Will Smith, everyone’s favorite rapper, actor, movie star, and comedian, introduced a new YouTube series; Best Shape of My Life, where he will attempt to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks as well as write his memoir.
Will Smith at his most vulnerable
He chronicled his childhood memories with his father Willand Carroll Smith Sr, whom he described as being his hero, demanding rigid perfection from himself and those around him.
Smith wrote that he grew up with the double-edged gift of discipline.
The series started with Will Smith taking off his clothes during the weigh-in, where he weighed in at a whopping 221 pounds and told the cameras that he felt embarrassed to weigh so much.
He shared that his role as Richard Williams in the upcoming movie King Richard, where he plays the father to tennis champions Venus and Serena Williamsm required him to put on weight.
But the Covid-19 pandemic then hit and that made the weight that he gained even more than the role required.
Will Smith’s trainer, Aaron Ferguson, said that he has never seen the actor in this bad of shape ever, with the former admitting that he wasn’t feeling great mentally or physically.
However, Smith said that he embraces adversity as an opportunity and that he knows it is within his power to take anything and make it the best thing that ever happened.
Gained weight instead of losing
The first week came and went with Will gaining a pound in weight, instead of losing it.
Ferguson planned a workout routine alongside Smith’s new nutritionist Mona Sharma, where they controlled his diet and did resistance training, cardio, followed by working on his arms, abs, back, and core.
In one of the workouts, Smith was seen climbing the entirety of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai as part of his cardio and legs workout; with the actor looking particularly disheveled upon reaching the very top.