There's no time like the summer to take your shirt off. And, luckily for those of us who prefer to do so without an audience, the summer movie season gives us ample opportunities to ogle leading men who've spent months of hard work preparing for the opportunity.
The Legend of Tarzan, in theaters this weekend, showcases perhaps the finest such specimen. In honor of Alexander Skarsgård's commitment to crunches, we've nobly researched the most arresting examples of shirtlessness hitting multiplexes this season. They're all winners -- but to add to the competitive spirit, we've ranked all the movie-star abs that are fit to count.
Alexander Skarsgård in The Legend of Tarzan
What does Tarzan do all day in the jungle besides chilling with apes? He prepares to face off against colonizers with an intense bodyweight workout, by the looks of it. Based on the terms Edgar Rice Burroughs laid out in his 1912 source text, Skarsgardzan strived for an efficient sort of bulk, where every ounce of muscle served a primitive purpose. While he focused on increasing muscle mass and improving his posture, he took no cheat days for five straight months. They call it The Legend for a reason, folks.