Ariyan Arslani, popularly known as Action Bronson, rose to popularity after his huge fitness undertaking in 2020. Weighing in at over 380lbs, the songwriter has lost over 160lbs to date. Since then, the 39-year-old has often shared parts of his fitness milestones with fans. Recently, Bronson took to Instagram to share an earth-shattering PR of 315 pounds on the bench press.
Over the years, Bronson has donned many hats in the public sphere, going from being a chef to a rapper and even a TV show host. With humble beginnings, Bronson slowly climbed the ladder of success with his unique way of presentation, reflected both in his shows and his music. After realizing the importance of having a healthy body, the star went headfirst into a HIIT workout regime to maintain his gains.
Action Bronson flaunts his applause-worthy bench press PR
In a recent trip to LA, Bronson visited the coveted Gold’s Gym Venice, also frequented by bodybuilding legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robby Robinson, and many more. The TV presenter’s has been successful with his fitness achievements over the years, where he regularly outdoes himself with new records. His most recent one, however, floored fans with the amount of strength involved.
In the video uploaded by fitness coach @bigscboy, Bronson bench pressed 315lbs, thus establishing a highly sought-after PR. His coach proudly declared:
“My Brother @bambambaklava With A Big Bench PR 315 Pounds! DOG WORK!”
Before this, the rapper also pulled off an extremely difficult Zercher squat set with 315 pounds, where he held the weight in front while holding for longer periods.
Bronson’s past workout tips from fellow athletes
Having a huge fitness undertaking in tow, Bronson would often approach fellow athletes for workout advice. In the case of former World’s Strongest Man Martins Licis and baseball star CC Sabathia, the food show host even joined them for a strenuous workout session.
With Licis, Bronson crushed a hardcore deadlift session accompanied by his coach and MMA fighter Orlando Sanchez. Whereas with former New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Bronson participated in a sled-pulling workout and ended up exercising with over 300lbs.
Apart from this, Bronson has been quite transparent about his weight loss journey and had a detailed conversation with Joe Rogan about his struggles. In 2020, the chef confessed to the podcast host:
“I’ve been fat my whole life. I’ve been thinking about losing weight for a long time, for probably about 30 years… (I was about) 380-something. It was despicable. I didn’t look it though, I looked about 350. A f—king round ball, a meatball. I was a meatball”
Yet, he admitted that the turning point in his life was inspired by his son.
“The issue was we have a brand new child. She was like ‘The f—k you doing? You want to be around here for our baby? Do you want to take yourself away from us?’ and that s—t hit, it hit hard.”
Bronson’s love for life and his loud presence pushed him to be better. His weight-loss journey has been nothing short of an inspiration for many who struggle to take the next step. The rapper not only proved to the world that he could live life to the fullest but also showed that he could achieve a highly impressive bench press PR.