Tom Hardy Bronson Workout

Have you ever heard of Michael Gordon Peterson? I hadn’t either. That is, until I stumbled across a BodyWeight Workout video showing how an actor named Tom Hardy put on approximately 42 pounds in order to play this guy in the movie Bronson back in 2009.

Michael Gordon Peterson is famous (or infamous) for spending almost his entire life in solitary confinement in several prisons in the UK due to his aggressively violent nature. The film got rave reviews from some critics. It grossed approx. 2 million dollars world wide.

I am posting some more information about the movie and Tom Hardy’s Bronson Workout below.

Tom Hardy Workout Routine

Tom Hardy Workout Routine Tom Hardy already built an impressive body for Bronson. His training was centered around working his muscles to exhaustion. He focused entirely on his upper body while avoiding lower body training. …

Publish Date: 08/29/2010 4:55

Tom Hardy’s Fitness Workouts and Diet | Get Fit and Lose Weight

Tom Hardy is a slightly eccentric British actor that is most famous for his portrayal of the violent criminal Charles Bronson. He is currently working on an.

Publish Date: 06/18/2010 16:58

BRONSON Trailer : Released 13th MARCH 2009

THE MAN. THE MYTH. THE CELEBRITY. The brutal true life story of British prisoner Charles Bronson, born Michael Gordon Peterson in 1952 to a respectable middle-class British family. Bronson has since spent almost 40 years behind bars and in solitary c…

Tom Hardy Working out for “Bronson”

Training Tom Hardy for Bronson. From “Bronson” DVD.

The workout in this last video is just another example of how a very effective bodyweight workout routine is only limited by lack of imagination.

Michael Gordon Peterson, aka, Charles Bronson, was and is an incredibly strong man. He has spent more than 30 years in prison. Much of that time has been spent in solitary confinement due to his “demeanor”. While doing time Bronson developed an amazing physique as well as an incredible amount of strength doing body-weight exercises. He has written a book he titled “Solitary Fitness”. While the book does not glorify prison life nor endorse a criminal lifestyle, it does give a glimpse into the mind of a man that has spent a lot of time in the penal system. This can be disturbing at times. However, at the same time it catalogs his workout routine, his thoughts on fitness, and how a person could pass the time with nothing else to do. Most body-weight fitness fans love the book. You can read what others have said about the book by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

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3 thoughts on “Tom Hardy Bronson Workout

  1. I really like that last video. They were doing some pretty cool stuff. I just finished Visual Impact and I think I am going to do some body weight training until December and then do VI again. I actually think that body weight training can be harder than lifting with weights, because you need to mentally push yourself more. If you are benching for lower reps and you go to failure, there really is no mental toughness in that. If you are doing burpees or planks, etc., you can always push further than when your body and mind initially want you to stop. It takes a certain kind of attitude to keep pushing.

    • You make an excellent point Kelly. Bodyweight training is sort of like running a marathon in that there is nothing except you and the activity. True, you can increase the intensity (or make it easier) of some bodyweight movements with equipment but the mental discipline required to focus I think is really under appreciated. Hey, loved that post about the importance of focus on your blog. Everyone should read it.

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