After playing the Man of Steel and a CIA operative in back-to-back movies, Henry Cavill knows what it takes to be at his fitness peak.
“I do enjoy running—to a degree,” Cavill told Men’s Journal. “I definitely don’t run marathons. I’m not built for those, and it’s not really my cup of tea.”
But that’s not the only cardio he does. A fan of martial arts, Cavill also trains in Jiu-Jitsu with one of the most accomplished teachers in the world.
“I’ve done a little bit of boxing, but for me the martial art I do the most is Jiu-Jitsu,” Cavill says. “I’m very fortunate to [work with] the world-famous Roger Gracie. When you’re doing Jiu-Jitsu, you can’t think of anything but Jiu-Jitsu. You have to focus fully on it—or someone chokes you out.”
That training came in handy for his role in Mission: Impossible—Fallout. In the summer blockbuster, Cavill plays CIA agent August Walker, who butts heads with Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) when he’s forced to join Hunt’s IMF team to help stop a global catastrophe.