A little over two years ago, the internet was caught by surprise when Professor X himself, James McAvoy, was spotted looking swole AF. He explained it was for his role as Patricia/Dennis/Hedwig/The Beast/Barry/Heinrich/Jade/Ian/Mary Reynolds … *deep breath*… Norma/Jalin/Kat/B.T./Kevin Wendell Crumb/Mr. Pritchard/Felida/Luke/Goddard/Samuel/Polly in the film Glass.
McAvoy went on to give us a tiny peek into some of the workouts and his diet plan, but now, thanks to the folks over at Men’s Journal, we’ve got the full dope on just exactly how Charles Xavier turned into The Beast.
“James is one of those guys who loves the process,” said Lygdback. “Because he had already been hitting the gym, and the framework was there, we were able to get more accomplished than I ever imagined.”
Here’s the workout plan slash torture that Lygdback put McAvoy through.
Assault Bike: 5 minutes (30 seconds on, 30 seconds off)
(Minimum rest between sets. Once comfortable, lower the reps and raise the weight.)
1. Incline Pushup (on bench): 4 sets of 15 reps
2. Chest Flye (on bench): 3 sets of 15 reps
3. Alternating Biceps Curl: 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps (each side)
4. Skullcrusher: 3 sets of 15 reps
5A. Cable Curl: 3 sets of 12 reps
5B. Triceps Pushdown: 3 sets of 12 reps
6. The Penguin: 3 sets of 60 seconds each
7. Dipping Side Plank: 3 sets of 15 reps (each side)
Read the entire article about how McAvoy bulked up and more over at Men’s Journal
Want to learn even more about how to get and stay fit? Peep these workouts and diet plans that several famous people follow…
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