At 7 feet and 2 inches world’s tallest bodybuilder Olivier Richters he always stood out among the crowd since he was 14 years old. He shared “I felt like Goofy: tall, slender, lanky, a bit like a walking skeleton. Feeling like that made me quiet and introvert.”
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“I stuffed my face with everything I could find. In the beginning, I only gained fat. I didn’t know anything about nutrition or what my body needed to grow.
“I went to the gym for the first time in my life and gained 20 kilos in two years. The third year I reached some sort of a plateau where I didn’t gain anymore. Your body gets used to changes, so you have to shock it to be able to change something.
“I looked into the lifestyle of bodybuilders online and that helped me gain another 50 kilos in the five years that followed. I weigh 150 kilos right now. The weight is fine, but when I look in the mirror, I see a lot of things that still need improvement.”
You might be surprised to know what is the menu of this giant man. Well, as per his statement, he eats six times a day. He consumes a total of 6400 calories out of which 450 are protein.
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He shares it’s difficult to maintain such a strict regime because “It’s a constant struggle because every two-and-a-half hours you have to get 1,000 calories in just to maintain this size. The human body consumes so much energy and it needs that push from protein.”
He has been fortunate to be part of some very good assignments like Game of Thrones, Kingsman. Speaking about the role, he shares “As a little kid I looked up to Richard Kiel, the actor who played Jaws in James Bond and I never imagined I would be as tall as him because he was also 7ft 2in, so he was one of the reasons I wanted to get into the movie industry.
“I heard that I got the casting for Kingsman about half a year ago. When I heard that I got the role I had tears in my eyes.
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