Here’s the Workout Routine of Hugh Jackman That Helped Him Become Ripped

Hugh Jackman is among the ripped and jacked actors like Dwayne Johnson, famous for bringing the best and responsible body transformation for the movies. Likewise, he’s also popular for his intermittent fasting, especially the 16:8 schedule.

Born in October 1968, Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer globally known for playing the role of Wolverine/Logan in the film series X-Men (2000 – 2017).Likewise, he also holds the Guinness World Record for the “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.”

Nonetheless, if you’re thinking of having a Wolverine-type ripped physique or want to find out the Hugh Jackman’s workout routine and diet plan that helped him become strong and ripped, keep reading ahead.

However, if you follow his workout with a proper high protein diet and dedication, we could assure you you’ll also be able to get ripped like him.

Below is Hugh Jackman’s training routine that he followed for the movies. But, before we dive into it, go through the below chart that will help you gain an understanding of how he used to select a weight for his workouts:

hugh jackman workout routine

Weight Selection – 1 RM for the Wolverine Preparation Workout Routine

Below is a given chart of how much percentage you should pick a weight for sets one to four. It’s divided into a four-week process. For instance, for the first week, you’ll pick a certain weight for five repetitions per exercise, then on the second week, you’ll look for other weight for around four repetitions and so on.

Percentages (%) For Week – 1 (5 – Repsper Set)

60 % of 1 RM65% of 1 RM75% of 1 RM75% of 1 RM
Set 1
Set 2Set 3Set 4

Percentages (%) For Week – 2 (4 – Repsper Set)

60 % of 1 RM75% of 1 RM85% of 1 RM85% of 1 RM
Set 1
Set 2Set 3Set 4

Percentages (%) For Week – 3 (3– Repsper Set)

70% of 1 RM80% of 1 RM90% of 1 RM90% of 1 RM
Set 1
Set 2Set 3Set 4

Percentages (%) For Week – 4 (10 Reps per Set) – Deload

40% of 1 RM50% of 1 RM60% of 1 RM60% of 1 RM
Set 1
Set 2Set 3Set 4

Hugh Jackman’s Workout Routine – Workout for the Movie Wolverine

Here’s the Hugh Jackman’s training routine that he followed for his successful movie Wolverine, which includes five days of training, where he used to select weight according to the above-given chart of one-rep max.

Day 1:

ExerciseSetsReps
BB Bench Press45, 4, 3, 10
DB Shoulder Press410
BB Behind The Neck Press410
DB Cuban Press410
Bodyweight Dips410
DB Side Lateral Raises412
DB Front Lateral Raises38
DB Rear Delt Flys38
BB Overhead Press38

Day 2

ExerciseSetsReps
BB Back Squats45, 4, 3, 10
BB Front Squats410
45 – Degree Leg Press (Single Leg)410
Calf Raises – Standing412
Hanging Leg Raises412
AB Wheel Rollout410

Day 3

ExerciseSetsReps
Weighted Pull-Ups45, 4, 3, 10
1 – Arm DB Rowing412
Inverted Rowing410
Incline DB Curls410
DB Zottman Curls48
Cross – Body DB Curls48
Straight Bar Curls (Pronated Grip)48

Day 4

ExerciseSetsReps
Incline DB Bench Press – Drop Set46 + 6

DB Bench Press

(1st Set – Incline, 2nd Set – Lower the Bench and 3rd Set – Flat Bench)

36 + 6 + 6
Cable Flys 410
Close Grip BB Bench Press410
Triceps Pushdowns48
Bodyweight Dips48
Narrow Push-Ups48

Day 5

ExerciseSetsReps
BB Deadlift45, 4, 3, 10
BB Romanian Deadlift410
Zercher Squats412
Weighted Sit-Ups410
BB Landmine410

Hugh Jackman’s Workout Routine – For the Movie X-men: Days of Future Past

Here below is the five-day workout routine of Hugh Jackman that he followed when he was preparing for the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Day 1:

ExerciseSetsReps
BB Deadlift45
BB Front Squats412
Leg Press – Single Leg412
Hanging Knee Raises412
Calf Raises on Leg Press Machine412
Russian Twists410

Day 2

ExerciseSetsReps
Incline BB Bench Press86
Pull-Ups88
DB Bench Press – Flat Bench410
Inverted Rowing410
Zottman Curls48
Hammer Curls48
DB Cross Body Curls48
Lying Skull Crushers48
Weighted Dips48
Push-Ups (Narrow)48

Day 3

ExerciseSetsReps
DB Shoulder Press86
BB Shoulder Press (Behind The Neck)315
Upright Rowing & Press315
Overhead DB Lateral Raises310
Front Raises W/ Weight Plate210
DB Rear Deltoid Flys310
Seated DB Side Lateral Raises38
Seated DB Front Raises38
Seated DB Rear Deltoid Flys38
Seated DB Shoulder Press38

Day 4

ExerciseSetsReps
BB Front Squats86
BB Romanian Deadlift412
BB Hack Squats412
Decline Sit – Ups (Weighted)412
Calf Raises W/ Leg Press Machine412
Windshield Wipers410

Day 5

ExerciseSetsReps
Pull-Ups86
Incline DB Bench Press88
1 – Arm DB Rowing38
Rear Deltoid Flys W Cable312
Triceps Pushdowns312
Eccentric Narrow Grip Chin – Ups (Slow)310
BB Biceps Curls312

Another Workout Routine of Hugh Jackman

Here’s another five-day workout routine of Hugh Jackman, which consists of supersets and giant sets. If you’re looking to shred down, this workout routine along with a good protein-rich diet will prove helpful.

Monday: Arms

ExerciseSetsReps
BB Bench Press45
Superset:

DB Shoulder Press

BB Behind The Neck Press

 

4

4

 

10

10

DB Cuban Press 310
Superset:

Triceps Dips

Triceps Push – Downs

 

3

3

 

10 – 12

10 – 12

Giant Set:

DB Side Lateral Raises

DB Front Lateral Raises

DB Rear Deltoid Flys

DB Overhead Press 

 

4

4

4

4

 

8

8

8

8

Tuesday: Legs

ExerciseSetsReps
BB Back Squats45

Superset:

BB Front Squats

Single-Leg Press

 

4

4

 

10

10

Superset:

Calf Raises

Hanging Leg Raises

 

 

4

4

 

12

12

Abs Wheel Roll – Out 410

Wednesday: Back & Biceps

ExerciseSetsReps
Weighted Pull-Ups45
1 – Arm DB Rowing412

Superset:

Inverted Rowing

Incline DB Curls

 

4

4

 

10

10

Tri-set:

DB Zottman Curls

Cross – Body Curls

Pronated Curls 

 

4

4

4

 

8

8

8

Thursday: Triceps & Chest

ExerciseSetsReps

Superset – Drop Set

Incline DB Curls

BB Bench Press

 

4

4

 

6 + 6

6 + 6 +6

Superset:

High To Low Cable Flys

Close Grip BB Bench Press

 

 

4

4

 

10

10

Tri-set:

Triceps Push Downs

Triceps Dips

Narrow Push-Ups

 

 

4

4

4

 

8

8

8

Friday: Back & Legs

ExerciseSetsReps

Superset:

BB Deadlift

BB Romanian Deadlift

 

4

4

 

5

5

BB Zercher Squats 412
Incline Sit – Ups (Weighted)410
BB Landmine420

Saturday & Sunday: Rest Day

Hugh Jackman’s Diet Plan

Below is one sample diet plan of Hugh Jackman that he used to follow for his Wolverine physique. For his movie preparation, he maintained simplicity by eating clean food,which is mentioned below:

Meal 1

  • Egg Whites – 4
  • Oatmeal

Meal 2

  • Broccoli
  • Steak
  • Sweet Potato

Meal 3

  • Spinach
  • Chicken
  • Brown Rice

Meal 4

  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Fish

Hugh Jackman’s Movies

Here are the movies in which Hugh Jackman has worked:

  • Reminiscence – To be released in 2021
  • The New Mutants – Released in 2020
  • Bad Education – Released in 2019
  • Missing Link – Released in 2019
  • The Front Runner – Released in 2018
  • Deadpool 2 – Released in 2018
  • The Greatest Showman – Released in 2017
  • Logan – Released in 2017
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Released in 2016
  • Eddie the Eagle – Released in 2016
  • Pan – Released in 2015
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Released in 2015
  • Chappie – Released in 2015
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Released in 2014
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – Released in 2014
  • The Wolverine – Released in 2013
  • Prisoners – Released in 2013
  • Movie 43 – Released in 2013
  • Les Misérables – Released in 2012
  • Rise of the Guardians – Released in 2012
  • Real Steel – Released in 2011
  • Butter – Released in 2011
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Released in 2011
  • X-Men: First Class – Released in 2011
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Released in 2009
  • The Burning Season – Released in 2008
  • Australia – Released in 2008
  • Deception – Released in 2008
  • X-Men: The Last Stand – Released in 2006
  • Scoop – Released in 2006
  • The Fountain – Released in 2006
  • The Prestige – Released in 2006
  • Flushed Away – Released in 2006
  • Happy Feet – Released in 2006
  • Stories of Lost Souls – Released in 2005
  • Van Helsing: The London Assignment – Released in 2004
  • Van Helsing – Released in 2004
  • Profile of a Serial Killer – Released in 2004
  • X2 – Released in 2003
  • Kate & Leopold – Released in 2001
  • Swordfish – Released in 2001
  • Someone like You – Released in 2001
  • X-Men – Released in 2000
  • Paperback Hero – Released in 1999
  • Erskineville Kings – Released in 1999

Wrapping Up

Hugh Jackman has followed many workout routines depending upon the need of the movie. Here we’ve mentioned some of the workout routines of his popular films, such as Wolverine. Suppose you’re interested in getting shredded like Wolverine. In that case, you can go through a workout routine along with staying dedicated to a good protein-rich diet and reap the benefit according to your fitness level.