& # 039; Stranger things & # 039; Leg day training star Andrey Ivchenko
Standing at 6" and a muscular 240 lbs, Ukrainian ̵
"The Russians are trying to open the gate to let the monster out," he says. "Hopper [the town’s police chief played by David Harbour] is trying to stop me, and I'm trying to stop him." He notes that he was particularly suited to the role, as his looks and voice resembled those of a 1980s Schwarzenegger who brought it Authenticity for the nostalgic laced series.
Of course you do not get the role of a super villain without doing the job. For Ivchenko, that means going to the gym four to five days a week to focus on the weights. "In the past, my legs were a weakness for me, so I worked very hard on it," says Ivchenko. Sure, it paid off. "I've never been a big fan of cardio," he says. "I'm convinced that you can burn calories, build muscle and stay lean without much cardio." He achieves this by mixing heavy days with lighter, higher repetition workouts to keep his heart rate high.
Ivchenko is equally involved in the kitchen, but notes that he does not care about complying with a particular diet.
"I'm just trying to eat a healthy diet and get lots of protein," he says. "As you get older, you have to look for sugar, salt, and fat to stay lean." Despite all outward appearances Ivchenko calls himself a hardgainer. "It's hard for me to build muscle, that's why I eat more than talented people."
If he ever gets tired of his anti-hero roles, Ivchenko will put up with it. He likes to show action and give the characters their own touch, but admits that bad guys have a shorter shelf life. "In Falling Sky I was allowed to play a nice guy and was not killed, but usually I play the villain, and unfortunately I usually die."
Try his intense lower body workout for your own chiseled legs and Do not forget to catch Ivchenko in the new season of Stranger Things on Netflix.