So you see a tonne of articles about remarkable transformations all the time but, as a general rule, they’re usually about people getting thinner. Here’s something a little different.
Back in the day, Martyn Ford was a pretty lanky guy. At 6’8″, it was obvious that he was going to stand out but, he wasn’t happy with being the super-tall, skinny guy.
So he decided to work out a bit… well, we say a bit.
You know in Beauty and the Beast when the sentient candles and things get turned back into humans? This is what it would look like if you turned a tank into a man.
He now weighs a monstrous 323lbs (23.4st or 147kg) and he’s got himself a bit of media attention.
The owner of Better Bodz gym recently got cast in the new The Undisputed 4, starring alongside English martial arts actor, Scott Adkins. Ford is known as Koshmar in it, meaning ‘Nightmare’.
Here he is next to some pretty muscle-y guys…
It’s like in The Incredibles when Bob falls over and makes a dent in his car by holding onto it… that’s exactly what it’s like!
Here’s to hoping that was consensual and not taken at some really awkward time.
But really, he’s just a big softy…
A really really really properly massively big softy.
So if you want to transform yourself, there’s the proof that it’s possible…
We chatted to a London-based personal trainer Octavio Dias about becoming a superhulk, and he gave us five handy tips in case you want to bulk up:
Eat a well-balanced diet. Make sure you have between 2 to 3 grams of protein per each bodyweight kg. and an equal quantity of carbs.
It may seem obvious – but hit the gym! Train one muscular group a day. Do 10-12 repetitions between 3 -4 sets with periods of rest no longer then one minute, and make sure you’re keeping up with the cardio too.
For a fast recovery use whey protein which will promote a quicker recuperation after your workout. Make use of essential vitamins and supplements – like vitamin C and omega 3 – that aid the well functioning of your body and healthy joints. A healthy body is key to achieving the best results.
Never forget the constitution of your body. One of the main elements is water, so it’s super important to drink at least three litres of water a day.
5. Sleep and Rest
Sleep and rest is vital! Our body was designed to sleep around eight hours per night. If we achieve this, the body goes through a process of recovery and an integral balance of our hormonal system – meaning you’re well rested to work out the next day!
Obviously there’s a middle ground that’s probably worth finding but you know… whatever floats your boat.