The Seven Hottest Six Packs In Hollywood

A shirtless Zac Efron stands on a stage with his arms widespread.
Source: Getty

Aug. 9 2019, Updated 1:20 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Hollywood is the home to the six pack and why not? Actors find that they are in much greater demand if they have chiseled abs on display, and some of them go to extreme lengths to get them.


Is it possible to imagine Aquaman looking anything less stunning than Jason Momoa? Would Superman have been the same if he wasn’t as buff as Henry Cavill? Or Magic Mike been as magical without Channing Tatum?

Article continues below advertisement


This gallery has gathered the seven hottest six packs in Hollywood. What were the workouts these guys used? What do these ab-normal actors have to say for themselves? And what have other celebs said about them? Dive in.

1. Zac Efron.

A shirtless Zac Efron stands on a stage with his arms widespread.

Where: On stage at the MTV Awards

Preferred Workout: Ramona Braganza’s 3-2-1 Workout

Six Pack Quote: “I got very big and buff for Baywatch, but I don’t want people to think that’s the best way to be,” Zac

Celeb Quote: “He's like something Michelangelo carved. I've never seen a man that looks like him. It's incredible,” Alexandra Daddario

Article continues below advertisement

2. Channing Tatum.

Where: The shower.

Preferred Workout: Channing changes up his workouts. For his role in Fighter, he was given four exercises per day to do in a circuit and over and over for 30 minutes at a time.

Six Pack Quote: “I want to be the best athlete I can possibly be; I don’t workout just because I want my arms bigger, ” Channing Tatum

Celeb Quote: “All women should go on strike until their men can dance like Channing Tatum. Seriously ...” Cara Delvigne

Article continues below advertisement

3. Jason Momoa.

Jason Momoa walks shirtless but in shorts along a beach.

Where: SNL Christmas Special

Preferred Workout: The Gym Jones Method. This focuses on functional strength. For Aquaman, Jason worked out a minimum of two hours per day, five-six days a week.

Six Pack Quote: “Pick a heavy weight and it will get you shredded and build a lot of muscle,” Jason

Celeb Quote: “Jason Momoa is fine – like “fine” fine …” Joy Reid

Article continues below advertisement

4. Brad Pitt.

jason momoa
Brad Pitt, a cigarette in his mouth, stands bare-chested in a scene from Fight Club.

Where: On location shooting Snatch in 2000.

Preferred Workout: Brad changed up his routine for Fight Club. For example, on Mondays he would focus on his chest, on Tuesdays his back, etc.

Six Pack Quote: “I operated on pure instinct,” Brad

Celeb Quote: “Brad likes to look like his girlfriend? Or we like to look like him, let’s face it,” Gwyneth Paltrow

Article continues below advertisement

5. Liam Hemsworth.

Where: On a boat at sea, 2018.

Preferred Workout: For The Hunger Games, Hemsworth worked out with an ex-Navy SEAL and workouts included flipping tires and whacking baseball bats into body bags.

Six Pack Quote: “I worked out with him for an hour and literally I would have to lay down for twenty minutes because I couldn’t drive away,” Liam Hemsworth

Celeb Quote: “When someone's too ­masculine, that really grosses me out,” Miley Cyrus

Article continues below advertisement

4. Dwayne Johnson.

The Rock walks barechested around a wrestling ring.

Where: Los Angeles, 2000.

Preferred Workout: They vary. To get his massive V-shaped back, the Rock says he was all about high reps and going heavy.

Six Pack Quote: “My daily 4am wake ups are a hard core bi$ch but any success worth you and I working extremely hard for will always be worth having in the end,” Dwayne Johnson

Celeb Quote: “In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne,” Vin Diesel

Article continues below advertisement

7. Henry Cavill.

Where: Los Angeles, 2019

Preferred Workout: To transform into Superman, Cavill used heavy lifting, HIIT cardio, and intense training circuits.

Six Pack Quote: “My trainer asked ‘would you like to do steroids or HGH to get where you want to go?’ I immediately said no and he said ‘Good because if you did I wouldn’t train you,'" Henry Cavill

Celeb Quote: “I had no one following me until I met Superman. The recognition has been crazy,” ex- Kaley Cuoco


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 OK!™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.