Jonathan Majors Ate 6,100 Calories A Day To Prepare For Role As Bodybuilder In ‘Magazine Dreams’


Jonathan Majors was fully dedicated in his diet and in the gym.

Jonathan Majors was tasked with playing a bodybuilder in Magazine Dreams and his dedication to the role was shown by his physique. In a recent interview with VarietyMajors revealed that he had to eat 6,100 calories a day for four months in order to put on enough size to play the role.

Majors took on the role of Killian Maddox. He also will have a part in Creed III so his physique transformation came at a good time. During his interview, Majors revealed that he trained twice a day for two hours and his diet plan consisted of six meals.

“I’m playing Killian Maddox. Playing him you don’t fuck around. What ended up happening is I would train two hours, two times a day for the movie and a third time after wrap. Meanwhile, you eat six times a day. Lots of chicken. Lots of elk. That’s just for me. I like it.”


Jonathan Majors Worked Out Multiple Times A Day

Jonathan Majors stands at 6-foot-2 and weights 202 pounds. This was the diet and workout plan necessary for him to put on the necessary size for the role.

“I’m 6 feet tall. I’m 202 pounds. In order to sustain that and to grow that you have to eat as much protein that you weigh. I ate 6,100 calories a day for about four months. That included the pre-work and the post-work of ‘Creed III.’”

Jonathan Majors grew up as an athlete so he is no stranger to the gym. His most recent roles have required a different level of dedication but this is something that he was comfortable doing.

Moving forward, Majors admitted that he cut back his workout to once a day rather than running three-a-days.

“I played football in Texas. I got an appetite. I really like being physical. I like hiking and running. I’ve got dogs. I’m only 33… I got to do something to stay with it. I don’t work out three times a day anymore. Just once a day.”

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