Why Nicolas Cage Should Be Your Life Coach

Kick-Ass star Nic Cage has had some huge ups and downs in his life. Here are six lessons you can glean from his mistakes—and what to steal from his successes.

March 15, 2010

Cage Do: Staying fit, now and forever. Cage, 46, has played many roles, but one he's (mostly) avoided is that of a fat man. And he's probably been working on his body since his Fast Times at Ridgemont High days. "Nicolas Cage, like Rome, was not built in a day," says Hollywood trainer Gunnar Peterson.

You Do: Peterson (who has not worked with Cage) says that Cage looks like he does resistance training that focuses on functional exercises, like staggered squats and chopping movements. But a steady workout is only part of building a body that seems to defy aging. "He's somehow finding a way to get sleep and eat adequate amounts of protein at the right time," says Peterson.

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