Henry Cavill, Superman
Name: Clark Kent a.k.a Superman
Movies: Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League
The Hero: Donning the red cape as the all-American Man of Steel is a tough task for any actor. And because Cavill is British, he was under even more scrutiny when he suited up for Zack Snyder’s first outing in the DC Entertainment Universe (DCEU). The Mens’ Journal cover star embodied the role of Clark Kent with wisdom, hopefulness, and a chiseled physique, helping to save Metropolis from the evil General Zod.
How He Did It: Cavill bulked up for Man of Steel with an intense training routine that strength coach Michael Blevins detailed, which included Olympic weightlifting movements and strength training. Cavill did hang cleans, power cleans, front squats, push presses, split jerks, and back squats the first time he put on the red cape. But he wasn’t done.
While preparing for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, Cavill went hard in his training, and we mean hard. Cavill laid out his workout for Men’s Journal, using explosive step ups, kettlebell exercises, power cleans, rows, squats, ring dips, chinups and much more to get “super” jacked as the Man of Steel. Cavill certainly looked the part in Dawn of Justice—he was practically bulging out of his costume.
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