Zac Efron has insisted he will “never go back” to the shape he was in for the Baywatch movie.
The 32-year-old chronicled his intense diet and fitness regime on social media in 2016, which helped him to perfect his shredded figure for the 2017 action comedy, also starring Dwayne Johnson and Priyanka Chopra.
But during a recent episode of Sean Evans’s YouTube show Hot Ones, in which guests eat spicy chicken wings while answering quick-fire questions, Zac revealed his true feelings about getting into incredible shape with celebrity trainer Patrick Murphy.
Zac eradicated carbs and sugar from his diet and upped his protein intake, and with the help of Patrick, he managed to reach a five per cent body fat level in just 12 weeks.
And while training for the movie was a “really important time”, he said it made him realise that he’s had enough of trying to get the perfect six-pack.
“I never want to be in that good of shape again. It was so hard,” Zac confessed, noting that at the time, he began to worry about topics such as water retention. “You begin to worry about water under your skin, which makes your six-pack into a four-pack… s**t like that. It’s just stupid, it’s not real. I’m happy (the training) worked, I may do it again if it was something worthwhile… but, I don’t need it. I’m good.
“Take care of your heart, take care of your brain… all good.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the High School Musical star discussed his YouTube workout and interview show Gym Time, in which he trains with a variety of famous faces.
“When I get to meet, or hang out with, anyone who’s an inspiration to me, through whatever their art or craft is, that’s really fun. And if they wanna train with me… unreal,” Zac gushed of his guests.
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