Henry Cavill was born May 5, 1983
Height: 1.85 m/ 6’1 / 185cm
Previous films: Immortals 2011, Superman 2013
“I’m on 5000 calories a day… You’ve got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs…you’ve gotta keep your hunger levels going,”…”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.”
Henry Cavill DIET
5000 calories a day is mammoth. In order to eat that much, Henry was having to drink calories in the form or protein powders and weight gainers. 5000 calories is enough to get fat but the reason Henry was eating that much was from the gruelling workouts he endured every day. We don’t recommend 5000 calories a day for everyone, even if you are over 6ft. 5000 calories every day will result in you putting on too much fat. The trick Henry’s trainer employed was speeding up his metabolism by burning off the calories from such intense workouts that he needed 5000 calories to function. Movie stars have all day to train and a trainer to monitor their progress. The best way would be to get a rough estimate of your daily calorie needs and micro mange that making sure you put on 1lb every week. Any more and you may be putting on weight to rapidly and gaining fat.
If you do workout that much, you’ll need the amino acids in a protein shake so it’s a good idea to invest in one to up your daily calorie intake. Very few people who have that high of an intake do it with the aid of shakes. Whilst we recommend whole food for the vast majority of your day, post workout nutrition is a must for a quick insulin spike and shot of protein for the just damaged muscle.
Henry Cavill WORKOUT
“You’ve gotta keep your hunger levels going. I am training two and a half hours each day, pushing my body beyond its regular limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just generating myself look like Superman.”
Henry Cavill hit the gym hard every day. Combined with a high protein diet, Henry followed a body split workout with 2 body parts per workout every other day. Before every workout, Henry started with some cardio. Doing cardio after a heavy weight session have been too much for Henry to accomplish.
Chest / Biceps
Back / Shoulders
Legs / Triceps
Abs / (insert a lagging body part here)
As you can see from the pictures, Henry had some wide lats which are typical for a superhero. His low bodyfat composition allowed him to look this defined whilst camera trickery made him seem bigger than he is. If you wanted to structure a workout routine like him, we suggest several months lean bulking over your TDEE and then 2 months of cutting back the fat.
Henry Cavill SUPERMAN SUIT
Although you can see that Henry has built a muscular physique, the Superman suite and post production made him look bigger than he is. Although there is camera trickery, you should build a good base like Henry has done so an suite, t-shirt or pair of shorts will make you look good. If you have any questions on the Henry Cavill workout, routine or diet, use the comment below and we’ll answer anything you throw at us!