A Passion for Body Building

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Let's head now to a breakfast shop in Zhubei. Some customers go there for the food, but others are more keen on the chef. The shop owner, Liu Kuan-chung is a champion bodybuilder. His career in the kitchen is the perfect complement to life spent in the gym.

Flipping eggs with a spatula, in no time Liu has an omelette ready.

Fragrant rice and a crispy fried dough stick go with pickled veg to create a rice ball. Try not to gobble it down too fast.

Every customer leaves the shop with a delicious breakfast treat or three. But the star of the experience is the shop owner himself, whose solid shoulders and bulging triceps hint at his life passion: body building.

You can see those arms of steel at work lifting dumbbells.

This superhuman physique was a dream since childhood.
Liu Kuan-chung, Breakfast shop owner and bodybuilder

In elementary school, there was a manga called “Fist of the North Star.” Later there was the movie, “Terminator: Dark Fate.” Watching them I felt quite a longing. I wanted to try and become like that myself, and then gradually I got into it.

But why would a serious bodybuilder get into the breakfast shop business?

Liu Kuan-chung, Breakfast shop owner and bodybuilder
About 11 years ago, I opened this shop. The reason was firstly that it allows me to control my own time, so it’s easier to plan my workout schedule.

No customer can fail to spot the shelves adorned with Liu’s body building trophies and medals. Liu says his family’s wholehearted support has been his biggest refuge.

Liu Kuan-chung, Breakfast shop owner and bodybuilder
My family really support my body building. Back in my first competition, my parents took me to compete. They wanted their son to develop his own interests, so they let me choose what to develop for myself.

That first contest was back in Liu’s high school days. In 2020, Liu won double champion’s honors at the IFBB ELITE PRO contest.

Whether working out in the gym, working hard in the kitchen, or enjoying the warmth of family life, Liu makes the most of all the opportunities life has to offer.

【中文翻譯】

健美先生經營早餐店 斜槓人生跨界成功

竹北市有間很特別的早餐店,裡頭的老闆可是活招牌,因為他,是去年奪得健美職業卡賽雙料冠軍的選手劉冠忠,不僅早餐做得好,在健身領域也成就傲人,用過人的意志力和不畏艱苦的精神,成就了別具特色的斜槓人生。

拿著鐵鏟在煎台上反覆翻著雞蛋,不需多時,熱騰騰的荷包蛋大功告成。

將香甜鬆軟的白飯,加上油條、酸菜還有荷包蛋,香氣撲鼻的飯糰,讓人看了食指大動。

就看顧客們聞香下馬,每個人手上都提著滿滿一袋,不過更吸睛的,是那結實的臂膀,以及身上幾乎要將衣物撐爆的肌肉。其實在他早餐店業者的外表下,更是一名職業健美選手。

奮力推起手中的啞鈴,鋼鐵般的肌肉,完美展現。

能有如今這副傲人身軀,是劉冠忠從小就夢寐以求的。

[[健美選手/早餐業者 劉冠忠]]
“國小的時候,那時候有漫畫嘛,北斗神拳,後面還有電影魔鬼終結者,看了就覺得滿嚮往,想說自己能不能試試看,達到那樣的狀況這樣,然後就慢慢接觸”

不過,練健美為何選擇開早餐店創業,兩者一點都不搭。

[[健美選手/早餐業者 劉冠忠]]
“我大概在11年前的時候,開了這間早餐店,為甚麼要開早餐店就是,第一個它可以讓我的時間能自己掌控,比較能規劃我自己的運動時間”

店內最特別的裝潢,是在木架上展示,為數眾多的耀眼金盃和獎牌,劉冠忠說,家人的全力支持,是他最大的後盾。

[[健美選手/早餐業者 劉冠忠]]
“家人對於健身這塊是滿支持的,畢竟我那時第一場比賽,就是爸媽帶我去比的,他們就是想說,小孩子培養興趣,就讓他自己自由發揮這樣”

劉冠忠不僅從高中開始,就在健美賽事嶄露頭角,更在2020年一舉奪下職業卡賽的雙料冠軍。

既是健美先生,也是早餐店老闆,更是一家人的脊梁,劉冠忠的斜槓人生,精彩萬分。

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