Alan Ritchson Admits ‘Testosterone’ Got Him Jacked For Reacher Season 2

The actor is a big advocate and used it to achieve that superhero look.

The actor is a big advocate and used it to achieve that superhero look.

Alan Ritchson Admits 'Testosterone' Got Him Jacked For Reacher Season 2

The actor comes clean, as Alan Ritchson, who is already one big dude to begin with, has admitted to using testosterone to get him in even bigger and better shape and more jacked for Amazon Prime Video’s Reacher Season 2.

The actor reveals that training without testosterone therapy for Season 2 injured and ravaged his body, which likely was due to overtraining. That’s where testosterone can help, as testosterone can help athletes recover more quickly.

It also helps to pack on the pounds, too, as Alan Ritchson was told he needed to put on 30lbs of more mass before Season 1.

“I ravaged my body,” Ritchson revealed to Men’s Health about his Season 1 training for the show without the use of test. “I mean, I had a broken AC (acromioclavicular) joint in my shoulder, [which] I had to have repaired. There was a huge imbalance in hormones in my body. I was falling apart. So while I made it happen, it’s probably true that it shouldn’t happen that fast, that way.”

Alan Ritchson admitting the use of testosterone is a rather fresh approach as obviously, he isn’t the only actor using it to achieve that superhero look.

“I’m a big advocate of it, especially for people in their forties or above. [Men aren’t] aware that it’s out there, but it could be life-changing. It could be a mood stabilizer for people… It can do a lot more than just help you be buff, but it certainly helped in my journey,” he said. “[With] a clinical dose that’s very low, you won’t really notice much more than those systems working well.”

Ritchon, who is a fan-favorite to play Batman and responded to rumors, championed its use.

“If you increase it a little bit, which I have, you can start to put on muscle mass. I’ve never taken, like, 600 milligrams a week. I don’t know if I can handle that,” he said. “But studies have shown that you can increase muscle mass [while] not working out [and just] taking 600 milligrams of testosterone a week. It definitely helps with muscle growth. If you take a little bit and then you work your ass off in the gym like you normally would, you’re going to see huge results.”

Check out his look below.

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Wants to play Batman

Regarding playing Batman, Alan Ritchson commented on recent rumors and speculation.

“With all the rumors flying that I’m supposed to be playing Batman, how can I knock Batman? I would love to play Batman,” he told the Fortress of Solitude.

Kevin Smith recently referred to the actor’s version of Reacher as “Batman without a cape.”

“You know, [Batman without a cape] is a great analogy, actually,” said Ritchson. “But I mean, Batman has got like a cave, and Reacher doesn’t even have a house. He’s got a toothbrush. So, I think Batman has got cool stuff. Dude is loaded and has caves, penthouses, and spotlights that call him. Batman’s cooler.”

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How about Reacher vs Batman?

“But I mean, Reacher would be harder to go down in a fight. Just him and his toothbrush, and [Batman] be like, “Damn, he’s holding on. It’s been 30 minutes.” So, it would be fun,” he said.

New episodes of Reacher Season 2 premiere on Fridays. The first three episodes are now available on Prime Video.

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