It’s no secret that Hugh Jackman has undergone severe training to mold himself into the clawed superhero Wolverine. The X-Men franchise actor will now be stepping into the role once again after having declared his decisive exit after Logan (2017). Although the world shares the news and revels in the joy of witnessing the hero in action once again (and perhaps for one last time), one prominent question begs to be asked in spite of the good news. Can the 53-year-old actor really fit into the Wolverine-worthy shape that once defined as well as immortalized him?
Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Diet Deconstructed
The actor has been reported to have gone through a handful of trainers and very specific sets of exercises coupled with dietary plans to get that perfectly balanced and ripped look. The specifications of such a diet chart are not only incomprehensible but require a monumental will to follow through to the end for years. And as per common knowledge, Hugh Jackman has had to do it for 17.
According to a report from David Kingsbury, Hugh Jackman‘s fitness expert, the latter’s meal was broken down into 4 a day comprising a fully balanced equation that served protein and super food for the most part. Carbohydrates were only allowed on the days of weight training so that the intake would be nullified by the end of the day. Additionally, Jackman’s regimen included a literally calculated intake of calories and macronutrients.
His breakfast included a serving of oatmeal and eggs. Lunch would include lean meats, brown rice, spinach, broccoli, and a rotation of fish or poultry. His third meal included superfoods like avocado and the rest of his daily intake would be summed up by creatine supplements, animal nitro, and carnitine liquid.
An Overview of Hugh Jackman’s Workout Plan
Every workout can be categorized into three different terminologies — sets, reps, and progressive overload. While those who work toward a more strength-based program focus on increasing the intensity of their reps, others looking to build their muscles do multiple sets of different workout routines. Progressive overload is what ties the two and helps gain muscle strength or weight more optimally over time. Hugh Jackman’s trainer focused on a more progressive overload exercise routine where he consistently increased the number of weights being lifted per set while switching up the routine in the following weeks by increasing the number of reps per set.
With the continual to and fro between intense reps and intense sets, coupled with his extremely specific dietary regimen, Hugh Jackman would go on to own that signature shredded look on the screen whenever his claws whipped out. Considering he still looks ripped on the screen and is gearing up for the Deadpool 3 debut, Jackman has ample time to get that last-minute cardio in for his resurgence as Wolverine in the MCU.
Deadpool 3 premieres on September 6th, 2024.
Source: Man of Many