21 February 2018

The Rock Workout & Diet Challenge | The Rock Daily Routine, Hercules diet and training

I attempted to do just one day of The Rock's routine that he followed for 22 weeks to get into shape for the movie Hercules. I got up at 3.30am to perform morning ...

I don't mind getting up early but you have to be

a special kind of sick to get up at 3:30 in the morning. This is not morning this is this is the middle of the night! So I wanted to try eating and training like Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock for one day. I pieced together his daily routine eating plan and workouts from various interviews across YouTube as well as from an article in Muscle & Fitness Magazine. I spent evening before shopping for food. So apparently this is what one day's worth of eating looks like. It wouldn't all fit in a basket so I had to get a trolley... ... And it came to an astonishing £39.98 for a single day of eating. The diet was based on a plan that The Rock used in preparation for Hercules which he stuck to for 22 weeks. I spent over an hour making as much of the meals as I could ready for the day weighing everything out and putting it into Tupperware. I heard that The Rock likes his food cut up ready so he can just eat it straight out the container with a spoon. "It would already be cut up actually, so I microwave it and by the time it gets to me I take a spoon in a very polished poised classy way just shovel it in" Apparently he starts a day at 3:30 a.m. with morning coffee, performs some

stretches and then does 40 to 50 minutes of cardio. Right, so it took me a little bit longer to come around then I thought it would but I am now awake, I've done my warmup stretches and I'm ready to do my morning cardio. For the morning cardio I decided to go for a 6 kilometer run. Running that early in the morning was pretty weird... Not a sound... It's eerie... Sooo quiet... Let's go! Right then, that's the cardio done... so... it's time for the first meal. I can tell I'm gonna get through a lot of gym clothes today... [laughs]. Oh, man. Meal one couldn't be prepared easily the night before so I made it fresh in the morning and it consisted of egg white steak and a lot of oats. Yeah this is a lot of food. The steak and eggs went down pretty easy but the porridge, this is where, or sorry "oats" - this is where I'm starting to become undone. I finished one pot but I've still got two more to go. After eating the first meal of the day The Rock then trains in a gym. The workout listed the Muscle & Fitness for Hercules was a five day split routine with day one

being a back workout. Right then, I am now all washed up and ready for the gym. I'm on my second 750 ml bottle of water, I'm also drinking a second cup of coffee because I need it, and I'm just about to go to the gym. I'm supposed to be the gym for six; it's ten to six now, so I'm already behind schedule. To be honest I have no idea how it's gonna go because that food it's just sat like a lead weight in my stomach. The steak and eggs was actually fine it's just the sheer quantity of oats so my main goal is not to throw up in this gym session. So I've just arrived at my gym and then the car park is closed! So I'm going to have to find somewhere else to park which is pretty annoying. Okay so I'm now really late for the gym, it is 6:49 and I still have to walk over there because the gym car part was closed. I'm still so full I've got no idea I'm gonna do this workout so I'm just going try not to throw up! So so far I have drunk about 2 litres of water today and I am busting for the toilet yet agin! I'm going to have to go "pee pee" all day! Okay so this is a major mess-up. I don't normally train at my gym on a Saturday but it doesn't open till 8:00 a.m. What kind of candy-ass gym doesn't open until 8:00am? Erm, okay... yeah I'm not too sure

what I'm gonna do. Well I'm now back in my car and thanks to the wonders of modern technology I'm currently signing up to another gym which is 24 hours. So I'm just putting my card details in now and should get immediate access. So for now I'm just doing a day pass at a Pure Gym which is just around the corner. I bet The Rock doesn't have these problems. So slightly different plan but nonetheless we now have a gym. Let's go train! Okay so that workout was way harder than I anticipated and mainly because the sheer amounts of volume in it and actually that's why it took me a lot longer than I thought it was going to as well. So it's now about 8:30 a.m. in the morning, it's now daylight which is definitely a bonus definitely good but I am way behind schedule and need to get back and start eating meal number two, which is something to look forward to Interestingly according to my Fitbit I've already done over 10,000 steps and burned over 2,100 calories and it's only 8:30 in the morning so that's pretty good, right? Okay so now we have meal number two which is a boatload of chicken broccoli and white rice

Mmmm, finito! Finished! Done! Right, we need to go about our day. Okay so it's now about 20 past 10:00 and we have a few errands to run Jack and I are gonna go get our "hairs cut"? Hairs cut? Hair cut. We're gonna go get our hair cut and hopefully it won't take too long because I need to have my next meal so hopefully we can go get our haircut and back within about two hours, fingers crossed! Right then so I have now drunk about five liters of water which i think is just over half a gallon out of the two gallons of water that I have to drink today. It feels very healthy and I feel very hydrated but it's starting to become seriously inconvenient now. Okay so this is meal three which is a lot of fish with asparagus and rice So last night I thought it'd be a great idea to oven cook the fish but then having microwaved it afterwards, it's gone a tad rubbery. It's extremely dry. It was a bad call. Right well it's going okay I've eaten all the fish and there have been lots of complaints about the actual smell of the fish I do apologize. All the asparagus has gone and I'm just left with a ton of rice

again, so I'm really not enjoying eating this much rice and it's so plain it's so dry I just wanna some sauce on it or something but I'm gonna eat it the way that the rock eats it so I've just got to keep on eating. So another Tupperware took bite the dust and unfortunately there is still three remaining plus a fourth meal so still plenty of food to go, I don't think I'm quite at the halfway mark yet... which sucks. And now it's time for meal number four! Chicken, broccoli and a baked potato. To be honest anything has got to be better than more portions of rice God I am still full from the last meal... here goes! Okay so surprisingly this is actually one of the hardest meals I've done so far. I feel like I've been eating it for well how long have I been eating? 15 minutes? About 10 minutes. About 10 minutes. I still have loads left and it's just not going down, every single piece of chicken which admittedly is quite dry [sneezes] bless you - is taking me good thirty seconds to a minute to eat it's painfully slow. But I'm just going to keep on going. I'm getting there there's only a little bit left now, but it's taking me a really long time which means that I'm only

gonna have an hour-and-a-half break between my next meal so I'm gonna be perpetually perpetually perpetually I'm gonna be full basically the rest of the day. Okay and that is meal number 4 done! Two more Tupperware's remaining plus an omelette and stuff for tonight. I'm getting there. This is quite an ordeal. Okay so this, I think, is meal five and we are back to fish rice and asparagus although thankfully it's a lot less rice in this meal. I am really not feeling this fish anymore hmm I never want to eat fish again after this. Defeated! This one is definitely a fail So I'm just about to have meal number six and it's gonna be my last meal so essentially I'm gonna be forfeiting the eating part of this challenge and the main reason for it, yes I am very full, but the main reason is because I want to go to bed! I'm so tired after getting up at half past 3:00 this morning there I am ready for bed and the thought of spending another two to three hours awake just so that I can eat another meal. Err, yeah I'd had rather just forfeit so meal number six but to have now and then that is it, finito! So this is meal six it is steak

jacket potato and some salad I'm actually gonna have this one cold So I think I have all my meals today that was probably the easiest! Nice and light just a baked potato and thankfully no god damn rice! So that was my attempt at trying to do just one day eating and training like the rock now before you judge me too harshly it wasn't just the eating that made this challenge difficult it was the accumulation of everything from getting up at 3:30 in the morning to doing that morning cardio and then doing the morning training session, all the planning for the food all the prepping for the food the actual eating everything. Now what this has done is give me a newfound respect for The Rock because this is apparently what he did every day for 22 weeks in preparation for the film Hercules. Now I had a very relaxed Saturday but by comparison he would be on film sets and working all day so I really can't fault his work ethic and his discipline at all. Now interestingly although this was a huge amount of food coming in at around 5,000 calories in total, according to my Fitbit I actually burnt over 4,000 calories in that day probably because of all the

exercise that I was doing. Now of course The Rock would burn far more than that because he's absolutely humongous and he would be working on action film sets all day. Now although I would never normally eat anywhere near that amount of food that diet at around 3,000 calories would be pretty perfect for someone of my size. Now also the following morning I actually weighed in two pounds lighter than the day before which made no sense to me at all because I was expecting to be about 10 pounds heavier just from the sheer weight of the food on its own. Anyway I hope you like this video if you did don't forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe for more great content like this.