The Transformation Of Michael B. Jordan
…the hardships, Jordan had an end goal in mind, so he was able to stick with it with persistence. For those that want to lose weight or build muscle, picture yourself looking like that. You always have that image in your head to strive for.
The best part about Jordan’s challenges in becoming Creed is his changed mentality. “The boxing training that I had to go through for Creed definitely changed the way I work out, the way I approach work, my work ethic; discipline has all been elevated over the course What you project. What you put in is what you get out. I feel great, I feel healthy, tons of energy. It’s pretty cool.” This was a goal that Jordan worked towards day in and day out. Physically, Jordan is now bigger than ever before, and it is healthy weight. His mentality of persistence directly influenced his physical activities, and his body followed.
When Men’s Fitness asked about what Michael B. Jordan’s next steps were, he revealed, “Moving forward, I want to continue to raise the bar, do great work and work with creative people…As far as fitness is concerned, after you make it over that hill and you start to see your body physically change and you went through the diet and exercise. With the blood sweat and tears you put into it and you see results and you’re happy with it, you don’t want to go back to the other side and have to go through that process all over again. For me, I’m gonna keep up with it. It’s all about finding that balance; I think I found mine.”
Speaking of next moves, Jordan seems to be interested in a sequel. “A character so rich as this, and the world he’s in, I want to see what happens to him next and what he does,” Jordan said in a recent interview. “Especially the way it ends off, it’s pretty cool. I think with success and time and circumstances, it would be exciting to come back and work with (co-stars) Sly (Stallone) and Tessa (Thompson) again.” Director Ryan Coogler, too, has expressed enthusiasm for another “Creed.”
Creed was brought to theaters Thanksgiving week, so there has been no public talk of a sequel so far. I can only hope that Jordan is hinting to something that actually will happen. But in the meantime, he will continue to take care of himself. With 24 pounds of new muscle and actual boxer training, I would not look at Michael B. Jordan the wrong way.