Max Thieriot Workout And Diet

Actor
Born: 1988

A California native, Maximillion Thieriot (pronounced ‘Ter-ee-ut’) got interested in acting as a teenager after taking an improv class and working as a model for GAP. His big screen debut came in 2005 with Catch that Kid. More roles soon followed, including in The Pacifier in 2005 and The Astronaut Farmer in 2006. Thieriot starred in Bates Motel from 2013-2017, before moving to SEAL Team, in which he has directed some episodes. He has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. Thieriot is a partner in a vineyard called Senses. He married Lexi Murphy in 2013 and they have 2 children. Thieriot is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs about 190 lbs. and has about 10% body fat.

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Max Thieriot’s Diet

Summary

A self-described ‘skinny guy,’ Thieriot knew that exercise alone wouldn’t get him to where he needed to be for SEAL Team. He stumbled around a bit at first figuring things out, but he finally ended up with a straightforward plan of eating real food and skipping the junk. He fills up on things like oatmeal, berries, natural meats like wild game and salmon, and plenty of veggies, especially yams. He eats a lot. He’ll have a protein shake first thing in the morning, then breakfast and a mid-morning snack and a pre-workout before hitting the gym. He’ll have a banana and more protein afterward, then he’ll start making lunch, often something like frozen rice and chicken thighs from Trader Joe’s along with some avocado. Dinner is a similar meal. Besides protein shakes, he drinks plenty of water throughout the day.

Estimated Macros

  • Medium Carb 30% 30%
  • Medium Fat 30% 30%
  • High Protein 50% 50%

Diet Details

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Clean Eating

Although Thieriot doesn’t follow any specific diet, he is disciplined about his eating. He steers clear of empty-calorie foods like soda and candy, and eats only things with nutrients in them, like avocados, chicken, and eggs.

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Choose Your Carbs Wisely

Thieriot loves to eat and isn’t interested in self-denial. That said, he gets his carb fix from healthy sources like oatmeal, yams and rice.

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Listen to Your Body

Thieriot isn’t strict about weighing and measuring, or eating chicken breast meal after meal. If he wants sushi, he’ll get it.

What to Eat

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Oatmeal

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Blueberries

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Eggs

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Ezekiel Bread

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White Rice

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Chicken

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Steak

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Salmon

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Wild Game

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Avocado

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Kerry Gold Butter

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Almond Butter

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Yams

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Bananas

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Apples

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Water

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Protein Powder

What to Avoid

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Junk Food

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Empty-calorie Foods

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Ice Cream

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Candy

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Soda

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Chemical Ingredients

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Artificial Additives

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Thieriot on Food

‘I like eating, and I’m a big foodie.’

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Thieriot on Finding The Right Diet

‘I’ve done a lot of meal prep, but through trial and error, I found what works for my body.’

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Thieriot on Strict Diets

‘I’m not really crazy regimented about eating certain volumes. I listen to my body.’

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Thieriot’s Approach to Diet

‘I just try to eat good, healthy food, not junk.’

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Thieriot on Eating Out Solo

‘I don’t like going to dinner by myself. I’ll call for delivery before I do that…I’m sure nobody even notices, but there’s something about it.’

Max Thieriot’s Workout Routine

Weekly Routine

Outdoor Enthusiast

Growing up, Thieriot spent a lot of time outdoors hunting and fishing. He also played sports, including starting with wrestling in 3rd grade.

Star Inspiration

Thieriot says that his fitness epiphany came after seeing a Men’s Health cover with a ripped Ryan Philippe on it. He vowed to get into similar shape. It took 5 years of work, but it happened.

Trial & Error

Thieriot admits to not having much of a clue about the right way to work out when he first started. Cardio wasn’t what he needed, and after cutting back, he gained 20 lbs. (which in his case was good).

Going Solo

When Thieriot landed the role on Seal Team, he was told he would not be given a trainer, meaning the job of getting into SEAL shape was all on him.

Pro Help

Thieriot got advice from trainers and other pros including Eric the Trainer and Danny Hester. Landing the role on SEAL Team provided the motivation he needed to get serious.

Daily Dose

Thieriot hits the gym at least 5 days a week and takes the weekend off to rest and recover. He does weight training and specialized routines for his roles.

Home & Away Gyms

Thieriot usually works out in his home gym, but he also belongs to Crunch and Gold’s Gym where he trains with co-star AJ Buckley and his mentors, Eric the Trainer and Danny Hester.

Double Split Routine

For SEAL Team 6, Thieriot wanted show his character’s transformation and increase the width of his back and shoulders. He does 2 different routines with superset splits using lots of barbells. He’ll do one routine for a couple of months, then switch to the other.

Exercise Style

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A Max Thieriot Routine

Version 1:
Monday
Chest & triceps

Tuesday
Back & biceps

Wednesday
Legs

Thursday
Shoulders

Friday
Arms

Sat & Sun: rest

Version 2:

Monday
Chest & back

Tuesday:
Shoulders & legs

Wednesday
Arms

Take 1-2 days off. Repeat.

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Thieriot on Fitness

‘Many things in life are beyond your control…physically being in shape is not!’

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Thieriot on His Starting Point

‘I was a naturally thin dude with high metabolism, so I didn’t need to do that much cardio.’

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Thieriot on His Physical Transformation

‘Took me 5 years to get where I am.’ 

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Thieriot on Training for His SEAL Team Role

‘I had to put in the work and put in the time.’

Max Thieriot’s Supplements

 

Protein Powder

Protein

Thieriot starts his day with a scoop of protein to build muscle and stoke his metabolism. He has a second protein shake after working out. Get it here
Pre Workout

Pre Workout

Thieriot has 2 meals and a pre workout before hitting the gym to give him the energy to get through his grueling routines.

Get it here

Creatine

creatine

If you’re a ‘skinny guy’ like Thieriot, you can also con-sider adding a mass gainer to help bulk up, creatine to improve gym performance (& often found in pre workouts), beta-alanine to grow muscle and reduce fati-gue, and BCAAs to maintain gains and reduce recov-ery time.

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Max Thieriot’s Lifestyle

Grand Granddad

Thieriot’s great-great grandfather is Michael Henry de Young, cofounder of the San Francisco Chronicle.

A-List In-Laws

Thieriot’s sister is married to former pro baseball pitcher Michael Stutes.

It’s All Good

Thieriot says he likes action scenes because they’re fun and emotional scenes because they really touch his heart.

Real Heartthrob

Thieriot is a romantic at heart. In 2012, he proposed to his girlfriend of 7 years in the Caribbean where they first met as teenagers. They have 2 sons, born in 2015 and 2018.

Bring On the Challenge

Thieriot says that while he enjoys acting, directing is the thing that really gives him a rush. One thing he doesn’t like is directing himself because he’s too nitpicky.

Puppy Love

Thieriot loves animals so much, he has 19 pets.

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Thieriot on Los Angeles

‘At first, I didn’t like coming down to Los Angeles at all. It’s like everything’s black and white compares to where I live out in the middle of nowhere. There’s like 400 people in my town!’

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Thieriot on Accomplishment

‘Once you start obsessing over something…your mind can do amazing things.’

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Thieriot on Action vs. Dramatic Scenes

‘The action scenes are fun because…you get to bring out all the fun toys…The dramatic and emotional scenes are the ones that affect me the most…Maybe it’s just because I’m an actor.’

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Thieriot on Directing

‘I love the challenge. I love the hard work. For me, one of the most rewarding things you can do in this business is being able to craft a whole episode.’

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Thieriot on Excuses

‘You just have to want it bad enough. It’s easy to make excuses for anything.’

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