Date of birth: August 25, 1976 (Age: 41 years)
Height: 6 ft 4 in (194 cm)
Weight: 196 pounds (89 kg)
Alexander Skarsgard body measurements:
Waist: 32 in (81 cm)
Chest: 44 in (112 cm)
Biceps: 14 in (35 cm)
Shoe/feet: 13 (US) / 43 (EU)
Hair colour: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
We know Alexander Skarsgård mainly due to his role of Tarzan (hopefully, you have watched it). In that role the actor had to show not only his great performance, but muscular body. If you saw Bill playing Tarzan, you understand what we mean.
Firstly, the public was impressed after watching a trailer to the film. The point was that Alexander Skarsgård appeared in impressive body fit. He shoved eight cubes on his belly, and looked stunning standing in the rain.
His redhead partner, Margot Robbie, reinforced the impression. In his latest interview, the actor admitted that he achieved such great result due to the help of talented trainer.
But that’s not all. Alexander also consulted a nutritionist who helped him to make up an appropriate diet plan.
At the very beginning, Alexander had 4 training session a week along with separate workout for press muscles and back. What concerns cardio sessions – they were omitted for first several months as the main goal was to gain muscle mass.
Before Tarzan, Bill Skarsgård was not used to gym training. He was not involved in lifting before, so it was quite new experience for him. Still, his body adopted to the load fast and it helped to achieve the result. The actor just had to start training gradually increasing the load. Though it sounds pretty simple, it doesn’t mean that the workout was that easy.
Bill had become so keen on training that he refused to have rest. He trained six or even seven days a week, and only in rare cases the coach insisted on having a day off. The efforts were not in vain.
One more point of worrying was that Alex doubted whether his body would positively respond to such cardinal changes.
As we saw, the role required topless performance. Thus, the actor had to work very hard to achieve that fit. It took him four months to come to that body shape.
Hard work always gives results. At times, Alex woke up at half past four in the morning to workout.
Another difficulty was connected to his private life. The preparation to the film was so intensive that Alexander didn’t see his family for long.
One more person who helped Alexander in the process of preparation was a choreographer. That was Wayne McGregor. You may ask: “Why choreographer?” The explanation is in a posture. Wayne helped Alexander to decide the posture.
As you see, a film shooting process is not that easy as it seems. It requires really hard work from the actors. Hopefully, Alexander will please us with his new roles for long.