Submitted by ssb3173 1203d ago | news

He should join a (gastric) band! Obese music fan loses 16st playing drums on PlayStation game

A 36-stone computer games fan who was told his over-eating would kill him has lost more than half his body weight by drumming.

Doctors told Marc Rodwell, now 23, that he would not live to see his 24th birthday if he didn't lose weight.

A daily diet of four litres of Irn Bru and enough takeaway food to feed two people left Mr Rodwell so heavy that his household scales were unable to weight him.

But his life changed forever when he discovered the PlayStation 3 game Rock Band (PS3, Rock Band)

Credit url: dualshockers.com
Pozzle  +   1203d ago
"He immediately joined the gym and began to drum everyday on Rock Band."

"'I cut out all of the sweets, fizzy juice, desserts and started eating a better diet.'"

The gym work and healthy diet probably had more to do with his weight loss than playing Rock Band did.
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n4gisatroll  +   1203d ago
It was the gym and diet. This shouldn't be video game news.
Biggest  +   1203d ago
Probably? Most definitely.
bwazy  +   1203d ago
Yeah pretty much. However Men's Fitness estimated that if you played 3-4 hours of drums a week for a month, you'd burn somewhere around 4,000 calories. As we all know, there's no such thing as a fat punk or metal drummer (usually), so depending on your playing style... Yeah.
Legion  +   1203d ago
If he had gone to Korea and played online computer games with them then he would have lost a lot more weight!!! They don't eat for days and starve themselves to death playing online.
cannon8800  +   1203d ago
Because of porn, my right arm is now 45 percent more massive than my left.... oh what the? did I just write that? weird....
Blogz4Fanboyz  +   1203d ago
lol, have a bubble!!

the disagrees that you will get are from the people on here who cry everytime they see themselves half naked in the mirror.

and who are ashamed that they have a stroke to pornhub and other such sites!!
mamotte  +   1203d ago
You got a disagree for a left-handed.
cannon8800  +   1203d ago
Brownghost  +   1203d ago
Rockband alone wouldn't be enough.
ElementX  +   1203d ago
The DailyFail
mamotte  +   1203d ago
Now, that reminds me that I want to lose some weight,so I'll return to play DDR or In the Groove this year...

But I think the gym did all the job, and Rock Band maybe helped him to grow some arms.

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