Many see Inception’s Eames as Tom Hardy’s breakthrough role. He brilliantly portrayed the character who possessed the ability to mirror other people’s mannerisms and behaviors.

It seems Eames’ skills of forging any identity transcended into the English actor’s professional career as well in a very positive way. Because over the years, the Peaky Blinders star has brilliantly immersed himself into the intended persona of his different characters.

Tom Hardy as Eames.
Tom Hardy as Eames.

From Tom Conlon in Warrior to Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Hardy consistently embodies the scripted individuals to the tee. This perfection also manifests the sheer work that goes behind the scenes from his end to make it all happen.

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How Marvel Star Tom Hardy Trains for His Aggressive Roles

Having played some of the most ruthless and rogue characters over the years, it’s fair to say Tom Hardy likes to stay true to his name. And a lot of hard work goes into his preparations to get ready for his ‘hard’ roles.

The Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy.
The Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy.

A fan recently shared a picture of Hardy smiling after a workout. Despite a black hoodie overshadowing his ripped physique, the massive outline of his stature was obvious to see.

In the background, it featured an art of his movie Venom. The 45-year-old played Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist who becomes the host of the monstrous appearing Venom. The stint as Marvel’s super-human character is perhaps his most aggressive work and a look at his training routine is enough to explain how he convincingly managed to play the larger-than-life character.

Hardy’s routine is highly compartmentalized and includes a lot of movements with different muscle groups. His week starts (Monday) on a calmer note with a focus on the shoulder. On Tuesday he trains his chest and arms before addressing his legs (calves, hamstrings, and quadriceps) on Wednesdays. On Thursday he goes all out like Venom and burns his back and arms for a second time. Meanwhile, Friday is reserved for the upper body. Things don’t end just there as instead of resting on weekends he accumulates some miles to his body by hiking or walking.

Any gym freak or workout expert would tell you that lifting weights is only half of the work in the pursuit of a shredded look. The real fat loss is realized through a strict diet. Hardy is no different as his diet is highly curated. It’s based on 40% complex carbohydrates, 40% protein, and the remaining 20% fat.

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How Tom Hardy Trained for Warrior and The Dark Knight Rises

Hardy’s role as Conlon in Warrior in 2011 required him to look like a mixed martial arts fighter and bulk fast to achieve a lean physique.

Warrior lead Tom Hardy.
Warrior lead Tom Hardy.

Reflecting on his method to reach the desired goal, his trainer Patrick ‘P-Nut Monroe’ said: “I call my philosophy ‘signalling’. Throughout the day you need to send constant signals to your body, so that it adapts in the direction you point it in. It’s better to do 10 press-ups every hour than 100 in a single burst. If you do things often enough, your body adapts for the task you set it, and you evolve.”

The Englishman’s most memorable and hunky character to date is certainly Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises‘ supervillain Bane. Hardy was much smaller and modest looking when compared to DC Comics’ character. So to get up in shape, he started going to the gym three times a day and did a routine known as the matrix for his upper body.

Unlike the Warrior movie he didn’t need a lean look, the versatile actor was able to go a bit rogue with his calorie intake. Accordingly he “ate lots of pizza” to bulk up to become Bane. He ended up gaining 30 pounds of mass.

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Source: MARCA

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