The Rock is one of the most inspiring and committed athletic entertainers in the business these days. He puts in the effort and time to look great and constantly plays around with his weight and muscular profile depending on the role he is in.

He has been blessed with incredible genetics and comes from a family who’s lineage includes many athletes. But for his new role in this summer’s movie “Pain & Gain” he takes the term “movie buff” to a whole new level.

In the Michael Bay film, Wahlberg and Johnson play body builders who hatch a plan to extort wealthy businessmen. When their plan goes to hell, chaos and hilarity ensue.

Here’s some crazy facts that will show you just how intense Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s commitment to this role was.

  •  The 6’4″ former wrestler put on “12 to 15 pounds of muscle” by going on a calorie binge that amounted to seven full meals a day, topping out at over 250 pounds.
  • After going 150 days on that diet without cheating, The Rock broke his fast in the most epic of ways. Johnson went on to eat 12 pancakes, followed by four “double dough pepperoni pizzas,” followed by 21 brownies and a jug of milk.

The Rock - Cheat Meal


Dwayne Johnson ate 7 times a day which consisted of the following:


Meal 1 

  • 10 ounces of beef fillet
  • 2 cups of oatmeal
  • 2 whole eggs (omelette style)

Rock Meal 1

Meal 2

  • 8oz of Cod 
  • 12oz of Sweet Potato
  • 1 Cup Steamed Vegetables (Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms)

Rock Meal 2

Meal 3

  • 8oz Chicken
  • 2 Cups of White Rice
  • 1 Cup of Vegetables

Rock Meal 3

Meal 4

  • 8oz Cod
  • 2 Cups of Rice
  • 1 Cup of Vegetables

Rock Meal 4

Meal 5

  • 8oz Steak
  • 12oz Baked Potato Fries
  • Salad

Rock Meal 5

Meal 6

  • 10oz Cod
  • 2 Cups of Rice
  • Salad

Rock Meal 6

Meal 7

  • 30 Grams of Casein Protein Powder
  • 10 Egg Whites (Omelette Style)
  • 1 Cup of Vegetables
  • 1 Tablespoon of Omega 3 Fish Oil

Rock Meal 7

“There’s a right way and a wrong way to bulk up for a film. The wrong way is to eat as much garbage as you can for weeks on end, which actors have the tendency of doing”.

It’s unhealthy and puts an incredible amount of stress on your body, joints, tendons and digestive system.

The right way is to to bulk up with good complex carbs and protein/fat sources” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

The Rock - Pain & Gain 3

'Pain And Gain' - Film Set

 The Rock - Pain & Gain

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