Chris Evans may play a superhero on the big screen, but he still fails on his new year's resolutions like the rest of us. The 30-year-old "Captain America" star hopes 2012 will be different for one big goal: more yoga. 


"I've had the same New Year's resolution for, like, a decade, but I really think I'm going to do it this year. I always say I should do more yoga," Evans tells Details magazine. "I'm getting old. Nerves are getting pinched every other day, and I really just gotta get more limber."

"Just watch, though, we'll do this interview again next year, and I'll be like, 'I really want to get into yoga! Didn't happen in 2012, but 2013 is the year!'"


Evans, who put on 20 lbs. of muscle for "Captain America", says his regimen for bulking up is nothing fancy. "I have a pretty fast metabolism, so I don't really have to worry about getting pudgy," he explains. "What I try to do when I'm working out is take in a lot of heavy protein -- clean chicken, clean meats."


And the workouts? "I don't have some cool P90X thing that I do," he continues. "I just pick up heavy stuff and put it back down. It's really simple stuff. It's like the stuff I learned in high school."


According to an in-depth article on GQ, Evans's workout may have embraced the basics, but it was a grueling process. "We did 2 hours a day, and it was brutal," the actor admitted. "I usually like working out. This was different. I'd walk out and I'd be like, 'I need to vomit. I hate this trainer.'"


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Captain America to embrace yoga in 2012
Chris Evans says he wants to be leaner and more limber in the new year.