The Spider-Man Exercise Regime – Before And After

Posted with permission of Redditor HydraVea, a before-and-after look at his diet regime, as seen through Black Spider-Man spandex costume. And this was his motivation. He writes 'Wanting to look good in this suit was my biggest goals when I began to work out. 2 years later, I feel truly ready to wear it.'

The Spider-Man Exercise Regime – Before And After

Incentive cosplay? He writes,

Yeah. That spidey endurance is real. I can now do chin ups without a problem. Cardio bores me now rather than makes me tired. I could always do sit ups and push ups, but never pulls. It is an amazing feeling. I was at a point in my life where I had literally nothing else to do. Heavily depressed, full of fears that I was going to fail university, drop out and be a failure. Graduating was my focus and although I continued to hit set backs until my last semester, I focused on school to pass my last courses. Hell, I failed the required math course 5 times before getting a B+ on my final semester.

My social life was non-existing because of school and depression. Video games stopped being enjoyable, and so I constantly pushed myself out of my room to keep myself sane. I focused on other hobbies and remembered the last time I worked out on my senior year in HS. I went through a similar change back then, but let myself go once university started. I have been going to the gym 6 days a week since March 2017 now, mainly because I have nothing else to do. Dragging myself out of my room was the most important part of the process. I constantly reminded myself that I wouldn't look good in costumes if I was overweight. Now that I can do Spider-Man, One Punch Man is next :)

Once I started working out, that "Aha, I am improving!" Feeling would come back bi-monthly. I began to run faster, taking less and less breaks until I can do a 7.15 min mile. Although I was scared to step on a scale for 3 more months, I would constantly be in dire need of smaller size jeans. I did lifting until November, but I saw the true change with myself when I began hitting the heavy bag. Boxing keeps me active, and always makes sure that I leave the gym tired.

People have read my own journey, do any have any others to share? With as convincing and as geeky imagery?


About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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