Chris Pratt’s Secret to Getting Ripped Abs for GOTG

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So I just saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 recently and it was a pretty awesome movie. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll see a jacked Andy Dwyer from Parks and Rec (AKA Chris Pratt) save the galaxy with his friends for a second time.

The movie was great but this isn’t a movie critique. This is about a once fat guy turned action hero and national heartthrob.

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Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star Lord) in Guardians of the Galaxy

Now I’m not going to sit here and retype Chris Pratt’s workout piece by piece, either. You can get Chris Pratt’s workout routine as well as other celeb’s fitness regimens on The point of this article is to reveal Chris Pratt’s secret to amazing abs and transforming your body.

A Day Like Any Other Day

So how did Chris Pratt get those sexy abs? I’ll tell you through a story.

Today I came home from the gym and laid on the floor. I stared at the ceiling and I thought about how pointless my life was.

This funk had plagued me my entire workout. I wondered, “What’s the point? I don’t have a job. I barely make any money online or from sales of my dating novels. And I have absolutely no direction.”

To get by I do freelance work for stupid cheap and cross my fingers everyday that YOU might buy something REALLY expensive off of amazon after clicking one of my affiliate links.

But then what? Where is this going? Is any of this ever going to be worth a shit?

I had wondered this from the time I woke up until I found myself on the floor, staring at the ceiling. Which was actually a couple hours!

I woke up at 5am to give myself time to write an article about Chris Pratt’s abs in Guardians of the Galaxy. An article with some stupid, gimmicky click-bait title to get you to click. Then some sort of soft product pitch laced within the text. Hell, I gotta put food on the table.

But every time I started to write about Chris Pratt’s shirtless scene or body transformation, I stopped.

And I thought, “This is stupid. I’m a loser. My life sucks.”

So I went to the gym and worked out with the article unfinished. Even though I carried the weight of my heavy, depressing thoughts on my back, I had no trouble completing my workout like I was supposed to. Perhaps I could thank Pulse pre-workout for that. 😉

Now on the floor, I wondered about that and found it incredible.

“How is it that I cannot pick myself up off the goddamn floor right now, but I can go to the gym every day? Is there some secret? Is there a trick I’m doing that I don’t even realize?”

Yes. There is a secret.

Chris Pratt’s Secret to Amazing Abs

After I saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2, I thought, “I bet a lot of people would click an article about the secret to Chris Pratt’s abs. I’ll write one.” But I couldn’t write it. It felt forced and stupid.

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Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation

Mainly because Chris himself had said over and over again that “there is no secret.” He said the time is going to pass anyway, how do you want to spend it? Or something like that…

So Chris Pratt’s secret is…


That’s the punchline. If you look up his workout routine, it’s just regular exercises.


Pull ups, push ups, bench press, rows. But it took him 8 months to achieve his physique.

He got his abs the same way I got my abs. We went to the gym.

I thought, “Oh shit! That’s my secret too!” But I’m not on TV so my secret doesn’t make headlines.

My floor story is important because today, even when I was in a total funk, I hated life, and I felt like a loser…I went to the gym. And I didn’t even give a second thought until I got home.

Before you continue your Google quest for the “secret to really ripped abs,” consider your gym schedule.  Do you go 4 or 5 days a week and just do the regular ass exercises like me and Chris Pratt, with our awesome abs? Think about the last stupid excuse you made for missing the gym. That’s your answer. That’s the “secret.”

Even I can afford a gym membership at $10 a month. I never “don’t feel like it.” It was just time to go to the gym so I went. No emotion or thought to it.

I don’t put “gym” on my calendar. I never check it off a to-do list. It is just assumed. It’s a habit. I go every day.

That’s how Chris Pratt got his abs and that’s how I’ve gotten mine. Just show up. Simple as that.

If you are interested in more details about my daily workouts, or just need some guidance, click here for my guide to get leaner in just 28 days.

Chris Pratt's Secret to Getting Ripped Abs for GOTG
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Chris Pratt's Secret to Getting Ripped Abs for GOTG
I saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 recently and it was a pretty awesome movie. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll see ripped Chris Pratt save the gal...
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Kyle Milligan

I'm Kyle Milligan. I really enjoy writing. I wrote a couple novels (The Hang-Ups and Hangovers series) and now I blog frequently on a bunch of different websites. I also enjoy lifting heavy things and and writing about it.

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