In an interview with Men’s Health magazine, Tyler Hoechlin talks about his workout routine to stay in shape for the role of Superman for “Superman & Lois,” what his diet is like, and how he originally won the role of the Man of Steel.
“One of my agents called me and said, ‘Hey, I think I might know what your meeting’s about.’ And they sent me this article that they were looking to cast Superman, and I was like, ‘Okay, maybe… Who knows?'” Hoechlin says over Zoom in a recent interview. “I went in and we talked for about a half an hour and got to know each other better. They said, ‘We’re looking to do this. Is that something you’d be interested in?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, sure. Let’s talk about it!’ We just talked about the character, what we found interesting about him, and it was just that one meeting.”
“I found out later through them that, apparently, that was the only meeting they took for the character,” he says with a laugh, “so they apparently saw something [in me].”
As for his workout routine…
“I love my weights, and I’ve got a little bit of a set-up here to do what I can. A lot of dumbbell work, a lot of bench, a couple cables and things like that,” he explains, later adding that he uses the incline chest press in workouts to build up Superman’s broad chest. “So just pushing as much as I can with as high a weight as I can. Over the last couple of years, I’ve leaned out, and that’s mainly because of diet, I would say. I really don’t do a ton of cardio just because I’m trying to build and maintain.”
Tyler and his Superman really has come a long way from when he first started out as Superman on Supergirl’s series. He has improved his Superman so much within the past six months. I would even say that his version of Superman is so far one of the best TV versions of Superman that I’ve ever seen. Keep up the great work Tyler! 🙂