Actor Stephen Amell is perhaps best known for his starring role in The CW's comic book TV show Arrow. For this role, Amell had to get into fantastic shape for the sake of his character. Getting into shape in the first place is hard enough as it is, but staying in shape is even harder. However, Amell has managed to do both of those things for years now. How exactly did the Arrow star do it?
According to Men's Journal, the biggest thing Amell has done since getting jacked for his role is holding himself to an extremely high physical standard. It helps that the actor has admitted to enjoying every physical aspect that allows him to do exactly that. Both of these things have allowed Amell to become stronger, as well as better enhance his training overall.
Another thing Amell has done is visit T3 Athletics gym in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to work with his conditioning coach and martial artist, Thomas Taylor. Here, Taylor puts Amell through the ringer with several different workout routines that keep things different and fresh for the actor. All workout days are split with active recovery days, and a workout routine consists of elements from archery, boxing, martial arts, and parkour.
One more important thing Amell does is ensure that he eats a proper diet as much as possible. After all, all health experts agree that diet plays a huge role in one's physical condition. Complex carbohydrates, lean proteins, and vegetables are heavily encouraged for Amell, while things like dairy, gluten, and processed sugars are out.
The one last thing Amell does to stay consistently ripped for Arrow includes, funny enough, some of the things he does away from filming the show. Amell is seemingly unafraid of any physical activity that may be unfamiliar to him in any way. He's wrestled with WWE Superstars inside the ring and participated on America Ninja Warrior as a contestant- all with little to no regard for his own safety.
With all things considered, it's clear that Amell knows just how to keep his body in amazing shape. Whether he's off filming Arrow, partaking in another project, or just relaxing on that rare day off, his physique will surely not falter anytime soon.