Japanese Muscle Idol’s Chun-Li Cosplay Reminds You To Never Skip Leg Day

We couldn't help but look at these pictures in disbelief when we noticed the size of this professional wrestler's legs. And her arms actually. In fact, just her body in general.

This is the sort of stuff people work out for years to achieve.

Just think of the leg presses, weighted squats, or maybe even lunges that would be involved here. Clearly, we're not 100 percent sure how this sort of physique is reached.

Fitness trainer and professional wrestler, Reika Saiki, looks like she knows a thing or two here - enough to put us to shame anyway.

Credit: Instagram/saikireika
Credit: Instagram/saikireika

In some of the latest snaps to her 36.3k Instagram followers, Reika pulls off a Chun-Li cosplay - thighs and all.

Dressed in Chun-Li's iconic blue fighting dress, Saiki shows off her powerful quads. Why the hell not?

Hardcore cosplayers make their own costumes, and for this wrestler, that includes building her body specially to get Chun-Li's strong legs.

With so many popular female characters from anime and video games being on the busty side, the cosplay community has come up with some pretty clever solutions for simulating a larger chest, such as shapely cloth breastplates to be worn under the costume itself.

Credit: Capcom
Credit: Capcom

However, no amount of trickery can help you if you're cosplaying as Street Fighter's Chun-Li.

Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts you can take by putting something inside your costume for those extraordinarily huge thighs.

Instead, you've got to put yourself in the gym, like this Japanese 'muscle idol'. And you never, ever (ever, ever) skip leg day.

One thing that has been noted is that Saiki didn't have any Chun-Li inspired spiked bracelets handy so instead she used a one-kilogram weight strapped to each of her wrists.

This means that even while she's cosplaying she's still working out, according to SoraNews24.

Like you do.

Credit: Instagram/saikireika
Credit: Instagram/saikireika

The 23-year-old is a model attached to Japanese pro wrestling organisation, WRESTLE-1.

But there's more to Saiki than just a pretty face, as we can see she also regularly shows off her muscular biceps, sculpted abs, and powerful quads.

The fitness fanatic clearly doesn't just focus on her upper body, Saiki can be seen on Twitter squatting with rather hefty weights.


She points out that she usually works with far more weight than what's pictured here, and last week, in the company of her personal trainer, squatted over 100 kilograms (220 pounds).

Only 100kg? She needs to up her game.

Now it kind of make sense why she's cosplaying Chun-Li whose win quote is 'I'm the strongest woman in the world'.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/saikireika

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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