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Hey BFFs, Robert Pattinson Is Just Like Us — He Hates Working Out!

Mon, August 2, 2010 3:05pm EDT by Add first Comment

Although Rob doesn’t love the gym, he still looks awesome thanks to trainer Harley Pasternak – and now, so can you! Harley shares his get-fit quick tips with

It’s nice to know that Robert Pattinson IS just like the rest of us: he’s got a natural aversion to the gym! However, unlike the rest of us, , R-Patz had celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak to whip him into shape – hence his physical perfection!

“We work with him whenever he has a film to get ready for, which is quite often,” Harley, who also trains Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Hudson, tells “Right now for the movie he’s doing, Water For Elephants, we’re working with him on that. He’s a great client, works hard. Again, not someone who naturally is someone who grew up working out and going to the gym, but it’s part of his job and part of looking good and feeling good.”

So what does Harley do to make Rob so dang sexy? Check out his fitness plan here on!


“With my 5-factor fitness program, clients work out five days a week for a minimum of 25 minutes,” Harley tells us. “Each workout is made up of five phases, which should be done 20 times each and repeated in a circuit of four movements. You need to train your whole body. You can’t do the same muscles every day. You don’t want to get to the point where your legs are sore every day. You can get overuse injuries.”

1. Cardio warm-up — five minutes of running, walking, stepping, jumping.
2. Phase two — upper body exercise; push up, back rows.
3. Phase three –lower body, lunge body.
4. Phase four — mid section — ball crunch. dumbbell side- bends.
5. Phase five — cardio cool down — jump rope


“The diet is a big part of weight loss,” he tells us. “We probably have half of our clients on the five factor diet. Half of them are on our meal delivery service and half of them prepare the five factor meals from my recipes. Five factor diet is made up of five meals a day. There is no calorie counting or carb counting or any of the stuff that makes you feel like you’re on a diet; you make sure you have five simple criteria in every meal. Every meal should have a low-fat protein, a healthy carbohydrate, fiber, a healthy fat and a sugar-free beverage. I created several hundred recipes that don’t take more than five key ingredients and five minutes.

“One day a week use your free day to do whatever you’d like on the five factor plan. There are no rules. You are free to do whatever you want. It’s up to you. The rule is, there are no rules.

“I created some five-factor snacks that are indulgences to some of my clients. i created some delicious potato chips. we’re about to launch five factor smoothies — chocolate, vanilla, strawberry. All of our five-factor snacks have less than 180 calories and at least 10 grams of protein, less than 10 grams of sugar, at least five grams of fiber and less than five grams of fat.