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Tall Actor Brian Wade’s Fitness Tips for Tall Guys

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Brian Wade is starring in a couple of films and tv series, but that’s not what I’m interested in this time around. I fell across this video, where he sums up some of his tips on how to build a great physique as a tall guy.


For tall guys like myself and Brian Wade, it is important to constantly focus on nutrition and a good diet, like I underline a 100 times in my Skinny to Muscle guide. Working out is only half the battle, because the real results are created in the kitchen. If you have a high metabolism, meaning that your are slim and burn everything that goes into your mouth quickly, then it is all the more important to eat enough to gain weight in muscle mass. On the other side, you would have to keep track of your diet in a more limiting way, if your are having a little extra around the waist.


It all comes down to whether your daily caloric intake lies above or beneath your equilibrium level. This is the level for maintenance of your body, so to say. If you eat enough to create a calorie surplus above your equilibrium level, you are able to put on weight, and if combined with good workouts, this extra weight will be in muscle mass.

Below is a few very basic points that Brian Wade makes in the embedded YouTube video. Brian Wade stresses the importance of eating and working out the right way.


Brian Wade’s main pointers are:
  • Eat often – Wade eats every two hours because of his high metabolism
  • Eat clean – good sources of protein, carbohydrates and fats
  • More repetitions and sets – fatigue your muscles with 5-6 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Work through the whole range of motion – don’t do half repetitions


I have gained about 40 pounds or 18 kilos over the last 7 years. I have gone from super skinny to muscular, and it has helped a lot on posture and confidence. The reason why I started was because of bad posture and a lack of back muscles for straightening my back. My ice hockey brother got me into weight training, and it caught on to me and I have loved it ever since.


Putting muscle on a tall frame is hard work, but the size added will sit aesthetically and look athletic, which has improved my overall confidence in walking tall and being proud of my size.

I hope you find joy in training as well – I’ll finish this post with a quote of Brian Wade:

It’s all you, just do it! Work hard, eat well.. Lots of sleep!
4 Responses
  • Mike
    December 15, 2015

    You are beautiful!! Sorry I just need to tell you.

  • Mohammad AlAli
    March 24, 2020

    in one article you said focus on less reps 6-8 and in another (actor article) you say “More repetitions and sets – fatigue your muscles with 5-6 sets of 15-20 reps”


    • Rued
      March 24, 2020

      Of course; my general rule is the 6-8 reps with heavy weights. That has always been the rep range I respond best to. In some contexts though, it might be beneficial to vary the rep range to 15-20 reps. I can’t recall the context for that recommendation exactly, but if you think it’s confusing to work with multiple rep ranges, I’d stay with the lower ones. Hope this clarifies a bit – thanks for the question.

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