Aleister Black has unveiled an incredible body transformation that has seen the WWE Superstar shed weight from a ‘depressed’ 217lbs.
Black shared an image of himself on social media alongside an explanation of his seven-month journey to overhaul his physique. The Dutchman credited several people he has worked with over that time for improving his diet and conditioning.
Black noted that he had been working with Josh Frye whose own social media touts him as a trainer of WWE athletes. Aleister Black also credited two names from the world of MMA – Jeff Chan and Liam Harrison, as well as Juggernaut Coaching. He also mentioned the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the WWE Performance Center Sean Hayes for helping him achieve his goals.
The full post from Black read:
“For the past 7 months in the lab working with @joshuadfrye who approached my nutrition from a different perspective than I’ve ever done. Especially as a plant based athlete. Starting from a depressed 217lbs to at the lowest 191 lbs. and now back up to 196lbs. Working and training online using guidance and seminars from good people like @mmashredded and @liambadco for conditioning. And taking pages from @juggernautcoaching and @fla_hayes for S&C.”
“I’ve never been a physical “monster” but I’ve always pride myself of having the conditioning of a pro. I’ve always looked at what I do and dissected it into what is functional Vs. What wouldn’t work for me. As a kid I would find people that would teach me breakdance because it would give me rhythm, athleticism and footwork that I needed for kickboxing that I would later apply to wrestling and Sports Entertainment. This was the same mind set I needed to make some changes. If anything to take away here is whatever you wish to accomplish always dissect what it is made of and strengthen all those attributes so that they enhance the overall goal.”
Aleister Black has been appearing in vignettes on WWE SmackDown hinting that a return to action could be imminent for the former NXT Champion. His last match in WWE came seven months ago in October 2020. Kevin Owens defeated Black in a No Disqualification match on Monday Night Raw.