WWE heavyweight turned highest-paid actor in the world Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson seems to get bigger and bigger with every movie. His body hardly even looks real, and he works hard to maintain it. He’s striving for greatness, and a great physique is one of his top priorities.
For “The Fate of the Furious,” he bulked up to make his character, Hobbs, the biggest he’s ever appeared in the “Fast and Furious” movies or on the big screen generally.
Johnson often documents his workout routine and diet on his Instagram account, where he also occasionally posts photos and videos of his adorable dogs.
Here’s what The Rock’s workout routine and diet are like.
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“He loves to train, so you struggle to keep him out of the gym,” said Dave Rienzi, Johnson’s trainer. “When I started working with [Johnson], he was spending too much time in the gym, which was a little counterproductive, so I had to try to limit him to a really intense 45-60 minutes.”
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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).
“I’m stepping on set 260lbs of the meanest, strongest and most highly funny & entertaining s— talkin’ version of Hobbs the franchise has ever seen,” Johnson said on Instagram.
Yeah so this cheat meal went down at 11:45pm last night. 8 slices of sour dough French toast topped with loads of apple pie. Sat on the couch like the big, brown, bald, tattooed glutinous version of Jabba The Hutt and watched the Force Awakens again. It was my Christmas gift to myself and I want everyone out there to remember one of our golden rules during the holidays, “Don’t cheat yourself, treat yourself”. #TheForceIsStrong #SoIsMyPieGame #DwantaClaus🎅🏾
Sometimes he’ll treat himself to a “cheat meal” like the one pictured here: “8 slices of sourdough French toast topped with loads of apple pie,” according to Johnson.
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The weight of the food can be up to 10 pounds a day. His diet consists of mostly meat, vegetables, and eggs, and it has evolved over the years.
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445am and #OperationJunkyardDog is in full effect. Gotta be mean and nasty as a junkyard dog with this wild, long and hard 12months straight of shooting now of BALLERS, BAYWATCH, FAST & FURIOUS 8 and the big one, RAMPAGE. Every production has its own unique heartbeat and energy – since these projects span our Hollywood studios landscape – Time Warner/HBO, Paramount, Universal and New Line/Warner Bros our productions days are going to ebb and flow with ups and downs, but like with any success we all work extremely hard for – consistency will always be the key. We can’t control everything (though I try ’cause I’m a maniac;), but we can always control how on top of our game and prepared we’re going to be when it’s time to rock and roll. #LetsShoot #OperationJunkyardDog #12MonthsStraight #AndCurlsForTheGirls
They’re incredibly intense and definitely not for beginners. He likes to target major muscle groups and individual muscles — chest, back, biceps, legs, — from pretty much every angle.
You can read specific exercises and Johnson’s notes on them at Men’s Fitness.
Production for the day has ended, all the extras are going home and the sun’s going down. Me and @zacefron refuse to quit in a tire shrugging contest that lasted for hours. Why? Because we’re #BAYWATCH, we’re bad ass and we’re a slightly dysfunctional family. ✔️ On a side discipline note juuuuuust wait til you see the insane shape my boy Efron got in for our movie. Proud of the hard work he put in. That’s the way you make a character “Iconic”. I still kicked his candy ass though in this contest. #OnSet #TwoMeatheadsActingLike12YearOlds #EpicFunThough #BAYWATCH SUMMER 2017 🌊💪🏾
Johnson typically hits the gym at around 4 or 5 a.m. for some cardio. After eating breakfast, he does weight training for an hour and a half.
“I love putting in that hard work as early as possible to get my day started off on the right foot, mentally and physically,” he told BodyBuilding.com.
Twice per day, leaving one day to relax.
Source: Body Building
Yup, there’s a toilet in the squat rack. We got after it hardcore this week at my good bud @gunnarfitness’ spot in LA. Intense chest, tri’s and neck training. Gunnar keeps a toilet (non-functioning;) in the rack which a whole other level of psychological bad assery. My old man used to kick my ass so hard in the gym when I was a kid he’d say, “if you’re gonna throw up go out side.. and if you’re gonna cry then go home to your mother.” If only we had this brilliant toilet in the gym idea when I was a kid I’d would’ve never had to go outside.💡 😂 #GrindDNA #HardestWorkersInTheRoom #AndNoOneGoesHomeToMama
He said he always hated the taste, despite eating over 800 pounds of the fish in a year.
Fun transition begins. Final weeks of shooting #BAYWATCH, and today I start my prep for #FastAndFurious8 which I start shooting in 4 weeks. Physically for #BAYWATCH I wanted “Mitch Buchannon” to come in lean, mean and a dysfunctional superhero of the beach. And full of raunchy Rated R humor. Mission accomplished. For FAST8, the character of “Hobbs” will come in like an animal – bigger, lethal, meaner and tougher than a $2 dollar steak. 530am breakfast. Grass fed buffalo, whole eggs and 80grams of Cream of Wheat. (trust me, if I could cook up Vin, Statham and the rest of the Fast dudes I’d eat them too). This is gonna fun. #FF8Prep #HobbsTheBeast #FinelyTuned #2DollarSteakSucksButEadible #INeedACheatMeal
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