Australian hunk Hugh Jackman may have gained immense popularity for playing iconic superhero Wolverine in the X-Men films, but he has also proved his acting mettle with superb performances in blockbuster movies such as Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, and Australia. The 6 feet 3 tall, chocolate brown-eyed actor is not only one of Hollywood’s A-Listers and sought after leading men, his chiseled physique, which he has acquired from his healthy diet and exercise routine, has also gained for him the fame he so rightly deserves.
"I get up at 4am and eat egg whites, then every three hours after that. I have a combination of protein or steamed vegetables and brown rice. Then after midday, no rice or carbohydrates. It’s just vegetables and meat or fish,” he shares.
Hugh Jackman’s diet involves eating 6 meals a day that contains plenty of vegetables plus lean protein. His diet actually was made to help him build his muscles and bulk up in preparation for his roles especially in Wolverine.
He had to consume lots of protein drinks and eats a lot of oats, seeds and fresh fruits and berries during the day.
An example of Hugh Jackman’s diet plan on a typical day involves the following meals:
- Breakfast: Whey protein shakes
- Mid Morning Snacks: Another protein meal with stir fried meats usually turkey together with lots of green vegetables like broccoli, spinach and cabbage.
- Lunch: Bigger portion of meal with whole meal rice plus greens.
- Mid Afternoon Snacks: Nuts and seeds together with some dried fruits
- Dinner: Another meal with lean meats such as chicken plus vegetables.
- Before Bedtime: Protein Smoothie
For Hugh Jackman’s exercise routine, he had to do advanced body building plus strength training exercises. He likewise did supersets that means performing a set of one specific exercise then move to another set of different exercise afterwards. But before starting out, he warms up through doing gentle cardio exercises.
Below is Hugh Jackman’s exercise routine:
- - Bench Press supersetted with
- - Dumbbell Flyes
- - Dips
- - Cable press-downs
- Cable Crossovers – an additional chest exercise to beef up the pecs – hit them from all angles
- Barbell Squat – classic and best leg exercise
- Split Squats – similar to one legged squats, keep one leg behind you and raised on a bench
- Back Exercises
- Barbell Deadlifts – another classic strength builder and works effectively in muscle building
- Dumbbell lunges – some say these are not required if you squat properly, some just love lunges.