There is one celebrity you can always, always count on for some motivation. We are, of course, talking about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Johnson took a trip to China to hype up Rampage a while back—but he also used his time abroad to get us hyped for our next workout. During the trip, he posted an Instagram video about how he uses his workouts as his “anchor” in life, and what exactly keeps him motivated to hit the gym every single day, despite having one hell of a crazy schedule.
“I always talk about the importance of “anchoring” our day,” Johnson captioned the photo. “Wherever I land, regardless of what time it is – I’ll get to the hotel, shower, eat, meditate, shot of caffeine and hit the gym. That way I’ve anchored my day and now I’m ready (to) work my press tour.”
The post alludes to a topic Johnson is beginning to open up more about — the mental aspect of training. He has discussed how he turns to the gym when he’s feeling down, and he’s also talked candidly about dealing with depression.
Now, he talks about the importance of having a motivator, and never letting it out of sight. In Johnson’s case, it’s always been about beating the competition—which, over the years for him, has become a much more internal battle.
“Your hardest competition out there is always gonna be you,” he said in the post, “And the funny thing is, after years and years of hard work when you become masterful at your craft – you’ll make it look easy. And the irony about that misconception, is it’s the hardest work you’ll ever put in.”
Point is, Johnson crushes workout after workout, despite having an extremely hectic schedule.
Do you have a hard time getting into the gym in because of a crazy-packed schedule? Use The Rock as motivation to stay consistent and strong—he’s living proof it’ll improve both your physical and mental health.
Tip One: Pick a goal, write it down
If you don’t have a reason for heading to the gym, of course you aren’t going to bother going. Having a tangible, specific goal in mind will help you stay focused, no matter how busy you get. Pick a goal, write it down. Go do it.
And here are some ways you can stick to these fitness resolutions.
Tip Two: Make the most of your time
Having a hectic schedule can sometimes mean your gym session isn’t as long as you’d like it to be. One way to save time in the gym is to limit distractions—either leave your phone in the locker or turn it onto “do not disturb” until your workout is over. And if time’s really short, don’t use it as an excuse to skip the gym. Here’s a brutal dumbbell workout that trains both your core and chest.
Tip Three: Be creative
Not all of us have access to the gyms The Rock does, especially while travelling. But lack of equipment is no excuse to skip a session. That footrest in your hotel room? It doubles as a bench for step-ups elevated push-ups. And that floor space next to your bed? The perfect area for a bodyweight workout, like this one.
Another option while travelling is to rent a bike or walk to where you need to go, instead of driving. Not only is it an easier way to get more familiar with a new city, but you’re also burning calories.
By Reegan Von Wildenradt