- The Rock’s leg day includes giant sets that are just as intense as the name.
- His routine begins with 25-30 minutes of warm-up with core exercising using a foam roller and stretching.
- The warm-up activates his glutes, quads, and hamstrings with single-leg glute drives, glute abductions, leg extensions, and leg curls.
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What The Rock does on leg day
In a new Instagram post, the actor shared a carousel of pictures after breaking a sweat with leg exercises; and it seems that he challenged and raised his personal bar as well.
“Absolutely brutal leg training today but, always grateful to put the work in and do my best to raise my personal bar. You’ll see the weight I use is never an insanely heavy amount. Tons of guys who are WAY stronger than I am, but because of all my injuries (5 knee surgeries, ruptured Achilles, torn quadricep off my pelvis, torn abdomen wall, complete shoulder reconstruction etc). I’ve learned it’s not how much weight we use, but rather the quality of the reps and mind/muscle connection that matters most. Todays training sesh consisted of a 25-30min warm up – core work, foam roller, stretching and then quad, hams & glute activation – leg extensions, leg curls, glute abductions and single leg glute drives.
*4-5 sets of 4-5 exercises per set.
Rep range 15-20.
No rest between exercises,” he wrote.
“Slow, intense, controlled reps with multi second negatives – increasing weight every set. Single leg reps to double leg and moving foot positions and stance to hit all angles and muscles effectively. To close it out I’ll finish with walking chain lunges (120lbs) to failure and superset with Romanian deadlifts. Slow and super controlled on the deadlifts with a 1 second pause at the bottom. Leg training complete,” he added.
The Rock’s fitness regime – An amalgamation of dedication and gratitude to his conditioning coach
Through the Instagram post, The Rock not only shared his workout with fans but also penned a few lines in gratitude for his conditioning and strength coach Dave Rienzi for guiding him through the fitness journey through several injuries.
Giant sets: The Rock’s key to nailing
The Rock’s leg day includes giant sets that are just as intense as the name. His routine begins with 25-30 minutes of warm-up with core exercising using a foam roller and stretching. The warm-up activates his glutes, quads, and hamstrings with single-leg glute drives, glute abductions, leg extensions, and leg curls.
The giant sets follow – four to five sets of four to five exercises for every set with 15-20 repetitions and no rest between exercises. The slow and intense routine with increasing and decreasing weight in every set helps get maximum benefits from the routine.
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