Jake Gyllenhaal Shows Off Shredded Physique During ‘Road House’ Workout

Jake Gyllenhaal takes on MMA workout.
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Jake Gyllenhaal shared his full workout to build his physique for ‘Road House.’

Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal has trained in many ways to build a shredded physique for his role in the upcoming film, ‘Road House.’ This includes stepping in the ring to train with Conor McGregor, something that not many people would willingly do. Now, he decided to show off his full workout routine that built not only a ripped physique, but also some overall mobility and athleticism.

Part remake, part reimagining of the 80’s classic film that originally starred Patrick Swayze, – the upcoming Road House feature follows a former UFC fighter (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who “takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems in this tropical paradise,” according to the official press release. If you saw the original, it was a similar plot to this!

Gyllenhaal was joined by his longtime trainer, Jason Walsh, who explained their overall goals.

“Not only did Jake need aesthetics but he needed to performa stunts across from Conor McGregor, a professional athlete in the UFC, who has also never performed stunts on screen.

Jake needed athleticism, resiliency, and overall strength. This would also help feed the mind and mentality he would need to get up after a fall, a potential punch, or a kick.”

While Jake Gyllenhaal has often been in some sort of shape for majority of his adult career, his transformation is shocking compared to the skinny young actor when he first started. Most notable for playing the title role in the film Donnie Darko, Gyllenhall appeared a goofy scrawny kid caught up in some sci-fi nonsense that eventually found a cult following. He also starred in other films as well, such as Nightcrawler and Southpaw, a movie also about fighting where Gyllenhaal showed off some shreds, but did not have the muscle mass that he does now.

Jake Gyllenhaal Road House workout
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Jake Gyllenhaal Takes On MMA-Style Workout

Jake Gyllenhaal begins his workout with proper warmups to make sure he is prepared for the full intensity.

Walsh continued to discuss how Jake Gyllenhaal needed to proper athleticism and mobility needed to perform some of the moves for his role, as he is playing a fighter!

“We spend a few minutes each session moving trying to get the core body to mature up before moving into some sort of mobility, which you see here with the stick, which is a great tool to increase range of motion.”


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“We still want the head stimulus so we do a lot of heavy sled work. We always keep the heavy primitive work one-way shape or form whether it’s squats or deadlifts and the variations there of. We want to keep the muscle coordination at a high.”

Jake Gyllenhaal has made sure that he is fully prepared for this role and has done it in many ways, which has been made very clear.

Wrap Up

Overall, Jake Gyllenhaal is looking absolutely muscular and ripped, and it really shows that he has put in the work for the upcoming Roadhouse film. What do you think of Gyllenhaal’s physique? Do you think he is a good fit for the role?

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.