So, whose side are you on—Superman or Batman? The two are set to battle it out on the big screen on the 25th of March in the highly-anticipated flick Batman v Superman : Dawn Of Justice,
and what a treat it will be!
As we get closer to the release date, we dug up an interview where Henry Cavill (who plays Superman
) relayed his training routine with the host of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
Curious to know about the cardio workout that gets his heart pulsating and keeps him in shape? It's good old sex! Well, didn't see that one coming, did you?
While the actor made the revelation in good humor, there is much truth to the close relationship between sex and exercise. From coregasms and climaxes to sex positions serving as the perfect warm-up routines, the two complement each other. And we say hey, what better way to do it in bed than like Superman!
For the role, the actor had to bulk up to 300lb. Here's a brief snapshot of his food plan:
- Burgers for mass building.
- Protein-rich meals, drinks, and shakes.
- Minimal carbs and sugar, and only good fat, such as avocados.
- A daily intake of 3,500-5,000 calories.
The calorie-rich diet was supplemented by a high intensity workout. “I’m training two and a half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman," said Cavill.
The actor trained with Mark Twight from Gym Jones, an invite-only studio that trains military personnel and athletes. "A couple of weeks ago, it was 100 front squats in body weight. We’ve been quite fond of doing the 100 repetition stuff recently and quite heavy as well," said the actor.
Cavill's bid to train to look like a superhero began with the Man Of Steel in 2013, and the journey continues as he gears up to star in the new Justice League. For a truly inspiring fitness snapshot, watch how the cast trained for the first movie with this #ThrowBack video: