Here’s What Happened When a Normal Guy Ate and Trained Like The Rock For a Month

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There is no denying that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a massive human being. From his days in the wrestling ring to his transition to the big screen, he’s managed to maintain his toned physique. He has devoted fans who follow him strictly for his workout posts, but one man wanted to see if he could replicate the way Johnson lives.

Mark Webster was intrigued by Johnson’s physique and decided the best way to attain it was to replicate Johnson’s daily life. For a month, he ate and trained like Johnson and then documented it for the internet.

To start, Webster started to follow the actor’s calorie intake. Johnson has made a name for himself with his calorie intake. At a whopping 5,000 calories a day, it’s understandable why the “Pain and Gain” actor is a behemoth of a man.

Understandably, Webster found out there are quite a few obstacles to overcome if you want to be the best. Webster initially informed the internet that eating like The Rock was incredibly expensive and time-consuming. He found himself paying $1,262 on food alone and having to allot over two hours a day just to eat the meals.

Having to prep the meals was also time-consuming in its own right, with Webster disclosing that he spent an hour and a half on food prep every two days. “The biggest thing with the eating is the interruption of your day. Every few hours, you have to stop and eat again,” he said.

Johnson has to do an impressive amount of working out to combat eating all those calories. According to Webster, he would do an hour of cardio and 90 minutes of free weights six days a week. The routine reportedly burns over 3,500 calories.

At the end of his month-long journey trying to create a body like The Hercules actor, Webster’s weight barely fluctuated. He did see a decent increase in his strength, but he made a post saying he feels the best he has in his life.

“I’m 37, I got little aches and pains all the time but I have none of those anymore. I feel better than I did before I was doing this,” he wrote. “My resting heart rate has dropped by like four beats per minute over the past month. I feel fantastic.”

To Webster’s surprise, Johnson tweeted about Webster’s 30-day challenge and gave him a few additional reasons why he hasn’t been able to replicate “The Rock’s” body.

At the end of the day though, and all jokes aside, Johnson acknowledged he was impressed by Webster’s dedication and agreed his lifestyle wasn’t cheap, but it was definitely worth it.