Here’s what it takes to get the superhero level
There has never been a better time to be a fan of superhero movies. Between the growing excitement of Robert Pattinson The batman and the upcoming release of Marvel’s Eternals, there has been a lot of news in this space and it is quite fabulous.
We’re drowning in superheroes right now and as we see some things change – a more diverse cast, more female-led productions, and a wider range of storylines to dive into – one thing is consistent: the boring. -Superhero shape is as awesome as ever.
The likes of Chris Hemsworth, Kumail Nanjiani, Jason Momoa and Brie Larson adorn our screens like gods carved in stone and while it’s a feast for the eyes – without a doubt – there is more to the superhero physique. only a few deadlifts and raw eggs.
It’s easy to look at those chiseled bodies and think, “I have to go to the gym.” And cool, if that works as a positive inspiration for you, that’s great, but it’s also important to have a realistic view of those kinds of physical results.
Becoming a superhero
Kumail Nanjiani sent jaws to the ground when he first stepped out with his ragged body; one that he spent an incredible amount of time and effort developing in preparation for Eternals. He plays a divine being and wanted to put himself in the best shape of his life for the role.
Talk with Men’s health, He shared:
“I play the first South Asian superhero in a Marvel movie. I don’t wanna be the schlubby brown, I wanna look like someone who can hang out with Thor and Captain America.
But once he achieved his goal, Nanjiani made a concerted effort to make it clear how he got there. In a 2019 Instagram post, he told fans “I couldn’t have done it if I hadn’t had a full year with the best trainers and nutritionists paid by the biggest studio in the world.”
“I’m happy to look like this, but I also understand why I’ve never done it before. It would not have been possible without these resources and time.
In an interview with Hollywood journalistNanjiani’s trainer for the project, Grant Roberts, said he trains about four to five times a week and sometimes twice a day.
He also made significant changes to his diet, opting for intermittent fasting on his days off. It was a complete overhaul of the way of life.
Likewise, Hugh Jackman spoke of the level of effort that saw him become Wolverine for so many years. Between restrictive diets and extreme dehydration before the shirtless snaps, Jackman blatantly said he does not recommend follow in his footsteps. It’s a bit too much.
Brie Larson was also praised for her fitness exploits leading to the release of Captain Marvel. The actress trained for nine months for the project, and throughout, put her body to the test with rock climbing, tire throws and at one point even pushed an entire Jeep. (yes, a car – you probably saw the video) during a workout.
Coach Jason Walsh explained to Men’s diary that in preparation for Larson’s titular film, “that was the game.”
“We went into a strong progression, doing two days, four days a week, sometimes five days a week, unless Brie felt destroyed. She did the job — nutrition, recovery, sleep — whatever was asked of her. The whole process required nine months of training… ”
He went on to share that there were times he “did it [Larson] crying in the gym, but she was able to get by because of her dedication to it ”.
So here is. Achieving a superhero body is certainly impressive, but it requires a level of dedication, time, access (in terms of professional support), and sacrifice that is almost impossible. I’m going to stick to training that is suitable for mere mortals, I think.
This article has been updated since its original publication date.