A Twitter ‘selfie’ of actor Hugh Jackman undertaking weight training has become a swift viral sensation overnight.
The pic shows the actor lifting weights that appear to amount to 400lbs, accompanied by the message: “If the bar ain't bendin, then you're just pretendin’”
The tweet was hash tagged #xmen #daysoffuturepast, indicating the Wolverine actor is getting in shape once again to play the iconic character.
The pic has had 7751 retweets and been favourited 5250 times since it was posted.
GQ magazine swiftly leapt on the image, asking its readers: “Is Hugh Jackman Deadlifting His Way To Bad Health?”
“He might have tweeted, 'If the bar is bending, then you soon may be experiencing renal failure.' Turns out the insane 5000-calorie diets and intense two-a-day workout routines that actors like Jackman put themselves through to become superheroes are pretty bad for their long-term health,” it said.