For the latest in the Marvel X-Men franchise, X-Men Origins Wolverine, Hugh Jackman had to add more muscle than for any of his previous X-Men films. Jackman’s personal trainer Michael Ryan made sure the Hugh Jackman’s workout routine was able to pack his body with at least 20 pounds of lean muscle and at the same time maintain his phenomenal six pack abs. A daunting task to say the least.
Hugh Jackman’s Workout Routine Was Set up in 2 Phases.
Recently Jackman revealed what his training routine was all about. He spends an hour and a half every day in the gym working out.
The first phase was designed to add rock hard muscle mass to his body. This was accomplished by having him lift very heavy weights using a 3 second technique. What is the 3 second technique you wonder? Well, for example, if you were doing a flat bench press you would lower the weight in one second and then press it back up in 3 seconds. (This method is designed to put more attention on your muscles forcing them to adapt and grow.) But
In the second phase, the focus was on developing brute force. Lifting heavier weights was the methodology used here.
Each phase lasted 6 to 12 weeks and it was repeated again. Workouts ran between 1 to 2 hours and he trained 5 days per week .
Michael Ryan his trainer, also had him doing yoga, Pilates, and running to build up his ability to do athletic movements that were demanded for his character of Wolverine.
Fortunately, in order to follow the Hugh Jackman workout routine you do not need to join a gym you could do it right in the comfort and convenience of your own home. All you need is a good set of resistance bands, a pull up bar and some dumbbells.
On the other hand, you can save your money and purchase an isometric isotonic exerciser. These types of exercise devices are relatively inexpensive and allow you to replace other more expensive pieces of exercise equipment.
Therefore, if you are looking to build a body like Hugh Jackman, this article should give you a good head start. Remember start off slow if you have never trained before.