Netflix’s TV series adaptation of The Witcher proved to be one of the most popular shows to land on the streaming service in 2019, and was viewed by a whopping 78 million within its first month alone, making it the third most watched on-demand series behind Stranger Things and The Mandalorian and with the second season en route it’s only going to get bigger.
It’s popularity and success shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise - the show is inspired by a series of books and video-games that have sold over 100 million copies between them after all - but the casting of the Man of Steel himself, British actor Henry Cavill, as the series’ protagonist, the hard-as-nails monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, was a stroke of genius. Cavill was born to step into the shoes of Geralt, and as a long-time fan of The Witcher, the 37-year-old campaigned hard for the honour.
When he landed the role though, he had to make sure he looked the part physically, something that he’s probably used to now having portrayed Superman, Sherlock Holmes and starred opposite Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Fallout. Below are five key moves that Cavill incorporates into his workouts to keep himself fighting fit…
Henry Cavill's Five Key Moves
Cavill incorporates these moves into wider workouts targeting similar muscle groups.
Romanian Deadlift With Hip Circle: Sets 3, Reps: 10 (4 second negative, 2 second pause)
Hyperextension On Glute Hams Machine: Sets 3, Reps: 10 (2 second pause at the top)
Oblique Static Hold: Sets: 3, Reps: 30 second hold per side
3-Way Shoulder Raise: Sets: 3, Reps: 15 from each position
Half-Iso Alternating Dumbbell Curl: Sets: 3, Reps: 10 per arm