My drive to get fit originated from anime and was strengthened by cosplay. Find out how Dragon Ball and cosplay saved my life
At Rai Con Winter 2018 in Scotland I spoke about how I used cosplay to get in shape and my training philosophy of cosplay fitness. Do I cry? Almost
Goku lifting 6,500kg to stop himself from dying, now that's motivation.
If you’ve ever spent hours grinding on a video game bleeding from your eyeballs to level up your speed, stamina, and strength, that’s kinda like fitness except it’s real, your eyes don’t hurt, and deadlifting beats the crap out of even the most convincing VR. Come inside shonen army.
Throughout my young life I was never athletic. I was called fat and picked last. In a lot of ways I’m thankful because I have something to run away from, and when I finally got in shape I felt like I had successfully changed my self-image. This day was my first chance to bury my former self and prove my doubters wrong.