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Conan the Barbarian Star's Diet: Chicken Breast and Peanut Butter | Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa: How He Bulked Up for Conan the Barbarian

Originally posted 07/29/2011 07:30AM

Getting in shape for the lead role in the remake of Conan the Barbarian was no easy task for Jason Momoa.

The Honolulu-born Game of Thrones actor and model endured a grueling 6-hour daily exercise regimen to play the iconic action hero played onscreen in the '80s by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

"We do two hours of sword work first ... then have a little break, eat a broiled chicken, do two hours of weight lifting and have cardio," Momoa, 31, told reporters at a Comic-Con event in San Diego. "Then I'd go home and basically the best thing I could do is sleep and rest."

The routine helped the 6'4" actor bulk up from 210 to 230 pounds.

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