Actor and famed WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is about as fit as they come and often shares photos and videos of his intense workouts on social media. But as any fitness guru will likely tell you, a big part of working out and staying fit is your diet—what you eat before, after, and in between workouts can make all the difference when it comes to seeing results.
In a recent post on Instagram, Johnson offered some insight into how he maintains his massive muscles, by sharing a picture of what he calls his “Post-cardio/Pre-training breakfast.” The picture of his meal includes a bowl of cream of rice with blueberries, two English muffins, scrambled eggs (with the yolk), two strips of turkey bacon, and five small pieces of grilled buffalo.
Johnson, 43, isn’t the only celebrity who shares their fitness secrets. Several other big stars have opened up about how they stay in shape. Here are three more celebrity fitness secrets:
- Jake Gyllenhaal: The actor reportedly spent eight months training for his boxer role in Southpaw. According to his trainer, Gyllenhaal’s daily workout included jumping rope for 15 minutes, nine minutes (three rounds) of footwork, 18 minutes doing six rounds of punches, bag drills, at least 500 sit-ups (eventually increasing to 1,000 sit-ups a day), 100 dips and pull-ups, strength training (using a tractor tire, sledgehammer, and squats), and running at least five miles every other day.
- Jason Statham: Dwayne Johnson’s Furious 7 co-star, Jason Statham, revealed in a recent interview with U.K.’s Men’s Fitness that his secret to staying on top of his workouts is to always change things up so that he doesn’t get bored. “It’s about not doing the same thing over and over. Because your body is clever and it adapts to those things quickly,” said Statham, 48. But he does try to include basic Olympic lifting exercises, like deadlifts and overhead squats.
- Joe Manganiello: This 38-year-old actor (of True Blood and Magic Mike fame) released his own fitness book back in 2013 called Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted—it focuses on lifestyle changes to achieve long-term results. Manganiello reportedly trains at least three or four times a week with a trainer doing what he calls “massive sets,” such as 10 sets of deadlifts with 225 pounds or four sets with 300 pounds. In any case, his secret to progress is to power through and push yourself one step further every time.
Dwayne Johnson, Instagram post, September 16, 2015.
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“Jason Statham experiments with exercise,” Belfast Telegraph web site, May 11, 2015.
Yagoda, M., “Joe Manganiello on Working Out: ‘It’s About Pushing the Mind Past Those Perceived Limitations,’” People web site, August 26, 2015.