A Little Bit About Taylor Lautner's Background
This is a brief bio of Taylor Lautner, before we move on to discussing his workout regimen.
Lautner was born in 1992, on February 12th. At the time of the filming of Twilight : New Moon, Lautner was 17 years old. Until he was thirteen years old, Lautner focused much of his time on martial arts. By the time he was twelve, he had already won a black belt at the Junior World Karate Championships. In 2001, Lautner started acting. In 2008, he was in Twilight as Jacob Black, a Native American.Lautner was not the director's initial choice for the role of New Moon's Jacob Black.
Director Catherine Hardwicke even thought about finding someone else to fill in for Lautner's role. The aim was to find a person who was more realistic and muscular to play Black. Because the character of Jacob Black transforms into a wolf, the director was looking for an actor who had more of an imposing appearance than Lautner.If he didn't bulk up quickly, Lautner was going to be re-cast out of New Moon.
Fortunately, Taylor's background in martial arts was helpful when he needed to improve his physical conditioning. If Lautner was a kid without a history in athletics, it's unlikely that he'd have been capable of developing the muscle that he did in such a brief span of time.
This is the trick behind Black's toned, tight abs.
Lautner trained for nine months before New Moon began to film, though his abs can be credited to much more than just this exercise. Because he maintained an athletic lifestyle when he was younger, his natural muscle maturity and density was already that of an average twenty year old. A tight core is where many martial artists derive their power from. As time passes, this core becomes even tighter, more solid, and defines the existing muscles. To make your abs more apparent, one needs to lower the percentage of their body fat through dieting, though Lautner's abs
can be credited to his experience in the martial arts.For Lautner, gaining muscle was relatively simple.
Because of his youth, Lautner could quickly gain twenty pounds. One aspect of working out that the fitness magazines don't make you aware of is that gaining mass is easy when you begin your regimen. Lautner was easily able to gain the muscle mass that his body was ready to accommodate. He's not a very large person at all, and this is positive. Just like most younger males, Lautner could move towards his body's maximum efficiency very quickly. Because his life consists of little more than acting, he could dedicate every moment of nine months towards this. Usually, this process will take a year or two.Lautner was questioned about how he attained his New Moon body.
Lautner doesn't give away many details regarding his workout during interviews. He makes broad statements like, "I ate a lot of food and worked out". It doesn't take much more than this for a guy Lautner's age to put on up to 25 pounds. After this, the secret is how to drop the fat and just have lean muscle. Taylor Lautner has his high metabolism rate working for him as he's still young. Anyone this age will have to alter their weight loss
and muscle strategies as they grow older.