Here's how Jason Mamoa got ripped to play Aquaman (and how you can, too)
It's not like being Aquaman required anything resembling a physical makeover for the man. Still, there's a difference between looking fit and being in the best physical shape for fighting and training on two multi-million-dollar film sets for Justice League and 2018's Aquaman.
What appears to keep Momoa sane and enthusiastic about his workouts is an indoor rock climbing wall, which plays an 'integral role' in his fitness regimen, according to Men's Health.
So much so that Momoa's trainer made a routine that gave him time to hit the wall between weight training. Off the wall, Momoa powers through 'brutal' upper body moves - like inclined bench presses, push-ups, and standing dumbbell presses - give him the pecs of a sea lord.
But while stuck in Australia's Gold Coast with nothing to do but film a movie in which he stars (I know, torture), Momoa doesn't make fitness his only pastime.
On the Aquaman set, he's picking up bass guitar and drums to keep his mind busy. “There’s a bunch of stuff I want to learn. Instead of waiting around on set all day, I’d rather be learning something cool," he explained. He continued: "There’s too much stuff I want to do."
By the way, it's an inverted rock wall.
Rock climbing centres in Dubai
At 15 metres high, this is the largest climbing wall in the city. It's also indoors, so there's no need to endure the desert heat.
From Dhs60. Sun-Thu 2pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 2pm-9pm. Dubai World Trade Centre Hotel Apartments Block C, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 306 506104 306 5061)
Climbing sessions take place here in groups of five. The wall is a decent 13.5-metres high, and it has a variety of routes to the top, for both novices and climbing experts alike.
Dhs65 (members, supervised), Dhs75 (non-members, supervised). Daily, times vary. Wafi Pyramids, Oud Metha (04 324 000004 324 0000)
You won't go completely inverted at Rock Republic because it's all about bouldering (which is scaling a wall without a harness). It's not as high as the others on this list, but the walls are big enough for a challenging workout.
Dhs80 (day pass), Dhs30 (Fri 9am-11am). Mon-Fri 5.30pm-9.30pm; Fri-Sat 1pm-8pm. Dubai Investments Park (04 882 936104 882 9361)
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