Hugh Jackman holds fame for acting Wolverine, so the fact that he lifts huge weights does not surprise many. In an Instagram post from a New York gym on Monday, Jackman reminded us once again of his strength.
The video posted by the 46 year old actor shows him lifting 405 pounds for five repetitions. That weight’s equal to 183kg or 28stone
Hugh Jackman broke his own record this weekend, showing off in an Instagram post on Monday that he had managed to lift 450 pounds i.e. 183kg for five repetitions.
It is not Jackman’s normal style to boast on social media, but this record made him caption his post ‘5 reps. 405 pounds. New personal best.’
The celebrity had reached a milestone in November, when he lifted 435 pounds, i.e. 197 kg for one repetition.
Since he started training during the shooting of Les Miserables with celebrity personal trainer David Kingsbury, Jackman’s strength has greatly increased.
Speaking to Bodybuilding.com in October, Jackman said that before training with him, Hugh had not done a lot of straight power effort. He said that he liked his trainees to do low work in 1 to 5 repetitions, and Hugh worked mostly in the 8 to 12 repetition range.
Jackman imparted the secret behind his exceptional build: carbohydrate cycling. In this, large portions of carbohydrates are taken on training days and very little on rest days.
Presently, Jackman is acting The River – his Broadway play, which is running through February 8, 2015 after being extended lately.
The actor will be seen on the cinema screen shortly, in the prequel to Peter Pan, titled Pan, which is scheduled for screening next July.
The Australian all-rounder celebrity will play the role of Blackbread besides Rooney Mara, Garrett Hedlund, Amanda Seyfried, and Cara Delevingne.
2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, which will be shot next year, will make good use of his figure.