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You'd expect a man who quite literally portrays a superhero nicknamed 'Man Of Steel' to be virtually invulnerable. Unfortunately for Henry Cavill, that wasn't quite the case.
During the filming of season 2 of The Witcher, production was somewhat hamstrung (sorry) due to a leg injury sustained by the leading man, who had to undergo rehabilitation while filming continued without him. Now, Cavill has spoken about the injury, and how it gave him a chance to reset his state of mind.
Before we go on, won't you stop a moment and refresh your excitement for Netflix's The Witcher Season 2, which is set to release on December 17th? Oh I do hope you will.
In an interview with People, Cavill explains how he didn't see the injury so much as a setback, as it was a chance to refocus. "I think one of the skills I've picked up over the years is just forging ahead regardless of difficulty or hard work or trials and tribulations. So when the hamstring injury came, I tried to look at the silver lining. It was like, 'Ok. I was working insane hours and it was exhausting and I now physically can't work because I'm on crutches.' So I was focusing more on taking the time off and going, how can I best heal myself?"
Cavill is well known for his dedicated fitness regimes and physical strength training, often taking to Instagram to show fans what he's getting up to.
What he doesn't always talk about, is his mindset. "When it comes to my mental health, focus on what I can control and work on that," Cavill continued. "And that gives me something to work towards rather than something to deal with or work through or manage my life through."
With filming on The Witcher season 2 now wrapped, Cavill is again turning his attention to his training, confessing that he's doing more sprints "to build a better engine." He says "one of the things my physical therapy for my hamstring showed me was that I have a lot of capacity in my engine but I have not accessed it. And it's something which I really want to build upon."
If you're keen to build a body like Cavill's, the rest of the interview goes in-depth discussing his regimen and nutrition, but a word of warning - no matter how hard you try you might never look as chiseled as him. Or you might. There's only one way to find out, right?
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