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.
Chris Pine’s Diet
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.
- Low-Medium Carb 30% 30%
- Low-Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium-High Protein 60% 60%
Lean & Low Carb
To prepare for his role in Wonder Woman, Pine followed a strict low-carb, lean protein diet for 6 months.
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.
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.
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
What to Avoid
Pine on his Metabolism
‘I have a high metabolism, so I always have food in my refrigerator, and I pack snacks with me.’
Pine on Carbs
‘I couldn’t eat as much pasta as I normally like to eat.’
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
Pine works with personal trainer Paul Vincent at the Altus Sports Institute in Santa Monica.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Chris Pine Routine
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
Heavy bag work
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.
Swiss ball jackknife
Swiss ball pike
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.’
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.’
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.’
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 supplementation can help fill gaps in your diet and help you build muscle faster.
BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) are also a common choice with athletes because they help prevent muscle breakdown and reduce post-workout soreness.
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.
Pine has incurred a few injuries over the years, and a collagen can help with aching joints, especially as we age.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.’
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.’
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.’
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.’
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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