to hear that I was not going to be able to walk to do this demanding training

to hear that I was not going to be able to walk to do this demanding training

I broke my back when I was 19 and they said I would never walk again. That is the phrase that accompanies Orlando Bloom’s latest publication in which we can see him doing strength exercises in the gym. It’s all about a story of self-improvement of the actor of Pirates of the Caribbean, that we describe in this article.

The day that could change everything

In 1998 the actor he plummeted from a height of three stories, breaking his spine on impact with the ground. About a year ago, he shared a photograph from that stage of his life, in which he appears pedaling a bicycle just three months after the accident.

Orlando exposes the following text in the caption: this is me with my brace around 1998, three months after i fell three stories and crush my spine, narrowly escaping death and paralysis. Grateful everyday for my limbs that allow me to push my limits and live life on the edge (safer now).

It is common for actors and actresses to expose their training with which they prepare to get into the skin of their character. At Vitónica we have discussed some examples such as Natalie Portman’s training for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, or Alexander Skarsgård’s diet for ‘The Man from the North.

In this case, the remarkable thing is how Legolas, from the Lord of the Rings, got over that incident Thanks to a hard rehabilitation and today he finds himself with an enviable physique.

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Orlando Bloom’s workout

In the video we see Bloom performing three exercises where it strengthens arms and trunk. The first one is a Z-bar biceps curl where we see him fight every rep. The second is one of the hardest that exists to work the abdomen: the abdominal wheel or roll out.

This no-equipment strength workout is great for gaining muscle mass at home, on vacation, or on the go.

He ends up performing a pulley shoulder extension to stimulate the back of the shoulders and back, an area that was damaged 26 years ago. Training has been a part of Orlando’s life, especially for his love of cycling and taking care of his body, as we can see due to how good he looks at 45 years of age.

Luck was the main factor that came into play that day in 1998 in which the actor was almost unable to walk again. A active life and strength training are an “extra help to luck” that surely add up and allow us to exceed our limits, as Bloom said when recalling the event.

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Pictures | Orlando Bloom’s Instagram