Coming off his acclaimed role as Police Chief Jim Hopper on “Stranger Things”, Drive495 client David Harbour is launching into preparation for his newest gig as Hellboy. Fans of the popular comic book series know that Hellboy has three distinct physical qualities: red skin, horns, and the insane musculature of a MMA fighter. David already has the frame, standing at 6’3”, but getting prepared for this character calls for an intense body transformation. The workouts are being documented on my Fitner channel, and here on the blog we will be sharing insights from David and myself into the process, so that you can follow along at home with our journey!
First I wanted to give you an idea of how great a guy David is, and so we gave him a few questions to answer about getting started and staying motivated.
Why are you excited to go through this process at Drive495?
David: There is something very special about Don as a person and a trainer. He brings great creativity to the workout regimes, which in the past have usually terrified and bored me. His methods are unique, as well as heavily researched. Not only that, but they are even fun, despite the challenges you are taking on.
What has been your relationship with training in the past?
I was a chubby kid growing up. Straight out of college, I did my first play, which I got pretty in shape for, but I let that go completely. So from about the time I was 26 years old, to about now, I haven’t really been training at the gym seriously at all. Then I met Don shortly after turning 40 a few years ago, so I still consider myself a novice at this.
Is this the most extreme physical role you've taken on?
Yes, by a long shot!
What kind of results are you hoping to see?
I’d like to discover that I have abs! Even if those abs are a bit fleshy. I’d like to look like I could hold my own in a ring with a heavyweight.
What is keeping you motivated?
The fans are what are keeping me motivated through everything. As well as the audience that will come see the movie and the haters out there who have decided to make their opinion known before a scene has even been shot. I’ve got something to prove to all three. I really want to do justice to this character and create a Hellboy that everyone can get behind.