Kevin Wendell Crumb is not an easy role. Crumb suffers from a dissociative identity disorder that gives him 23 different personalities, including "The Beast," a fool with crazy physical strength and other superhuman abilities. James McAvoy first played the role in Split (19459003) of 2017, and he returned for this year's Glass again. But the new movie required him to be seen in even more shirtless, raging scenes, meaning The Beast was taken to the next level. To prepare, McAvoy had to grow up with a good workout routine.
Before McAvoy began production at Split the Internet simply surfed to find workouts that help him build muscle. This time he called Magnus Lygdback, a Swedish coach who helped Alexander Skarsgard mass Legend Of Tarzan and Ben Affleck for Justice League . With only 1
Work began almost immediately. Every morning before McAvoy reported, Lygdback would lead the actor through a dynamic bulking regime.
"James is one of the guys who love this process," Lygdback said. "Because he's already gone to the gym and the frame was there, we've been able to accomplish more than I've ever imagined."
The workouts usually took about an hour and the rest of the focus lay on stage like McAvoy's fuel got. Lygdback's trademark "Magnus Method" includes the coaching for nutrition, mindset and lifestyle of its clients.
"Good old Magnus Lygdback had a lot to eat," McAvoy said on his Instagram page. "We did not count a single calorie. We counted macros. I think it's probably a healthier way to track it.
The right fuel meant that McAvoy could put more pressure into the gym basics and then work in more dynamic moves. To kick off, he trained for 13 days various muscle groups. after all, Lygdback has also taken rest days into the routine. The sessions evolved over time: After getting familiar with an exercise, McAvoy picked up the weight, reduced repetitions, and worked in pyramid sets.
In the end, McAvoy grabbed 16 to 20 pounds of muscle. that makes him the perfect embodiment of his monstrous character.
"I'm incredibly proud of the results," said Lygdback. "Not only is James an amazing actor in front of the camera, he is not afraid to work hard."
That's how he did it.
The Beast Training: Chest & Arms
Assault Bike: 5 minutes (30 seconds on, 30 seconds off)
Once you feel happier with these movements, bring down the repetitions and bring them up the weight. Take only a minimal break between sentences.
Incline pushups (on bench): 4 sets of 15 reps
Chest Flye (on bench): 3 sets of 15 reps
Alternating biceps curl: 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps (each side)  Skullcrusher: 3 sets of 15 repetitions
Superset (3 sets)
Cable Curl: 12 reps
Tricep Pushdown: 12 reps
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Dipping Side Plank: 3 sets of 15 reps each side
View Lygdback's training programs and tutorials at magnugsmethod.com.