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Sidemen’s Vikkstar reveals his one-year body and fitness transformation

Published: 16/Dec/2019 15:27 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 12:37

by Jacob Hale

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Vikram ‘Vikkstar’ Barn is one of the biggest YouTubers in the UK, having amassed over five million subscribers as a member of the Sidemen. Yet, he took his content on a different route in December and showed fans his body transformation over the last year.

Vikkstar joined the Sidemen in 2013 and is one of the few of them that has stuck to regular gaming content since joining. While they originally started creating videos around the likes of Call of Duty and FIFA, much of the group has moved on to predominantly creating real-life content.

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As Vikk explains in the video, he had always been very skinny, even calling himself “skin and bone” when looking at older footage – and goes on to showcase his body transformation.

YouTube: Vikkstar123Vikkstar has over 1.6 BILLION video views on YouTube.

At first speaking about how he used to be very light and not have much meat on him, Vikkstar points to a couple of things that gave him the inspiration to get into shape: a skiing injury and JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji’s fitness journey in preparing for his boxing matches.

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Explaining how he started the process at 55 kilograms (121 lbs), he then put on 10kg (22 lbs) in the first six months with a lot of calorie intake and weight training, before incorporating more cardio into his workouts.

Now, Vikk says, he weighs in at approximately 60kg, having shaved off a lot of the fat that came with his weight gain and can finally lift his own body weight. He goes on to say “I feel so much better. I sleep better, I feel like I’m generally happier. It’s that little endorphin rush and a new area to conquer for me and I’m really enjoying the whole process.

Vikkstar goes on to show some clips from the Sidemen movie trailer, in which he is noticeably smaller and describes himself as “skinny fat” – saying that he doesn’t have much fat but what he does simply hangs off of his skin.

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He then shows what he would do in a typical workout, but advises viewers not to simply copy what he does, and instead figure out what works best for them.

Finally, Vikk states that he would love people to watch this video and take inspiration from it by going on their own fitness journey.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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