zac efron he got into shape for the remake of the 2017 comedy Baywatch, in which he played a muscular Olympian turned lifeguard. Since then, Efron has always spoken about how physically and emotionally draining the process of preparing his body for that moment was, acknowledging the unrealistic standard he sets. But be careful, because his latest vacation photos show that if he’s not above that, his muscles are very close…
“I don’t know if that aspect of Baywatch is really achievable”, he told Men’s Health in 2022. “There’s very little water on the skin. It’s fake, it looks like an animated movie. And that required Lasix, powerful diuretics, to do it. So I don’t need to do that. I’d rather have extra, you know, 2 to 3 percent body fat. I started to develop insomnia and fell into a pretty bad depression, for a long time,” he added. “Something about that experience burned me. I had a really hard time refocusing.”
Although he has stated on more than one occasion that he doesn’t want to be so freaked out again, Efron has once again undergone a spectacular physical transformation for his upcoming film ‘Iron Claw’. Embody professional wrestler Kevin Von Erichalso known as the “Golden Warrior”, a member of the Von Erich dynasty, and has trained to get a wrestling body for the biopic.
After the filming of ‘Iron Claw’ finished, Efron is on vacation in St. Tropez, where he has worn his spectacular sixpackdefined chest and very marked biceps while relaxing on a yacht and practicing water skiing in photos published on Page Six, and therefore, on social networks.
He may be aware of the dangers of reverting to being ‘Baywatch,’ but for Efron staying fit isn’t just a requirement of his job, but after purposefully cutting back on his nutrition and fitness regimen, he has learned that it is essential for his own mental well-being.
“What if I say ‘fuck it’ and get carried away?” he explains on our cover. “So I tried it, and I was successful. And for all the reasons I thought it would be amazing, I felt miserable. My body didn’t feel healthy; I just didn’t feel alive. I felt bogged down and sluggish… I like to push myself and give it my all, to the point that I have to. If not, I don’t feel like myself.”
Joaquín Gasca is an expert in competition, technology and motor sports. Some time ago he hung up his stud boots to focus on paddle tennis and running… old things, he complains. But he’s also up for whatever blitz he has to do with pushing his body to the limit, whether it’s behind the wheel of an Aston Martin or skateboarding to the office.
He is very much from Atlético de Madrid, so when footballers like Marcos Llorente or Álvaro Morata have starred on the cover of Men’s Health, he was there to write them. He just ran his first marathon for Runner’s World, and as he passes in this universe, he’s already looking for the next one to go under 3 hours. If you have to test any type of paddle tennis racket, vehicle or watch, it’s no problem. Even slippers. Whatever is needed in sports equipment.
Joaquín graduated in journalism from USP-CEU in 2013, but since 2009, when he joined the University newspaper, he has already begun to work as a 360 “journalist” in digital and print. The next steps in his almost 15-year career were taken by doing culture and sports in Shanghai magazine, until he entered Hearst a week before the start of the pandemic in 2020. He is also a professor of social networks and new technologies at Universitas Senioribvs CEU and is part of the Hearst Innovation HUB to investigate new trends.