FORMER AC Milan ace Jose Mari has undergone a spectacular transformation from scrawny footballer to brawny bodybuilder.
The 38-year-old has been hitting the gym non-stop since hanging up his boots in 2013.
Mari made 52 appearances during his time at the San Siro but also enjoyed spells at Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal.
However, he clearly has no intention of piling on the pounds now he’s out of the game.
These pictures show just how seriously Mari is taking his training these days.
He loves to eat protein-rich grub including sushi and steak, and is sure to refuel after a gruelling gym session with calorie-rich recovery shakes.
But Mari isn’t the first footballer to try his hand at getting pumped.
Ex-Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese shocked fans when he bulked up to become a professional WWE wrestler.
However, he’s returned to the beautiful game recently and may look to shift some weight in order to recapture his glory days between the sticks.