Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Actor
Born: 1980

Channing Tatum is originally from Alabama. He was offered a college football scholarship but turned it down. Tatum was discovered in Miami and although he didn’t consider himself to be handsome, he was hired as a fashion model for brands such as Gap, Nautica and Abercrombie & Fitch. He was next cast as a dancer in a Ricky Martin music video and hired to do a few commercials before scoring an appearance on CSI: Miami in 2004. This got his acting career started and he went on to star in movies like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike. He has millions of followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Tatum is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 195 lbs.

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Channing Tatum’s Diet

Summary

For Tatum, what you eat matters as much as what you do at the gym. To get ready for Fighter, Tatum followed a Paleo diet which involves eating only foods found in nature. This diet is high in omega-3s, low-starch vegetables and lean protein. When he’s not in training for a role, Tatum can really let loose. He likes pepperoni pizza and PB & J, double on the grape jelly. He’s also fond of cheeseburgers.

Estimated Macros

  • Low Carbs 20% 20%
  • Medium Fat 30% 30%
  • High Protein 40% 40%

Diet Details

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Fighter Fuel

Tatum might have an egg and vegetable omelet for breakfast, although he admits he didn’t always stick to Paleo and would have whole-grain toast, avocado and an orange.

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Lean Lunch

A typical Tatum lunch when he was preparing for his role in Fighter would be grilled chicken breasts, spinach, broccoli and sweet potatoes. Tatum might also get creative and turn those ingredients into a pizza (with whole wheat crust).

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Diet Dinner

For dinner, Tatum would stick to Paleo basics like turkey burgers and grilled vegetables.

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Simple Snacks

Unsalted nuts, organic fruit and plain yogurt were Tatum’s staple snacks.

What to Eat

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Fish

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Eggs

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Chicken Breasts

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Turkey

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Lean Meats

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Organic Fruit

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Green Vegetables

What to Avoid

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Sugar

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Grains

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Chemical Additives

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Anything Artificial

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Junk Food

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Fried Foods

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Soft Drinks

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Tatum on Dieting

Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things like a double cheeseburger.

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Tatum on Junk Food

If you eat it and it makes you happy, you probably shouldn’t have it.

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Tatum on Exotic Food

‘I’m not an adventurous eater. I like what I like and stick to it.

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Tatum on Inner Tatum

‘I’m a fat kid on the inside. I love food so much, and I fluctuate about 25-30 pounds between movies. I feel like I have to do a chess movie that requires very little movement at some point, just so I can eat pizza, and play chess on the beach all day.

Channing Tatum’s Fitness Routine

Weekly Routine

In Fighter Form

Tatum’s workouts vary based on what role he is preparing for. For GI Joe, he focused on building muscle. For Fighter, he had to burn fat and sculpt those abs. For Magic Mike, he had to do both.

Simple Yet Effective

Tatum’s trainer for Fighter only had him working out for 30-45 minutes, while devoting serious attention to proper diet.

Rip It, Rinse, Repeat

Tatum’s Fighter routine involved doing the same exercises over and over for a half-hour.

Quick Warm Up

Tatum might jog on the treadmill, outside or jump rope. Although it only took 5 minutes, Tatum’s warm-up was designed to get him into the fat-burning zone.

Easy Peasy?

Tatum’s workout couldn’t have been easier to keep straight: do as many circuits as he could of 4 exercises. Keeping it up non-stop for 30 minutes was the hard part.

Boxing Brush-Up

In addition to his quick 45-minute resistance workout, Tatum also did 2 hours of fight training each day.

Exercise Style

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Channing Tatum’s Fighter Routine

Work intensely for the full 30 minutes. Do a 5-minute warm up of jump rope, jogging or treadmill. This is to help you get into the fat-burning zone. Also, do a 5-minute cool down of the same exercises, and some light stretches.
You can switch up these exercises but don’t skip the ones you don’t like because they will likely give results.

Full disclosure: While this routine should take less than 45 minutes total, Tatum did 2 hours of fight training along with these workouts.

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Monday

Remember to do as many circuits as you can in 30 minutes.
Jump rope: 100 skips
Push-ups: 25 reps
Military press: 25 reps
Bench press: 20 reps

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Tuesday

Burpees: 25 reps
Bodyweight squats: 20 reps
Walking lunges: 25/leg
Hanging leg lifts: 10 reps

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Wednesday

5-minute warm up
Wind sprints: 1 lap around track
Kettlebell swings: 30
Mountain climbers: 100 total
Sit-ups: 50 reps

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Thursday

Rest. Do some light stretching.

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Friday

Box jumps: 25
Military press: 5 reps
Bench press: 10 reps
Push-ups: 25 reps

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Saturday

Bodyweight squats: 20 reps
Walking lunges: 25/leg
Stiff-legged deadlifts: 10 reps
Sit-ups: 50 reps

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Sunday

Jump rope: 100 skips
Mountain climbers: 100 total
Kettlebell swings: 30
Military press: 20 reps

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Tatum on Muscles

I want to be the best athlete I can possibly be. When I look at the NFL or the NBA, those guys are how I want to look.

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Tatum on Getting Ripped For Magic Mike

I would compare it to when it’s summertime and you go to the beach…Imagine that, only now you’re going to have to be naked.

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Tatum on Routine

I learned to appreciate repetition. That’s why I can dance. It’s how I learned to act. I have a high tolerance for repetition.

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Tatum on The Importance of Diet AND Exercise

A lot of people just work out and don’t actually diet and they wonder why they aren’t getting the results they want, and some people do the exact opposite and wonder the same thing. I really think you have to do both.

Channing Tatum’s Supplements

Multivitamin

Multivitamin

Multivitamin is always a good idea to fill in nutritional gaps.

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Creatine

Creatine

Creatine is a combination of amino acids that bodybuilders often use to bulk up.

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Green Tea

Green Tea Extract

As for cutting body fat, green tea extract has been proven in studies to burn fat through thermogenesis.

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Protein Powder

Whey Protein Powder

Protein is essential for muscle growth so a whey protein powder supplement can help you start building muscle faster.

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BCAA

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

Branched Chain Amino Acids are another popular supplement with gym-goers because they can increase energy and muscle growth, as well as decrease post-workout muscle soreness.

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Channing Tatum’s Lifestyle

Overcoming Obstacles

Tatum says he had a bad stutter when he was a kid and could barely get a sentence out.

Tatum’s Traditions

Tatum says he has the tradition of stealing his last costume off the set on the last day of filming.

Humble Superhero

Tatum says that when he first started out modeling, he didn’t think he was handsome enough to make the cut.

Friendly Harassment

Tatum says his friends make embarrassing videos, cartoons and pictures of him.

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Tatum on The Meaning of Life

I don’t know what you’re going through life doing if you’re not trying to collect some really great memories.

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Tatum on Creative Types

‘I’m thankful for the weird people out there ‘cause they’re some of the most creative people.

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Tatum on Himself

I don’t know if I’m very complicated at all. I wish I was. I wish I was one of those deep, intricate people. But I just love having fun, really.

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Tatum on Regret

I think we all suffer from guilt at some point in our lives, but for the most part, I never really regret, and I try to always remain positive.

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