|Here are some of the things Hugh Jackman did in training for his
role of Wolverine. Personal trainer Michael Ryan aided Jackman in
lowering his body fat while maintaining muscle mass.
According to Michael Ryan, "Hugh's weight has
actually dropped over 4 kilograms since we began training for Wolverine.
However we use a body scanning machine that has proven we have only lost
.3 of a kilogram of muscle through that weight loss period so it is
predominantly body fat that has gone. Initially we concentrated on
building muscle and there was a significant increase in muscle mass so
we're happy with the results".
Type of Workouts
High intensity weight training regimen with constant evolution; mixing
the program up enough to shock the body into change. Medium amounts of
cardio have also been used at the end of their workouts and in the early
evening to encourage fat loss.
Lots of heavy iron: bench-press variations,
barbell lunges, light squats, and leg presses, among other staples. "I'd
change it up every 3 weeks," he says. "Three weeks heavy with lots of
rest between sets. Then change to lighter weight, slower reps, four
count up, four count down. Then mix in fast, explosive lifting, always
changing the workout."
Hugh Jackman Quote: "When I have 315 pounds
above me, there's that little breaking point," he says. "You either get
really pissed off at that weight, or you ask for help from your spotter.
It's that exact point -- and every guy reading this article will
recognize it -- when Wolverine gets not just pissed off, but insanely
pissed off. I try to reach that point every day in my workout. And then
push through it."
Said to have leg pressed 1000 pounds in
preparation for X3.