How Tom Holland Got Ripped To Play Spider-Man

Once upon a time, Tom Holland was best known
for starring in the stage version of Billy Elliot and the 2012 disaster flick The Impossible. Of course, that all changed when the British
actor appeared in Captain America: Civil War, donning the iconic Spider-Man suit to fight
against Steve Rogers. “What’s up everybody?!” Marvel fans everywhere thought Holland absolutely
killed it as Peter Parker and they also agreed he looked ripped as everybody’s favorite web-slinger. He might’ve even made some of his co-stars
jealous for how well-liked he was in the flick. “Listen, Tom’s a little a——,alright? Tom has his own base camp, he has like an
entourage, he’s a lot. He’s a lot to deal with.” But how did he physically transform from a
scrawny tot into one of the world’s most famous superheroes? Here’s everything you need to know about how
Tom Holland turned himself into Spider-Man. Shaking it into shape Unlike a certain actor who’s best known for
playing Star-Lord, Tom Holland was in great shape long before landing the role of Spider-Man. He started out taking hip-hop dance lessons
in England as a kid and went on to study ballet for two years in hopes of landing the title
role in Billy Elliot. In addition to helping him get bigger, Holland’s
dance background has really aided him as an actor. He told Interview Magazine, “I’m very happy
I had that training. It’s been so valuable to my career, and I’ve
used it on almost everything I’ve done since.” That experience certainly came into good use
when he cross-dressed for Lip Sync Battle with exactly zero fear of losing any dude
cred. Hitting the mats Every Avenger has his or her particular skillset. Iron Man flies and blasts stuff. Black Widow does martial arts. Spider-Man climbs walls, does flips, and makes
Olympic gold medalists look like old men. Of course, Peter Parker got his acrobatic
skills courtesy of a radioactive spider bite. Tom Holland, on the other hand, gained his
gymnastic abilities after years of hard work, dedication, and risking his neck. Like his dancing history, he credits his stage
work on Billy Elliot with his earliest exposure to gymnastics. “They trained me in gymnastics while I was
during that show and it’s just something I kept up while finishing the show and for my
auditions for Spider-Man.” Holland is also into free running, a form
of parkour that emphasizes “creative expression.” In other words, it involves a lot of acrobatics,
not to mention some semi-dangerous stunts. Speaking with Metro, Holland once explained,
“Me and my mates go free running all the time….I’ve probably jumped four meters on to grass and
two meters between buildings.” In addition to keeping him agile and limber—which
is essential if you’re going to play the wall-crawler himself—Holland’s gymnastic abilities might’ve
helped him land the role of Spider-Man in the first place. During the audition process, he transformed
what would’ve been a run-of-the-mill screen test into an eye-catching exercise of his
flipping skills. “And I basically did a somersault into frame
and a somersault out of frame; I need them to know that I’ve got some gymnastics abilities
and stuff.” Considering Tom Holland is the guy currently
wearing the Spidey suit, it looks like his acrobatic skills paid off. “Finally, here we go.” Changing things up Another training technique Tom Holland has
adopted to swell up to Spider-Man size is circuit training. This controversial exercise involves wearing
an elevation mask while performing multiple sets of reps, like burpees or bicep curling,
one after another, with almost no rest in between stations. And that’s not the only experimental exercise
he’s tried; he’s also given electronic muscle stimulation a whirl along the way, too. “And they put pads on you and you workout
while the pade electrocute you. And it sucks. It really really sucks.” And while he had some trouble with it at first
… “I tell you, I did it once and I didn’t go
to the toilet for two days.” …He’s since given it another go, hopefully
with less troubling consequences. Punching it out If you want to be an Avenger, sooner or later
you’re going to throw down with some bad guys. Luckily, Holland is big into combat sports. Not only is he an MMA fan, showing up at UFC
events, he also spends quite a bit of time in the gym, learning all he can about the
sweet science. As a result, Holland totally knows what he’s
doing when he pulls on a pair of gloves. “My mind just got blown. His might be as well.” When he’s not punishing those punching bags,
Holland also does every other gym activity imaginable, including chin-ups, side lateral
raises, and even borrowing Thor’s hammer to beat on some massive tires. So, perhaps one of the most effective elements
of his workout regime is how consistently he hits the gym, while still mixing up his
routines. “Ah, that was awesome.” Thanks for watching! Click the Looper icon to subscribe to our
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  • Is it too late to start at 12

  • Hi that nice

  • I like the original spiderman peter parker

  • I just wanna know how he changed from the small, skinny spidey boi, to a goddamn cutest, most awkward Spider ever? Not to mention how sweet he was in Far From Home. (Don’t worry, I’m not spoiling it.)

  • Your the best thing are you real and shot webs ????????????????☺️☺️?????????????????????

  • He’s not scrawny lol

  • Y is He so Freaking HoT

  • “tHaT’s HoW i GoT jAcKeD”

  • 3:53 I died

  • Looper answers how tom holland got jacked

  • Owkai

  • 4:6 when did Tom Holland became worthy of lifting Thor's hammer ?

  • * wants to be like Tom Holland and Be in an avengers movie*

    haa no athletic ability, dance skills, gymnastics skills

  • “Ripped”.

  • Studying ballet… I disown him

  • And the new spiderman movie is so fucking good. I want to see tom holland like rdj as iron man for almost decade ?

  • I died at 1:20 ?

  • How old was he when he started doing gymnastics/ freerunning

  • I must stop…i am blushing too bad…HELP ME!!! I can't…even…yep…i'm dead…thanks for killing me tom

  • 2019 and now iron man is dead

  • Oh shit i thought he was gay well shit i own my friend 50 bucks

  • You have got to be kidding me
    I'm watching this sitting in the bank.

  • Here's how. He didn't.

  • Best spiderman hands doen no comparison!

  • When Robert Downey Jr is the real life Ironman and Tom Holland is the real life Spiderman!!!! Amazing!!!???

  • I just realized Tom Holland was 23 not 16.

  • I love u so much spider man

  • i had spiderman oreo ad at the start of the video lol

  • Naaahhh i prefer the old spiderman

  • so basically he’s perfect


  • He was made to be Spider-Man!

    His full name is




  • He probably gonna come out as gay soon

  • So this is how Tom Holland got jacked.

  • everybody’s saying:? but i’m saying:?

  • 3:24 That’s hot

  • He is so cute ? great body too ? the real spiderman ?

  • I didn't even realise he was in the impossible
    I knew he was familiar

  • Tão lindo, mds ♥️

  • He’s gay for wearing that

  • tom holland has always been my crush. but now I learn that he does ballet and starred in Billy Eliott stage performance? fuck he’s my crush ++++++

  • The gym, Obviously

  • Love it love it lovvveee it

  • In that case all he needs is spider powers and he can be a real life Spider-Man

  • 4:05 that totally looks like a Captain America stunt double

  • He’s literally soo perfect, can someone tell me something he doesn’t do

  • 19 milhões Brasil apenas 19 milhões kk ☺

  • Anyone else suddenly feel way out of shape?

  • Tom didn’t “get ripped” to be Spider-Man flat out. He was ALWAYS athletic and incredibly physically intuitive.

  • Everytime the narrator says " Billy elliot " My brain just thinking he would say billie eilish 🙁

    *sry bad english

  • I cry everyday from the knowledge that I cannot marry this man

  • How he said anime though xD at 3:52

  • As Mae West would have said " All that Meat and no potatoes" He can "come up and see me anytime."


  • Is he gay?

  • James charles approved of this

  • Scrawny little b** worst Spider-Man ever no drama just adolescent jokes

  • Tom holland is an arsenal fan

  • this video just called me a lazy hoe in every language

  • Peter Parkour ^_^

  • My favorite spiderman

  • Scrawny tot

  • Tobey Maguire is the best Spiderman ever


  • Of course he is not like us who have a day job. If he doesnt have a shoot he works out. Duh. He has all the time in the fucking world.

  • 3:06 whaaAT??

  • He is sooooo hard working

  • fricking jacked, hot, and part of the avengers? ?? hmu ?

  • Tom is best

  • he looks kind of younger than the og

  • Spiderman is my favorite super hero

  • I think Peter Parker should look more nerdy, and not as athletic.

  • Wow tom Holland is so cool

  • skonczz nieee coś nieee

  • Who else misses Tobey? I still like Tom though

  • So he was actually born for this role….daebak

  • Tom Holland is cool. But I think that Tobey McGuire was a better Spider-Man.

  • So this video is about comparing him to every MCU characters and humiliating them?

  • Now I’m just jealous

  • Mein neues Vorbild. Danke für die Motivation! Greetings from Germany!

  • 0:50 wow…that’s rude…so they’re calling him kinda underweight…he’s one of the most funniest superheroes ever! And they have really good songs on there.

    (Unlike a certain actor known as star-lord…)

  • I just realized that Tom Holland is who I strive to be like; he goes freerunning, knows gymnastics, is in great shape but not too bulky so he can be agile, and is Spider man.

  • I have a question for you did you see spider man far from home?

  • 4:13 wtf? What's inside of the guy's sweatpants?

  • His accent is cutee

  • Yeah we all know how that went

  • Anybody's here after Sony's ripped Spider-Man out of the MCU?

  • 2:13 woah

  • Excuse me, wtf is dude cred? What is this? Frat bro club?

  • I love Tom Holland he is an amazing spiderman

  • After I started watching Spiderman I started wanting to be more successful in life, right now im only 11 but if I work hard I might be at least half as good.

  • Why does this have 19 million views Jesus christ

  • Now that Disney and Sony did not have an agreement between Spider-Man rights, he has no reason to be fat.

  • 4:27

  • I really love Spider Man!!??

  • Good bye tom ?

  • You cant tell me he practices combat sports frequently then show a video of how stiff he looks on the punching bag ?

  • Need a video about how Tom Holland's Spider-Man got from Disney to Sony

  • And now …

  • Who’s here after Sony took back Spider-Man

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