Super Shotguns and chainsaws are all well and good, but few demon killin’ instruments are as fine-tuned and effective as the DOOM Slayer himself. While we (thankfully) have no need to rip apart demons by hand, we can still break down the science of the Slayer’s impressive physique and see what we can apply to our own. This is Ripped & Tear!
Last time on Ripped & Tear, we took a look at the unimaginable fuel needs the DOOM Slayer’s body must have. It’s foolish (read: dangerous) to match the Slayer in raw calorie count, but there are still ways to maximize your fitness gains with a few smart food choices!
Now, every Ripped & Tear comes with a health and safety disclaimer and this food-based edition is no different. Dietary needs and restrictions vary from person to person. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist before adjusting your diet. This article is for novelty purposes and for the love of id, do not substitute it for the advice of a professional.
Praetors & Protein
This time around, we met up with Christian Van Hoose, community manager for The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Though he now works in the video game publishing biz, CVH was once certified as a personal trainer!
“Foods rich in protein are helpful when working out,” says CVH. Proteins helps the body build and repair muscle after working out. CVH recommends lean meats like chicken or fish but tofu, beans and peanut butter are also good sources if you want to go vegetarian.
Even if it’s good for developing muscle, protein alone will not do your insides well. CVH recommends a balanced diet with sensible portions and foods rich in vitamins & minerals (eat a dang veggie). Complex carbohydrates like rice, grains and bread also offer more sustainable energy compared to the short rush gained by fatty or sugary foods.
“For those consistently working out, protein shakes are also good for supplementing your diet,” CVH adds. He advises vigilance when shopping for fitness supplements, as some products aren’t fully regulated and may contain questionable ingredients. It’s never fun to admit, but there are no shortcuts to a Slayer-like physique. At least it can still make room for sushi and a nice milkshake!
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