Henry, known as “The World’s Strongest Man”, is an American professional wrestler, Olympic weightlifter, and powerlifter. Although Henry was a successful athlete way before, he received a lot of fame while being on the WWE roster. As of now, Mark is signed to AEW as the coach, commentator, and analyst.
In 2018, Henry quit WWE giving his retirement statement. And in 2021, he joined AEW as a coach. Throughout his wrestling career, Henry was known for his bulky and huge body. However, if you haven’t been following him for a long time, you might get shocked looking at his new appearance.
Weight Loss Journey
Recently, Henry announced by sharing that he has lost 80 pounds and is looking forward to losing further weight. This shocked his fans who had never imagined seeing a slimmer Mark Henry. Soon after he shared his new photo, he started getting hundreds of DMs.
His fans were storming his social media accounts wanting to know how and why did he lose weight. So, without any delay, let’s dive right into Henry’s weight loss journey.
Guess what? Mark Henry isn’t the only WWE superstar who has lost weight. Also, read how the WWE champ, John Cena, lost 20 pounds.
Why did Mark Lose Weight?
There’s no clear statement from Henry describing why did he lose weight, however, one thing is for sure, there is nothing to worry about. When Mark announced his weight loss, his fans became concerned about his health thinking that he might be fighting an illness.
But there was no such a thing. As it appears, Mark has lost weight only and solely because he wants to live a light and healthy life. As he is retired now, he doesn’t think that his weight is proving to be any useful, therefore, Henry is getting rid of extra pounds.
How did Mark Lose Weight?
The 2times WWE World Champion opened up about his weight loss saying, “I’m already 80 pounds lighter than I was when I had my last match.” Although Mark has kept most of his weight loss journey information kind of a secret, what is known as a fact is that he changed his diet.
Henry lost weight by controlling his calorie consumption along with working out. He reduced his daily calorie intake from 3500 calories to 2000 calories. This made a huge difference. Along with eating modestly, he also did extreme workout sessions.
He shares his workout sessions on his Twitter on a regular basis, where fans cheer him up and ask for health advice. He did a lot of weightlifting, which, being a powerlifter, didn’t prove to be a hard thing for him to do.
Henry is Not Done Yet
20 pounds to go. pic.twitter.com/ilkuwM1P04— TheMarkHenry (@TheMarkHenry) May 22, 2021
Even after losing 80 pounds, Mark Henry isn’t done yet. He shared his new photo on Twitter captioning, “20 pounds to go”. Mark wants to completely transform his health and that’s why he is not stopping at 80.
Has Mark Really Retired?
After 2018, everyone thought that Mark’s wrestling career is over now. However, that all changed when he announced something equally shocking and exciting on Booker T’s Hall of Fame podcast.
Mark said, “There’s a lot of kids that didn’t get to see me wrestle. They only saw me on Youtube. I quit before I had the last match before I waved at everybody and said, ‘Ok. I had the pink jacket on. I’m sorry I lied to you all that I was leaving and retiring.’ I own it.”
Henry added, “But, I did not get that match where you go and pay tribute to the fans and you go and you wrestle somebody that’s up and coming that’s talented and you give them, what we call, the rub. I didn’t do that, and I feel guilty. That’s why I’m doing it.”
Mark’s this statement has excited and hyped his fans a lot. Just the thought of seeing the legendary wrestler back in the ring feels great.
Before & After Weight Loss
After losing 80 pounds, Henry has seen a huge transformation not only in his body size but also in the way he can move his body. His overall physique has improved by a great margin. Henry’s current weight is 280 pounds as compared to his old weight, 360 pounds.
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By losing 80 pounds, Henry not only transformed his health for good but also became an inspiration for thousands of his fans. As of now, Mark Henry is in very good health. And the thought of his returning to the ring has excited his fans a lot.