад

    wow, 3000 calories thats insane!!!

  • Samy Khatib
    Samy Khatib День назад

    He’s bigger than Casey now lol

  • Jay Boyer
    Jay Boyer День назад +1

    He not jacked

  • tropico boy
    tropico boy День назад

    his suit deos look paded but i could be how the suit fits.

  • Rolfen
    Rolfen День назад +5

    2:53 for Henry Cavill absolutely DESTROYING his back!

  • Gwinzz7
    Gwinzz7 День назад

    no homo

  • RaineTCG
    RaineTCG День назад

    It's easy when you have personal trainers and money

  • Makareta Sisifa
    Makareta Sisifa День назад

    I just saw star lord

  • Daniel Beland
    Daniel Beland День назад

    Not the best choice for Shazam Character.. Do not like his acting.

  • TheEmearald Miner
    TheEmearald Miner День назад

    4:07, the person holding the mic also has a good body

  • Aeriozz
    Aeriozz День назад

    I guess he ate well and worked out, thats basicslly it. Yup.

  • amit salvi
    amit salvi День назад

    Being Actor not too easy after all so much sacrifices. Damn that is pain.
    but who will miss that big superhero Role.
    I am lucky i am not an actor i can't live without my beer. when i travel thru flight 17 hrs journey she is my precious to keep me calm when there you can't smoke. Have Beer and Relax

  • YnnyY&nne OilRyser
    YnnyY&nne OilRyser День назад

    I'll save you 10:32 mins....ROIDS and a excellent workout/nutrition plan. But mainly ROIDS.

  • Kurtis Brudenell
    Kurtis Brudenell День назад

    Good lord, you don't just explode in 6 weeks because of newbie gains. All you do is start maximising the muscle you already have, especially when you've been skinny.
    Yes he ate a lot. But it's very obvious he was adding the special sauce with his chicken and broccoli...
    There is a underground of obvious steroid use in Hollywood that no one likes to admit

  • W P
    W P День назад

    Jacked? This guy is wearing a muscle suit throughout the movie.

  • Putatbu
    Putatbu День назад

    And Thus Levi Went On To Be A Bodybuilder , leaving his acting career behind.

  • Fortnut :v Gamer :v
    Fortnut :v Gamer :v День назад

    The suit has a little of paddles because look 4:07 and 10:10

  • Gourgandise
    Gourgandise День назад

    I actually have NO idea who that guy is, and you keep showing footage of stuff I've never seen before... I guess I'm living under a rock.

  • djef ardeur
    djef ardeur 2 дня назад

    muscle suit

  • Jeremie Walls
    Jeremie Walls 2 дня назад

    You'd have to be an idiot if u dont think celebrities have a little "help" for these super hero roles. Smh

  • M K
    M K 2 дня назад

    But he still use some body bump

  • Andrew Stuckey
    Andrew Stuckey 2 дня назад

    Of course it's a muscle suit. Cavill and Affleck wore them too, even though they were ripped. They only hit the gym to sell the inevitable shirtless scenes. Even pro bodybuilders would have to train for years to develop the kind of shoulders you see in the Shazam costume.

  • Friends Unite
    Friends Unite 2 дня назад

    I see a future Reid Richards!

  • Stealthy Daud
    Stealthy Daud 2 дня назад

    Ok, Now whats Shazam?

  • Chris
    Chris 2 дня назад

    Mayonnaise simply doesn't fare well in the tropics.

  • Mister GG
    Mister GG 2 дня назад

    the suit is padded but he is also super muscled up! adding these 2 and he will be great.

  • Riley Nash
    Riley Nash 2 дня назад

    4-5,000 calories a day is nothing. I intake 4,500 a day and that maintains my weight. Then again i'm 6'6" and 300 with 23" arms. lol

  • LIiMANO Liimano
    LIiMANO Liimano 2 дня назад

    well if you get millions of gache as an actor i would train aswell...

  • DefinitelyNotKisa
    DefinitelyNotKisa 2 дня назад

    Go to 7:59 those abs are not natural (perfectly square abs?/obviously padding) so whats stopping the rest of the suit from being padded. It looks so unnatural

  • L0rd J4y
    L0rd J4y 2 дня назад

    How to get fit: become a actor for a superhero movie 💪🏽

  • naoki y
    naoki y 2 дня назад

    What a huge arms. He looks like an marvelous man that is very very different from chuck. l became more fan of Zachary.

  • Sudeep Sarkar
    Sudeep Sarkar 2 дня назад

    Shazam looks gay.

  • Peaky Blinders
    Peaky Blinders 2 дня назад

    BORING!!!! 💤

  • Leto2ndAtreides
    Leto2ndAtreides 2 дня назад +1

    Well, he does look padded for Shazam, but that hardly sounds like a problem. Superheroes are supposed to be a little unrealistic.
    I'm surprised he doesn't have a dedicated trainer though.

  • Jarrydh Iona
    Jarrydh Iona 2 дня назад

    2:26 Is that guy from dark lord I am Groot!!

  • will wittmann
    will wittmann 2 дня назад

    What movie was that will Ferrell clip from?

  • Dirk Daneyko
    Dirk Daneyko 2 дня назад

    2:55 > Worst deadlift i've ever seen in my life. Dude! Your back is damn wrong.

    • Dirk Daneyko
      Dirk Daneyko 2 дня назад

      +Dodger Laker not really. maybe 170kg

    • Dodger Laker
      Dodger Laker 2 дня назад

      It's because it's some heavy ass weight

  • Masketta Man
    Masketta Man 2 дня назад

    Shazam formerly Chuck

  • mr_squeakyvoice97
    mr_squeakyvoice97 2 дня назад

    Lol wat, of course the suit is padded. There's no shame in that. Most hollywood superhero costumes have muscle padding, including supermans.

  • Cognaccola
    Cognaccola 2 дня назад

    DC just doesn get it...*sigh*

  • TheAllmightyEdward
    TheAllmightyEdward 2 дня назад

    yeah sure noobie gains XD more like test injections

  • Tomas Armendariz
    Tomas Armendariz 3 дня назад

    Anyone notice how the man of steel has a horrible deadlift form.

  • Nerrix
    Nerrix 3 дня назад +1

    Flynn Riderrrrrr

  • bobsuruncle
    bobsuruncle 3 дня назад

    I had my doubts about this movie until I saw “chuck” playing Shazam! I was “pumped” to find him in the lead role!
    Way to go Mr Levi!!! Er ... Zachary...

  • Ankit Srivastava
    Ankit Srivastava 3 дня назад

    Meh average is prob best for little kids.

  • kingslayer Pierre
    kingslayer Pierre 3 дня назад

    the muscles doesnt look nature not even like a bodybuilder body

  • Vuyo khoza
    Vuyo khoza 3 дня назад

    Chuck is back in business

  • LegoCharlie T
    LegoCharlie T 3 дня назад

    i think that his suit has a tiny bit of padding but i think that the shape in the suit is mostly Zachary i mean he's ripped

  • Thaiten
    Thaiten 3 дня назад

    uff, comic sans

  • DeepCover66
    DeepCover66 3 дня назад

    What training is needed when the suit has muscles cosmetically built in already. Maybe cardio and legs?

  • Magicc Gam3r
    Magicc Gam3r 3 дня назад

    They should’ve got John krasinski to play Shazam

  • will moffatt
    will moffatt 3 дня назад

    How is that amazing shape??? Lol

  • Gavrata
    Gavrata 3 дня назад

    who tf is Zachary Levi ?

  • Aryn Hedrick
    Aryn Hedrick 3 дня назад

    Every single actor in a super hero movie wears a padded suit. Captain America, Thor, Bucky, Superman, Batman, Aquaman. That does not diminish the absolute killer shape these dudes get it in order to film intensely physical movies for 12-14 hours a day, 4-6 months at a time! Get it Zach, you're killing it dude!

  • ZuñigaFilms 1
    ZuñigaFilms 1 3 дня назад

    never skip traps day

  • Jesse Salomon
    Jesse Salomon 4 дня назад

    His dad is Jimmy Fallon. Change my mind

  • TunerEnthusiast
    TunerEnthusiast 4 дня назад

    Funny how everyone on here said it a padded custume.. Obviously ya have never lifted weight.. His arm and shoulder are on point of someone training intensely.. When you lifted weight your arms, shoulders, bicep, triceps take the most beating.. Literally every single muscle from waist up will require the use of your hand to work it.. Am not even a hardcore weight lifter but when I was lifting to gain weight, my arms are the best features of the whole body. It freaking huge.. This is in workout mode and an hour later pass workout your muscle become relax and much smaller. Also remember that every scense they take he literally have to do weight to pub those muscle out. Just like any movie that muscle are the attraction.. Go to the gym and do some lifting for a week and you know what I mean or ask anyone that you know lift weight to buid muscle.. Stop sitting there and be a shitter and accused of someone fake while you can't even do what he does to save your life..

  • Pepins Spot
    Pepins Spot 4 дня назад

    I'm sorry but yeah, there's padding there. Specially in the shoulders.

  • LH
    LH 4 дня назад

    At least Shazam actually looks like a real super hero movie.

  • Themasukeres Grogan
    Themasukeres Grogan 4 дня назад

    My name is levi

  • Retro Game Lounge
    Retro Game Lounge 4 дня назад

    He's not that jacked, really. They didn't give him nearly enough time to train. They should have given him 6 months. That way they wouldn't have to stuff his suit with that much padding. How did Levi "get back" at the callout? With his pictures he proved the callout was accurate. His biceps are not the least bit impressive and any normal person who doesn't know a single thing about body building can easily tell the suit is padded big time. I understand that most suits are padded in superhero movies. I just say this to that -- look at Affleck or Cavill shirtless, then look at Levi. There is a massive difference.

  • urbansamurai
    urbansamurai 4 дня назад

    These guys all took steroids for their roles.

  • MrNinjaGaming
    MrNinjaGaming 4 дня назад

    I never had to diet to gain muscle or look cut.

  • inceptional
    inceptional 4 дня назад

    But that's not his real body in that suit, right? It looks like it's a lot of padding on top of whatever real muscle he has, to the point that is actually looks like he's wearing one of those soft muscle suits.

  • Russ Michaels
    Russ Michaels 4 дня назад

    He very clearly looks a lot bigger in the suit, and it definitely looks padded, but who cares....

  • Diceman Duke
    Diceman Duke 4 дня назад

    the moment he defends The Brietard ,i lost interest

  • Skye DC
    Skye DC 4 дня назад

    That moment when you hear that you are heavier than a superhero but it’s not in all the right places 😢😂

  • KonicavaBR
    KonicavaBR 4 дня назад

    Not shape enough, since the costume is filled with 1 million dollars worth of pillows.

  • Pablo Ferrigno
    Pablo Ferrigno 4 дня назад

    some good ole ‘roids...

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 4 дня назад

    He’s in a muscle suit under that cape.

  • jitzmaster
    jitzmaster 4 дня назад +1

    Im sorry, the picture at 8:00 was def a body suit. Hes no where close to that size. I seen him in the gym before.

  • dasilverwelshman
    dasilverwelshman 4 дня назад +3

    Fake muscles or not, the dude still looks more ripped than I'll ever be. Kudos to you, Zachary!

  • TheArmchairrocker
    TheArmchairrocker 4 дня назад

    His shoulders are definitely padded.

  • naruto1993max
    naruto1993max 4 дня назад

    Shazam is one of the gayedr heros ever

  • Kiwi Doom
    Kiwi Doom 4 дня назад

    2:27 thats what we call a disappointment XD

  • LaMisto
    LaMisto 4 дня назад

    Man, he looks good!

  • Sibon H
    Sibon H 5 дней назад +2

    9:24 S-S-S-S Staring into nowhere.

  • jarrod kane
    jarrod kane 5 дней назад

    Maybe this new version of Chuck can give Sarah her memory back.

  • AlkamistStar
    AlkamistStar 5 дней назад

    This guy's cast perfect

  • Billy Batson
    Billy Batson 5 дней назад

    If you think fake muscles is serious shape you got me messed up

  • The Creator
    The Creator 5 дней назад


  • Dont-be Evil
    Dont-be Evil 5 дней назад

    he got ripped but failed to meet the size. i heard they had padded his muscles a bit.

  • kash law
    kash law 5 дней назад

    you forgot to mention 50mg of anavar a day 10 week cycle hmmm trying it myself

  • Blink
    Blink 5 дней назад

    Brie Larson didn't take note of the working out part. You can tell she hadn't squatted a day in her life before the movie.

  • yappa08
    yappa08 5 дней назад

    Honestly, when I saw the first trailer of Shazam I thought for sure that there's no way that skinny dude from Chuck can be that huge. But after recent photos of him resurfaced with a more fit body in promos, interviews, I can believe that. Hell, if Rudd and Pratt can go hero, this guy can too.

  • The Official Andy Saenz
    The Official Andy Saenz 5 дней назад

    I wish they would publish a book of all these superhero exercises! I would buy it to try getting in shape myself.

  • Drebin_0930
    Drebin_0930 5 дней назад

    Idk why he denies the padding. His suit is obviously padded and there's no shame in that. They pad Henry Cavill's suit and Ben Affleck's suit and they're way bigger than Zachary.

  • Rodolfo Santos
    Rodolfo Santos 5 дней назад

    And yet, the suit still has fake muscles, for some reason.

  • Berk Can
    Berk Can 5 дней назад

    wtf for that kind ofgym exercise, just wear a bulky suit he doesnt get it off anyways

  • Ronin Editor
    Ronin Editor 5 дней назад

    No chance you put on over 20 lbs in 6 weeks naturally especially working out only 1 hour and 15 minutes a day.

    • Jose Colon
      Jose Colon 3 дня назад

      I do that whenever i go on deployment.

  • ביולוגיה שיעור
    ביולוגיה שיעור 5 дней назад

    You forgot to mention the steroids that Cavil and Afleck most probably consumed to gain so much muscle mass...

  • Artizan
    Artizan 5 дней назад +30

    He put in a lot of work but OF COURSE the suit was padded. Looking at the shoulders and chest alone were dead giveaways.

    • Artizan
      Artizan День назад

      +RedReign I don't understand what you mean.

    • RedReign
      RedReign День назад

      Gotta disenfranchise everyone around you huh?

  • anrina
    anrina 5 дней назад

    Whilst Zach is looking mighty fine (Chuck 4ever!), it's the costume design, whatever they used bulks the shape and therefore doesn't look true to Zach's body form. Like... it's firm? So it bends instead of conforms, and looks super fake. Zach doesn't need to be ashamed that DCU costume design is shit because we have all the proof needed that his body rocks and we know he's got real muscles. Actually reminds me of Conan's SDCC costume and I wouldn't be surprised they used the same company. I imagine they scanned Zach's body and then designed his costume to that scan including where the muscles should go, like in Conan's SDCC remote.
    MCU's are always far superior, more natural look - they seem to just use more spandex-like material - and conforms to the actor's body, so you avoid that cartoon-y fake muscles look.