In this exclusive video interview with Men’s Health, Mark Wahlberg gives an intimate tour of his home gym complete with a look inside his fridge and a discussion of how he eats to stay in shape.
Mark Wahlberg’s expansive, top-of-the-line home gym is definitely something that needs to be seen to be believed. The Academy Award-nominated actor and producer has a home gym that would put many public gyms across the country to shame. You can watch the video above for a full tour, or check out some selected stills from the video below. Let’s break down what we learned from Mark Wahlberg’s home gym below.
He has an absolutely massive rack of dumbbells.
This is literally on the level of a public gym that 40 or 50 people would be using at a time, but it’s for one man. You can guarantee that Mark Wahlberg can customize any lift to the exact size and specifications he wants since he has about a million of these things.
He uses a Muscle D Classic Standing Calf machine for his workouts.
The Muscle D Classic Standing Calf machine starts at $2,995 — not exactly in the price range for your average buyer. However, their equipment is highly sought after and considered some of the best for any home gym. Muscle D’s website boasts that they offer “commercial strength training equipment” to any home gym buyer looking to level up.
He uses a Technogym Leg Extension Medium machine for his workouts.
The Technogym Leg Extension Medium is so expensive it simply says “Request a quote” on the company website. However, their other models of leg extenders run between $1,500 and $4,000, so it can be assumed to be somewhere within that margin. Again, this is some superior home gym equipment that most people could not afford, but it really shows the results. Wahlberg’s career depends on his fitness since many of his roles are in action movies, so it makes sense that he wants to invest in staying in shape.
In addition to showing off some of his high end equipment, Wahlberg also shared his fitness philosophy with his interviewer. When asked what he considered to be an “intense workout,” he answered, “40 seconds on, 20 seconds off. ‘Cause, you actually end up doing a lot less work, but at a much higher intensity. Less rest. That’s where you’re really getting the heart rate up and you burn a lot of calories.”
He also revealed that he works out 5 days a week, taking only Wednesdays and Saturdays as rest days.
Another interesting fact that comes to light in the video is that Wahlberg, who literally owns a burger chain, has recently gone vegan for the health and fitness benefits. This is sure to stir the pot in the bodybuilding community which is been in turmoil over whether or not going vegan truly supplies the body with the protein it needs to effectively build mass.
Finally, Mark Wahlberg had advice for fans out there that were just starting their fitness journey.
“First of all, start slow…find — I know people are going to say I’m just saying this because I’m a part-owner of the business, but the best workouts I’ve found on the planet have been at F45...if you wanna become a bodybuilder, I would say, learn the fundamentals first, and from there you can starting going, getting jacked and all that stuff…I mean, we all have that ability.”
*All images and media courtesy of Instagram.