David Harbor may not be the first thing that comes to my mind when you think of power spaces and muscles. After all, the actor is arguably best known for his role as ragged police chief Jim Hopper in the most popular Netflix show Strange Things where he is seen with cigarettes and donuts rather than dumbbells and dumbbells.
This perception changed for many in 2017 when Harbor's first photo as comic book hero Hellboy surfaced online. The character is an imposing devil who protects man from evil supernatural powers. To meet the bill, Harbor had to adopt some important prosthetics (and a few red make-up items) ̵
This body did not just appear overnight (or even from Hollywood's dark magic). Harbor trained with superhero coach Don Saladino, a member of the Advisory Board Men's Health who has worked with other actors such as Ryan Reynolds and Sebastian Stan to prepare them for the role of comic book star.
Prosthetics helped Harbor to a degree, but Saladino says the actor needed more than just make-up to really take on the personality of the harsh and staggering demon he portrayed. "He had to feel like kicking his ass, going on set and feeling like hellboy," the coach says. At the end of their nine-week program, which focused on athleticism and functional movement, Saladino says he had prepared Harbor to feel ready to walk and walk through a brick wall.
We passed through Saladino's NYC facility to review one of the trainings he used to bring Harbor into Hellboy form, which the coach described as the Suit Up Saturday routine. If you expect big weights, you will be surprised – in this part of the program there are no traditional lifts. Instead, run a whole squad of fully laden transmitters that Saladino loves because of how they build strength and burn fat.
This was just one of Saladino's workouts with Harbor from a whole program that used a set of principles to build the bodywork that you see on the big screen when beats Hellboy Theater on April 12th. If you want to try out more of your routine and bring it yourself in Hellboy's form, Saladino publishes a guide to the entire program through his Playbook app.
David Harbors Hellboy Suit Up Workout
You begin with two rounds of a warm-up routine, followed by a full round of relocation.
Perform two full rounds of warm-up, with minimal rest between each exercise.
1 set of 3 to 5 jumps
1 set of 5 turns on each arm
1 set of 5 reps
1 set of 3 to 5 jumps on each side
1 set of 5 creep movements in each direction
- Swinging Medicine Ball Slam
1 set of 3 to 5 strokes per side  Suit Up Circuit
This gear is all-round, so you'll need a range of kettlebells or dumbbells. The first few rounds are head movements, so be careful with the weight – but once your arm position is lower, it can be really hard. Walk 25 yards for each position and change arms for each where you hold the weights in staggered positions.
- Double Overhead Carry
- Single Overhead Carry
- Overhead Rack Carry
- Overhead Carry Down
- Double Rack Carry
- Single Rack Carry
- Rack Down Carry
- Double Farmer & # 39; s Walk
- ] Single Suitcase Carry