The Patrick Bateman Fitness Regime

May 2016Mr Porter

Photograph by Mr Bjorn Iooss

The Patrick Bateman physique doesn’t happen by itself. Mr Benjamin Walker, who stars as the homicidal maniac in the new Broadway incarnation of hit musical American Psycho works out four mornings a week with Mr Rich Barretta, a former Mr America whose “target training” technique incorporates old-school bodybuilding methods. Here’s a rundown of his workout schedule.


“We wanted a guy who’s narcissistic, with a body that fits really well in clothes,” Mr Barretta explains. “The focus was more on the shoulders and back muscles, to make him scarier. We didn’t want to overdo the chest. And we refined the abs, without making him look like a magazine model.”

The workout