Posted: June 13th, 2013 |
Author: Chad Howse |
Filed under: Alpha Male, Be Legendary, Build Lean Muscle, Manliness
Tags: be the man of steel, become the man of steel, chad howse, how to be a man of steel, how to be superman, Man of steel, man of steel 2013, man of steel workout, Superman, Superman workout, superman workout 2013, the man of steel workout |
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Superheroes were created to fill our desire, in part, to have a hero, but also to be a hero. For the Alphas in the crowd, it’s likely more the latter. There’s nothing a guy wants more than to be a hero. To come swooping in to save the day, the damsel in distress, and to win the babe by beating up the brute. To be a Man of Steel.
There’s not a guy on the planet who, in his heart of hearts, wants to live a small, meek, uneventful life. Deep down we all hate the 9-5 because it locks us into safety, preventing us from adventure. We hate school because it tames us, domesticates us, and dampens our fire.
We’d love to be a hero, but we’re so emasculated, domesticated, and tamed, that the wild spirit we were born with is now nothing more than a lapdog who needs a hero much more than he feels that he can become one.
You have it within yourself to be a hero. You have the capacity to save the day, to have courage, and to live big. The key word is, capacity. Somewhere along the road it was lost. Like almost every man on this here green and blue and brown planet, you stopped being a man, a warrior, a hero, and started being a victim. Today we’ll work on changing that. Today we bring back the hero and discard the coward.
Why You Need to Be Superman
Being your own Superman has nothing to do with fulfilling the lost fantasy we’ve all have of possessing superpowers. It has nothing to do with fulfilling your pipe dreams – well, at least not directly. Becoming Superman – and I’ll tell you how you’re going to do so in a second – is about finally being the man you were born to be. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 8th, 2013 |
Author: Chad Howse |
Filed under: Build Lean Muscle
Tags: henry cavill man of steel workout, man of steel workout, man of steel workout done by henry cavill, superman workout done by henry cavill, superman workout for henry cavill |
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I’m a Superman guy. There are Batman guys, Wolverine guys, but Superman has always been my favorite superhero. What’s discerning is, there’s never been a man befitting of the title, Man of Steel, who’s played Mr. Kent on the silver screen. That is, until now. Henry Cavill is the first guy to play Superman who’s taken his craft seriously enough to add muscle. He not only acts like the Man of Steel, he actually looks like him. It’s refreshing. And this commitment looks like it’s going to revive a franchise that needs a solid shot in the arm.
We’ve done other superhero workouts on this site including the Bane Workout, to the Avengers Workout. Both have been a success, and were fun to give to you guys, but this one takes the cake. The focus of these workouts is always to build a body like the superhero. We take their strongest attributes, and create a program around them. For past programs we focused on things like the Hulk’s incredible strength, or Thor’s power, but Superman is different.
He possesses speed, power, strength, endurance, and agility. There’s no single attribute we can focus on that will suffice, we need to focus on them all. And not only that, as Cavill did, we have to build muscle to have the “show” along with the “go”.
To create a program that has every characteristic mentioned is no small order. But that’s exactly what we’ll do.
The Man of Steel Workout
For the Man of Steel Workout we’ll use a 5 day split to cover everything we need to cover. We’ll have muscle building cadences (tempos), as well as cadences and exercises that will improve your power and athleticism. We’ll also add finishers to the end of every workout to improve agility and endurance. Read the rest of this entry »