A feather in Cavill's cap. His much praised physical transformation for Man Of Steel was completely achieved without steroids!
Hollywood Reporter has run a great article about the use of steroids in Hollywood to achieve the necessary physiques for big roles. Below are the two paragraphs devoted to Man Of Steel.
"The guy who uses steroids and admits to it earns more respect from me than the guy who uses but insists he doesn't and wants his fans to believe he did things the hard way," says elite trainer Mark Twight, an outspoken proponent of a drug-free regimen, who helped turn Man of Steel's HenryCavill's abdomen into one of the most-talked-about midsections of the year -- a feat that he says was achieved 100 percent naturally.
At least one studio made a conscious effort to keep its leading man squeaky clean. Before Cavill began his grueling five-month preproduction training for Steel, Warner Bros. requested a list of exactly what the training team might ask Cavill to use. Twight gladly complied, given that he believes radical body recomposition can be done naturally when it is guided by experienced trainers and driven by discipline and commitment. For Cavill, Twight recommended only Udo's Oil (a blend of essential fatty acids) and magnesium to aid sleep, the time when growth hormone occurs naturally.
"With Superman, well, that guy better be clean," says Twight. "Because other*wise, it's the kind of thing that turns around and bites your whole marketing campaign in the backside."