Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is known for his insanely ripped physique, but has been amping up his diet and workout regimen to play Hercules in the film "Hercules: The Thracian Wars."
Johnson's strict diet includes seven, high-protein meals a day consisting of three pounds of meat and a cup a day of lion blood.
"My current 22-week diet for the role of Hercules. Cardio and [pumping] iron before going to set," Johnson tweeted. "Lion blood is optional ;) "
In addition to his jaw-dropping diet plan, The Rock also tweeted shirtless photos of himself working out at the gym, lifting weights and doing lunges. Judging by his rippling physique, it's obvious the former pro wrestler makes diet and exercise a top priority.
Johnson works out six days a week, typically focusing on one body part each day. "I have my headphones on [during my workouts]," he told Muscle and Fitness. "I'm 100% focused. There's no wasted time and no wasted effort when it comes to me and the weights."
The Rock usually starts each workout with a 10-minute jog and then lifts weights with short rest periods of 30 to 60 seconds in between sets.
The imposing 6-foot-5 Johnson said daily workouts have fueled his success as a professional athlete and as an action hero.
“Training for me is a metaphor for life, period," he said. "The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures — I take that into life.”
The Rock is following in the footsteps of his idol, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who became a box-office superstar after dominating the world of competitive bodybuilding. Arnold detailed his rags-to-riches rise to fame and fortune in his memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.