Date of birth: October 18, 1960 (Age: 56 years)
Height: 5’ 8,5” (174 cm)
Weight: 180 pounds (82 kg)
Hair color: Light brown
Eye color: Hazel
Any action movie is held, above all, on the protagonist. And the actor’s charisma plays, of course, not the last role here. But a much more important factor is the athletic form that the hero shows to the enemies and spectators.
Jean-Claude Van Damme is an American actor, a talented producer, a martial arts master and just a handsome man. But only the actor himself knows how much labor and physical exertion it took to achieve the desired result.
Jean-Claude is sure that one should love sport anyway. For him, the gym is the second house, and training is his whole life. Only daily exhausting employment by sports had allowed the actor to get rid of depressions, to overcome vital difficulties and not to lose courage.
Van Damme always advises young enthusiasts to learn how to listen to their body. This ability will allow you to react in time to any injury, to track the correctness of the specific exercise, and this is 50% of the success.
Van Damme trains six times a week twice a day: morning and evening. The first set of exercises (for morning training) is aimed at the press, chest, hips and back.
The second set of exercises (for evening training) is aimed at the arms, shoulders and the press. In the evening, Van Damme focuses on dumbbell exercises, supplementing them with press exercises (vertical and reverse crunches).
What about food, Van Damme admits that he does not allow his existence without tasty juices.
The actor says that he prefers eating rice, bread, beans and vegetables. In addition, Van Damme admitted that he is trying not to eat anything that had eyes during the lifetime. He’s sure that everything that had eyes before cooking – contains cholisterol. The actor and the fighter sincerely believe that all living beings have a soul, and eating something possessing the soul is bad for the body.