Pain & Gain is the soon to be hit bodybuilding-centric movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg.
Directed by Michael Bay, Pain & Gain is an action comedy about two bumbling, drug-abusing bodybuilders who end up in an extortion ring.
Both Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg worked extremely hard to get (and stay) in top shape for the film. The Rock went through 150 days of clean dieting without a single cheat meal.
The reward for this supreme dedication? An epic 3 round cheat meal that looked like this:
Round One: 12 pancakes
Round Two: 4 double dough pepperoni pizzas
Round Three: 21 brownies with a huge mug of milk
So the obvious question is...how did Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg prepare for the film? Let's take a look.
All Kinds of Gains!
Before we dive into what the Rock is cooking, let's take a look at Mark Wahlberg's movie prep. For Pain & Gain Mark ate what Hollywood reporters were calling a "crazy 10 meal per day diet." He told E! News:
I was eating 10 meals a day and drinking mass gainers...It was a lot of work. A lot of getting up at 2 in the morning to eat another meal and I was still full from the meal at 10 o'clock.
This was the training split that Mark Wahlberg used:
Rumor has it that his workouts were brief but intense 30-40 minute sessions, relying heavily on the use ofsupersets. Where's the ab work, you ask? Mark only performed light ab work, as he is generally not a huge fan of direct abs training.
Mark Wahlberg also focused heavily on progression, or getting stronger. He is currently bench pressing around 335 pounds.