Dwayne Johnson has been looking after his body by keeping fit for years. Understandably, he is The Rock. Before he started showing up in movies, and those amazing TV series we see him in today, he was a wrestler and we all know it takes a lot of strength to get into the ring and fight for a title. For him, working out and healthy eating is a necessity because his career has counted on it for years. They are simply his way of life which would explain his impressive figure.
While Dwayne was blessed with some naturally good muscles, most of it is as a result of dedication, something that he never shies away from talking about. He’s always posting videos on fitness and because he’s such a gym guy, always selling The Rock workout gear. A few times, he’ll give us a sneak peek into his meals on his Instagram. Spreading love is part of his plan.
According to Dwayne, every role he lands is different. He has to adjust his condition and diet as per the role. His training also has to change to suit it. For example, for Hercules, Dwayne had to adapt a 22-week diet. For G.I Joe: Retaliation, he adapted a 14-week diet. He says he wanted a big, bulky and dangerous look for Pain and Gain. For Hercules, a demigod look was what he wanted. His goal for that was to be big and mean. For this Hercules role, Dwayne had to up his training game significantly. He’d work out for six days and take one daybreak. This, he did for six months in total so that he’d bulk up just enough for the role.
For Hercules, every morning, he’d start with a cardio session for fifty minutes, after which he’d get to work on specific body parts depending on the kind of day it was. He, however, made sure that he worked on his legs for more days in a week compared to the rest of his body. He’d start his workouts pretty early at around 4 am. Whenever he’d be filming, he’d take some time to do some cardio and lifting before going on set. He’s quite the hard worker, often waking up between 3and 5 am just for training purposes even when he’s not filming. Working out that early, he says, keeps him focused.
Dwayne says he trains for about an hour and a half or even an hour and forty-five minutes sometimes. It’s impressive though that while many stars slack off when it comes to training once they finish filming, Dwayne is forever in the gym. He says that working out is important for him to start his day right. In his own words, it anchors his day. To him, training allows him to meditate just like yoga does for others. It’s therapeutic and he loves a good work out for that.
Since he’s such a big star he’s always shooting or preparing to shoot something. However, even when he’s not, there’s never a chance to slack for The Rock.