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“My Philosophy is to Eat Clean”: Dwayne Johnson’s “Boring” Diet Is a Learning Lesson From His “Old Man” Rocky Johnson

Published 11/23/2022, 11:00 AM EST

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Fans adore and love Dwayne Johnson for his charitable work and dedication to them. But there is one other thing that makes Johnson the biggest actor in the world, his absolutely monstrous physique. While he may be a softie at heart, his body says otherwise. This physique is one that many fans and other actors have tried to replicate but failed.

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While Hollywood action movies are the reason that The Rock took his body to the maximum, his physique’s humble beginnings are at his previous job, WWE. In the ring, The Rock wasn’t the biggest man on the roster, but seeing the body trends of that era, his body was in fine shape. But what else do you think Johnson does besides time spent at the Iron Paradise?


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Dwayne Johnson reveals the teachings of his father in keeping a splendid physique

When asked about his diet in a recent Men’s Health interview, Dwayne Johnson said, “My philosophy is to eat clean and make sure that my diet is commensurate with my goals, which stay consistent throughout the year. It’s better to stay in shape than to get in shape. I am a real creature of habit. I usually eat the same thing every day for days and weeks and months. It’s very consistent.

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It’s very boring. It’s also extremely disciplined. That’s something I picked up from my old man, who was a hardcore gym fanatic. He taught me very early on not to eat to please the tongue, but to eat to nourish the body. He taught me that when I was five. That’s probably why I need therapy.


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Johnson’s body was the one thing that made him click with the fans immediately when he donned the Black Adam suit. While other actors preferred to wear padding and other material to show the inhumane nature of heroes, Johnson denied any use of it. Instead, he developed his muscles and wore the thin suit that amplified his performance in the movie. But it is funny to think that Rocky Johnson, his father, would be instrumental in this success.


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While on the topic of superheroes and hulking physiques, his fellow superhero also shares the same quirk. Henry Cavill also doesn’t utilize any padding which may hinder his authenticity as Superman.

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Written by:

Murtaza Bharmal


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Murtaza Bharmal is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing an English Literature degree, he is very fond of both storytelling and the wrestling promotions. His passion for wrestling started when Randy Orton and John Cena were squaring it off in the ring, but it magnified when Sasha Banks and Bayley put on a masterpiece in NXT.
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Gurjyot Singh Dadial