1 henry cav­ill

Men's Fitness - - Hero Hour -

Sur­prised? Don’t be. Oth­ers might have the edge on bulk or phys­i­cal­ity, but it’s the new Su­per­man’s com­bi­na­tion of both that bagged him the top spot. It also as­sisted his per­for­mance – which is sort of the point, af­ter all.

‘By do­ing phys­i­cally dif­fi­cult things, by chang­ing his body of his own will, Henry changed his at­ti­tude and his bear­ing,’ says Mark Twight, who trained Cav­ill for the part. ‘He looked huge. He walked huge. His at­ti­tude broad­cast his phys­i­cal ca­pa­bil­ity.’ Next up: mak­ing Bat­man look small in 2016, ahead of DC’s on­com­ing blitz of su­per­hero movies. If any­one can…

THE S-EX­PRESS

Su­per­man gets his pow­ers from the sun – Cav­ill trained six days a week, some­times twice a day, to get his. One sta­ple work­out-starter was the be­low, de­signed to pre-fa­tigue his shoul­der mus­cles ahead of press­ing or dead­lifts – and en­sur­ing a heroic V-shape for our hero.

FRONT RAISE REPS 10

Hold­ing a pair of dumb­bells, bring them up in front of you – no swing­ing your hips, it’s not heroic. Pause at the top, and lower un­der con­trol.

LAT­ERAL RAISE REPS 10

Still hold­ing your dumb­bells, raise them to the sides, keep­ing your thumbs pointed slightly down­ward to em­pha­sise your delts. Nearly done…

RE­VERSE FLYE REPS TO FAIL­URE

Now lean for­ward and, with a slight bend in your el­bows, bring the weights up­wards. Rest for 90sec, then start again. Do three rounds in to­tal.

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