Four years ago, Zac Efron got extremely buff for his role in the 2017 Baywatch movie, which flopped. Sadly, putting in the work to look like a vacuum-sealed bag of potatoes didn’t end up being worth it for Zac. Zac’s body eventually deflated back to regular size, which was bad news for those people who really liked it when Zac’s muscles looked like a Stretch Armstrong toy about to burst. The worse news is that those same people are just going to have to dig up those old Baywatch pictures to get their Ultra-Buff Efron Fix, because Zac doesn’t really want to do that to his body ever again.
Zac appeared on a recent episode of the hot sauce challenge YouTube series Hot Ones (most likely filmed a while ago), and he was there to promote his reality show, Killing Zac Efron. It’s the show that almost literally killed him. Host Sean Evans asked Zac to explain the difference in training for a Baywatch body, as opposed to Ted Bundy’s body. Zac, who was accused of using steroids, said he appreciated the effort needed to get ripped for Baywatch. And it sounds like all that effort took away every ounce of fat along with every ounce of joy from his life.
“It was so hard. You’re working with almost no wiggle room. You’ve got things like water under your skin that you’re worrying about making your six pack into a four pack, shit like that. It’s just stupid. It’s just not real. I’m happy that it worked, I’m happy that it got me through it. I may do it again if it was something worthwhile. But we’ll wait til it gets to that. I don’t need it. I’m good. Take care of your heart, take care of your brain – you’re good.”
I was once an elite athlete (aka I was the worst person on my high school’s track team), so I know that you can’t get ripped from napping and chicken wings. But what is this business about water on the abs? What workout targets ab water?? I know Zac had limited time, but it would have been great if he could have broken down his daily routine. Although it would probably just be like:
7:00am – wake up, accept that the rest of the day will be a nightmare
12:00pm – break from working out for a lunch of air and tears
9:00pm – break for baby oil soak, more tears
Not only did giving up that insane workout help Zac’s mental well-being, I’m sure it also helped his love life. Looking at his concrete tits is fine, but I don’t know many people that would actually want to slam against a body that mimics the feeling of falling on a swimming pool deck.