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Ah, The Rock. One of the world’s most popular movie stars/Instagram gods, who is also well known for this iconic gif.
It can’t be easy being The Rock, especially when you’ve made a living off being one of the strongest and most physically ripped man in every scene you’re in. However, thanks to his Instagram, we can follow his fitness journey and see just how much work goes into being The Rock.
It’s insane! It makes our half hour treadmill sessions look like nothing. Just look how much he can lift because of the strength in his body!
From Mitch Buchannon to Luke Hobbs.. For #BAYWATCH I came in at 238lbs of lean, mean, rated R comedy machine. Plus, I had to be leaner cause we had to look at my boy @zacefron's insanely ripped 28 pack abs every day.. *yawn. For #FastAndFurious8 I'm stepping on set 260lbs of the meanest, strongest and most highly funny & entertaining shit talkin' version of Hobbs the franchise has ever seen. The 6,000 calorie per day diet, training and focus is hard core. When you see #Fast8 it'll all make sense. And when you see where we're going with the character in the future it'll really make sense – and you guys'll reaaaaallly dig it. #Hobbs #1GraveDigger #AhOOO #Fast8 (s/o to my brotha @therealtechn9ne.. we out here handlin' this business).
The above video clearly shows just how fit this man is – it’s inspirational. If you haven’t seen the latest Fast and the Furious film, The Fate of the Furious, you won’t know how he looks with that ripped body in action. Here’s the trailer for it.
The scene where he’s saying that he’ll beat Jason Statham “like a Cherokee drum” is one of the most intimidating things I’ve seen in a long time. It works because he’s SO HUGE.
Takin' a quick break between our Saturday sweat sets. My phone's blowing up and apparently, #FateOfTheFurious is the biggest global box office opening of all time. It's not official yet, but the moment it becomes gospel I'll let you know. If it's true, then you know gratitude is my jam and I'm SO GRATEFUL for the luv. If it's not true, then I still luv ya back, but dammit its time for me to get back to jackin' iron and carrying around my shaker cup like a little boy carrying around his blankly. #SaturdaySweat #WestCoastIronParadise #ImHearingARumor #FateOfTheFurious #BiggestOpeningOfAllTime #HobbsTheBeast💪🏾☠️
Clearly, The Rock spends a lot of time in the gym, but not as much as you’d think. According to an article by Muscle and Fitness, he goes to the gym 6 days a week and focuses on one part of the body at a time. Considering the amount of effort he puts into each muscle group, it makes sense why he’d need to do this. However, he doesn’t just prioritise the importance of his workouts. He’s also aware of the role of food when it comes to making your body look like a temple. He told bodybuilding.com, while shoving food into his mouth:
“Diet-wise, I generally eat five meals a day. I’m very prepared and organized, and everything is planned out in advance. It’s all measured depending on what I’m training to achieve. Usually I start off my day with some dead cow and oatmeal for breakfast.
“The other staples in my diet include chicken, steak fillets, egg whites, oatmeal, broccoli, halibut, rice, asparagus, baked potato, leafy salads, peppers, mushrooms, and onions, and then also some casein protein.”
I know that eating 5 times a day sounds amazing, but it’s important to remember that you’ve got to maximise the energy you put into your body and work it around a lifestyle that suits you. Otherwise you’ll see no progress and therefore, will be no closer to looking like this guy. What a legend.