If you were as impressed as I was with the physique of Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Night Rises, then the video below is a must-watch. In is it a high intensity routine which will have you not only burning fat, but building lean muscle as well. It’s one of our best actor workouts yet, but it is rather advanced- so if you’re new to working out, be sure to follow proper form. This workout includes Jump Rope, Dynamic Clean and Press, Box Jumps and Dynamic Pushpress among other exercises. Sound difficult? It’s not. Because many of these exercises require gym equipment, feel free to have a trainer assist/spot you.
High intensity workouts are my personal favorite, because if done right, the workout combines cardio and weight training into one. Usually the rest periods between sets and exercises aren’t too long, and the reps are quick. This style of working out keeps your heart rate up, makes you sweat and burns calories much faster than with traditional weight training. Another great thing about high intensity workouts is that usually the time in the gym is cut down. Being an actor workouts need to be quick, so follow a routine like this to save yourself time. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day- not only will this help you with your fitness goals, it’s just a healthy habit to pick up. I aim for 1 gallon per day, but you can start with a half gallon and work your way up.