Nick Cheung’s Hard Earned 6-pack Body

By on June 1, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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In preparation for the movie MMA <激戰>, Nick Cheung (張家輝) trained hard each day to earn his 6-pack abs. To make himself look more convincing for his boxer role, Nick even intentionally dehydrated himself for a more chiseled body. After filming wrapped up earlier, Nick posed for photographs to preserve memories of his spectacular body.

Nick’s pictures were released in the June issue of JET magazine. Before JET published the pictures, the magazine put a faceless photograph on the website asking readers to guess who the body belongs to. The guesses varied; some said it belonged to Donnie Yen (甄子丹) and Kenny Wong (黃德斌), while others even guessed it was the body of X-Men’s Wolverine, Hugh Jackman. However, no one thought it belonged to Nick Cheung.

While filming Nightfall <大追捕> in 2012, Nick lost significant weight to portray the role of a convict more realistically. For MMA, Nick trained very hard to achieve the body of a boxer. Nick said, “No salt, oil, sugar and starch are requisites. Towards the middle of the training, I must eat 20 to 30 egg whites every day for the protein. When it was almost time to start filming, I can only eat white rice for 3 days so that the starch can beef up the muscles. And lastly, I must eliminate water from the body so I can only wet the mouth in order for the body to be dry and make the muscle lines more prominent.”

Nick coped with the effects of dehydration. “Eating too much protein caused the urine to have thick inches of bubbles foam; it required a few flushings to get rid of it. During dehydration, the whole body is so dry that I didn’t need to go to the toilet at all. Even if I did, it’s only a few droplets, and it will be coffee in color. A few pimples will occasionally pop up as well; it’s horrible but there is no reason not to continue.”

After completing his daily filming, Nick felt stressed when he thought of going to the gym. With over twenty years of acting experience, this is the first time Nick said he had phobia. “I never had this fear before. Shortly after I started filming, I hurt my pinky finger and it was very painful. Many of my shots were either punching sandbags, fighting with opponents or getting beaten by others. After work, I still need to train at the gym again! Hey, to have this kind of reaction (fear) is very normal!”

Nick trained hard to get into shape, but he is only willing to flaunt his body for the movie and the cover shoot of JET magazine. When Nick was asked if he will endure the same training again for another film role, he said, “Even if Jesus is the director, I won’t do it! If I were to put on weight, I may consider it because getting fat should be a happy thing.”

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Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Jennifer for JayneStars.com.

22 comments to Nick Cheung’s Hard Earned 6-pack Body

  1. Mlove says:

    Wow!! He’s hella buff!!! Go get him Esther.

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  2. Akira says:

    OMGGG<3

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  3. Puff says:

    What?! Where’s the photo showing Nick’s very toned body? Should have used that instead of the plain head shot in this article!

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    • Panzer replied:

      watch the video linked, they shows stills from the photoshoot.

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      • Puff replied:

        Thanks Panzer. Found the still shots on other website.

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  4. Panzer says:

    OK that looked totally photoshopped lol. I still can’t match the body with the face.
    I expected some overrated “six pack” like they do for most celebs, and they end up having very little definition. He shamed them all lol.
    Even though his abs are totally not symmetrical, it still looks great. I hope his movie is a success so that he can see how well his suffering paid off.

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      yep, photoshopped. BS

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  5. RLF Lover says:

    I’ve watched Nightfall and noticed the kind of sacrifice he’s made for the movie. And now, MMA. Nick Cheung is so incredibly professional. Can’t be easy at all to earn 6 packs the way he did. Absolutely amazing. Will definitely look forward to the MMA.

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  6. Funn Lim says:

    Wow! Looks great! But it could also be the oil, the fake tan, some photoshopping for the pictures for enhancement but no doubt a huge leap. And I hope this is that sort of huge leap in HK TV and cinema because time to get rid of flabby looking bodies. Same for women. Stop with the skinny and bring on toned bodies.

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    • Sissy replied:

      Looks isn’t everything though. As long as they can act or entertain, that’s good enough. And whether it’s skinny, flabby, that’s still a bad influence on society.
      Look at 沈殿霞. She’s a good example!

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  7. dd says:

    >MMA

    1. Not all MMA fighters need to be ripped. The best fighters like Fedor Emelianenko and Anderson Silva aren’t super-ripped. BJ Penn ruled the welterweight division and he never had abs.

    2. 20-30 egg whites for the protein
    Oh god, just take protein powder.

    3. Don’t know if the photo is shopped or not but he looks pretty ripped for a 60~66kg 50 year old man.

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    • dd replied:

      But let it be known that it’s not too hard to get ripped if you have a small frame like Nick Cheung. If you were long and lanky like Raymond Wong then you’ll have your work cut out for you.

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  8. qwerty says:

    Personally, I don’t think he is hot even he has 6 packs or whatever.

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  9. Vel says:

    I really can’t take him seriously now. He used to play comic relief roles and now this….lol

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    • Puff replied:

      He’s changed style to serious dramas for many years now. I think he’s such a versatile and talented actor, but I do miss his comic roles especially the TVB series about the four scholars. That was gold!

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    • Panzer replied:

      Tony Leung was the same way. For me it’s hard to watch his old TVB stuff now that I am used to his serious roles.
      Maybe Nick will end up the same way and be known for his serious stuff and people will find his funny stuff wierd.
      I’m sure most actors would rather be known for quality dramatic roles and not for comedy ones. Even though the comedy ones might have gotten them popular or been more enjoyable.

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  10. yxm says:

    Too much detail about your pee mate

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  11. Victoria says:

    Coffee-colored pee?! Gosh, that is so unhealthy. I’m glad he’s going back to his regular diet after the filming is done. Gotta admire his work ethic though.

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  12. lingling says:

    gosh, his dietary is so unhealthy. hope this doesn’t leave a damaging effect to health. I know he’s a dedicated actor, an artist, but I still find it disturbing that artists went these changes; starvation to lose weight, massive consumption to gain fat, dehydration and massive intake of eggs for ripped body.

    Nick should have trained earlier, like six months in advance, instead of waiting until last minute then having to go through an extreme diet and training.

    Take care of your, Nick.

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    • lingling replied:

      sorry for all the errors, I should have proofread 🙂

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      • Michael replied:

        He is a popular actor with many different movie roles remember.

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      • lingling replied:

        @michael,

        yeah, but at the risk of his health??!! these kinds of diet can damage one’s liver, kidney, …

        like you said, he’s popular enough now to turn down roles or make demands for accommodations to the production co. when it’s related to his health.

        sometimes I wonder if they regret or think it’s worth it when their kidney or liver shut down because of what they did, just for the sake of a movie role??!!

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