Mark Wahlberg Once Starred In His Own Workout Video And It’s The Most 90s Thing Ever

Form... Focus... Fitness, the Marky Mark Workout arrived way back in 1993.

Mark Wahlberg's Marky Mark fitness video.

Whatever you think about Mark Wahlberg as an actor, one thing is undeniable: the guy is seriously good shape.

It’s been like that for as long as anyone can remember, with Wahlberg’s prominent pectorals and killer abs a key component behind his success in a previous career as the rapper formerly known as Marky Mark.

In fact, back in 1993, Wahlberg decided to impart his workout wisdom on the world with the release of “Form… Focus… Fitness, the Marky Mark Workout” the most 90s fitness video you could ever imagine.

Largely overlooked by fans since Wahlberg’s emergence as a serious actor, the tape serves as a portal back to a simpler time when the muscles were big, the music was pumping and the baby oil flowed like honey over proceedings.

Thankfully the emergence of the internet in the time since means this rarely spotted gem is available to watch, in its entirety, on YouTube – and it’s a hilarious blast from the past.

“You know, the biggest question people ask me is why am I doing a fitness video,” a very young-looking Wahlberg blankly explains during the intro

“You know, I’m a rapper, but I’ve been into fitness for a while. I’ve learned a lot. I know that you have to learn in order to really key in on the strong points which is form, focus and determination.”

Clearly the word determination was deemed too long for the video title. “I like being in shape, I’ve accomplished a lot,” he adds, sounding just the teeniest bit arrogant in the process.

Not that Marky Mark is fussed, with the one hour plus workout that follows featuring Wahlberg in a state of semi-permanent undress, performing a series of fitness routines, usually accompanied by a scantily clad and equally striking female companion.

The first section provides a full body home workout routine that involves a lot of bodyweight exercises and dumbbells and takes around 30 minutes to complete. It’s pretty intense too.

It’s only then that Wahlberg cranks things up though, with a three-day bodybuilding course that sees the action head to Gold’s Gym on Venice Beach and even more people wearing next to nothing..

There’s also a handy diet plan, complete with tips like eat four meals a day, never workout while hungry and never miss a meal. Meals are evidently important

Aside from that, it’s mostly footage of a buff Wahlberg lifting weights, doing presses and generally looking super fit, while a soundtrack produced and performed by brother Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids On The Block fame pumps away in the background.

It’s unclear whether “Form… Focus… Fitness, the Marky Mark Workout” ended up a success. Wahlberg never released another fitness video and copies can be bought for just $5 on eBay.

It may have helped make him the star his is today though. Well, maybe.

A year on from its release, Wahlberg got his first big break in Hollywood after being cast as Private Tommy Lee Haywood in the hit Danny DeVito comedy Renaissance Man. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.