Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Hugh Jackman Wolverine Workout

Hugh Jackman beefed up big time for his role as Wolverine in Xmen: Origins the new Xmen film based on Wolverine.

For Hugh to get so big he had to train very hard and watch his diet over the space of 18 months. Now that really isnt a long time to get in such good shape, so what exactly did he have to do to get so ripped?

Firstly he trained very early in the morning for 60 to 90 minutes a time.

The workout consisted of a ten minute cardio warm up followed by a big weight session and finished off with 20 minutes of running or swimming.

The weight sessions are pretty much chest and triceps one session, back and biceps another and legs another with all sessions concentrating on the big compound lifts such as Squat, Deadlift and Bench.

To keep shocking his body all the exercises bar these compound moves were changed regularly either by different exercises or different angles in the exercise itself to keep his body guessing what he would do next.

These exercises were also carried out in supersets so Hugh would have to complete a big compound lift and go straight into an isolation exercise to really push his muscles to the limit.

To pack on the muscle, as well as training hard Hugh was also on a strict diet plan that saw him eat 6 times a day. This eating plan also included him getting up at 4am in the morning to eat!

One of Hughs tricks to keep the protein flowing in his body was to have protein supplements either side of training and eat cottage cheese before bed so the body got a slow release of protein while he slept.