Hugh Jackman’s Intense Workout and High-Calorie Diet for Wolverin
Hugh Jackman’s transformation for the role of “The Wolverine” was no easy feat as it involved punishing workouts and a high-calorie diet. As Jackman told to Oprah one her show, he exercised for three hours daily, and ate a 6,000 calorie diet every day. Giving him tips was a man with arguably the best body in Hollywood – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Training for “The Wolverine” might have been tedious, but Hugh Jackman says that staying motivated was the key to achieving the chiseled body. He was training under David Kingsbury. Let us take a look at the workout plan of Hugh Jackman.
Jackman worked out for 11 hours in a week. His workout plan involved doing one hour of weight training followed by one hour of cardio. Jackman followed this workout plan from Monday to Friday. On Saturday, he used to do an hour of interval session training. Jackman used to rest on Sundays to recover from the strenuous workout.
Jackman’s weight training program included strength exercises like bench press and deadlifts. David focused on increasing the severity of the workout by increasing the weights every week. The workout focused on the complete body of Jackman, with the aim to build strength in his upper and lower body.
Considering the intensity of the workouts, Jackman was on a very high calorie diet, eating as much as 6,000 calories per day. Surprisingly, Jackman didn’t mind having his favorite espresso before heading for the gym. Jackman revealed that whatever he ate was in an eight-hour period. Hugh Jackman diet was called as the 16-8 diet. For 16 hours of the day, he did not eat anything, and in the remaining 8 hours, he took close to around 6,000 calories.
Jackman made sure that he included some carbs in his daily diet. He usually ate egg whites in early morning, and had oatmeal for breakfast. His lunch was made up of brown rice and yams. However, an important part of his diet plan was that he never ate any carbs after 3 PM. Jackman got his proteins from steamed chicken, and if reports are to believed, Jackman used to eat around ten chicken breasts a day to help his body in repairing the muscle cells. Steamed spinach and broccoli were other foods that he included in his daily diet. As being advised by his trainer, Jackman ate every two hours, something that he commented that “digesting food” was his main occupation now.
Apart from the workout and diet, Jackman believes that the most important thing about building a great body is that you should always be motivated to push yourself to the brink. He recalled his intense gym sessions, when he used to play Metallica, and scream vociferously to push himself in doing one extra rep. Despite having an enviable body, Jackman advises people to give preference to fitness over muscles. He is also of the opinion that you should not hit the gym if you are not serious enough to achieve the desired results.