Why The Hugh Jackman Workout?

When an actor lands a lead role in a superhero film, getting into shape is part of the job. Nick Cage in Ghostrider had some pretty decent abs, Downey Junior got into pretty decent condition for Iron Man and even Toby Mguire managed to build himself up for Spider-man. For Wolverine however, Hugh Jackman Workout has really pushed the envelope achieving the kind of body that we at the Biomatrix believe a superhero should have. This is more akin to a Stallone type bodyshape than any of the afforementioned players and the leaked version that I haven’t seen (honest) suggest that his hard work has paid off. Infact the film is awesome and all we can do now is pray for a Deadpool spin-off (where he can’t shoot lazers though). All this just furthers the mystery of why Doctor Cox hates Jackman so much… jealousy? Richard Gere on the other hand…

So how did Hugh Jackman get into such impressive shape and how can you achieve a superheroic body yourself? Well according to a series of interviews the secret was getting into the mindset of the lead character. Wolverine is someone who can withstand tremendous pain and who fuels himself with anger, so there was a lot of talk about reaching your ‘breaking point’… and then going beyond that. Apparently  Hugh Jackman Wolverine Workout  found the character when having to take a freezing cold shower while supressing a scream so as not to wake his wife. He realised then that that was what it would take to find the body and mind of James Hewlitt (Wolverine’s real name for the unitiated). That kind of determination, the will to break through the pain barrier; THAT is why Hugh Jackman has a body more like a bodybuilder than an actor.
On top of this was the training routine itself – a combination of weights and CV to add muscle and strip anyway any hint of a bodyfat percentage – in a training programme designed to ‘shock’ the body into action. During the workout below he apparently got his one rep max on the bench press to 150kg before attending a boot camp. Impressive.

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