Movie star Will Smith took to Instagram on Monday to share a shirtless photo of himself smiling while outside near a pond. In the pic, the actor is wearing nothing but a black pair of slippers, tight short shorts and a blue track jacket with no shirt on underneath.
Although the actor captioned the photo by noting that his body feels off physically, he’s being praised for being real in a society of fake filters and camera angles on social media.
“I’m gonna be real wit yall – I’m in the worst shape of my life,” he wrote alongside the photo, which features the former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star, 52, in a pair of black short shorts, slippers and an unzipped hoodie with no shirt, which gives people a glimpse of his chest and stomach.
“You’re Will Smith!! You can be in whatever shape you want,” musician Sonna Rele commented.
Actress Nia Long, who wrote, “You still got it baby!!!” Questlove then commented, “This is the most amazing post in the history of social media.”
“You look good!” Amy Schumer added.
“Man! You have been in shape your whole life. Enjoy the dad bod with pride! Let’s end… the carbs discrimination,” someone else joked.
But don’t think that Will has been slacking off during the pandemic. He’s been busy ramping up his social media presence with original content almost daily as well as working on a big-budget film called “Emancipation,” a thriller about runaway slaves. Plus, earlier this year he appeared on the popular podcast “Pod Save America” and discussed his experiences with racism.
Last year, he also produced the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion, which aired on HBO Max in November, and he took the time to share with fans “everything you didn’t see,” as he described it in a video on his YouTube page.
In December, he took the time to virtually meet up with 8-year-old Aaron Moreno, who helped get his family a home by selling plants. Smith gave him a variety of gifts.
But this year, Smith may be a little bummed about his body because he’s not as chiseled as he used to look in the movies Ali, Suicide Squad, and Focus.
During those movies, Smith was on a strict workout plan. Here’s his 5-day regime:
Will Smith’s Workout
Push-ups: 3 sets of 20 reps
Barbell bench press: 5 sets of 5 reps
Incline barbell bench press: 5 sets of 5 reps
Incline dumbbell bench press: 5 sets of 5 reps
Upright cable flyes: 3 sets of 10 reps (high to low)
Lying dumbbell punch: 2 sets to failure
Dumbbell shoulder press (standing): 2 sets of 20 reps
Barbell shoulder press (barbell): 4 sets of 6 reps
Dumbbell shoulder press (seated): 4 sets of 6 reps
Behind-the-neck barbell press (standing): 4 sets of 8 reps
Dumbbell lateral raises: 4 sets of 8 reps
Dumbbell front raises (or plate front raises): 3 sets of 10-12 reps
Dumbbell air punch: 4 sets to failure
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Chin-ups (front, wide grip): 50 reps
Dumbbell bent over row (one arm): 4 sets of 6 reps
Barbell bent over row: 2 sets of 6 reps
Barbell bent over row (reverse grip): 2 sets of 6 reps
Pulldowns (front, wide grip): 4 sets of 6-8 reps
Chin-ups (front, wide grip): 3 sets of 10 reps
Cable pushdowns (heavy): 4 sets of 8 reps
Barbell arm curls: 4 sets of 8 reps
Barbell triceps extensions: 4 sets of 8 reps
Incline bench skull crusher: 4 sets of 8 reps
Dumbbell arm curls (incline, alternating): 4 sets of 8 reps
Dumbbell triceps kickbacks: 4 sets of 8 reps
Dumbbell hammer curls: 4 sets of 8 reps
Hip abductions (machine, seated): 20 reps
Front squats: 5 sets of 5 reps
Full squats: 5 sets of 5 reps
Dumbbell lunges: 3 sets of 8 reps
Leg press (single leg): 4 sets of 8 reps
Box jump: 4 sets of 30secs
“During my rise as a movie star, I was, like, wildly disciplined, so being in this place in my life, even something as simple as taking my shirt off while I’m out of shape, like, you know, this for me now allowing myself to be seen less than optimally is new,” Will added.