Patrick Wilson running in L.A.
Celebrity Fitness Life Style

Actor Patrick Wilson Teaching us How to Run for This Summer

First let’s talk about how awesome Patrick Wilson is. He’s also been in Watchmen as Nite Owl, Insidious, The Conjuring, and a ton of more awesome roles.

It’s time to take on the Ocean Master’s workout.

I hope you like running.

I’m not going to tell you exactly why I hope you like running. Not just yet at least.

First let’s talk about how awesome Patrick Wilson is. He’s also been in Watchmen as Nite Owl, InsidiousThe Conjuring, and a ton of more awesome roles.

And, seeing as how we’re seeing more Aquaman celebs come through at SHJ with the release of the trailer and more information, I suppose it’s also only fair if I direct you to Jason MomoaAmber Heard and Nicole Kidman.

Patrick Wilson running in L.A.
Patrick Wilson running in L.A.

Patrick Wilson is right there among the average height for men we’ve seen at SHJ.

Falling in right with our “Chris” stars.

That average height falls in the range of 6’1-6’3 with celebs like Chris PrattChris HemsworthChris EvansAdam DriverStephen AmellClive Standen and so many more.

Guys around 5’10-6’0 are dudes like Brad PittMatt Damon and Jason Statham, but the ACTUAL shorter range is filled with guys like Mark WahlbergZac EfronKit HaringtonTom Holland and more.

Even taller than them are guys like The MountainJoe ManganielloBen AffleckJason MomoaRay FisherWinston DukeAlexander Skarsgard and a few others.

But, don’t worry either way.

We write these routines to be utilized by any shape and size.

Patrick Wilson Diet and Nutrition

There is much more information out there about Patrick Wilson’s training methods (which I’ve been able to find a fair amount of different types) than there is about his diet and nutrition.

More times than not with these celebrities, when they are preparing for a role they are working with a nutritionist who knows whether to increase their caloric intake for a bulk or decrease for a nice cut. 

Patrick Wilson running in L.A.
Patrick Wilson

More about that can be found in our guide to calorie counting.

And, that means when they’re not preparing for a specific role that they need to be in great shape for, they’re mainly focusing on what works for them.

The most sustainable option.

We see a lot of celebs opt for a sustainable approach like this.

That’s why our Academy Nutrition Classes (Monks, Minimalists, SuperHumans, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Greek Gods, Samurais) revolve around helping you find the specific diet that is right FOR YOU.

Of course, there are a lot of reasons to HAVE the strict guidelines.

Patrick Wilson Workout Routine Research

Now it’s time to talk about all Patrick Wilson’s training styles.

There’s a few of them.

And, you’re also going to find out why I hope you like running…

As you can tell by the picture above, Patrick Wilson runs.  He runs a lot actually.

In an article/interview with Bloomberg, Wilson talks all about his marathon running.

Patrick Wilson flexing his leg in L.A.
Patrick Wilson flexing his leg in L.A.

The article itself is actually titled “Patrick Wilson, Marathon Man“.

I want to share a few pieces of the article I find important, but it is pretty long if you’d like to head over and read the whole thing.

At the very beginning of the article we get this from the author:

“You’re behind. Speed up.” The firm female voice behind the MapMyRun app is scolding Patrick Wilson from inside the back pocket of his Reebok shorts. She informs us that he and I are running at about 9:19 per mile. Wilson is normally closer to a 7-minute mile.” 

Which fills us in a bit on Wilson’s speed and commitment, and continues later on with:

Wilson is a lifelong runner. “I’ve always looked at it as athletes’ meditation,” he says. “It’s time that I can get away and think or not think. I wish I was more of a yoga person, but I’m not. This is it.” In his practice runs he tries to drill 7:25 into his head, to train his feet and body to know what it feels like. “I don’t have that [pace] for 26 miles,” he says. Whether he runs Boston in 2017 will be a decision he makes over the summer. “If I’m going to do a movie where I need to be big, then I won’t do that marathon. I won’t be able to keep the weight on,” he says. “I have a long head. If I lose too much weight, you see it in my face.”

This time around I bolded two of the important parts.

He’s not a yoga person, so running is his zen, and if he’s training to be bigger for a role he won’t do a marathon because it will burn too many calories and stop him from being able to keep on the weight needed.

In another article about Wilson’s training I was able to find this:

Even when he’s not training for a role, Wilson makes sure that he works out on a regular basis. According to him, he’s also concentrating on full-body workouts instead of exercises that involve isolating the muscles. He said: “I feel like I’m 15 again, and who doesn’t want that kind of fearlessness, recklessness, and physicality? I think that’s what everyone’s striving for.”  Basically, he’s performing more reps but with less weight.

Which I actually found referenced in a few articles (leading me to believe it is likely true).

Patrick Wilson running in L.A.
Patrick Wilson running in L.A.

So, high rep, full body workouts is another method of Wilson’s training.

And, finally, we also have CrossFit – which Wilson is currently utilizing.

We’ve seen Chris PrattJohn Krasinski (who have actually even done some of their training together) and a handful of other celebs utilize CrossFit to get in shape for their superhero roles.

Wilson’s sister-in-law Marika Dominczyk posted an picture on Twitter of the two of them sweating after an intense workout, and Wilson then replied with “Orm has to prepare for a battle or two.”

Marika also linked to Guerrilla Fitness, which is a local CrossFit gym in New Jersey that the two had attended.

Leaving us with method three that Wilson has utilized for his training regime.  So, prepare to see them all.

Let’s do this.

Patrick Wilson in L.A.

Running/Marathon Training

Example of training schedule:

Week One and Two:

Tuesday: 3 miles

Thursday: 3 miles

Saturday or Sunday: 4-5 miles

Week Three and Four:

Increase mileage by 1-2 miles some days if possible.

Rinse and repeat every 2 weeks.

Via Nick Fury of Superhero Jacked.

Chris McCracken is a photoblogger who positively describes every photo session, male models and fashion around the world. Check out the blog Fashionably Male since 2010 has been exhibited the best features and collaborations.

1 comment on “Actor Patrick Wilson Teaching us How to Run for This Summer

  1. I love Patrick, great example of how a good looking man has to be, stunning article, great post.

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