Chris Pine Workout and Diet

Actor
Born: 1980

From California, Christopher ‘Pine Nuts’ Pine is the son of actors Robert Pine (from CHiPs) and Gwynne Gilford. He was an avid baseball player as a child and teen. He attended UC Berkeley where he joined the theatre club, and after graduating with an English degree, he went on to study at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. His first tv acting gig came in 2003 on ER, and just a year later, he landed a role in The Princess Diaries 2. He played Captain Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek and also took the title character of Jack Ryan in 2014, but he is perhaps best known for playing Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman, for which he won a Teen Choice award. He has been nominated for several others including an Emmy and People’s Choice. Pine has also modeled for Armani. He generally avoids social media. Pine is 6 feet tall and weighs about 175 lbs.

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Chris Pine’s Diet

Summary

Pine believes diet is 70-80% of the formula for improving physique. Depending on the role he’s preparing for, he may up his consumption, but very little of it comes from empty-calorie carbs. He focuses on lean protein and veggies, and he drinks at least a gallon of water every day. He only eats foods that energize him, and that includes a cup or two of coffee each day.

Estimated Macros

  • Low-Medium Carb 30% 30%
  • Low-Medium Fat  30% 30%
  • Medium-High Protein 60% 60%

Diet Details

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Lean & Low Carb

To prepare for his role in Wonder Woman, Pine followed a strict low-carb, lean protein diet for 6 months.

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Have Snacks, Will Travel

Pine keeps his fridge full of health food and will pack it up and carry it with him throughout his busy day so he never has to resort to eating junk.

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Hydration Matters

Pine also carries a gallon of water with him wherever he goes, even into restaurants. This way, he doesn’t get dehydrated, or fooled into thinking he’s hungry when it’s really just thirst.

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Treat Yourself Right

For his birthday, Pine had one of his favorites: steak on the grill, heirloom tomatoes, corn, and a bottle of wine.

What to Eat

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Lean Protein

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Fish

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Vegetables

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Fruit

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Complex Carbs

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Steak

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Water

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Coffee

What to Avoid

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Empty-calorie carbs

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Refined Sugar

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Junk Food

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Processed Foods

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Chemical Additives

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Artificial Ingredients

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Pine on his Metabolism

‘I have a high metabolism, so I always have food in my refrigerator, and I pack snacks with me.’

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Pine on Carbs

‘I couldn’t eat as much pasta as I normally like to eat.’

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Pine on his Gaining Diet

‘It’s all about a high-calorie diet and not a lot of empty carbs.’

Chris Pine’s Fitness Routine

Weekly Routine

Go Pro

Pine works with personal trainer Paul Vincent at the Altus Sports Institute in Santa Monica.

Cross Train

Pine varies his routines to challenge himself, hit muscles in different ways, and keep from getting bored. His go-tos include yoga, boxing and circuit training.

Fresh Air Fiend

Pine loves to exercise outdoors, and often runs his neighborhood and the surrounding hills.

Recovery Matters

Pine regularly sees a chiropractor, physical therapist and massage therapist to work on various injuries he’s acquired through the years, to minimize recovery time and to help him feel his best.

Daily Dose

Pine worked out 6 days a week while filming for Wonder Woman.

Rise & Shine

Pine would rev up his metabolism each day by doing supersets first thing. This stokes the fat burners and keeps them going all morning.

Posture Check

Maintaining good posture is a key factor in Pine’s routine. A strong core protects your back and your whole body.

Metabolic Circuit Training

High-intensity strength circuits are what Pine uses to get ripped for a movie role.

Exercise Style

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A Chris Pine Routine

AM Superset
Alternate between these 2 exercises. Do 3 sets of each.
Swiss ball back extensions: 25 reps
Arch Rock: 30 reps

Boxing: Do 2 sets of each of the following, 1 min rest between sets:
Bob & weave
Mitt work
Shadow boxing
Heavy bag work
Speed training

500 Club Circuit Training: 100 reps of 5 moves. Do as many as you can in 1 min, with the goal of reaching 100 of each.
Mountain climbers
Burpees
Swiss ball jackknife
Box jump
Swiss ball pike

Yoga

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Pine on Getting Big

‘For the last Star Trek, I wanted to be a bit bigger and chunkier. I at a lot and worked out religiously.’

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Pine on Working Out

‘I work out because that’s my job. What I enjoy about it, beyond the vanity, is the zen of it.’

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Pine on Intense Exercise

‘I like getting out of my head…I appreciate that if you’re not thinking of anything else, you’re not working intensely enough.’

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Pine on his Fitness Goals

‘It’s not like I’m getting into jacked Wolverine shape.’

Chris Pine’s Supplements

Pine is a private person and is keeping any supplements he might use on the down low, but the following supplements may be beneficial for people following similar diet’s to Chris Pine.

Protein Powder

protein supplement

BCAA

BCAAs

BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) are also a common choice with athletes because they help prevent muscle breakdown and reduce post-workout soreness.

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Omega 3 Fish Oil

omega 3 fatty acids

Pine eats fish, but if you’re not a fan, it’s still important to get your omega 3 fatty acids. They help manage inflammation and are also important for brain and heart health.

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Creatine

creatine

Another popular supplement with the ripped set is creatine.

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Collagen

collagen

Pine has incurred a few injuries over the years, and a collagen can help with aching joints, especially as we age.

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Multivitamin

multivitamin

Finally, a multivitamin can help fill in any gaps in nutrition.

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Chris Pine’s Lifestyle

It Runs in the Family

Pine’s grandmother Anne Gwynn appeared in Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe in 1940, and his mother Gwynne Gilford appeared in Masters of the Universe in 1987. He and his father have both appeared in versions of Star Trek. His sister is also an actress, but not in any outer space-related films — yet.

Pimple Problem

Pine had terrible acne as a teen which destroyed his self-esteem. He used Accutane and considers it to be a ‘miracle drug,’ but it is considered controversial due to potentially serious side effects.

Shy Guy

Pine was very smart but terribly shy when he got to college. He didn’t want to join a fraternity and wasn’t good enough to make the baseball team, so he found his way to the theatre club and never looked back.

Private Pep Talk

Pine admits to talking to himself while driving in the car. He uses it to work through ideas or to release team.

Hero Worship

Pine says he admires his parents, but that he also admires people like Nobel Peace Prize-winning Malala Yousafzai.

Blunder Down Under

In 2014, Pine was arrested for driving under the influence in New Zealand. The judge let him off with a small fine and a 6-month suspension of driving privileges in the country due to his otherwise clean record.

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Pine on Happiness

‘I’ve never had more fun in my life than playing baseball when I was 14 or 15…That’s the feeling I have to get back to.’

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Pine on the Therapeutic Properties of Creativity

‘I love music and I love singing…and I love writing about a lot of things that are happening and popping…You break down some barriers of creativity when you access this part of you.’

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Pine on Acne

‘There’s no way to hide your face from the world. It’s not really talked about, how emotionally crippling that is.’

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Pine on Social Media

‘[It] can be a wonderful way to disseminate information. I might be too sensitive of a creature. I don’t want to hear what people think of me. I don’t want to hear if they don’t like my haircut.’

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Pine on his Parents

‘I never got any specific advice from my parents, but I credit them for being supportive and having an open ear.’

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Pine on Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai

‘To be able to experience what she did and not meet it with anger…and expand it in people’s lives to open new doors for women across the world that young and have that old of a soul, is just mind-blowing.’

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