Legendary rapper Method Man, real name Clifford Smith Jr., is best known for being a member of the iconic East Coast hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Besides music, Smith Jr. found a passion for fitness in his later years. In recent posts made on Instagram, Method Man showed off his impressive strength with heavy dumbbell shoulder presses, deadlifts, and sled push.
Method Man first gained attention for his insane vocal abilities in the 1990s. He rose to unparalleled heights with Wu-Tang Clan, along with fellow rappers RZA, Raekwon, and Ghostface Killah. The group quickly amassed a cult following based on its unique sounds inspired by local hip-hop music. They are widely considered to be one of the most influential groups in the industry and have inspired a new generation of artists.
Smith Jr. won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1996. He scored major hits working as a solo act as well. In 1997, Smith expanded his creative footprint to the world of acting, starring in multiple hit television shows and movies. Since slowing down on touring, he has been focused on leading a healthy lifestyle and working hard in the gym. He launched his own sportswear brand Tical Athletics, which he can be seen promoting regularly on his channels online.
In March 2020, Smith Jr. left the fans stunned with a massive physique update where he smashed 115-pound dumbbell incline chest presses for reps. The video served as a dose of inspiration for his over 2.3 million followers on the social media platform. Then, Smith Jr. showed off his impressive strength by lifting 435 pounds (197-kg) deadlift for four reps months later.
Method Man recorded a new PR (personal best) with a heavy 475-pound deadlift in Mar. 2021. He’s a big advocate of staying consistent and pushing yourself in the training room. He followed up by giving fans a look into his upper body workout where he performed an intense set of 100-pound incline dumbbell presses for 12 reps.
The 52-year-old boasted his strength gains by scoring a 315-pound bench preess for five reps last August. He used fellow rap standout Ice Cube’s ‘Pushin’ Weight’ to power himself through the challenging lift.
Method Man Crushes Dumbbell Shoulder Press, Deadlift & Sled Push
In a recent Instagram post, Method Man crushed a set of 90-pound dumbbell shoulder presses while seated.
“10th set of 10 reps,” he wrote.
He went through a taxing round of sled pushes.
Finally, he concluded the workout session with deadlifts using a lifting belt.
Method Man left the fans in awe of his age-defying strength with a brutal 500-lb (226.8-kg) deadlift using a lifting belt and wrist wraps last November. A month later, he smashed a big set of 120-pound incline dumbbell press for 10 reps while defending his natty status.
He has shown no signs of slowing down and will likely continue to motivate his audience for years to come.