Iso shred! Retired NRL star Luke Burgess sheds six kilos in six weeks during Sydney’s lockdown and shares the secrets behind his weight loss
Former NRL star Luke Burgess has revealed he has lost six kilos in six weeks during Sydney’s lockdown, despite not having access to a gym.
Sharing a picture of his shredded physique with Daily Mail Australia, the 31-year-old said he dropped the weight by incorporating intermittent fasting into his lifestyle.
Luke began the fasting cycle, which involves only eating during an eight hour period, around the time Sydney was put in lockdown.
Iso shred: Former NRL star Luke Burgess has revealed he has lost six kilos in six weeks during lockdown, despite not having access to a gym. Pictured left, before Sydney’s lockdown in February. Pictured right, after his 6kg weight loss
The footballer confirmed he has chosen the hours of 11am and 7pm to eat during the day.
‘I have found that this has been really beneficial for me because it has meant that I eat my dinner around 6.30pm most nights and then I can’t have any snacks after that later in the evening,’ Luke told Daily Mail Australia.
‘It has made me realise how much junk I used to eat during that 7pm-11pm window. Too many biscuits and chocolate with a cuppa tea!’
Sweet tooth: The footballer says intermittent fasting has made him realise how much junk food he eats at night time
The former Rabbitohs player explained he is now more ‘conscious’ about what he eats and has made a commitment to ‘getting better nutrition’.
‘I have definitely developed a better relationship with food as a result of this,’ Luke clarified.
While he doesn’t have access to a gym, Luke explained that he has found other ways to train and keep fit.
‘I will go for the occasional five kilometre run, coastal walks, play golf. I haven’t been doing any weights. I have just been doing body weight exercises,’ he said, explaining they include a cycle of 100 push ups, squats, shoulder taps and crunches.
Luke has also been playing tennis with his six-year-old daughter Grace Luna.
‘It’s something I like to do with her, we can book a court for an hour and have a hit,’ he added.
Luke has lately found success through his men’s fashion label 4B, which he operates with his rugby league star brother, Sam Burgess.
Since retiring from football, he has devoted more time and energy to the brand, working full time hours on the clothing line.
Luke is also an aspiring model and has shot campaigns for menswear labels Jacamo in the UK and Johnny Bigg in Australia.
New career path: Luke has lately found success through his men’s fashion label 4B, which he operates with his rugby league star brother, Sam Burgess