5 terry crews
Not many men can make singing a Vanessa Carlton hit into a career-defining moment, but Crews’ performance of A Thousand Miles in the otherwise-dreadful White Chicks marks the exact moment he went from muscular ex-NFL heavy to reliable comic film-saver. He’s since parlayed his physique and comedy chops into fame as tough-but-adorable police sergeant Terry Jeffords on TV’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Hale Caesar in the Expendables movies.
UNLEASH THE COBRA
To build shirt-packing muscle, Crews uses a dizzying array of pulling moves in his ‘Cobra back’ workout. Try three rounds of this poisonous pairing for size.
With your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width, pull your chin over the bar. Pause, then lower. Go to failure and rest for 60 seconds – no cheating.
Then, with your hands slightly narrower than shoulder-width, pull your chin over the bar, pause, then lower. And yes, go to failure again.