Man Finds Out Being The Rock Isn't as Easy as He Makes It Look

'How does a human being do that?'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2016 3:30 PM CST
Man Finds Out Being The Rock Isn't as Easy as He Makes It Look
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson somehow finds time to pose for a photo in between meals and workout sessions.   (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Dwayne Johnson makes being The Rock look easy. But one dedicated man found out the truth when he decided to live like the star for the month of February, FiveThirtyEight reports. That meant eating more than 5,000 calories across seven meals every day offset by an hour of cardio and 90 minutes of weights six days a week. “How does a human being do that?" Webster wondered when he first learned about The Rock's routine. But he decided to give it a go—keeping a blog to track the experience—less to find out if he could look like The Rock than if he could work as hard as The Rock. “That dude works really really hard,” Webster says. “The fact that he looks like this and trains like this every day of his life while making his movies, being on set 14 hours—that kind of discipline to me is absolutely amazing."

Everyday, Webster ate about 10 pounds—or $42 worth—of food, mostly cod, steak, chicken, eggs, veggies, and potatoes. Spending 90 minutes pre-preparing meals every few days and finding time to eat seven times a day proved to be the biggest hassle. “I had business meetings at a different office,” Webster says. "I had to bring three meals with me and eat in a conference room." All told, he averaged about five hours per day working out, making meals, and eating. In return he got leaner, gained muscle, and more. "I’m 37," he says. "I get little aches and pains all the time; I have none of those anymore. I feel better than I did before I was doing this." Plus he gained a new fan. "Impressed by this discipline," The Rock, himself, tweeted this week. "Harder than one would think. #BringOnTheCheatMeals." Read the full story here, or check out The Rock's '80s-style workout video. (More Dwayne The Rock Johnson stories.)

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