Gearing up for The Ringmaster‘s <拳王> November 23 premier, TVB recently released the trailer, where Owen Cheung’s (張振朗) extremely fit transformation as a boxer is unbelievable!
Owen’s large chest, eight pack abs, and zero-fat physique drew comparisons to Nick Cheung’s (張家輝) body in 2013 film Unbeatable <激戰>. Using nine months to sculpt his body, Nick exercised seven days a week for three to four hours a day. His exercise plan included running, weight lifting, and boxing. Cutting out salt, oil, sugar, and carbohydrates, Nick only ate boiled chicken and fish. About halfway through, he started to eat 20 to 30 egg whites to gain more protein. Three days before filming, he only ate white rice so that the carbohydrates would further define his muscles. In the very last stages, he cut out water, and would only wet his lips so that his muscles would appear in the best condition.
Owen’s Grueling Training
Similar to Nick, Owen’s training and diet was also unforgiving. One year in advance, Owen had to bulk up first. “At that time, I ate five meals a day, mostly steak and a lot of rice. I needed to gain more fat and muscle, so the muscles will appear more apparent when I trim down.”
Continuing this diet for a year, Owen gained more than 40 pounds with a huge belly to show for it. When his two dramas Line Walker 3 <使徒行者3> and Legal Mavericks 2020 <踩過界2> aired, many people noticed his weight gain.
Owen then spent half a year undergoing a grueling diet and exercise plan. When he grew tired of constantly eating boiled chicken breast, his trainer suggested Owen to drink blended chicken water instead. “By drinking chicken water, I can gain more protein but I don’t have to eat the boiled chicken meat which is like eating an eraser! The process was quite challenging–it was hard work, but I’ve gained a better understanding of my body.”
In The Ringmaster, Owen plays a blunt and passionate boxer who knows no boundaries in his quest for revenge. He will have many scenes opposite Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Brian Chu (朱敏瀚).
“The Ringmaster” Trailer
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.