13. King Barrett
Weight: 246 pounds
King Barrett has one philosophy on how to get a body like his: Work out really hard, really intensely. He does very little cardio (he thinks the 20-plus minutes of wrestling he does every day gets his heart rate up enough), focusing instead on free weights for at least two hours a day. The 34-year-old also has quit alcohol — he’s from England and used to be a huge beer drinker — and cut out a lot of the junk from his diet. Now he starts the day with an egg-and-chicken sandwich and a spoonful of peanut butter. Unlike other Superstars, Barrett isn’t afraid of carbohydrates (he’s naturally slim if you can believe it, so he says the carbs help him fill out a little). When he’s on the road, he will still eat relatively well, grabbing a grilled chicken salad from a fast food restaurant, and will avoid the fries.
Room for Improvement: “Big congrats to him for getting off the bottle and cutting junk from his diet — he is no doubt a much-improved athlete these days,” says Kleiner. “But if he did a little planning before he hit the road, he’d be able to balance out that low-fuel chicken salad. That may be barely enough for a small bird, let alone Barrett. Also where are the fruits and vegetables?”Back to top