The Rock says he had one look in mind when preparing for his role in Hercules “big and mean”. And it required a diet of herculean proportions to do it. The actor undertook an eating regime which he calls the “12 Labours” diet in reference to the 12 difficult feats the mythical son of Zeus had to undertake. Johnson uploaded a picture of his diet on Instagram today which detailed each of his seven daily meals.
“Generally, I eat six or seven times a day,” he told bodybuilding.com. “It’s about getting enough protein to aid lean muscle growth, and everything is very precisely measured depending on what targets I’m looking to hit for that day. Lots of protein, good carbs, and veggies. Nutrition is so important, it can’t be stressed enough.
“For Hercules, it was a 22-week diet, full on. I’d eat a bunch of egg whites, filet mignon, chicken, fish, oatmeal, broccoli, asparagus, a baked potato, cream of rice, salad and complex carbs. All of this measured and weighed.”
Our training is key, but diet is crucial. Here’s my diet I did every day for 6 months while shooting #HERCULESMovie A ton of calories, cause I had to support my 2xs a day training and 12hr shooting days. Plus I only had one crack at making HERCULES EPIC so I committed. Adjust the diet to your personal goals and have fun. Nemean Lion blood is optional. #TeamHercules #ItAllStartsInTheKitchen #FOCUS
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