In fact, the new Total Recall is more a reimagining of the 1966 classic Philip K. Dick story than a remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film of the same name.
It is not entirely correct to compare the acting performance of Colin and Arnold – how different the actors themselves are, so are their characters. But, without a doubt, Farrell’s character turned out to be much more emotional and lively.
Colin on the filming of Total Recall
“I’ve never been able to keep fit during filming. In the process of work, all your attention changes, you plunge into yourself and often stop noticing what is happening outside. You work fifteen hours a day. ”
“At the end of a long day, you just want to go back to your hotel room, eat and go to sleep. But this time I did it differently. After filming, I went to the gym. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I forced myself, and in the end it all paid off. ” (one)
Drugs or Sports?
Colin admits in his interviews that he used to lead an extremely unhealthy lifestyle, used alcohol and even drugs. He calls this period “killing the body,” and he sincerely regrets that he did so devil-may-care about his health.
According to him, taking drugs was a kind of ritual and interest that defines and maintains a social circle. Now this role in Colin’s life has been taken by sports and a healthy lifestyle – a new experience that allows you to get
Yoga for real men
In an interview, the actor humorously remarks that if he had been told ten years ago that he would seriously practice yoga, he would have simply laughed. But now yoga has become an important tool for him to become aware of himself, his mind and body.
Colin now adheres to a healthy lifestyle, eats right, takes vitamins and drinks a lot of green tea. According to him, he wants to live as long as possible in order to see how his sons grow and become adults.
Colin Farrell’s diet
To prepare for his role in the movie “Total Recall” Colin did not have to follow a special diet – he has long given up sweets, pastries, carbonated drinks, fast food and other junk food. He only further limited sugar intake (2) .
It is important to note that during strength training, carbohydrates cannot be completely abandoned, since they are the main source of energy for this type of exercise. In addition, carbohydrates are essential for muscle growth.
Colin Farrell’s workouts
Preparation for the role began three months before filming began. Colin jogged 3 kilometers every morning, and in the afternoon he worked out in the gym for 90 minutes – starting with four sessions a week, he gradually increased the number to six (3) .
The program consisted of alternating upper and lower body workouts – a muscle program . The first month it was a classic program, then, with an increase in the number of workouts, secondary isolation exercises were added.
Colin Farrell Program
Colin used weight pyramids (starting with heavy weights and working them down) and working to failure with low weights on the last set. Each training week was structured as follows: top-bottom-top-rest-bottom-top-bottom.
Example of a training day
- Warm up – 2 km on a treadmill or 15 min. light boxing
- Dynamic cardio ( squats , push-ups , pull-ups , side raises) – 15 repetitions of each exercise.
- Dumbbell Bench Press – 5 sets of 12 reps
- Biceps Dumbbell Curls – 5 sets of 12 reps
- Press crunches – 3 sets of 15 reps.
- Ball push-ups – 15 reps
- Stand on the elbows (“plank”) – to failure.
- Cool down – 5 minutes of slow walking.