Marco Gumabao reveals the secret to his buffed physique

Marco Gumabao reveals his favorite addiction when it comes to eating.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/23/2019 10:22 AM
Marco Gumabao reveals the secret to his buffed physique


As his afternoon show Los Bastardos keeps him busy with its second season, Marco Gumabao admitted their schedule makes it a challenge for him to squeeze in workouts to maintain his billboard-ready body. “Siyempre if walang work or minsan in between tapings pumupunta kami. Especially now sa teleserye namin, lahat ng mga kasabay ko, lahat ang babatak ‘di ba? Tapos pumasok pa yung Joseph Marco na sobrang batak ngayon. So parang kami, nung pumasok si Joseph, parang four months na ata kaming nag-te-taping. So hindi na kami as batak nung nag-start. So parang sabi namin, ‘Ang hassle naman ni Joseph, na-pressure naman tuloy kami na mag-exercise ulit (laughs),’” he said.

Even with his fit co-stars, Marco said they have no rivalries. “Pero it’s a fun competition. Like kaming limang magkakapatid, sobrang solid kami. Walang bahid ng competition, walang pataasan ng ego, walang ganun. We’re all in it to help each other out. Happy rin ako sa Los Bastardos kasi nalabas din niya yung kakayahan ko as an artist and as a person,” he admitted.

For his diet, Marco said he tries to stay away from unhealthy food. “Fried food yan kasi isa mga pinakamasasama. Kahit ano pa yan basta fried. Actually for me, for the longest time akala ko rice ang makakasama sa akin. Pero it turns out kailangan ko pala ng rice every meal. Because it depends for every body types. Like sa body type ko if hindi ako nag-work out, pumapayat ako. May ibang tao tumataba, ako pumapayat. So I always have to eat and eat para hindi mawala,” he shared.

But of all the sacrifices he has had to make for his fitness, Marco revealed the biggest one he’s done so far. “Hindi na ako kumakain ng kahit anong junk ngayon. Pero ketchup. Sobrang addict ako sa ketchup (laughs). There’s nothing wrong with ketchup. I love ketchup. Because ketchup is really salty. But sometimes I still eat ketchup. Trivia about me, nag-ke-ketchup ako sa sinigang. Weird siyang pakinggan pero try niyo muna bago niyo i-judge (laughs). Kaming mgamagkakapatid, lahat kami addict kami sa ketchup. Seryoso. Pag fried food banana ketchup yung the best sa fried chicken. If the usual, then tomato ketchup. Nag-di-differ yan for every meal that you eat. Minsan pag na-mi-miss ko pakonti konti. Ang ginagawa ko bumibili ako ng organic so yun medyo mas nakakabawas sa guilt. Hindi ako mahilig sa kamatis pero mahilig ako sa ketchup,” he explained.