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Charlie Hunnam's manly muscles

Charlie Hunnam thinks it's manlier not to do weights.

The Sons of Anarchy star has to keep his body in top condition, or else people wouldn't believe him in the role of biking badass Jackson 'Jax' Teller.

But while lifting heavy weights is a part of most muscly men's routines, Charlie, 35, would rather stick to other exercises.

"I don't think much of lifting heavy weights and would rather concentrate on functional training," he explained to the German edition of Men's Health magazine.

"While other people are doing leg presses, I'm doing 50 squats. It gets your heart going and stimulates circulation and also protects you from injuries. An old-school workout like that just seems manly to me."

Charlie doesn't even relax his regime when he's not working, admitting that he'll experience a real low point when he has nothing to train for. He added that for his next film, he wants to try 500 press-ups a day and 20 muscle-ups in one go.

Before starting Sons of Anarchy, Charlie piled on 5kg of muscle to come across as convincing on screen. And the hardworking star believes there's no excuse for skipping a session.

"As an actor, you have to be flexible," he explained.

"If I don't have time for the gym, I'll try and do an on-set workout. Anyone who really wants it will always manage to squeeze in time to train."

Charlie has plenty of projects to sink his teeth into: he stars in Crimson Peak and also has films The Lost City of Z and Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur coming out next year.

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