The jaw dropped when actor Kumail Nanjiani revealed his newly polished body to the world last week. Many wondered how the future superhero seemed to be spiced up overnight.
Beyond protein shakes and weights, Nanjiani’s trainer Grant Roberts – who previously worked with stars like Eva Longoria, Zachary Levi and Hilary Swank – has developed a bespoke process that allows the 41-year-old star to safely and effectively build his body in just nine years transformed months. Nanjiani took over the regime for his role in the upcoming Marvel film “The Eternals”, in which he plays the experienced swordsman Kingo Sunen – who will be released in cinemas next year.
“My process is completely individualized and begins with the gathering of information,” revealed Grant PageSix. “Current lifestyle, body composition tests, etc. I also have a 3D scanner that is particularly useful for setting goals with the customer – in this case Kumail – and strategizing the nutrition and training program, focusing on enhancement the muscle size is. Losing excess body fat and creating total body symmetry. “
For the first three months, the Silicon Valley actor got used to Roberts’ methods. “Kumail, like most people, responded very quickly when he was introduced to training that shook the system, whether for fat loss or muscle gain or, as in Kumail’s case, both.”
Kumail Nanjiani, July 2019 Getty Images for Disney
Roberts stressed the importance of eating right during exercise. “With Kumail you need plenty of all the important nutrients with a special focus on protein, water, healthy fats (mainly omega 3) and just enough carbohydrates without overflowing.”
When the training process got to the point, Roberts and Nanjiani made the finishing touches by making dietary changes to “make it cut and vascular without losing muscle mass”.
“Kumail traveled to London just over eight months after we started stunt training and then started filming,” Roberts said. “For this reason, it was important that Kumail arrived in London ready for the camera and had the nutrition plan in order to maintain its camera-resistant shape in the coming months. Unfortunately, Marvel didn’t want to pay to take me to London and continue our training and nutrition. “
Richard The Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry and Salma Hayek of “The Eternals” attended the presentation of Walt Disney Studios at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, California. Getty Images for Disney
The former bodybuilding champion said Marvel was really surprised by Nanjiani’s progress in July when the cast debuted her superhero characters at Comic Con. The actor apparently became “too big and too small”, which caused things to slow down a bit and he focused on “a slightly smaller but still slim and vascular version of him”.
As far as conservation is concerned, Robert’s understanding that our body tends to work against our goals and often store excess body fat “as a pre-programmed mechanism from the days of famine,” he said. “Maintenance has to be done hard enough to prevent everything from going to waste and eating a maintenance diet with just the right amount of essential water, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals while keeping nonessential carbohydrates at bay. “
Nanjiani has received a lot of praise since he unveiled his hard-earned body on Instagram, including a $ 15,000 offer to host a party at the Sapphire Gentleman’s Club. Others disapprove of his flashing because they believe that the funny Marvel character could lose some of his geeky charm.
Kumail Nanjiani, August 2019. Getty Images
For those who are working to achieve a kumail-like look, mental preparation for the trip is one aspect of the body change that Roberts often overlooks.
“The decision to get in shape is just that – a decision made by the brain,” Grant says. “Your ability to create and follow a realistic program design (comes from) – you guessed it – the brain. The intelligent program design includes attainable landmarks and control points and leaves room for changes, regardless of whether the results are ahead or behind the schedule. I don’t know who said it originally, but I think it can best be summed up with this quote. “If you don’t like who you are, change your mind.”