Henry Cavill Man of Steel Workout

Henry Cavill Man of Steel WorkoutComing out of the training he did for the movie Immortals, Henry Cavill had a good foundation for the physique he would need to build for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. The challenge now would be bulking up.

Working closely with Mark Twight from Gym Jones in Salt Lake City – the same trainer and fight choreographer who worked with the cast of the movie 300 – Cavill trained every day leading up to filming, adapting his program and fine tuning here and there as he graduated into the fight scenes and a whole new workout regime.

“I’m not quite in Immortals shape like I was, but I’ve got the base there again. When you see the Immortals shape you’ll see what I mean. We obviously haven’t had the final brief yet [on ‘Superman shape’], it’s going to adapt and change as [my trainer] sees my body adapting to the training. He’ll go, ‘Okay, Henry can do this,’ or, ‘His body will look better like that.’ It’ll be fine-tuned and tweaked as we go along. But I think it’s going to be a different sort of shape from Immortals.”

On average, Cavill spent 2 ½ hours a day training for the Man of Steel movie and consumed a reported 5,000 calories every day to support the muscle development he would need to gain mass. I’m guessing he put on about 30 pounds of muscle for this role.

While not much is out there about his specific training regime, most sites report the inclusion of Twight’s Tailpipe – an exhausting 100-rep, fat-burning workout, designed to torch premium calories and fatigue the muscle to encourage growth.

There are four exercises to this workout:

  • Goblet squat x 25 reps
  • 8 controlled and deep breaths
  • Kettlebell swing x 25 reps
  • 8 controlled and deep breaths
  • Squat thrust x 25 reps
  • 8 controlled and deep breaths
  • Jumping jacks x 25 reps
  • 8 controlled and deep breaths

It is recommended that you perform this circuit at the end of your regular workout, taking the time to pause and breathe deeply for eight controlled breaths after each set. Resist the urge to breathe heavily or quickly. The recovery portion of this circuit is highly important and encourages your body to control the stress brought on by the intense exercise, allowing you to move through each set more prepared. If done correctly, this workout will help improve sports performance.

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