I am such a stalker! My latest stalking object is none other than the Man of Steel himself: Henry Cavill. Check out his Superman posters here and here. And yes, I was stalking Henry Cavill and discovering Superman secrets while I was at it.
I remember back in the days, our house is located near a comic store where I would occasionally sneak in after class to read comics – back then that store only has limited issues of superman and other marvel heroes comics but I would patiently wait in line just for my turn to read it (we rent them to read and they are not for sale – crazy right?!). Good thing now we can readily buy them online (Hard Cover and Kindle Edition). Check these out – Superman: The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus and Superman: Earth One Vol. 2. You may also find Kindle editions on the link.
It was really interesting to me as to how Henry Cavill transformed himself after was chosen the to play Superman role in the Man of Steel movie. Overall, my astonishment came from how it was really impressive when he worked so hard to get the perfect body to be Superman. Knowing of Clark Kent’s life in comics, he was such a nerd in glasses and have been bullied a lot in school. Looking at Henry Cavill and the Superman character that he is – Oh my! He really is perfect for it!
So upon stalking, there are tons of interesting things I’ve found out but the one that had really got me struck is his grueling fitness routine that helped him into the superhero shape of The Man of Steel. There has been videos about it all over in Youtube and I wonder perhaps one can make a gym at home to do the routines there! Why not?!
A pair of dumbbells, and perhaps your own home gym! You can even buy a pair of adjustable dumbbell weights for efficient, cost-effective strength training – a power block. Also there is a Steel Power Bar where you find a combination of the versatility of a power rack with the security of a Smith machine.
Here are a few of Henry Cavill’s work-out routine upon getting the Superman role:
Total Body Workout
2x Clean + 5x Kettlebell Squat @ 70% body weight (One combo every 30 seconds for 5 minutes)
2x Two-hand KB Clean and Squat (One combo every 30 seconds for 5 minutes.)
100 Front Squats (Body-weight, break into sets of 25 if you need to)
3 sets of 15 reps Box Step-up
3 sets of 15 reps Deck Squats
20x Frog Hops + 40m Bear Crawl (Do 4 rounds of this combo, rest 2 minutes between sets)
3 sets 20 reps: Man-Makers (with dumbbells)
3 sets of reps: Sit-Ups
Upper Body Chest / Shoulder Workout
Any Cardio Machine 10 minute (warm up)
10 more minutes with Rowing machine @ easy Pace (warm up)
6 sets of: 10x Bench Press (alternating arm, with kettlebells)
4 sets of: 12x Military Push Press
4 sets of: 12x Arnold Press (The Henry Cavill workout used alternating, one hand dumbbells)
2 sets of: 25x Squat Assisted Push Press
4 sets of: 12x Hammer Curls
One notable thing to appreciate in working out is knowing the beauty of physical strength as you go through hard work and discipline. It takes a lot of perseverance and determination to be able to get into the shape you want. I believe it is a process of self discovery. Always believe that your body will be able to break through on what your mind had initially thought to be a physical boundary and you will surprised your how body will be able come passed these thoughts have limited.
Check out Superman action figures here.