Being an integral part of every phase of the MCU, the next Captain America installment expects to do the same. Expected to go global with its plot, Captain America: New World Order will star Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/ Captain America.
Most characters go through insane training and dieting regimens to stay fit for their superhero roles like Hugh Jackman and Chris Evans did. Since Anthony Mackie finally picks up the shield, it seems he’s also ramped up his workout schedule.
Anthony Mackie’s workout schedule
In a conversation with MensJournal, the actor described the grueling regiment that he’s going through to get fit for his role as Captain America. While describing the process in the interview, he said:
“I try to put the muscle on my frame first, because I have the muscle memory. After that, I strip all the water and fat out of my system by doing lightweight, cardio-heavy workouts in the morning then cardio again in the evenings. So, the first three months, I lift as heavy as possible—literally everything I can pick up.”
The actor also noted how his legs and shoulders made up most of his workout. He said it was important for him to build up his shoulders as you can look mediocre without it. Commenting on his workout for legs, he stated:
“I love doing legs. I’m into deadlifts, squats, lunges, and burpees. Anything with legs—I’ll do it. When I switch over to the high-cardio workouts, I’ll do more explosive leg workouts with lighter weights—like five or 10 pounds—so I can still get those delts and traps during my training.”
When asked if he has changed his routine after the promotion from Falcon, he maintained to have stuck to the same as it’s all about core strength. Anthony Mackie once again pushed the importance of shoulder strength as when his shirt is off in the movie, the audience needs to see him jacked up.
What’s Captain America’s diet?
While keeping yourself active is important, it’s all for naught if the diet is unhealthy. Anthony Mackie also agrees with this notion as he believes “The most important thing is diet”. While expanding on the same, he said:
“I go to a lean protein and veggie diet of fish, chicken, and turkey with assorted vegetables. I don’t really need carbs for energy. I have high energy already. So I just kick out all the bad stuff. I’ll do that for three months—eating five to six meals a day so I can get some bulk on my frame. Then I’ll carb-load for about a month.”
Chris Evans had also noted the insane diet he had to get accustomed to when he first played the character in Captain America: The First Avenger. In an interview with Extra, he said his eating habits suffered the worst as he had to eat a lot, but not cheeseburgers, only bland chicken and rice.
Captain America: New World Order is expected to release on May 3 of 2024