Actor Frank Grillo Explains How He Maintains 5% Body Fat At Age 52

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Actor Frank Grillo maintains an astounding 5% body fat at the age of 52-years-old. That’s a body fat percentage that most teenagers in peak physical condition would never even be able to reach but Frank Grillo is crushing it at an age where 18-22% is considered ‘healthy’ and 22-28% is still below the ‘obese’ mark.

You might recognize Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow aka ‘Crossbones’ in Captain America: Civil War and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He’s also known for The Purge: Anarchy and The Grey (2011) with Liam Neeson.

Frank was a guest on Conan last night where Conan O’Brien tried his hardest to grill him on how he maintains a ridiculously trim 5% body fat at the age of 52. Mr. Grillo did a pretty good job at deflecting the question but ultimately gave in and answered Conan’s queries:

His keys to staying comically fit at 52-years-old? Training like a professional fighter and maintaining a Paleo Diet for years. In other words, if you want 5% body fat at his age you’re going to have to live a life devoid of food with taste because the Paleo Diet might be the blandest food trend to ever hit America. But Paleo works, and if you want to get trim then it’s certainly a viable option to achieving that goal. Personally, I love food too much to ever eat like a caveman so I’ll just embrace my climbing body fat percentage.

Cass Anderson is Managing Editor of BroBible. He graduated from Florida State University, has been to more Phish concerts than he’d like to admit, and primarily specializes in Outdoors and Gear-related content.

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