Remember (Cheating) Miles From Soul Food? Michael Beach Has Put On A Lot Of Muscle At 55

October 31, 2018  |  
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Michael Beach

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 17: Actor Michael Beach attends the premiere of ‘Patriots Day’ at AFI Fest 2016, presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 17, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

When you see actor Michael Beach‘s face, you likely remember him from all of your favorite ’90s films, including Waiting to Exhale and Soul Food(In the latter, in which he played Miles, the husband of Vanessa Williams’ Teri, his character had an affair with her cousin Faith. Many still haven’t gotten over it.)

But when you see his body, what will likely come to mind is “hot diggity damn!”

The star, who turned 55 on October 30, is a self-proclaimed “gym rat.” He shared a picture of himself for his birthday, topless, showing off the incredible work he’s put into building up his body, and fans of the actor were left quite shook. While the picture was eye candy for many, it was also inspiring, as Beach encouraged others to not let their physical health falter as they get older.

“Trust me – age IS a factor when it comes to physical health but so are many other things in life,” he wrote on Instagram. “Don’t let excuses stop you!”

If you scroll through Beach’s Instagram page, you will see the things that are of importance to him, and that includes his family, his work and his fitness.

The actor has been hard at work when it comes to taking care of his health and wellness since early last year. He wrote of his goals:

When you knowingly spend a few years participating in the self-destruction of your one and only body (crappy food often & the occasional bullsh-t workout) …. it is a long hard climb out of the deep hole you dug for yourself!!! #imguilty
Near the end of this year I enter my mid 50s (54 on Oct. 30th) and going through a solid year of real dedication to the gym and self control to good eating habits is something I haven’t done for almost 10years. Honestly, it’s scary to write it (speak it) out loud cause I feel like saying it so others can see, read, hear it means that it’s real. That I’m applying MORE pressure on myself to achieve something I’m not sure I can do. But at the same time, MAYBE, it’ll help me to be (not a beast) but CONSISTENT! Consistency is my problem in this part of my life.
So today I killed it. But tomorrow I just wanna make sure I show up and give myself the chance to kill it or to just get through it😂. And then the next day and the next and …”

He has been consistent, as hoped, and the results are undeniable. Check out the new and super buff Michael Beach, and get some insight into his workout routine by hitting the flip:

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Yesterday I was in my lab ( #garagegym ) coming up with some new workout shit to help keep me motivated through my #workout journey. … My boy @vududaddy came over & took some shots of my progress so far & since tomorrow is my 55th birthday I’ll be posting a couple. … Honestly, I’m a little uncomfortable about shirtless pics cause my ego is never satisfied. But on this #motivationmonday it’s all about setting #goals & doing your best to achieve them! I promised myself I’d post a pic & it helped keep me in the #gym & eating fairly healthy foods & portions. Now to find that new goal and keep it going! … #54andfit today . #55andfit tomorrow . #selftrained #consistency #hardwork #enjoylife #fightforfit #mensfitness #beachmode

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This pic is from 1yr ago as I was on my leaning out journey. Still had some belly fat to lose but its when I started feeling good about my effort. The consistency started to really speak to me. The hard work taking hold. At 53yrs old I started to believe that I could still get my groove back (like Stella)😎 I eventually got down to 165lbs and lost about 6inches from my waist (not there yet in this pic). So on this #throwback #thursday after some thought over the last month I decided to put some lean muscle on my frame. Not exactly sure how much but I’m going for MUSCLE without the fat 😂💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿 I don’t lift heavy weight but I will have to step up the poundage and eat more specifically to help achieve this goal. I like to say it here because it gives me that added pressure or motivation or drive to do as I say and not just talk shit to myself! 55yrs old I am coming for you! #October #fitness #hardwork #determination #drive #gym #resistance #hiit #consistency

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Today I’m 54 years old 😁 No filter No flexin No pump No photoshop No special lighting These 2 pics are me right out of the shower – with Coco Butter. No need to be ashy 😂 In 2017 I have NOT taken ANY Fat Burners Pre-Workouts Post-Workouts Protein Drinks No supplements Except BCAAs -amino acids- during workouts with water. I stopped. But will start again soon. I’m on NO SPECIAL DIET! I eat wisely but not methodically. I don’t eat to be full but to be satisfied. I do stay away from empty, useless calories (most of the time😩😂). I MOSTLY drink water but do sometimes have O.J. with my breakfast 😁 Why am I showing this picture? A dare to myself. I never take my shirt off in public! But this challenge was to help motivate me to keep my ass in the gym & away from eating too much crap. So as uncomfortable as this is for me to share – it’s the completion of my FIRST goal. I lost 35lbs. Went from a 36inch waist to a 30inch one. And I mentioned what I didn’t take, what I do and don’t do to let you know that there are no rules and there is no ONE WAY to get in shape! Study. Make mistake. Follow other people’s programs but don’t be afraid to modify and/or change things as you learn and become more confident. Do what helps you reach your goals and not what scares you away from them. But be honest with yourself. Accomplishments are achieved because you decided to make something difficult for you to do happen. I decided that I was gonna stop making excuses to/for myself and become more of the person I wanted to be – inside and out!!! That requires work. Hard work! #Effort #Discipline #Consistency #Honesty And the fight continues cause I have more to achieve! 💪🏿 #54andfit #happybirthday

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