Henry Cavill's transformations are as famous as the leading roles he has played.
His intense workout routine and strict diet are the foundation upon which his chiseled physique and acting success have been built, making Cavill one of Hollywood's best-paid actors.
But there's more to it than that. From his supplements to the technology he uses to track his progress, Cavill's always looking for ways to optimize his performance and take his fitness to the next level.
- Cavill does cardio in the morning on an empty stomach for fat burning.
- He trains with strength coach Dave Rienzi, focusing on isometric hold biceps curls.
- He uses a Polar watch as a fitness-tracking device.
- Henry has his stack of supplements and uses the MuscleTech brand.
Cavill starts his day with fasted cardio, according to GQ magazine. He will have a coffee and then do cardio for half an hour. He believes that cardio in a fasted state leads to higher fat oxidation, which helps decrease body fat.
He also uses a Polar watch to track his progress and keep a rough estimate of how many calories he’s burned.
His workout routine permits only one day off each week. In the same interview, he says, “I will have different workouts for different parts of the week, depending on which muscle group I’ll be working.” After that, he will “... have breakfast, and then I will either go to the gym or go to work, depending.”
Afternoons are reserved for training with strength coach Dave Rienzi, who also works with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Rienzi emphasizes isometric hold biceps curls as a go-to arm builder for Cavill. Isometric exercises build and maintain muscle while stabilizing joints for less stress and a lower risk of injury.
Evenings are whena Cavill recovers and takes his supplements. He’s even the Chief Creative Director at the supplements company MuscleTech.
His stack includes Grass-Fed 100 Percent Whey Protein Isolate, Shatter Elite pre-workout, Amino Build, and Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite. We won’t be too hard on him when he has some cheat days and eats a vanilla Whey protein shake with oats and strawberries as breakfast.
Henry spends a lot of evenings with his girlfriend, Natalie Viscuso, with whom he likes to try and beat at chess.