1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Weight: 260 pounds
It’s maybe fitting that the number one fittest man on this list is as much a movie star as he is a WWE star. Johnson has to look good on the screen and in the ring — cut like a bodybuilder while holding his own against other Superstars, with the right bulk and agility. This is why, if his Twitter or Instagram accounts are any indication, he basically lives in the gym. One recent snapshot showed his alarm going off at 3:50 am with the caption “Waking up at that ‘you gotta be sh*ttin’ me” hour. AM cardio starts now, then breakfast, then strength/conditioning training, then head to set to shoot all day. The hustle is real…so is this gorilla breath.” While at the gym, he does lots of plyometric training, box jumps, and Olympic lifting.
As for his diet, he eats a lot — think six or seven times a day. When he was getting ready for Hercules, The Rock followed what he called the “12 Labors” meal plan, which is all about getting lots of protein with some carbs and veggies mixed in — including egg whites, filet mignon, chicken, fish, oatmeal, broccoli, asparagus, baked potato, cream of rice, and salad. Then he supplements with multivitamins, glucosamine, glutamine, branched-chain amino acids, chondroitin, and a protein shake (because he needs even more). For a glimpse into his dining habits, he posted a photo that was captioned: “Breakfast of champions (or slightly crazy individuals). 5 packs of Cream of Wheat, 4 liquid chickens (scrambled) and 8oz of dead buffalo (or bison). #PostCardioBreakfast #TheRedSauceIsLionBlood #AlsoKnownAsKetchup.”
Room for Improvement: “The Rock has been doing this long enough that he knows what he needs to eat to feel great and perform at his best,” says nutritionist Susan Kleiner. “While he has great variety, there are two food groups missing in his long list of foods: fruit and dairy. Despite taking supplements, nothing can replace whole foods in a diet.”Back to top