Sex is a big part of Charlie Hunnam's workouts

09 March 2017

Charlie Hunnam credits lots of sex for his ripped physique, insisting lovemaking is a big part of his workouts.

The former Sons of Anarchy star is a regular at the gym and shows a keen interest in having a “high fitness level across the board”. But it isn’t just traditional exercise that Charlie, 36, relies on to stay in shape - getting physical in the bedroom with his longtime girlfriend Morgana McNelis also helps.

"Running, swimming, jumping rope, hiking, jiu-jitsu - I try to do it all,” he told Men’s Health magazine. “I also try to make love as often as I can. That's an important part of fitness. There's no reason you can't be active at 70. I want to run up mountains at that age."

The handsome actor jokes he trains so much because he’s “f**king crazy”, though insists it’s in his DNA to be active every day as it helps boost his overall moral.

For his role in Guy Ritchie's upcoming movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Charlie bulked up with 20 pounds worth of muscle, thanks to extensive weight training, and spent hours learning how to use a sword for a five-minute fight scene.

The training also helped put him into the right mindset to play the title character, as he added: "It's not even as much the physical benefit of training; it's the mental. When you're training every day in a combat discipline, it just gives you that eye of the tiger. Then if someone acts aggressively toward you, I can run all the scenarios through my head - you know, like I'm going to step to the side and put an elbow through your face."

Charlie has also shed weight for movie roles - he lost almost 40 pounds for his role as British explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett in The Lost City of Z, doing so by going vegan and following a strict diet.

The Lost City of Z hits cinemas from later this , while King Arthur comes out in May .

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