From his movies to those always incoming social media updates from his gym, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is famous for being one of the hardest-working guys in Hollywood. The man never stops: even during the covid pandemic, when he had to take a break from his chaotic movie schedule, he committed to training even more intensely than ever to pack on muscle for his upcoming Black Adam film.
But as it turns out, even Mr. Johnson has days when he does not feel like exercising.
“Like so many men out there, we are all busy, on the treadmill of life, there is no stop button,” he said in his recent Instagram update about how he keeps himself motivated. “We are going all the time, we are tired, we have kids, bills to pay, school to go to, jobs to do, relationships, a lot of stuff that gets us tired through our day… I am getting on my workout stuff, I am tying my shoes, and I’m like, damn, I should just say that’s enough. No-one will ever know, everyone is asleep, maybe I will just start again tomorrow.”
When this happens, The Rock revealed he has one surefire trick to get over his fatigue and push himself to keep going.
“I remember what it was like when I did not that much; those seven dollar days,” he says. “I remember that, and that usually gets my ass going. When I look back to when I had seven bucks, and what it took to get to where I am now.”
Failing this, he has one other go-to trick—to psych himself up. “If that does not motivate me, I will ask myself, I will say: How bad of a motherfucker do you believe you are? How bad do you really believe you are?” He said. “And then I will have this discussion with myself like I am crazy, like, alright, it is up to you. You believe you are a bad motherfucker? Well go prove it.”
The Rock, who is 49 years old, is known for his incredible workout sessions where he pushes himself to the limits.
Author: Blake Ambrose