Multi-talented entertainer Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is known for his insane work ethic and being the hardest worker in the room. Although he maintains a packed schedule, he never shorts himself of a gym visit. In a recent Instagram post, Johnson shared an effective high-volume workout routine targeting the chest and back.
The Rock first rose to prominence for his athletic abilities as a professional wrestler under the WWF/WWE banner. He emerged as one of the most successful acts of the infamous Attitude Era alongside fellow standouts like Stone Cold Steve Austin. His charismatic personality combined with a fan-favorite gimmick helped elevate his popularity, which eventually led to his venture into Hollywood.
The Rock has taken part in several blockbuster hits in the movie industry, including The Scorpion King (2002), Hercules (2014), and more. Besides his work, Johnson boasts a monstrous build and frequently gives insight into his training, often done at his own gym called Iron Paradise.
In Nov. 2022, The Rock laid out a heavy lower body workout meant to be used as a finisher toward the end of a leg day training session. As popular as Johnson is for his intense workouts, he’s also renowned for his decadent cheat meals. Fitness influencer Will Tennyson tried some of his most epic cheat meals for five weeks and was left stunned by the results.
Johnson has been accused of steroid use. While he denied using gear, some are not fully convinced. After the exposé of Liver King, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan called on Johnson to admit his alleged use of steroids. Fitness sensation Bradley Martyn supported Johnson for avoiding the topic altogether instead of vehemently denying it like Liver King.
Earlier this year, The Rock provided a tough squat variation to build muscle in the legs. He performed four massive sets of the exercise in a late-night workout session. He laid out a challenging upper body workout to maximize chest and back pumps weeks later. Then, he offered a grueling superset for leg day training and a brutal back workout routine for calorie burning.
The Rock shares effective high-volume chest & back workout
In a recent Instagram post, The Rock shared an effective upper body training routine using high volume.
“Saturday back/chest training, keeping volume high,” wrote The Rock.
Close grip cable row.
4 sets. 20 reps.
* on 20th rep, deep stretch at the bottom and hold/squeeze for 5 sec.
“It’s a bitch but very effective.”
The Rock detailed the importance of using controlled reps to optimize gains in a chest and back workout update last month. He followed it up with a taxing core training session designed to build strength and add muscle as well.
Johnson’s latest training routine could be a valuable addition for those looking to enhance their upper bodies.