Mike Colter brought some major muscle to the Marvel Television Universe as Luke Cage before teaming up with Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and the Iron Fist in The Defenders. (So while Cage isn’t exactly new to the screen this fall, his latest superhero venture is.) Colter told Men’s Fitness that he used cross-training workouts to get jacked for his role, adding 30lbs of muscle through his training.
“I felt like I needed to shock my body,” he said. “I overlifted, and, because of that, ended up hurting my shoulder.”