Henry Cavill’s Workout Routine Proves He’s Not Just A Pretty Face

Henry Cavill’s workout is brutal; there’s no other way to put it. When we discover what he goes through to transform his body, we realize he’s not just a pretty face, but an extremely dedicated man who knows how to get things done.

Before Henry Cavill reached the next level of stardom, we knew him as the extremely handsome friend of King Henry VIII, when he portrayed the Duke of Suffolk, Charles Brandon, in The Tudors. Back then, the 32-year-old was just another pretty face on TV, but how things have changed for the shy man who is now famous for playing Superman.

The most impressive thing is how Henry Cavill’s workout routine has helped him become the famous superhero and silence those critics who said a British guy could not possibly play Superman. After Man of Steel’s success, we are looking forward to watching Cavill reprise his role in next year’s blockbuster, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman (Image via Clay Enos)

Despite his current fame, Henry is an unassuming man, and some who have worked with him say he is shy, which must be difficult to overcome with the limelight firmly on him. Before we enjoy seeing Superman and Batman face-off in the Zack Snyder flick, Cavill is set to portray CIA spy Napoleon Solo in the Guy Ritchie reboot, The Man From U.N.C.L.E..

For Superman, Henry has to add a ton of muscles, but he needs to look a lot slimmer to play Solo, and his trainers keep him in check. In the September issue of Men’s Health U.K., we learn about Henry Cavill’s workout, and it’s not easy to do.

According to British tailor, Timothy Everest, he witnessed first hand the aftermath of the calorie restrictions placed on the otherwise charming actor. It was in between films when he had to slim down for U.N.C.L.E. that Cavill showed his frustration during a fitting session.

Henry Cavill The-Man-From-UNCLE-
Henry Cavill The Man From UNCLE (Image via Warner Bros.)

In true Superman form, Henry accidentally broke the changing room door and came out in his underwear holding the door in his hands. He was not happy.

“What the f*** am I meant to do with this?” he asked more to himself than the amused onlookers. Everest kept the door in question as a reminder that “Superman was here.”

Henry Cavill’s workouts and strict diet are no joke, but he wouldn’t have it any other way, and he indulges once in a while to maintain his sanity. Long days at work, plus gym time is exhausting, but he is focused and trying to enjoy this exciting time in his life.

[Image via Soldier of Steel/YouTube]