The Wrestling Grand Slam Champion wrestling superstar reveals during a recent interview that he weigh in at 396 pounds after losing over 70 pounds. This is the first time that he has been under 400 pounds since 1995. He says that at one point he was over 530 pounds during his wrestling career.
“You don’t make the transformation I’ve made without a serious commitment to changing 40 years of improper diet and improper training,” he told WWE.com. “I wanted to make a change, and I was given the time and opportunity to make a change, so I took advantage of it.”
With the help of Dodd Romero—a trainer to several celebrities and pro athletes.
Big Show exercise program include swimming, biking, and strength training. To burn fat, he focuses on high-energy, hi-rep exercises. Along with switching up his routine, he had to change his diet by ditching the old junk foods such as pizza, ice cream, and meatball subs.
“It’s funny, I used to ask guys who were in shape all the time, like Triple H, “What do you do?” It was hard to get information out of them, and I understand why now,” he said. “When you take the time and do the research (about nutrition) it’s more about what suits you, not what suits everybody.”
— Big Show (@WWETheBigShow) January 15, 2017
As you can see his abs are starting to peak through. Big Show even impressed his fellow wrestlers John Cena.
“We were talking about getting in shape and I said, “Ah, what the hell is a giant gonna do with abs?” and John looked at me with a straight face and said, “Yeah. A giant with abs. That wouldn’t be marketable at all.” And he walked off. It was kind of a shot, but [later] John reached out and congratulated me on the work I’ve done. That meant a lot—to have that respect from him was a big boost.”
— Big Show (@WWETheBigShow) March 31, 2017