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    I’m Trying Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Jumanji” Workout — Here’s What It’s Like

    Five days a week of intense lifting!

    Yo! I’m Christopher Hudspeth and I really enjoy trying different workouts. In recent years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work out with celebrity trainers like Patrick Murphy (Zac Efron) and Corey Calliet (Michael B. Jordan).

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    After I shared fitness results in the past, the most common response I got was something along the lines of, “Can you give more details on the workout/diet because having a trainer is EXPENSIVE.”

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    Ahead of the new year, I made plans to commit four to eight weeks to a workout I’ve been wanting to try for a long time: The Rock’s Jumanji regimen.

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    The biggest appeal is that this costs zero dollars to do. You don’t have to pay a celebrity trainer or purchase anything for the routine because The Rock shared it for FREE back in 2017.

    I also wanted to switch things up this time, so instead of trying the workout for a month or two and recapping the entire thing when it’s done, I’m going to document things weekly so I can share everything that’s happening — the workouts, the dieting, the good days, the struggles, the progress, and the setbacks.

    I posted the workouts on my Instagram, and my recommendation for keeping them easily accessible is to screenshot each day and add them to an album.

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    There's no official diet listed with this workout, and The Rock consumes massive portions, so I’m planning to simply eat as much as I want but keep it MOSTLY clean. By "mostly" I mean 90/10. Typically I aim to have a protein, a green veggie, and sometimes a healthy carb. Here are the main foods I’ll be starting with:

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    * Chicken

    * Ground turkey

    * White fish (mostly tilapia)

    * Salmon (occasionally)

    * Brussels sprouts (I get the shaved ones from Trader Joe’s)

    * Broccoli

    * Steamed rice (white and brown)

    * Eggs

    * Steel-cut oats (I get the quick-cook ones from Trader Joe’s because it takes 52 years to make a batch of regular steel-cut oats)

    * Blueberries

    NOTE: The food above is the average meal I'll have: protein, a green veggie, and a carb that'll usually be steamed rice or sweet potato.

    SECOND NOTE: My go-to sources of flavor for my food will be coconut aminos and minced garlic, two gems that are always coming up clutch and salvaging my mediocre cooking!

    THIRD AND FINAL NOTE: I crave something sweet after EVERY meal, so I'm going to invest in some quality dark chocolate for whenever my sweet tooth is desperately in need.

    Anyway, the time for talking is done; now it's time to repeatedly lift a bunch of heavy cast iron until I feel like Dwayne Johnson. I'll see you next Monday — let's go!

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