Ryan Gosling turned 37 last November. And although Blade Runner 2049 has not finished bursting the box office (although it has already raised 260 million dollars worldwide), no one can deny that it is living its golden age professionally. The Canadian actor has gone from being a pretty face to being a methodical, chameleonic actor, capable of jumping from record to record and performing at a very high level.
And his success is not only due to his talent with acting. Also to his ability to work with the body. Ryan can lose weight or increase his body (and muscle) mass consciously, like someone who changes his jacket. And also in a few weeks. Your trick? The Muay Thai.
The Muay Thai is a discipline that mixes martial arts with boxing , and is one of the sports most popular struggle in Asia . Some historians place its origin in 200 BC, and was passed down from generation to generation and gained popularity from the thirteenth century, when this téncica was used by the different armies of the terriotirios that today make up Thailand.
Gosling took to the sport thanks to his role in the film Only God Forgivesdirected by Nicolas Winding Refn, in which he played the owner of a Thai boxing club in Bangkok.
For that role, Gosling received training from Vohn Thonaphan, an expert in Muay Thai . And this expert recalls in Vogue Hommes what was the routine that his distinguished student followed and has maintained over time.
“Ryan trained between two and three hours a day,” recalls Thonaphan. His routine included weight lifting to work back and arms , and then a special series to strengthen his core, which included the following exercises.
1 Lateral traction with supine grip , to strengthen the back (3 sets of 20 repetitions).
2 Funds (3 sets of 20 repetitions)
3 Muay Thai straight knee with medicine ball (3 sets of 20 repetitions).
4 Crunches (3 sets of 20 repetitions).
5 Abdominals with scissors (3 sets of 20 repetitions).
6 Finally, a 5 minute Muay Thai combat session that allows the use of blows, feet, elbows and knees.
In addition to this series, Gosling also dedicated 15 minutes a day to cycling, running or rowing, cardiovascular activities that Vohn Thonaphan recommends so that the physical results are more durable over time.
Regarding the diet, Gosling followed a plan in which proteins of animal and vegetable origin abounded, with a large amount of fish, vegetables and brown rice, and practically dispensed with meat and sugar.
In addition, Von Thonapan recalls in the same medium that the interpreter of La La Land also controlled the intake of fruit, reducing to one banana per day and also included two protein shakes each day. To rest, on such a draconian diet, Gosling allowed himself a cheat meal a week. Work hard, play hard.