- March 2013
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Let’s face it. Workouts during your college life may seem redundant considering the virtual workouts of running up and down stairs, walking the length and breadth of the campus, and even working on a part-time job. The idea of adopting the rigorous Man of Steel workout on one hand and balancing your academic load, extracurricular activities, and part-time work on the other hand is stretching your physical and mental limits to breaking point.
But this is not true! Exercise strengthens your physical stamina, endurance and vigor; improves your mental capacity including your mood; and widens your social circle especially when it is performed in a public place like the gym. All of these benefits are yours to enjoy if and when you find the time to perform workouts during your college life. Besides, being the hunk of the campus has its benefits! Just look at the how the girls swoon at the sight of Henry Cavill’s amazing body – and six-pack abs, in particular – in his roles as a Greek god in Immortals and as a superhero in Man of Steel. You will want the Man of Steel workout for yourself, too.
Let’s first talk about the basics of the workout.
• Do power lifts. Along with squats and bench presses, this is one of the cornerstones of effective weight training.
• Master body-weight training via push-ups and pull-ups.
• Adopt hybrid workouts (i.e., cross-training) including mixed martial arts, strength training and cardio training, all of which Henry Cavill used in his workouts for his two biggest roles to date.
• Use animal training to your advantage. Run, climb and crawl to train all your body parts while also making your body more agile, flexible, and fast.
The basic components of his Man of Steel workout are:
• Chest and Back Exercises (Muscles exercised)
Incline Bench Press (Pectoralis major muscles, anterior deltoids, trapezii, and triceps)
Dead-lifts (Lats, abs and the entire posterior chain)
Push ups (Abs, deltoids and pectoral majoris)
Pull ups (Trunks, shoulders and pelvic floor muscles)
Rows (Lats, trapezius and rhomboids)
• Lower Body Exercises
Squats (Glutes, quads and hamstrings)
Leg Extensions (Quads, hamstrings and stabilizer muscles)
Dead-lifts (Hamstrings, quads and glutes)
Sit-ups (Tensor fasciae latae and rectus femoris)
Lunges (Glutes, hamstrings and quads)
Yes, dead-lifts are a staple in the workout because of their upper and lower body benefits.
Since the Man of Steel workout is physically demanding, you must adopt the right diet for it. Basically, the program involved plenty of eating healthy food items and then working out to transform all the consumed calories into lean muscle. The calorie count: 5,000 calories a day. But since you are a college student, you can be easier on yourself by eating the normal 2,500-calorie diet with emphasis on protein-rich food like egg, chicken and meat, pulses, fruits and vegetables, and oatmeal. Yes, always eat your breakfast to speed up your metabolism.
Finding the Time for Workouts
But how do you find the time for the Man of Steel workout? Two words: Time management. These tips will also help:
• Wear your gym clothes on your last class for the day. You will then be more likely to pay the gym a 1-hour visit before going home.
• Schedule the workout session and then stick to it. When you have budgeted your time, you will be encouraged to spend it as intended. College life only comes once, after all, and it should not be wasted.
• Get an exercise buddy. You will be more motivated.
• Reward yourself, say, show off the result of your hard work but be discreet about it; nobody likes a humbug.
Are you ready for the Man of Steel workout? Yes, you are so start now!