Tom Holland in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (2017) is definitely a treat to the eyes. We have seen him in ‘The Impossible’ (2012) and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016) but his body looks better than ever. Not to forget how marvelous his stunts are in the movie. We all became a fan of this strength and flexibility after watching the movie, didn’t we? Well, it was certainly not easy for Tom and he had to go through an extremely hard training and workout routine.
His workout basically focused on strength training, flexibility training, and aerobic exercises as per the requirements for the movie. His workout routine consists of elevation masks, burpees, boxing, flip Kicks, B-Twist, sledgehammer hit and circuit training. Tom is also a very sporty man, he loves surfing, hiking, playing golf, basketball, and he is also one hell of a gymnast.
But what really made a difference was his ‘EMS training.’ You have to go through a tremendous amount of pain but it will pay dividends in a very short span of time.
EMS-training – to burn more and get bigger, all with less time and effort
Can you even in the wildest of your dreams imagine finishing 2 hours of workout in just 20 minutes? Sounds insane right, but technology can do wonders! Through an EMS, i.e. Electronic Muscle Stimulation, body muscles get stimulated and built up by sending low-level electric currents through the body thus giving you the same results a hardcore 2-hour workout session will give you, in just about 20 minutes. This method has been used before in physical training in the past 10 years. It is not easy, the pain is multiplied but Tom Holland is sure a strongly determined man.
Here’s how Tom responded when he was asked what the training felt like:
“It’s 20 minutes of absolute hell,” he said in a jokingly serious tone. Ben Brown, the owner of the gym that Tom goes to elaborates saying, “You are strapped into a suit that covers all of the major muscle groups in your arms, legs, and full torso,” he says. “The machine has the ability to focus on specific body parts, and it sends pulses that contract those muscles 80 times per second. So it can feel pretty intense.” It is sure pretty hard at first but you get used to it and it hurts a little less with every session.
Tom also shared that he could not even walk for a whole day after the first time he tried the machine. He said, “He was left in absolute bits. That was the same way I felt the first day I used it, but your body recovers in a few days. Because it is such a powerful machine, there is the risk of overtraining, so we recommend our clients only do it once a week.”
Ben Brown added, “Tom was already a pretty lean guy, so it was more about toning up so that he looked extra fit in the suit,” says Brown. “Contrary to what people believe when they first hear about how quick the sessions are, it’s not a miracle treatment. If you want to see significant changes to the body, you need to stick it out for at least 12 weeks, and you need to eat smart while you’re doing it.”
Let this training method not misguide you, you cannot have a body like Tom Holland’s just by relying upon EMS. If you are not a regular with workouts, you will not be able to bear the pain. Tom says, “My mates like to say that I’m cheating, but it’s honestly really hard.”
His workout is really inspiring but be careful as it is one of the harshest methods you will find. If you want to follow his footsteps, first do your warm up and indulge in some good workout and exercising routine.