Find the Fun and Keep it Competitive
Have Friends with Gym Hookups
"I’ve been traveling with [WWE World Heavyweight Champion] Seth Rollins a lot lately, and he's a big CrossFit guy and has the hookup to all the CrossFit gyms and now I do as well," says Cesaro. "So that’s how I train when I’m on the road." He has his go-to gyms and a log in his head of all the gyms in all the cities they visit — from Miami to London.
The Deck of Cards Workout
To keep it new, he has a few tricks, like this one with a deck of cards: "One of my favorite workouts is with a deck of cards. You just design an exercise to each suit, and then face cards are 10 [reps], aces are 20, and then the rest, the numbers are on there. So you do pushups, squats, sit-ups and whatever else you want and do it on the deck of cards."
Find the Fun
"When people ask me for advice on how to get in better shape, it's find something that’s fun for you. If fun for you is going to the CrossFit class, do that. If fun for you is going to the gym and doing some bench press and squats, do that. If fun for you is going outside and playing tennis, do that. Once you find what you will like to do, you will automatically try to do more and get in better shape. But if you dread going to the gym, you will not stick with it," he says.
Do Your Own Thing
"I get the question a lot: What do you do? That doesn’t really matter, because you need to find out what works for you. Seth Rollins and John Cena and Tyson Kidd all have very different workout styles. John Cena’s very heavy on the Olympic weightlifting, Seth Rollins is a student of CrossFit and you see the shape he’s in. I myself am kind of a mix. You need to find what works for your body and what keeps you healthy."