WWE superstar John Cena turned 40 on Sunday, April 23, and he made sure starting the day doing what he does the best...lifting heavy in the gym! The American pro wrestler and Hollywood personality, whose billed weight is over 250 pounds, has been seen in a video deadlifting 602 pounds.
Cena is one of the more well-known personalities in the WWE who is seen lifting gigantic masses of weights in the gym and doing all the strongman exercises on a routine basis....from heavy squats to deadlifts and from powerful cleans to massive bench presses.
So, what keeps Cena so strong even at 40?
A little research brought forward his main source of fuel — his diet pattern — he follows on a routine basis. According to the Muscle & Strength website, Cena's daily intake consists of masses of protein that helps him maintain his gigantic shape.
Also, Cena is privileged to follow the seven-meals-a-day pattern, as approved by a number of strength training nutritionists around the world.
Here's the diet plan:
- Meal 1 - Oatmeal with applesauce and raisins, 2 whole eggs and 6 egg whites.
- Meal 2 - Protein bar.
- Meal 3 - Brown rice with vegetables, and 2 chicken breasts.
- Meal 4 - Whole wheat pita bread with tuna.
- Meal 5 - Banana and a whey protein shake.
- Meal 6 - Pasta or brown rice, vegetables, salad with chicken or fish.
- Meal 7 - Low fat cottage cheese along with a casein protein shake.
When it comes to his workouts, Cena follows , where the focus lies on volume training.
According to Men's Fitness, the WWE superstar looks forward to hitting a new max on his main lifts, every six weeks.
His workout plan (as per Muscle & Strength):
- Day 1 - Legs and Calves
|Seated Calf raise||10||10-20|
|Standing Calf raise (BW)||4||25|
|Standing Leg curl||4||20-25|
|Single Leg extension||3||10|
- Day 2 - Chest
|Incline bench press||3-4||20|
|Incline machine press||3-4||20|
- Day 3 - Arms
|Standing BB Curl||3||10-12|
|Standing DB Curl||3||10-12|
|Standing Cable Curl||3||12|
|Single arm cable pressdown||3||10|
|Lying Triceps extension||6||Failure|
|Overhead EZ bar extension||3||20|
|Seated BB Tricep extension||3||20|
- Day 4 - Shoulders
|Rear delt fly||5||20|
|Machine overhead press||5||20|
|Machine Lateral raise||5||20|
|Seated overhead press||3||10|
|DB Lateral raise||3||12|
- Day 5 - Back
|One arm DB row||5||12-20|
NOTE: After the end of each days' workout, Cena performs one set of 60 crunches.