Sequels are always difficult. Great success leads to great expectations, and this can be said of Michael B. Jordan's body Creed performed with the help of his longtime coach Corey Calliet. The first recordings of Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis, made themselves felt quickly and made an explanation to the fans of the Rocky franchise and started the movie in the direction of massive box office successes.
Jordan needed a real challenge to bring his training and stakes to a new level. Creed II brings two: The switch from Adonis light heavyweight to heavyweight and a whole new class of competitors. On the other side of the ring is the son of Ivan Drago, Victor, who is portrayed by the massive Florian "Big Nasty" Munteau.
"He's Huge," Jordan said during the promotion for the movie. "I was like what weight class are we fighting again?"
During a pre-production When Calliet remembered, Calliet remembered the film director Stephen Caple Jr., who also commented on the enormous size difference. "He said they looked like David and Goliath," says Calliet. "I could not wait to go back to the gym with Mike because I knew we would put him in another Goliath."
Calliet launched an intense four-month plan that would give Jordan the same size he built for his Black Panther character Killmonger, making it more explosive Calliet developed with his bodybuilding background, as well as exhausting boxing sessions – more than they had done at the first Creed .
Adjusting the size meant supplementing Jordan by all means possible, especially in the shoulders they put together with special circuits. The final results of Jordan and Calliet's work together can be seen on screen, but the coach's real achievement was to make the actor an even better boxer.
"For me, the moment he puts off this robe is everything," he says. "I was proud of what he looks like, but also how he punched the ring and worked the angles in the ring a fighter. "
Below is an example training plan that applies to your entire body and pays special attention to the shoulders and chest, courtesy of Calliet: Shoulder & Chest
Directions: Break between chest exercises and 60 seconds between shoulder exercises.
- Incline Smith Bench Press – 4 sets following this repeating scheme: 15-12-12-10
- Standing Cable Flye – 3 sets after this repeating scheme: 15-12-10  Superset:
- Gradient Dumbbell Press (Lowest Gradient Possible) – 3 sentences after this repeating scheme: 15-12-10
- Gradient Dumbbell Flye – 3 sentences after this repeating scheme: 15-12-10
- Standing Barbell Shot presser (alternate bar position fore and aft) – 4 sets according to this repetition scheme: 20-12-12-8
- Seat Dumbbell Lateral Raises – 3 sets to this repeating scheme: 15-15-12
- Bentover Dumbbell Flyes – 3 sets to be repeatable after t: 15-15-12
- Smith Machine One Arm Shoulder Press – 3 sets (each arm) according to this repeating scheme: 15-12-10