Hugh Jackman’s reprises his role as Logan in Wolverine 3 and is much-awaited by millions of fans. Jackman is popular for his muscular looks, and the new Logan pics on social networks are a treat for his fans. Director, James Mangold, revealed the Logan/Wolverine pics on his Twitter account.
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— Mangold (@mang0ld) November 1, 2016
The 48-year-old actor’s athletic and muscular looks in this new pic is sensational. The pic reveals his magnetic and super fit body. Also, posted are two storyboards by Marvel Comics artist, Gabriel Hardman. The movie is slated to be released on March 3, 2017 and there is already a lot of excitement.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) November 1, 2016
How does Jackman maintain his muscular look? What are his fitness secrets? There is a lot of talk around his Wolverine diet and workout, so let’s see how Jackman maintains his fitness.
Hugh Jackman Workout Routine
Jackman was trained by former MMA fighter, David Kingsbury. The actor was required to look powerful for his enhanced mutant appearance in the film. To get into superhero shape, his workout routine included bench presses, deadlifts, squats, weighted pull-ups with supersets, and circuit workouts.
The Australian actor likes to share his workout videos on Instagram. This video on his Instagram account shows his dedication towards workouts.
His workout for the Wolverine role started six months prior to the filming. The workout routine had three phases—training for strength, training for muscle growth, and training for fat loss.
The workout routine for Mondays would include chest and arms workout, followed by a low-impact cardio (on an empty stomach). Cardio and weightlifting before the first meal of the day is reported to burn more fat. The Tuesday regimen would include a workout for legs and abs. Workouts on Wednesdays were usually for rest and cardio. On Thursdays, the back and biceps were exercised, and on Fridays, the workout routine focused on the chest and arms. Lastly, Saturday routines would include working out on core and legs.
His trainer applied a percentage system to bench presses, weighted pull-ups, squats, and deadlift exercises to figure out what weights to include for lifting. The workouts also included high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Hugh Jackman Diet Plan
The actor’s diet was also phased out: the first phase focused on mass building, the second on cutting calories, and the third one was lean building and fasting.
He took advice from Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, for mass building. He was advised to eat seven to eight times a day and try to consume 6,000 calories daily. Jackman told Men’s Fitness that his diet consisted of chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, and sometimes rice at lunch. He said, [The Rock] told me if you want to put on 25 pounds of lean muscle and not fat, eat natural and eat 6,000 calories a day.” His goals were clear—he had to gain 25 to 30 pounds for his Logan role.
The lean building phase meant not eating (fasting) for 16 hours, followed by an eight-hour window where Jackman was expected to eat 3,500 to 4,000 calories. The actor claims that diet during training is important. He shared in a YouTube interview, “The most important thing of the training is the eating. In fact, 70% of how you look is how you eat. Only 30% is the training.”
His diet focused on eating high-carb foods like brown rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa, or oatmeal along with protein (on heavy weight-lifting days). The carbs would get adjusted based on the type of workout. On the heavy workout days, he would eat carbs only until 4:00 p.m. On the days that focused on low-intensity cardio, the carbs would get replaced by healthy fats like nuts, seeds, and avocados.
Hugh Jackman’s workout routine and diet defines how hard work can help you achieve a superhero shape, reflected in the Logan pics circulating on social media.
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