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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100 Responses

  1. Sap Sap says:

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

  2. Ognjen Kljajic says:

    Here's how. He didn't.

  3. MTL Snipez Gaming says:

    Best spiderman hands doen no comparison!

  4. Eis Sirf Onaamid says:

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

  5. Soojin Cho says:

    I just realized Tom Holland was 23 not 16.

  6. SAMEERA HABIB says:

    I love u so much spider man

  7. Terrible Oof says:

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

  8. justin .y says:

    Naaahhh i prefer the old spiderman

  9. Larissa Berry says:

    so basically he’s perfect

  10. Bulkomnivore218 says:


  11. Peter Parker says:

    He was made to be Spider-Man!

    His full name is




  12. Marcus-Aerilius Maximus says:

    He probably gonna come out as gay soon

  13. ugagradrn says:

    So this is how Tom Holland got jacked.

  14. a l i says:

    everybody’s saying:🤰 but i’m saying:🤱

  15. stooba lemdon says:

    3:24 That’s hot

  16. Es Can Or says:

    He is so cute 😍 great body too 😍 the real spiderman 😘

  17. Papermoon says:

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

  18. Eduarda Sartorio says:

    Tão lindo, mds ♥️

  19. Anthony Negrete says:

    He’s gay for wearing that

  20. Dn Rz says:

    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 ++++++

  21. Vekk says:

    The gym, Obviously

  22. Weird Wolf says:

    Love it love it lovvveee it

  23. G.O.A.T Material says:

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

  24. Rylan Monkey129 says:

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

  25. Lul Ali says:

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

  26. Maria Constancia Oliveira says:

    19 milhões Brasil apenas 19 milhões kk ☺

  27. Eagle TheAssassin says:

    Anyone else suddenly feel way out of shape?

  28. Noah & Atlas says:

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

  29. Azure Flute says:

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

    *sry bad english

  30. meagan hanson says:

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

  31. XxSkySkyxX 9192 says:

    How he said anime though xD at 3:52

  32. Brent Davidson says:

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

  33. Aydin Eyikan says:


  34. Robert Balinte says:

    Is he gay?

  35. Bo Y says:

    James charles approved of this

  36. Richard Wallace says:

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

  37. Jordan Wilson says:

    Tom holland is an arsenal fan

  38. chenle best boy says:

    this video just called me a lazy hoe in every language

  39. Fayçal Flog says:

    Peter Parkour ^_^

  40. Henry Essel says:

    My favorite spiderman

  41. Divya Singh says:

    Scrawny tot

  42. Joma Asuncion says:

    Tobey Maguire is the best Spiderman ever

  43. Emily Lol says:


  44. JUST JAPE says:

    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.

  45. nightspicer says:

    3:06 whaaAT??

  46. Debbie Fom says:

    He is sooooo hard working

  47. peachmilk says:

    fricking jacked, hot, and part of the avengers? 🥴😘 hmu 🥳

  48. Pema Sangey says:

    Tom is best

  49. Prince Romero says:

    he looks kind of younger than the og

  50. glitch yt says:

    Spiderman is my favorite super hero

  51. pooperscoop54321 says:

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

  52. Ate Tam says:

    Wow tom Holland is so cool

  53. Sara Anna says:

    skonczz nieee coś nieee

  54. s a v a g e s u s h i says:

    Who else misses Tobey? I still like Tom though

  55. ShingToMe says:

    So he was actually born for this role….daebak

  56. Steven Howard says:

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

  57. Stephen Roño says:

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

  58. Felix says:

    Now I’m just jealous

  59. Pete Deadline says:

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

  60. Pusheen Yoongi says:

    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…)

  61. Brianh2057 says:

    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.

  62. Narmin Khan says:

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

  63. •••••••••••• says:

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

  64. Deandrea Anna says:

    His accent is cutee

  65. thцb0i says:

    Yeah we all know how that went

  66. Doctor Starline says:

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

  67. Zoe's Shadows says:

    2:13 woah

  68. Cynthia Daniel says:

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

  69. Tylia Baptista says:

    I love Tom Holland he is an amazing spiderman

  70. myname_william says:

    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.

  71. Patrick Star says:

    Why does this have 19 million views Jesus christ

  72. Eleazar Tiu says:

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

  73. Caren Michico says:

    I really love Spider Man!!🤗🤗

  74. night shade says:

    Good bye tom 😥

  75. tyler Williamson says:

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

  76. Maher Abou Ghaida says:

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

  77. shaleen jain says:

    And now …

  78. Eli E says:

    Who’s here after Sony took back Spider-Man

  79. Fawaz Aljohani says:

    how come when i like an actor in a movie or show and i start following him and seeing his background, i always see this shit 1:21

  80. Reja Jajargenjang says:

    Ada yang bisa bahasa jepang?


  81. Ed SR says:

    Tom is a socialist, declared voter of the Labor party

  82. DivineAtheistWannabe says:


    Lololol rofl

  83. ethan tran nguyen says:


  84. maximthefox says:

    Either he's not human or the vast majority of us suck hard at existing

  85. Orngorn Thanachollagorn says:

    OMG​ soooooo​ cool😎

  86. Da rock Gaming says:

    Toby is the best spiderman ever.Period

  87. Trip Williams says:

    Ripped? Dude is 5ft 8 140 lbs😂I know girls that are 5’8 and 140lbs. Props on flexibility I guess but 140 pounds is sissy weight of course you are tone at 140😂

  88. mike schoolcraft says:

    No he lost cred for cross dressing, not so ripped.

  89. Princess Madrona says:

    Tom Holland is the best Spiderman!!❤❤

  90. Khai Nguyên Trần says:

    Tom:I learn ballerina for two years
    Me: Sitting home watching youtube and super lazy

  91. Judith Navarro says:

    Spider-Man I’m his biggest fan I wanna be just like him
    If I meet him some where I’m gonna die I love him I’m his biggest fan you have no idea

  92. Anthony Ortega says:


  93. Zanakin says:

    I love it when actors put that kind of effort into getting a role, shows real human character.

  94. autism spectrum says:

    He balls also

  95. Jayden Phillip says:

    Tom has an acsint?

  96. Maxadrove says:

    I'm a big guy and I don't wanna fight this dude 😂

  97. Courtney Mitchell says:


  98. Asin Gurung says:

    4:05 That's not our Cap.

  99. Minutes With Danee says:

    tom hollands aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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