The Rock says he does fasted cardio every morning to power up his metabolism — then eats 6 to 7 meals

    • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he starts the day with fasted cardio before eating anything.
    • Johnson runs on an empty stomach but then eats six to seven meals for the rest of the day.
    • Research suggests that it burns fat because the body is forced to use fat for energy before eating.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a heavy meal plan.

Johnson said he starts every day with a cardio workout. train on an empty stomachbut then he fills his stomach with six or seven meals for the rest of the day, during an interview with men’s diary.

“I did my cardio on an empty stomach, which has kept my metabolism in good shape. That’s how it all starts,” Johnson said. “I eat six to seven meals a day, and I do my best to make them as balanced as possible with protein, carbs, good fats, and occasional sugar at the right times of the day.”

Doing cardio on an empty stomach, also known as fasted cardiois a popular


technique. The idea behind fasted cardio as a weight loss method is that when cardio is performed while the body is low on glucose, which is the body’s main source of energy, it is forced to burn fat for energy.

Johnson is a heavy guy and fasted cardio won’t change that, but he could still serve a purpose.

For the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Johnson, fasted cardio won’t help much with weight loss if you are eating that much during the rest of the day.

However, if Johnson is eating lean protein and good fats, and getting regular exercise that burns the calories he eats, fasted cardio could help him stay leaner.

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The Rock has become known for his defined muscles and vascularity – prominent and highly visible veins.

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Achieve that the vascularization is due to an excessive reduction of fat that allows maximum muscle definition, according to health line.

Johnson’s method of using fasted cardio to burn fat earlier in the day could be a big reason why he’s able to put on so much muscle mass while staying ripped and lean.

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