Date of birth: August 13, 1970 (Age: 46 years)
Height: 5’10” (177 cm)
Weight: 158 pounds (72 kg)
Hair color: Dark brown
Eye color: Dark brown
4 years ago great fighter and actor Byung-Hun Lee underwent long process of body transformation. And again, everything was done for the sake of art. If you can’t catch what we are talking about, follow.
His body changes were connected with the role of legendary Storm Shadow, because for the Retaliation the actor had to present the character of the other level. Byung-Hun Lee had to change diet and workout regime to make his muscles stronger and become bigger.
To improve his look, Byung-Hun Lee had 5 training session a week in a gym and he also was often involved into running.
Besides such common training, the actor also learnt how to fight with katana and sai, as he was performing a ninja. Furthermore, stretching became an integral part of preparation for the filming as he had to be flexible and active.
Byung-Hun Lee had also practiced tae-kwon-do before, so that experience became very helpful in regard to the new role.
As Byung had to build more muscle mass he hired a professional coach to change his training program. According to new plan, he started lifting more weights and counted repetitions.
Biking, walking and running were also present in the actors sport routine. Special attention was paid to lower body. Legs training push weight loss process and helps in muscle gain.
Finally, a few words about dieting. New role required certain sacrifices, so Byung-Hun Lee rejected alcohol and junk food. Protein powder became his best friend as it supplemented all main courses and enriched protein intake.
Today, when he hears a combination “chicken and broccoli”, Byung feels bad. Why? Because he had to eat them 5 times a day drinking lots of pure water.
The actor shares that enough rest was the crucial part of the preparation, because after long training day it was very important to let body relax.