Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is one of the most popular names in the entertainment industry. He started out as an athlete before becoming a prolific actor who prides himself on his insane work ethic. In a recent post made on Instagram, Johnson shared a challenging abs workout to build strength and gain muscle.
The Rock grew up playing football with ambitions to make it big in the NFL. After missing the 1995 NFL draft, Johnson decided to follow in the footsteps of his father Rocky, and explore the world of professional wrestling. He joined the infamous WWF/WWE banner in 1996 and quickly established himself as a leading talent with his sharp wit and charismatic personality.
Johnson got signed to make his acting debut in The Mummy Returns (2001). Although he continued wrestling infrequently, Johnson switched to acting full-time following the role. His extraordinary discipline helped him find success in the new venture. He quickly gained over 377 million followers on the photo-sharing platform and racked up several blockbuster films under his belt.
His last appearance came in the DC comic book film adaption of Black Adam in Oct. 2022. Johnson gave fans a look into a brutal legs workout he used to get his quads ready for portraying the superhero one month before the release. Then, he joined forces with NFL standout Aaron Donald of the LA Rams for a tough back workout last October. They started the session by demolishing a taxing superset of one-arm dumbbell row.
The Rock offered a laborious workout finisher routine for leg day training sessions last November. He crushed five monster sets of four exercises that were to be performed without any rest in between. He followed up with another crazy leg workout using squat variations a few weeks later.
The 51-year-old has drawn allegations of steroid use due to his humongous build. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan called on Johnson to admit his alleged gear use after social media fitness influencer Liver King got exposed for lying about using steroids last December. Strongman icon Eddie Hall weighed in on the debate by theorizing Johnson was likely on TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) and argued in his favor.
Two months ago, The Rock provided a challenging upper body workout for maximizing pump. The workout routine targeted chest and back muscles by only using supersets. He continued to motivate his fans with another effective superset routine fit for building muscle on leg day. He gave another intense late-night superset workout session to feel the burn in lats last month.
The Rock shares abs workout for building strength & gains
In a recent Instagram post, The Rock shared a tough abs workout to build core strength and muscle.
“i’m the last dude to give abdominal advice, but after I tore my abdomen wall during a wrestling match (fun pain) I had to really concentrate on ab exercises that strengthened my entire wall and core again ~ over the years I’ve found that a strong core/tight abdomen wall is super beneficial to your gains,” he wrote.
The Rock laid out a brutal chest and back workout last week. He stressed the importance of doing controlled movements and being careful about the range of motion to minimize stress on shoulders.
Given Johnson’s massive influence, his latest offering will certainly encourage fitness enthusiasts to get a stronger midsection.
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