Travis Van Winkle’s incredible physique that astonished Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘Fubar’
After his fleeting stint in the series ‘You’, the American actor Travis Van Winkle dedicated himself to reconfiguring his physique to play a thinner and more defined secret agent in ‘Fubar’. His physical change from one role to another is striking, since as he himself admits his efforts to achieve a suitable physical shape for the type of role did not go unnoticed even by the great Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Travis Van Winkle: “It meant a lot to me that Arnold told me I’m muscular”
The American actor has shared several scenes with Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of ‘Fubar’ and this created some “pressure” for what Arnold means in the world of bodybuilding and fitness. In addition to carrying the weight of the paper, Travis Van Winkle did not want to disappoint such a milestone in bodybuilding.
“There was a moment where he pulled me aside on the set and said, ‘Hey, you’re ripped.'” This conversation meant a lot to Travis, as he explains, “In the back of my mind there was a part from me that I wanted his approval, and for him to give me his blessing that my work had paid off.” Van Winkle says he only had about six weeks of time to prepare before production on ‘Fubar’ and thanks all the work done together with his personal trainer Grant Roberts who was with him throughout the process of change and physical adaptation. His training routine consisted of increasing the number of repetitions in his series and increasing the number of sessions, going from 5 sessions per week to 6 times.
Arnold Schwarzenegger as motivation in the process
“Let me tell you, the motivation is strong when you work on a program with Arnold Schwarzenegger”, these are the statements of Travis Van Winkle to explain what motivated him during the entire change and although those high volume training sessions required fighting bouts of fatigue, the American actor was clear that he wanted to impress Arnold Schwarzenegger with his physique.