Belfast Telegraph

Armie Hammer’s fighting strength

Armie Hammer prepared for his physical role in new spy movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E. by sparring.

The 28-year-old actor portrays Illya in new action-thriller The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

And to prepare for his very physical part in the flick, Armie trained with Jordan Feramisco, a coach to world famous boxers and fighters.

“He loves training, especially doing fighting and jujitsu,” Jordan told People magazine of the workouts he performs with Armie. “He likes to do the same kind of strength-training workout that all my fighters do.”

The thespian meets up with the trainer five times per week.

Their sessions normally entail eruptive movement, with very little resting time between reps.

“He’s pretty active. Every day he shows up ready to work, excited and full of energy. He just loves it and is ready to rock every day,” Jordan explained.

“We work on strength. We use his abs in a lot of the exercises to help slow down movements. We do medicine ball slams, and we use medium weights so he can move the weights fast and explosively to keep his muscles toned.”

Armie’s training with Jordan has enhanced his role as a KGB spy in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in several ways.

The athletic professional is convinced their sessions make combat scenes in the picture look more natural.

“Since he’s done all the fight training, it looks so much smoother on camera when he’s doing the scenes,” Jordan said. “When he’s throwing a punch, he knows how to throw a punch, or doing a kick or any jujitsu or jabs or throws – he really knows what he’s doing. So it just translates.”

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