The Rock’s Three Key Exercises for ‘Black Adam’


    Dwayne Johnson he prepared his appearance as a leading man in ‘Black Adam’ decade, according to him. However, he worked the hardest on his training in the last stage to not even use the padding in his superhero suit to highlight his muscles. Much of the blame was his own personal trainer, Dave Rienzi, which he wanted to take ‘Rock’ to a “whole new level”.

    The trainer explained to Insider that the actor, in order to gain even more volume, thoroughly used s three specific strength exercises. But Dave Rienzi reveals it did not consist in increasing the weight of their lifts, but in maximizing “muscle fatigue” with limited weight load.

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    One of the techniques used by The Rock was technique stop the movement at the moment when your buoyancy was greatest. The break at that time squeezes the muscles so that they create more tension and achieve the desired growth, says the trainer. For those who cannot maintain this tension, David Rienzi recommends slowing down the exercise in repetitions at the moment of greatest demand for the gradual acquisition of the habit. In addition, he insists that you should not lift maximum weight but what is suitable for intense exercise.

    Dwayne Johnson’s coach was designed in this sense isometric exercises which took advantage of the static positions of the exercises. Gravity is the key to these movements because it involves the type of muscle contraction that helps build strength. The most common example was switching bicep curl with each arm so that while one is performing the power movement the other should be at a 90 degree angle holding the dumbbell. It’s an advantage for the trainer that it prevents The Rock’s joint problems and increases mobility.

    Another innovation in The Rock’s training habits are eccentric movements. In both push-ups and pull-ups, it suggests some kind of reverse movement. “With ‘negative’ exercises, you think more about controlling your weight and your body. It makes you work harder and it’s one of the most effective techniques, in my opinion,” Reinzi explained.

    With those three exercises Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reached a new level of his physique.

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