Patience Key to Hugh Jackman’s “Wolverine” Workout
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Hugh Jackman’s got everyone talking with his ripped physique in the “The Wolverine”. Men were simply envious with what Jackman had done with his body, and women, it seemed, couldn’t get enough of him in the two-hour flick. The smashing response Jackman got as Wolverine was a sweet reward for the marvelous effort he had put in for the role. He followed one of the most punishing workouts ever heard of, and took in around 6,000 calories per day to get those famous “veiny” arms. A lot of aspiring body builders wanted to follow Jackman’s workout plan and high-calorie diet to achieve the famous ripped look.
Jackman’s workout plan included doing some heavy weight training exercises, preceded by a series of cardio exercises. He followed what is known as the classic progressive overload plan. In this plan, you gradually increase the weights and decrease the repetitions to build strength and endurance. Jackman also did supersets and circuits to further burn the fat around the muscles.
Jackman’s workout lasted close to around 90 minutes. In these 90 minutes, Jackman’s trainers had allocated half an hour for cardio exercises – both before and after weight training. Jackman’s body building moves included squats, deadlifts, and presses. According to Jackman’s trainers, subtle changes in the conventional body building moves helped him in developing a chiseled body. Jackman’s followed a weekly workout schedule, wherein he would train for six days, and rest on Sunday to help his body in recovering.
Each individual’s body is different, and this is one of the main reasons why most trainers around the world opine that following Jackman’s intense workout plan might not work for everyone. However, there is definitely a lot that we can learn about motivation and dedication from Hugh Jackman.
To keep up with his excruciating workouts, Jackman was put on a 6,000 calorie a day diet plan. Hugh Jackman diet got most of his proteins from boiled chicken and protein shakes. Jackman’s diet plan was given the now famous name, 16-8 diet. The name was so because Jackman had all of his 6,000 calories in 8 hours, and for the remaining 16 hours of the day, he did not eat anything. As his trainers have made it known in the past, Jackman is a morning person, and likes to hit the gym first thing in the morning. He has told journalists in the past how he used to have his favorite espresso before starting his workout. This, he said, gave him the necessary boost to embark on his 90 minutes punishing schedule. Jackman used to have brown rice and yams for lunch. Steamed spinach and broccoli were also a part of his diet plan.
Becoming “The Wolverine” wasn’t easy, but as Jackman says, staying motivated is the key to achieving success. So, all you fitness aficionados out there, following the same schedule week in and week out should not impact your determination, and you should religiously stick to your schedule.