The Standard Group Plc is a multi-media organization with investments in media platforms spanning newspaper print operations, television, radio broadcasting, digital and online services. The Standard Group is recognized as a leading multi-media house in Kenya with a key influence in matters of national and international interest.
  • Standard Group Plc HQ Office,
  • The Standard Group Center,Mombasa Road.
  • P.O Box 30080-00100,Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Telephone number: 0203222111, 0719012111
  • Email: [email protected]

Action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme proves he still got it at 59

 Jean-Claude Van Damme [Photo: Courtesy]

Action hero, Jean-Claude Van Damme may be 59 but he is proving that it has still got it as far as his muscle-bound physique is concerned, showing off his bod, which he reveals is the result of a gruelling five times a week training schedule.

The iconic movie star is globally known for starring in a slew of action-packed movies the 80s and 90s, such as Street Fighter and Universal Soldier, where he performed an array of high impact fight scenes and stunts.

The Belgium-born martial arts expert, who was once called the Muscles from Brussels, and who turns 60 in October, showed off his impressive frame in a picture taken at the gym with his 4.7 Instagram followers.

In the black and white shot, the actor is wearing a white vest, a black cap worn backwards and a pair of black glasses, as he flexes his protruding biceps for the camera.

 Jean-Claude proved that at 59 he still got it [Photo: Courtesy]

He captioned the pic: "Wishing you a great Sunday!"

"I love how you make getting older a state of mind. Thank you!" wrote one.

"Keep up the great work" added another.

Read Also: Jean Claude Van Damme performs mind blowing stunt in Volvo ad!

A third penned: "Still in amazing shape bud"

While a fourth wrote: "This is why they call you the Muscles from Brussels right there!! Wow!!!"

Jean Claude spoke about his extensive fitness routine to news.com.au saying: "If I don’t train I will miss my dopamine, serotonin and I will become depressed.

"Five days is good but for normal people four days is good and when I say ‘normal’ people, we are all equal but some have a day job and they are busy."

 Jean-Claude and his wife Gladys in 1991 [Photo: Courtesy]

He added: "You need one day to rest, relax and rejoin the muscles. It is also good for the mind."

The actor started his fitness journey from a really young age, taking karate lessons by 10-years-old, then at the age of 15, he joined the Belgian Karate Team.

He started investing in his body looking good, spending ample time in the gym taking on a strict regime, working on his strength and building his muscles.

Read Also: Chuck Norris attempts another epic split-Between two airplanes!

His hard work paid off and in 1978 he won Mr Belgium Bodybuilding.

 Jean-Claude in a scene from his 2005 movie Double Impact [Photo: Sony Pictures]

Read Also: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s expo in Ohio stopped over coronavirus fears

Later Hollywood beckoned and he went on to star in a plethora of classic action movies such as Double Impact, Universal Soldier, Bloodsport and Kickboxer becoming one of the most-heralded action and martial arts actors in the industry.

Related Topics


Trending Now


Popular this week


Latest Articles

The Standard
Make this Easter memorable with our KES999 annual offer!