London: 'Twilight' star Kellan Lutz says he ate 16 eggs a day and threw rocks to gain muscles for his role in 'Immortals'.

The 26-year-old actor put on 25lbs of muscle for the role of Greek god Poseidon by training mainly on the beach rather than in a gym, reported a magazine.

"I don't really like the gym. I like to fool my body. I run around the beach and then there's scaffolding so I can just do different pulls-ups there. I ate 16 eggs every morning. I got up to 220 pounds of solid muscle," Lutz said.

The actor also said he trained with co-stars Henry Cavill and Mickey Rourke during filming.

"We were doing push-ups on top of the Humvees. We were throwing wheels and rocks. We were timing each other, betting who can do the most push-ups, just to keep our sanity. Within 30 minutes, you're dripping. And it's Africa. We pushed each other to be the best we could be," Lutz added.

(Agencies)