Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Steroids?

By OckyDub | Posted Jul 25 2013 | 13 Comments  


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has really been training hard for his upcoming film Hercules: The Thracian Wars.  Not only has he been posting set pics online but also tweeting his workouts and meal plan.  His meal plan consists of seven meals (yes 7) per day to help him pack on the muscle.  Obviously it’s working because The Rock is Swole (thick and muscular for those that don’t know gym slang).  Some controversy has started because many in the online community have accused him of being or steroids or “juicing”.

Yep you heard it. So because a man has a great physique, he must be cheating or doing something illegal to obtain his results?  Why ignore the fact that he may work out 6 days a week (twice on some days), which speeds up his metabolism, eat properly to feed his muscle growth and has rock solid supplementation?  No, that can’t be the reason he looks fantastic.

What many fail to realize is even if a man is taking steroids he still has to work out to achieve a ripped body like The Rock.  You can’t just take steroids set out the couch all day, eat like a pig and get chiseled muscles and a six pack.  You still have to work hard and have proper nutrition.  A “steroid” just speeds up the process.

When it comes to men in the US, over 30% of men 20 years old and older are obese.  We are not talking about the men who are chubby, husky or fat…but plain old OBESE.  I do believe some of the “controversy” surrounding Mr. Johnson’s pics, come from those who are envious, out of shape, or lazy. Speaking from experience, attempting to get in shape is a difficult process; more so for some than others. This is a topic we have touched on before here at Cypher Avenue.

I think Bruce Willis shed some light on the subject. “I hate working out. I work out for films solely. I associate working out with films. As soon as they stop, I stop working out.”  While this isn’t a super mindset to have, it shows that if you have a goal in mind when training (preparing for a movie role, looking chiseled, losing weight) you can achieve it, even if you dislike exercising”, Willis said.

The Rock has been working out almost his entire life.  Look at the picture below when he was 15.


The Rock has played professional sports before becoming a professional wrestler and an actor.  Even though he obviously enjoys working out, he has to do it to maintain the action hero career he has established.  It’s a major part of his life.  Maybe if more of us men had the motivation and discipline of The Rock, we could put a major dent in the $147 billion dollars in obesity medical cost that is spent in the US each year.

Hercules: The Thracian Wars is set to be released in 2014 and will be directed by Brett Ratner.





The Meal Plan.




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  1. J's Destiny | July 25th, 2013

    Seriously it is costing this country $147 billion because of people being obese? I read the whole article twice and just can’t shake that thought. We have to do better!!!

    • Ocky Williams | July 27th, 2013

      Crazy right?

    • Lyn | September 28th, 2013

      Well, is fault of Monsanto, McDonalds, all those savage capitalistic, gain the more for your money. But more quantity doesn’t mean more quality of life. Is not only individuals fault.

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    African King | July 25th, 2013

    COTDAMN! What a meal plan! Don’t even worry about all the haters @Ocky! Everyone just hatin cuz they don’t look as good as Mr. Dwayne Johnson. LOL.

  3. Ace of hearts | July 25th, 2013

    Was anyone else caught off guard about the Nemean Lion Blood. I had to dig deep into my mythology for that one.

  4. SB3000 | July 25th, 2013

    Damn!Damn!Damn! That’s a bad mofo right there. Somebody tell him to page me! lol

    • Ocky Williams | July 27th, 2013

      I will tell him to holla at you when he leaves from over here.

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    Black Pegasus | July 26th, 2013

    I once saw The Rock in person during the filming of G.I Joe 2, and he was HUGE even back then.. I don’t know about the “juicing” claims, but with a diet like that, who wouldn’t be big?

  6. hannibal
    Hannibal | July 26th, 2013

    Who cares. I could watch this man read the newspaper!

    • Ocky Williams | July 27th, 2013

      Hell I could watch him dig in his hose and eat it. I wouldn’t care.

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    Michael | July 26th, 2013

    As you said in the article, even if The Rock is juicing, he still has to put in the work in the gym to get that chiseled and sculpted body, so who cares if he is juicing. He isn’t competing in a professional sport, so does it somehow invalidate his gains. The only downside to this so called juicing claim, is his “member” may incur some potential negative side effects, but he isn’t in my bedroom so it’s whatever. At the end of the day he is leading an active healthy lifestyle and being a fitness motivator to many people.

  8. Joey | August 20th, 2014

    I am gonna start off by saying i also don’t care that he is juicing. That’s his decision.. I’m gonna add, I train 6-8 x a week, I’m in the gym 3 hours at a clip, I’m 39 now and I been consistently doing this since I’m 17. Honestly, to achieve the type of built the Rock has u have to train the way I do, and add some HGH and a steroid stack to it. Yes, the drugs only won’t do it! But I am drug free and if I was able to post a pic of myself I would to give u an idea of the difference. Also the Rock is making millions from this.. It’s his profession, under the best doctor care I’m sure u can get. So, on that note.. It’s different than someone like me taking risk. If I ate what the rocks eating, I’d look like I have a giant rock for a stomach.. Except it would be jiggly like jello.. That is crazy calories..

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