The slender actor has surprising strength
But in the gym, he likes to think of himself as more like JJ Watt, one of his favorite athletes. No, Parsons isn’t a 6’6”, 290-pound beast like the Houston Texans defensive superstar. But in an interview on the Dan Patrick Show last Friday, Parsons, a Houston native, revealed how he’s a bit of a fitness freak like Watt these days.
For starters, the 145-pound Parsons told Patrick that he’s a regular at his gym spin class and he can perform eight “solid” reps of the bench press with 50-pound dumbbells. But Parsons was especially proud of the impressive video he recently posted to Instagram (below), in which he pushes a 725-pound weight sled—with his trainer standing on top.
“I don’t really do much very good in the gym,” Parsons told Patrick. “But for some reason I have this workman like aspect of me, I suppose, that can push heavy weight. That’s not that heavy for everybody, but for me, that’s very heavy.”
Hey, it’s more than a lot of guys can do, man. Good work.
“I may not be pushing a sled for a few weeks,” he wrote.