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KJ Apa Posts Shirtless Photo "High Up in Vancouver"

The “Riverdale” star looked buff in Canada. 

Actor KJ Apa plays the heartthrob Archie Andrews on the popular CW drama series, Riverdale. And based off his most recent Instagram photo, you can see why he earned the role. Apa posed shirtless in his room in Vancouver, where the show is shooting. Read on to see 5 ways KJ Apa stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


He Golfs

According to this video on Instagram, Apa is a big fan of playing golf, even when it's dark out. Apa is seen swinging his club on the course at night. 


He Works With A Trainer


Apa works with personal trainer, Alex Fine, to help him stay in shape for his roles. According to Fine, Apa's workouts are pretty intense. "It's pretty brutal," Fine told Men's Health. "[Apa] has to be in outrageous shape pretty much year round for all the roles that he's doing."


He Does Three Different Workout Clusters

Fine shared Apa's workout with Men's Health and revealed that the actor does three different sets of workouts, or "clusters" as he described them. Apa's workout contains two chest workouts and one core workout, as explained by this video.


He Weight Trains

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Apa does a lot of weight and strength training workouts, and posted one of them on Instagram. Apa is seen working out with Fine, and captioned the video, "Nothing like working out in the dirt under the thick sun with no music and no distractions. Just the sound of horses & the wheezing of @alexfine44 trying to keep up with me. It's been a nice break but it's time to get back to work!"


His Co-Stars Look To Him For Workout Inspiration

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Apa's co-star Cole Sprouse tells People that he takes fitness advice and inspiration from Apa. "It's nice going to the gym with dudes like [KJ] because I just mimic what they are doing and by proxy I get an exercise I never thought I would be able to get," Sprouse says. 

Anna Bechtel
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