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Zac Efron, Who Suffered Depression Due to His Baywatch Physique, Leaves Bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno Stunned

Published 10/27/2022, 4:17 PM EDT

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Bodybuilding icon Lou Ferrigno is in a state of shock after looking at Baywatch star Zac Efron’s physique. Zac Efron is mid-way through a transformation and such praise coming from none other than a bodybuilding legend is sure to motivate him to carry on with the transformation with even more enthusiasm.

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Lou Ferrigno is a bodybuilding legend with various prestigious titles in his name. He won the IFBB Mr. America title and the IFBB Mr. Universe title. In addition to this, he stood second in the coveted Mr. Olympia competition in 1974 and third in the following year. He attempted to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger, and this was the subject of the 1977 documentary Pumping Iron. Ferrigno became famous after this documentary came out.


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Lou Ferrigno is shocked looking at Zac Efron!

Ferrigno shared an interesting Instagram story wherein he tagged the Baywatch star, Zac Efron. Zac Efron suffered from depression due to his sculpted look in the famous Baywatch series. According to Efron, he used to take strong diuretics to attain and maintain that physique.

All that heavy diuretic use led to depression. Efron is now trying to get back in shape. He recently shared a picture of himself on Instagram, to which Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilding legend, reacted. Ferrigno is surprised to see Efron at this new look. He said, “Wow! @zacefron – getting JACKED”


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Efron had an extremely hectic schedule while filming for Baywatch. He used to overstrain his body, sleep very less, mostly post-midnight after the shoot, and again woke up at 4 am to work out.


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Ferrigno is still as fit as ever!

Ferrigno still makes sure he maintains his physique in decent shape. He works out regularly to stay fit and healthy. Ferrigno eats healthily and avoids any harmful things that could harm his body.

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It is really interesting to see a bodybuilding icon praising the Baywatch star’s physique. Fans are excited to see Ferrigno praising Zac Efron’s transformation as it really means a lot coming from a legend like Lou Ferrigno. It would be interesting to see how Efron’s transformation takes him from here.


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Yash Joglekar


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Yash Joglekar is a US Sports writer at Essentially Sports. He has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Pune. Being an avid reader, he has expertise in American English and has been helping US university students with their academic essays for close to 4 years now.
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