This Is How Channing Tatum Maintains His Height, Toned Abs, and His Work Out Routine

By all definitions, Channing Tatum is one of the most good-looking men walking the planet right now. Great height, warm eyes, charming smile, and most importantly a well-chiseled body. Channing Tatum’s height is 6 ft 1 in or 185 cm.

A movie with Tatum in it is sure to have the ladies drooling over his ripped muscles. Born to Kay Tatum and Glenn Tatum on the 26th of April 1980 in Cullman, Alabama, Channing was raised in a rural settlement in Southeastern Mississippi and after dropping out of college, he began working odd jobs, including a stint as a stripper. Of course, stripping is one way to put those abs to good use but he soon found a better option.

Channing first came into the public consciousness in the romantic dance film Step Up where he played the role of Tyler Gage, a hip hop dancer, alongside his now ex-wife Jenna Dewan. The dancing and stage performances were perfect for Channing to show off his well-toned abs and dance moves. As his career progressed, he became a prime candidate for roles that required a character with an amazing physique. He has had starring roles in movies such as Jupiter Ascending, Logan Lucky, Magic Mike XXL, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Over the course of his career, Channing would make it a point of duty to seize every opportunity to flaunt his gorgeous physique and fans have often wondered what his routine and secrets could be.

What Work Out Routine Works For Channing Tatum?

Channing Tatum’s workout regimen seems to evolve, depending on the movie role he is preparing for and what effect he wants to achieve within that time frame. This means he is making the most of his body and physique to render stellar performances in movies and shows. Whilst preparing for the movie Fighter, he focused all of his workout routines on burning fats and abs sculpting. In preparing for the movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Channing turned his focus on building muscles while in the run-up to the very popular Magic Mike, he did a bit of both – muscle building and fat burning.

Whilst preparing for Fighter, Channing worked closely with fitness trainer William J. Harris and his routine mainly lasted approximately 45 minutes with four exercises per day, including a 5-minute warm-up, and 5-minute cooldown, 5 minutes of jogging on the treadmill, Jumping Rope (100 skips), Push-Ups (25 reps), Military Press (25 reps), Bench Press (20 reps).

His routines took a different turn everyday. Mondays focused on the Chest & Back, Tuesdays were dedicated to Cardio and building up his Core with 3×10 crunches on stability Ball and 3×20 seconds Planks. On Wednesdays, he worked his Arms & Shoulders. Thursdays were taken off and devoted to resting the muscles. He went again on Fridays and Saturdays, focusing on Cardio again and the Core before resting on Sundays.

Rundown of Channing Tatum’s Weekly Workout Regimen

The movie star’s workout routine is focused on circuit training to tone those drool-worthy abs. Below is a breakdown of Channing Tatum’s workout routine, Thursdays and Sundays are for resting.


  • Jumping Rope (100 skips)
  • Push-Ups (25 reps)
  • Military Press (25 reps)
  • Bench Press (20 reps)


  • Burpees (25 reps)
  • Bodyweight Squats (20 reps)
  • Walking Lunges (25 each leg)
  • Hanging Leg Lifts (10 reps)


  • Wind Sprints (1 lap around a track)
  • Kettlebell Swings (30 swings)
  • Mountain Climbers (100 total)
  • Sit-Ups (50 reps)


  • Box Jumps (25 Jumps)
  • Military Press (5 reps)
  • Bench Press (10 reps)
  • Push-Ups (25 reps)

Diet Plans That Have Made The Difference For Channing Tatum

While it may look like Channing has a picture-perfect physique, it doesn’t come naturally. He has said severally that there are times when he loses his strict discipline and just binges on junk, alcohol, and all other little practices that negate prime fitness. He once cheekily called himself a “fat kid” on the inside who still puts on weight when he isn’t filming and embarks on fitness campaigns to regain fitness. He says he fluctuates about 25-30 pounds in between movies. While he enjoys the roles he has become known for – roles that require fitness, he also says he wishes to one day star in roles that portray him in a different light.

Whilst preparing for the film Magic Mike XXL, Channing had to embark on another journey to build the body and maintain the endurance required for the role. For Channing Tatum, having the requisite meal plan and intake is as important as the right fitness routines. In order to build lean muscle mass, he incorporated into his daily meals a glass of veggies-based smoothie made from blended kale, spinach, celery, and romaine.

His breakfast was eggs, lunch was grilled chicken or turkey, and dinner was more grilled chicken or steak with vegetables. Just like most fitness buffs, the snacks taken throughout the day are equally as important as the main meals, in his case, he snacked on mostly nuts. He was required to eat approximately every two hours in order to supply his body with the fuel needed to build muscle and burn up fat.

As a matter of routine, Channing, when preparing for his movies, eliminates intakes of refined carbohydrate food, like bread, noodles, he also restricts the consumption of probable allergenic foods, sticking mainly to organic and natural foods. Dairy foods are also taken off the menu.

A Breakdown of Channing Tatum’s Diet Plan

He maintains a Paleo diet which includes a staple of lean meats and veggies. According to his trainer, these are the sample foods Tatum uses to hold body and soul together.


He mostly has egg and veggie omelets for breakfast and sometimes, whole grain toast, with avocado and a particular fruit makes it to the breakfast table.


Here, he can have grilled chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, spinach, and broccoli. Other items like a whole-wheat pizza crust and tomato sauce can be used to make something unique.


Channing Tatum eats turkey burgers and steamed or grilled vegetables for dinner.


For a movie star who works longs hours on set, snacks are important and Tatum binges on unsalted nuts (e.g almonds), plain yogurt, and organic fruits anytime he craves something to eat.

Channing Tatum’s Weight Fluctuations and the Reason Behind Them

Channing Tatum Weight Fluctuations
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It is no longer a secret that the Hollywood hunk goes all out and pulls all the stops to get into character whenever he is on a movie set. His efforts to render the best performance often lead to voluntary weight loss/gain as the case may be. Basically, depending on the physique of the character, Tatum adjusts his body to perfect the role.

One of his recent weight transformations happened on Logan Lucky (2017). Due to the nature of the character he played in the heist movie, Tatum finished filming with extra 35 or 40 pounds added to his weight and while this made him feel terrible, he soon bounced back to shape. However, the 2020 pandemic and subsequent lockdown caused more fluctuations in his weight.

Tatum told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that he acquired more weight during the pandemic. He gained 10 pounds during this time as he abandoned his exercise routine and strict diet, binging on beers and unhealthy foods, but not for long.

For the first week or two weeks, I definitely was just drinking beers and riding dirt bikes, but I was like, ‘I can’t do this for two months. This is bad,'” he told Fallon.

When it became clear he might come out of the pandemic a fatty actor, Tatum collaborated with a friend on his fitness routine which gave his body the desired shape once again.

Channing Tatum’s Quick Facts

Height: 6 Feet 1 inch
Weight in KG 82.1kg
Date of Birth: 26 April 1980

43 years old

Country of Birth: United States of America
Full Name Channing Matthew Tatum
Father Glenn Tatum
Mother Kay Tatum
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Cullman, Alabama
Profession Actor, film producer, dancer, and former model
Net Worth $50 million
Married Yes
Married to Jenna Dewan
Children Everly Elizabeth Tatum
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Wikipedia


Banks Onuoha
Banks Onuoha
Banks is a graduate of Mass communication, a meat junkie, movie geek, and perfectionist. The thrill of travelling the world through writing and editing from the comfort of her desk and PC is what keeps her going most of the time. After office hours, you might catch her still writing at home or running some culinary experiments.


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