FIT: Victor Silayan does jiu jitsu to stay in shape

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On his diet, Victor Silayan relates, "Depende, kasi sometimes, pag nagda-diet ako, nawawala din yung muscle kasi wala masyadong protina, walang carbs. So, nagsi-shrink lahat. So, if I know that I’m gonna be active for the next days, kain, pero basta walang pork, walang beef. Ang kinakain ko lang chicken, gulay, fruits. Ang rice namin sa bahay is laging brown rice."


Victor Silayan has been in demand in TV5 these past few months and he’s guessing that this is because it’s summer.

Banking on his well-built body, he’s aware that the network is building up his image as a sexy actor. “Pinapapunta ako dun e,” he says.

“Actually kasi prior to Boracay Bodies, lahat ng shows ko, ako yung pa-executive, pa-good boy, parang ako yung manliligaw, basta good image ako lagi.

“Nakadamit ako lagi. Nakabalot ako, so, I guess parang…kasi kakabalik ko lang ulit sa gym, e.

“Kaka-start ko lang ulit mag-training, so, bumalik yung dati kong body kasi pumayat ako last time, e.”

Victor couldn’t help but share how a broken heart put him out of shape a few months ago.

He relates, “I broke up with my girlfriend. My first girlfriend, six years kami, and medyo… first love, so, masakit.

“Dahil dun, hindi ako makatulog. Pumayat ako. I lost so much weight.

“Mas malaki pa ako dito kesa dati. Para sa billboard ko, mas malaki ako.

“So, I guess naging good boy yung image ko dahil dun.

“Pero lately, for quite a period of time, wala pa akong masyadong projects, so meron akong opportunity mag-gym ulit, mag-training.

“So, I guess nakita ng TV5 na, ‘O! Let’s take advantage of this and put him in these kinds of shows.’”

WORKOUT AND DIET. How often do you go to the gym? “When I have like a motivation, like if I know I have a project or a shoot coming up, that’s my motivation.

“It pushes me to work MWF (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). TTHS (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) is MMA training.”

Victor has been into jiu jitsu, a form of mixed martial arts since he was in high school.

He claims, “If I didn’t go into showbiz or school, siguro yun ang naging career ko.”

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He also used to be a varsity player of judo, “But I only went to white belt. Hindi ako nag-a-attempt ng mga promotion.

“Kasi gusto ko white belt ako, tinatalo ko yung mga brown, yung mga black.

“Pero, I’m not saying magaling ako sa judo. Marunong lang pero hindi ako magaling.

“It’s not my best sport…. I’m better off in Muay Thai, boxing, and jiu jitsu.”

Though he works out six days a week whenever he’s motivated, Victor still leaves out one day to loosen up.

He declares, “Sundays are my rest days and cheat days. I can eat whatever. And that’s it.

“But on an ordinary day, I try to keep it at least twice a week, gym. Pero pag may taping, it reduces to once every two weeks dahil puyat ka.

“Like today, galing akong work last night and then, nag-workshop ako this morning, kung mag-dyi-gym ako, magkakasakit ako, so, iniiwasan ko yung ganun.”

Though Victor makes it a point to eat healthy, it’s important for people like him who lead active lifestyles to have some carbohydrates to burn.

On what he eats, Victor narrates, “Depende, kasi sometimes, pagnagda-diet ako, nawawala din yung muscle kasi wala masyadong protina, walang carbs. So, nagsi-shrink lahat.

“So, if I know that I’m gonna be active for the next days, kain, pero basta walang pork, walang beef.

“Ang kinakain ko lang chicken, gulay, fruits. Ang rice namin sa bahay is laging brown rice.”


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