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Last Son of Krypton,
the Man the Steel

These names conjurer up many images, but puny is not one of them. In order to pull off the role of superman Superman, actor Henry Cavill worked with Mark Twight at Gym Jones design a 6-month, super-intense workout to help him pack on the mass.

Henry Cavill and Mark Twight

Putting the “Super” in Superman

Henry Cavill worked with Mark Twight, a world-class climber who started Gym Jones in 2003. Gym Jones is an exclusive invite-only gym that trains athletes, military personnel, and well, superheroes. It’s best known for working with the cast and stunt crew of the movie “300” to whip them into the fighting shape worthy of a Spartan phalanx. A recent quote from the website gives you an idea of Twight’s approach to training:

“Gym Jones is not a cozy place. There are no televisions, no machines, no comfortable spot to sit . Effort and pain may not be avoided. Physical and psychological breakdowns occur.”

Henry was already shredded from filming Immortals, but to don the cape, Henry Cavill had to bulk up and gain significant mass to fill the role of the Man of Steel.

“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, ” Cavill told Shortlist magazine. “I did two months training on my own and four months training in LA with Mark, and that was excruciating – breaking boundaries I didn’t know I could. I remember one moment, doing some horrible rowing sprint thing, and I said, ‘I can’t do this Mark, I can’t, I’m done, ’ and he said, ‘No you’re not, don’t listen to the lies.’ I kept on pulling and pulling until suddenly I realised I had finished.”

Appearance is a consequence of fitness.

Mark Twight

“Mark Twight, the chap from Gym Jones, has been putting me through the ringer big time.” Cavill adds. “…an example of the sort of workouts we’ve been doing recently? 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 heavy as well. I’m trying to think of the other good stuff. But generally, the guys work out with me now.”

“And so, we all have a bit of fun doing it as well. For example, if Mike Levins, who’s the assistant trainer, Mark Twight, and myself are training, we’ll just do 10 reps of a weight and then someone drops out, they do 10, someone drops out, they do 10. By the time the third person’s finished their set, you come in and do your 10, up to 100. Otherwise, training stuff, I mean, it’s huge amounts of kettle bell workouts. Does anyone know, has anyone sort of been through a strict training program before?”

In the video Henry Cavill shares his experience training with Mark Twight, as he made his own personal transformation to portraying the Man of Steel. Zack Snyder, Antje Traue, and Mark Twight also weigh in on the value of pushing yourself over the limit and being selflessly dedicated to building a stronger mind and body.

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