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David Hasselhoff's muscles impressed on Baywatch set

Published 22/07/2016

David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff bulked up because he didn't want to look bad next to Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson on Baywatch set.

David Hasselhoff trained in secret for his Baywatch appearance, so he could look as buff as co-stars Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson.

The 64-year-old starred in the famous lifeguard-based TV show in the '90s, which is being given a Hollywood makeover for the big screen. Although it doesn’t hit cinemas until 2017 the film has already been shot, with pictures of a muscle-bound Zac, 28, gaining the actor a whole new following.

But David didn’t want to be outdone by his younger co-stars, so put the time in at the gym to look his best.

“They are both in incredible shape,” he admitted to Britain’s Heat magazine. “I trained because I knew that I would have to stand next to them. Zac is unbelievable. I’ve always been fit, because I like it and it’s part of my job in showbusiness. When I found out that I was filming with those guys, I said ‘I won’t (train more)’ but then I secretly decided I would. I started going to Real Boys gym. I put on some size and I came to play and when I walked in they went ‘s**t’. “

Former wrestler Dwayne, 44, has always been stacked, but Zac’s transformation was more surprising. Despite keeping in shape before, his role as Matt Brody in the franchise, famous for its red swimwear, forced him to really bulk up.

He also overhauled his diet in order to get into such impressive shape.

“After a while your body stops craving junk food and you look forward to these meals,” Zac previously explained to Men's Fitness magazine. “There’s this trigger that happens after two or three weeks of dieting and eating healthy food where your body switches its primary energy source from burning mainly carbohydrates to burning fat. And when it switches over, all your cravings change. You go, ‘Holy cow, I want kale and vinaigrette shredded with beets and a little bit of sweet potato.”

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