Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney got jacked in incredible physical transformation
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Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney is currently celebrating being involved with a new Football League club - but he once focused on an intense body transformation over a number of months.
The actor officially took over the Red Dragons, alongside fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, in February 2021.
After two-and-a-half years, the duo achieved their first ownership goal of guiding the club to the EFL for the first time in 15 years.
Reynolds and McElhenney reportedly promised the squad a bonus of £250,000 if promotion was achieved in the 2022/23 season.
Executive director Humphrey Ker explained: "There was no obligation to address this, but it felt like the right thing to do in order to support the existing playing squad who are all playing for their futures at the club."
Away from his role at Wrexham, McElhenney became renowned for his role as Ronald 'Mac' MacDonald in the American sitcom 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia', which he co-created and serves as an executive producer and writer.
For the seventh season of the sitcom, McElhenney gained a total of 60 pounds over the course of seven months.
Then, for season 13, he again transformed his body - and spoke to Men's Health about how, this time, he got jacked.
Rob McElhenney's physical transformation
The Wrexham co-owner broke down his diet and workout for his impressive transformation (which you can see below) into segments - before stating, very clearly tongue-in-cheek, that 'anybody can do this'.
He explained: "First thing's first: if you have a job - like a 9-5 job - quit that. Do you like food? Forget about that. Because you're never going to enjoy anything you eat. Alcohol? Sorry. That's out.
"So what you need to do - you have a chef, right, like a personal chef? Make sure the chef makes you a lot of chicken breast."
The actor then continued with his list of advice, including asking the trainer from 'Magic Mike' to take you to the gym twice a day, and having a studio pay to go alongside it.
On a slightly more serious note, McElhenney admitted that not everyone was pleased with his transformation.
"My wife really was displeased with the way I looked, because she felt like I was trying too hard, and I was. I was!"