Date of birth: March 20, 1976
Date of death: July 20, 2017 (Age: 41 years)
Height: 5’10” (178 cm)
Weight: 149 pounds (68 kg)
Shoe size: 10(US)/43(EU)
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Dark brown
Chester claimed to burn 5,000-6,000 calories a day, on and off the stage.
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington was rather sporty. His musical shows are more like a Crossfit session with boxes of sound equipment instead of an obstacle course (sometimes there are injuries).
If your gym training sessions are somewhat similar to the performances of Linkin Park, then you need to rebuild after the shock physical exertion on Bennington’s prescription. Let’s figure out what is specific about it.
During the tour, after every show, Chester eats a chicken burrito right behind the stage. He said it’s an excellent source of good calories and protein.
Linkin Park drummer Rob Bourdon is a Jew and he adheres to a vegan diet. The soloist Chester Bennington, although rarely eating red meat, rejected fish and white meat at all. He was an activist of PETA: for this organization he starred in the advertisement “Ink is not a mink”, paraphrasing the slogan that he’d rather walk naked than wear natural fur.
In advertising, he starred with his naked torso, showing his numerous tattoos and ripped body.
In his youth, constant scandals and quarrels put an end to his sports career (Chester spent a lot of time in sports institutions, doing everything he could), but after a mental trauma, provoked by external circumstances, he broke off – began drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis.
The singer was obsessed with gym training – it became an integral part of his daily routine. There was no a single day without hard training, as it became somehow a sense of Chester’s life.
The usual training routine includes not just common weightlifting, but also different Pilates types, exercises for keeping balance, stretching and other stuff. The main goal is to develop endurance and strength that is really helpful during the shows.