Who has seen the movie Warrior? I have, and it was absolutely kick ass. It’s one of the better fighting movies I have seen in a long time. But the cool thing about the film was how jacked up and in shape the actors were. I was surprised; it was almost like they weren’t actors at all but real MMA fighters. Well, below is an article all about Tom Hardy’s character, Tommy, and the workout routine that got him jacked up for the role.
British film star Tom Hardy had to get into the shape of his life for mixed martial arts film Warrior. Follow his muscle maxims and you too can pack on lean muscle worthy of the Octagon.
Hardy’s trainer, Pnut, has a simple but unorthodox method for bulking fast. “I call my philosophy ‘signalling’,” he says. “Throughout the day you need to send constant signals to your body, so that it adapts in the direction you point it in. It’s better to do 10 press-ups every hour than 100 in a single burst. If you do things often enough, your body adapts for the task you set it, and you evolve.”
Pnut recommends performing these exercises four times a day – when you wake up, at lunchtime, when you get home from work and before bed. It should only take about 20 minutes, but don’t rush. Use light weights and move slowly through the exercises, concentrating on perfect form. Start by doing it in the morning and evening, and then gradually add the other sessions in. If you want to pile on muscle as soon as possible, you’re going to have to get used to working out little but often. “Remember,” says Pnut, “there are no shortcuts.”
All in all, I do have to agree with the article and his coaches philosophy. By constantly sending a stimulus to the musculature, one is able to force the body to grow and adapt. But, the only issue is that training volume and intensity needs to be intensely monitored in order to avoid overtraining.