Superman actor and fitness enthusiast Henry Cavill did not carve his godlike body in just a day. His consistent workout and diet plan play a significant role in building his frame, and it is not an easy journey.
Cavill is known for his roles in DCEU’s Man of Steel, Netflix’s The Witcher, and Enola Holmes. As one of the most in-demand actors in this generation, fans will never have any idea how he manages to keep those muscles toned.
MuscleTech is a supplement company that Cavill has been endorsing and using in his daily life. A balanced diet is the core of physical fitness, and perhaps plays a more pivotal role than working out. In his interview with GQ, the Superman star shared his journey using MuscleTech, what he has learned about fitness, and a couple of tips for those who want to venture into physical training.
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Henry Cavill Talks About His Diet And Supplements
The Witcher actor shared that he has been working with professional trainers to help and guide him in this journey. He tries to gain more knowledge as to the “why’s” of everything by asking his trainer, Dave Rienzi, questions like:
“Why is that going in? Why this rather than that? Aren’t they both carbohydrates? Why this protein versus that protein? What does it mean when you do this before or afterwards?”
Cavill revealed that he consumes protein shake before bed, but there were times he would skip it because he wanted to lose a few more pounds. He never told his trainer as it did not look obvious in the first week. But, after three weeks of skipping protein shakes, he would take photos of his progress and his trainer would ask, “Okay, cool. So are you still taking the pre-bed shake?” And that’s how Cavill knew he was doing it wrong.
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His trainer explained to him the reason behind taking protein shakes.
“The problem with that logic is that, yes, you do have fewer calories going into your body, but you also go into a catabolic state with how hard you’re training and how hard you’re working. So actually what you’re doing is you’re losing muscularity while you sleep. So your body won’t be looking as good.”
For his typical day of eating, Cavill would go for his usual protein shake, then one and a half scoops of 100% grass-fed whey protein (vanilla flavor) with a cup of oats and berries to blend. The other diet plan includes an omelet with ham and six ounces of beef filet. The post-gym diet includes chicken and white rice with curry sauce.
His pre-workout routine includes getting up at four in the morning to do physical therapy and finishing it with sprints. Cavill noticed the enormous difference between having a pre-workout routine and skipping it. He added, “It’s just that little bit of an extra kick that made all the difference. I was getting faster and faster.”
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Cavill’s Unique Approach To Fitness Mindset
Mental health is just as important as physical health. One cannot function properly if he/she is in a troublesome, depressing mood. Cavill noted:
“If there’s any kind of trick, it’s find something you love doing and do that thing. Especially when it comes to maintenance. Enjoy doing it, get good at it, then get really good at it.”
But, according to the Sherlock Holmes actor, it is also important to find something you hate and do it over and over until you end up loving it.
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