“I probably feel like that almost every day”: Mark Wahlberg’s Confession Following Bone-chilling 4 a.m. Workouts Prove He’s Not a Superhuman

Mark Wahlberg is a regular mortal like the rest of us, just with chiseled abs!

“I probably feel like that almost every day”: Mark Wahlberg’s Confession Following Bone-chilling 4 a.m. Workouts Prove He’s Not a Superhuman

SUMMARY

  • Mark Wahlberg, 52, went viral when he shared his daily routine on social media, starting at 4 am.
  • The actor has continued to encourage his followers to start their day strong by holding the ‘4 a.m. club’.
  • However, Wahlberg did acknowledge that he does not always feel like going to the gym.
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Mark Wahlberg became popular on social media when he revealed details about his rigorous daily schedule, which included two workouts (the first beginning at four in the morning). Since then, Marky Mark has continued his ‘4 a.m. club’, inspiring his fans to tackle the day head-on and leaving them in awe of his superhuman abilities.

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True enough, who does that? Who among us actually gets up in the middle of the night to go to the gym, pray, eat, and exercise before the rest of us even open our eyes? Wahlberg appears and performs like a ‘superhuman’ at 52. You may be in your third dream sequence, where he starts working out early. 

Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter
Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter

Hold your horses, though. It is not always the case that he wants to work out! Yes, perhaps the actor also feels like skipping workouts on some days after those intense, bone-chilling workouts at 4 a.m. 

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Yes, in an unfiltered interview with PEOPLE the previous year, Wahlberg admitted that he finds it tough to get out of bed early for his rigorous training sessions on some days. Or maybe “almost every day”.

Mark Wahlberg: Inspiring Us to Push Through the Workout Slumps

It seems that during his recent 4 a.m. workout, Mark Wahlberg focused on strengthening his upper body. The actor, who regularly posts training progress updates on Instagram, recently posted a new video of himself performing a challenging set of press-ups with the caption, “No days off.”

However, Wahlberg is performing the staple bodyweight exercise with his feet raised this time, which causes a decline and makes the exercise harder. Ebenezer Samuel C.S.C.S, the fitness director for Men’s Health US, explained:

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“Very similar to an incline bench press, this will open up your upper arm angle and create a little bit more range of motion and start to hit that upper chest,’ In Wahlberg’s case in this video, he has positioned his feet at such an extreme angle that he’s placing even greater pressure on his upper body, pressing more of his own bodyweight with each rep.”

Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Wahlberg is exerting additional pressure on his upper body in the latest Instagram video by positioning his feet at such an acute angle that he is pressing more of his body weight with each repetition. 

The actor makes a vital point clear with his commitment to his workout routine: he is not superhuman. Indeed, Wahlberg also faces challenges with motivation similar to the rest of us, even with his high profile and boundless energy. 

Sometimes, Even Mark Wahlberg Needs a Little Motivation To Hit The Gym

Mark Wahlberg puts forth a lot of effort in his workout. Famed for his 4 a.m. training club sessions, the actor, producer, and businessman usually have days filled with filming, meetings, and fasting. But the actor previously admitted to being a regular person like the rest of us and that he often feels like skipping the gym in an interview with People:

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“I probably feel like that almost every day. [But] I know what the feeling is going to be like after. That’s hard to duplicate. I encourage everybody, even if you just work out for 10 minutes, you’re going to feel better. We’re all very fortunate and blessed. You want to live as long as possible. You want to be able to move, and certainly, you got to do it.”

Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon
Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon

Wahlberg has previously talked about how he gets up at 2:30 in the morning, fits in breakfast and prayers, and works out at 4 in the morning. The actor explained in the People interview that he finds it difficult to fit a workout into the later part of the day because of everything else he has on his plate:

“You know what? I feel good. I get up and it’s nice and quiet. I get a little time to pray and reflect, and then I’m in the gym, and all that stuff is done. I feel better getting up early. If I don’t work out in the morning, I have a really hard time doing it towards the end of the day.”

Despite his confession, the Planet of the Apes star’s dedication to fitness is still unrivaled.

So, next time you find yourself struggling to roll out of bed to work out in the early hours of the morning, just note that even Wahlberg has his off days. 

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