How Zachary Levi Got In Serious Shape For Shazam!

If you want to play a costumed superhero, then you need to look the part, and that means intense workouts coupled with an insane diet. Let's take a look at how Zachary Levi went from supergeek to superhero, and got ripped for Shazam!
When Zachary Levi agreed to take on Shazam as his next big role, he essentially agreed to make the gym his second home. After all, this is a character who has stood his ground in a number of scraps with Superman over the years. If this confrontation is ever going to play out on the big screen, then Levi has to at least keep pace with Henry Cavill, assuming Cavill is still playing the Man of Steel by the time a crossover is viable. The movie's official synopsis even described Shazam as having a "ripped, godlike body," so there's little wonder Levi began hitting the weights almost every day.
During a chat with former Smallville Lex Luthor actor Michael Rosenbaum, Levi said he's working out five or six days a week.
That's a lot of gym time no matter who you are, and all that time pumping iron definitely shows.
When someone who doesn't work out regularly starts hitting the gym hard, they usually experience what's known as "newbie gains."
This was evidently the case for Levi, who managed to pack on an impressive amount of pounds within his first six weeks of training. He told Rosenbaum in February 2018:
Levi gave a similar account of his early gains when Variety caught up with him almost a year down the line. Speaking to the Hollywood trade at the New York City premiere of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2, the actor revealed that he'd started seeing results right away:
"I immediately put on about 24 pounds and then we carved that down in about half. So I've been hovering around 215 pounds, and I'm in the best shape of my life and stronger and happier and healthier than I've ever been." Keep watching to find out how Zachary Levi got in serious shape for Shazam!
#ZacharyLevi #Shazam #DCEU #CelebWorkouts
A second home | 0:15
Packing on the pounds | 1:07
A high calorie diet | 2:06
What's on his plate? | 3:02
He eats all the time | 3:49
Taking aim at processed foods | 4:49
Food on the go | 5:58
Padded suit rumors | 6:39
Workout partner | 8:11
Workout formula | 8:58
Concentrating on mental health | 9:37


  • Looper

    What's your early feel on Shazam! Think it'll live up to the trailers?

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  • Inexorable Wolf
    Inexorable Wolf

    what movie or show is the scene at 9:29 from?

    23 години тому
  • Riley Scullion
    Riley Scullion

    It sure did

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  • AB_Angjelo Babi
    AB_Angjelo Babi

    Looper it did

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  • I am human I am human
    I am human I am human

    Looper go see my new video and raise awareness

    13 днів тому
  • Meowkins

    Vixinaful it's so funny you won't regret paying to see it lol

    14 днів тому
  • Ahmad Nouri
    Ahmad Nouri

    with all respect to his workout and efforts even if you put (The Rock) in a suit, his muscles will not look like that! there is no doubt Shazzam suit has fake muscles

    10 годин тому
  • cool 4633
    cool 4633

    Shazam is anoyying

    11 годин тому
  • steph soppanish
    steph soppanish

    Guys put way too much emphasis on being jacked, meanwhile most of the women I know find suuuuuper buffs guys a turn off. Levi looks good here. He’s buff but not too much. He right at the perfect line of looking big but not so big it doesn’t look like he can move his shoulders lol

    19 годин тому
  • shilly mcshill
    shilly mcshill

    They left out the steroids . Pretty important part

    19 годин тому
  • akashi orravan
    akashi orravan

    man can’t believe he looked cool when he got ripped but then he played this bad character

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  • caitxxx

    when i saw the movie i immediately thought the suit was padded, but i didn’t care. still a great movie. who cares if he doesn’t have gigantic biceps

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  • Rita Dippolito
    Rita Dippolito

    I think the main transformation wasn't his body but his hair

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  • Andrew

    He got buff for no reason, the muscle suit makes him look like a joke...

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  • Lisa Coston
    Lisa Coston

    He is so sexy and handsome

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  • Mason Vlogs
    Mason Vlogs

    You lookin buff dogg

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  • Jacob Lukaszewski
    Jacob Lukaszewski

    Sarah must be triggered rn

    2 дні тому
  • older than you Cali
    older than you Cali

    By the way it takes 10 years of dedicated weight training along with ideal nutrition to reach your genetic maximum muscular development. When you do reach that point it doesn't mean that you'll look like Arnold's twin like most of you may believe, it will vary according to individual genetics!

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  • older than you Cali
    older than you Cali

    Only people with little experience in weight training believe that the trainers that are hired by movie studios have some secret knowledge that results in 20 to 30 lb. Muscle gains in such short time spans. Secret knowledge No!, steroids Yes!

    2 дні тому
  • Ryze1982

    How anyone got in serious shape for any role: They did/eat/whatever their PT told them to do/eat/whatever. End of story

    3 дні тому
  • Jeff S
    Jeff S

    I love how people say that he's bigger but obviously the main stuff came from the suit. Obviously these people have never worked out more than 15mts a day.

    3 дні тому
  • John Tziannis
    John Tziannis

    If they paid me a million dollars I'd get in shape as well.

    3 дні тому
  • super saiyan Goodman II.
    super saiyan Goodman II.

    He looks very aesthetic I'm impressed the guy looks incredible not just for his muscular body but for his hard work and potential to not giving, up on himself when trying to motivate yourself for yourself, it shows self love and self respect for putting all of his harden efforts into it I'm proud of the guy for for getting fit and gaining great quantities in his body, building masses.

    4 дні тому
  • Smallmouthnation

    Eat clean and clean needles

    4 дні тому
  • Ease54

    Would have been a lot easier to just blow a little more foam in that fake looking suit.

    4 дні тому
  • NoTheOtherJonathan

    All superhero outfits need some amount of padding, even if you have the body of Henry Cavill. This is simply because the materials needed to create a superhero costume typically have a flattening effect on muscles, so you end up not looking as ripped as you are. Try wearing a skintight spandex jumpsuit and you'll see that some padding is needed to show muscle definition. That isn't to say that Zachary Levi isn't ripped out of costume, it's just to say that a certain amount of padding is probably used for all superhero costumes to make sure the ripped bodies of the actors is on display in costume.

    4 дні тому
  • Waves of me
    Waves of me

    Remember when he was in two kid movies yeah good times

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  • Fluffkin 101
    Fluffkin 101

    It probably isnt padded in my opinion, probably just a thick costume and or possibly CGI'ed

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  • Random Ness
    Random Ness

    It’s called C.G.I.

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  • Pano 360
    Pano 360

    At least the shoulders in the suit are padded. Not that he’s not massive - he’s clearly donkey brolic. But the shoulders are like perfectly round. No one is that big.

    5 днів тому
  • Luca Al-Mijalli
    Luca Al-Mijalli

    I loved SHAZAM hit like if you did to

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  • Not

    He didn’t get like Ben Affleck ripped but more so Brad Pitt ripped from Fight Club

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  • alexandra

    I love him but def padded

    5 днів тому
  • Dieter Von Schmidt
    Dieter Von Schmidt

    He was great in the role. Really enjoyed it.

    5 днів тому
  • Aykut Aydoğdu
    Aykut Aydoğdu

    0:04 movie?

    5 днів тому
  • Clint Carlton
    Clint Carlton

    CG suit from the neck down!

    5 днів тому
  • April Pruitt
    April Pruitt

    He is from Alvin and the chipmunks the skuquael

    5 днів тому

    Eating 4000-5000 calories is not gonna get you a physique like superman, you gotta cut aswell after bulking.

    5 днів тому
  • Andy Lo
    Andy Lo

    why did you not mentioning any "steroid" word? 5 months?

    6 днів тому
  • AwesomeDude799

    You wanna know how he got so big so fast? It's simple. There's this magical thing alot of celebrities use to gain muscle fast, it's called _STEROIDS_

    6 днів тому
  • Ron Swanson
    Ron Swanson

    Damn I actually thought he got massive.

    6 днів тому
  • alex sellers
    alex sellers

    I workout 4-5 hours a day

    6 днів тому
  • Etienne Gebertpro 1
    Etienne Gebertpro 1

    shazam or superman

    6 днів тому
  • Xione Poop
    Xione Poop

    Damn the guns that guy has at 4:10

    6 днів тому
  • Chris Crissey
    Chris Crissey

    I'm more blown away by how high up his shoulders are standing as opposed to his biceps.

    7 днів тому
  • Asa Landers-Standley
    Asa Landers-Standley

    I cant take him seriously knowing the first time I saw him he was in Alvin and the Chipmunks

    7 днів тому
  • Benedick Cumbersnatch
    Benedick Cumbersnatch

    Having Chuck (+gym) in this role was perfect.

    7 днів тому
  • LikeWildFire

    5:24 Lovina Yavari

    7 днів тому
  • Jimmy Perrin
    Jimmy Perrin

    And steroids

    7 днів тому
  • Jaufer John Bandagoza
    Jaufer John Bandagoza

    impressive for sure but why adding pads on costume.. like just like wasting his effort cause the costume surely looks like its full of pads

    7 днів тому
  • Grey Shadows
    Grey Shadows

    Spiritual health? Did he find Jesus???

    7 днів тому
  • Kakkarot Red
    Kakkarot Red

    Grey Shadows. No, Jesus found Shazam.

    4 дні тому
  • XX XX
    XX XX

    signed me up for million dollars contract, i'd do anything

    7 днів тому
  • Ultra Playz
    Ultra Playz

    I saw the Shazam movie today

    7 днів тому
  • Filip Cervin
    Filip Cervin

    3000-4000 kcal a day is like.. nothing rofl.. i had to do 7000 ish to even starting to gain weight while working out 😥

    8 днів тому
  • Dragon

    It looks like he is wearing a muscle suit

    8 днів тому
  • Nathancl22

    Of course it's a padded suit... But evidence look at the other guys when they transform into super heroes... Ross butler Def wearing a padded suit.

    8 днів тому
  • Julio Morant
    Julio Morant

    Good casting and kudos to Zachary Levy on his performance. Maybe you won't need the muscle suit for the next one.

    8 днів тому
  • Jago

    Shut your jealous small ass up lmao

    6 днів тому
  • akshay sutar
    akshay sutar

    4:07 that mic guy is more muscular 😂

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  • Lindi Tv
    Lindi Tv


    8 днів тому
  • Robo Eliminator
    Robo Eliminator

    like if saw shazam i did

    8 днів тому
  • Poland syndrome bodybuilding
    Poland syndrome bodybuilding

    Broccoli for breakfast is shocking to the norm, that’s messed up

    8 днів тому
  • Gustaf Segersson
    Gustaf Segersson

    I honestly thought this guy and Jimmy Fallon were the same person..

    9 днів тому
  • Cassie Stoddard
    Cassie Stoddard

    Great movie

    9 днів тому
  • Anna Muster
    Anna Muster

    what happened to his eyebrows?

    9 днів тому
  • Videos for Kids
    Videos for Kids

    8:17 does anyone knows which movie the scene from?

    9 днів тому
  • Artuto  Vega
    Artuto Vega

    A swolled up version of Jimmy Fallon

    9 днів тому
  • K. Baller
    K. Baller

    4:05 the boom mic guy went on the same diet with him. How about Hollywood go on diet from super hero movies?

    9 днів тому
  • Joseph Galligar
    Joseph Galligar

    Oh yeah no doubt a little bit padding. Not so much for muscle but to scope definition in suit (was he vein in suit match his still). We as fans don’t mind it and think he looked amazing in the movie so doesn’t really matter what articles say.

    9 днів тому
  • bklynp718

    Ten minutes of the same shit over and over. This video could have been 15 seconds long.

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  • Fredrik Bengtsson
    Fredrik Bengtsson

    These are not helfiy to tren show match. The are back storys to awertiyng. Yes the baddiy can go up in wheat bath the most important fing to now is to sleep about 15h is kwnat. Beckus the baddiy need to rest as my tren hard.

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  • Jason Diend
    Jason Diend

    Actually in order to get buffed look you gotta wear a bodysuit. Some are bigger than others and no offense he was fine in the body suit. It a magical body. Both Henry and Affleck wore one. Whenever definition is needed what looks like fabric you wear it. Spider-man, Batman, Superman, Captain America, Black Panther ect ect all wear body suits. It doesn't matter what the actor looks like. this isn't a bad thing but these actors also bust their asses in the gym for out of suit shots. Honestly Levi didn't need to do this because he was playing a magical body he could of done less work yet he didn't. Men's Health can shove up their asses if they didn't think he looked like a hero.

    10 днів тому
  • Chris Anderson
    Chris Anderson

    Shazam is supposed to look exaggerated and beyond human, so it's really ridiculous that Men's health was giving Zachary any trouble. Of course the suit adds more, but doesn't invalidate all the hard work and what Levi accomplished. He's a role model for nerds everywhere, Men's health can go stuff it.

    10 днів тому
  • frank mai
    frank mai

    chicken and broccoli is such a bro science diet lmfao, life doesn't have to suck guys, just make better choices

    10 днів тому
  • Cesar Dominguez
    Cesar Dominguez

    Sweet!! Need to buy a mirror VERY SOON!!

    10 днів тому
  • The Geek Buzz
    The Geek Buzz

    its A PADDED SUIT. hahahaha

    10 днів тому
  • John LaRegina
    John LaRegina

    And they say brie Larson got ripped for captain Marvel

    10 днів тому
  • Joe Jacques Schulz
    Joe Jacques Schulz

    Since I have always loved the series "Chuck" I am very happy about Zach's new success.

    10 днів тому
  • 1989eob

    literally see 100 guys in better shape than him every week at the gym and he just wore a muscle suit

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  • fiuh wew
    fiuh wew

    Still looks like fake

    11 днів тому
  • Gia Lin
    Gia Lin

    Zachary Levi is a great actor who's work hard. SHAZAM! ⚡

    11 днів тому
  • Aljaž Jesen
    Aljaž Jesen

    Whats the point tho he was wearing a muscle suit lol

    11 днів тому
  • Shaina

    What an inspiration ❤️ He’s my true role model. I’ve struggled with mental health for so long it’s ruined my life in more ways than ever. What a great guy 👍🏻

    11 днів тому
  • jack Ten
    jack Ten

    what is the name of the soundtrack tune, the music? It is AWESOME

    11 днів тому
  • jack Ten
    jack Ten

    Apparently it's called A Walk In The Rain by Ron Boots

    11 днів тому
  • Sour Babe
    Sour Babe

    The thing is, I always thought everybody in Marvel and DC had natural muscles so... so yeah... Also I hope he didn’t swallow some raw eggs They can give you Salmonella :(

    11 днів тому
  • poly p
    poly p


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  • silverdoggg

    So steroids? ok, got it!

    11 днів тому
  • Erik Lehnsherr
    Erik Lehnsherr

    Screw what the world thinks Zach. YOUR AWESOME! Thank you for supurb movie!

    11 днів тому
  • Craig Atwood
    Craig Atwood

    Steroids and HGH

    11 днів тому
  • Colin Lombardoni
    Colin Lombardoni

    hormone cholesterol salt injected murdered dead birds oh you mean protein rich chicken

    11 днів тому
  • Jack Allen
    Jack Allen

    Funny thing...My brothers are the ones he orders to die for making the orange soda campaign lol in Office Uprising 😆

    11 днів тому
  • Adam Waters
    Adam Waters

    Lolol 1 hour 15 isn't long at all

    11 днів тому
  • Tommy Frisbie
    Tommy Frisbie

    Go SHAZAM!😄😄😄😄😄😄😊😀😀😀😀😌😎😎😎😎😛😜😛😝😍😻❤💓💗💖💞

    11 днів тому
  • Malsawma steve
    Malsawma steve

    What about Morgan

    11 днів тому
  • S G
    S G

    Im 100% sure his shoulders are a littlen padded though

    11 днів тому
  • Mega Luke
    Mega Luke

    Never give up

    11 днів тому
  • Tinted Ferrari
    Tinted Ferrari

    The padding rumor is dumb. Camera angles and lighting would do more to make him look bigger than the suit

    12 днів тому
  • Tinted Ferrari
    Tinted Ferrari

    I think most people expect a marvel character from these DC movies

    12 днів тому
  • vinodztube

    But why? Just use CGI.

    12 днів тому
  • STRETCH karapetyan
    STRETCH karapetyan

    So u gotta have enough money or a work schedule that works FOR you if you gotta be at the gym 5 days a week for almost 2 hours a day and you gotta be able to consume that many calories while keeping it some what interesting, just to get ripped? Fuck lol pretty much not having a life

    12 днів тому
  • Ryan McGill
    Ryan McGill

    Majority was a very cheap fake muscle suit.... super lame

    12 днів тому
  • Marco Castellano
    Marco Castellano

    TRT is a wonderful thing :) And so was this movie. Better than any other superhero movie I have watched.

    12 днів тому
  • Damjan Visnjic
    Damjan Visnjic

    His suit did have padding so did Henry's, Ben's and Jason's. They've talked about that I believe was on MOS dvd. Spandex wasn't right, they said no matter how big you are the material won't show off your muscles correctly so they've added padding to resemble the anatomy.

    12 днів тому
  • Zero

    How does he prepare 5 meals a day... he doesn’t.

    12 днів тому
  • Jordan Gate
    Jordan Gate

    F***in love Zach Levi

    12 днів тому
  • Darryl Fuller
    Darryl Fuller

    That is a padded suit lol

    12 днів тому
  • Frantic Carnival
    Frantic Carnival

    Come on people. Every body builder wil tell you no one ever puts on 20lbs of muscle in 6 weeks with out hormone treatment. Think for yourselves people. I'm not saying he's not jacked, I'm just being real. I've interviewed dozens of body builders and none ever mentioned gaining 20lbs in the first two months. Jesus guys. Don't believe everything you hear on the internet.

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