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The Rock Bulks Up for 'Fast & Furious 8'

Dwayne Johnson gained more than 20 pounds of muscle for his next film.

From Mitch Buchannon to Luke Hobbs.. For #BAYWATCH I came in at 238lbs of lean, mean, rated R comedy machine. Plus, I had to be leaner cause we had to look at my boy @zacefron's insanely ripped 28 pack abs every day.. *yawn. For #FastAndFurious8 I'm stepping on set 260lbs of the meanest, strongest and most highly funny & entertaining shit talkin' version of Hobbs the franchise has ever seen. The 6,000 calorie per day diet, training and focus is hard core. When you see #Fast8 it'll all make sense. And when you see where we're going with the character in the future it'll really make sense - and you guys'll reaaaaallly dig it. #Hobbs #1GraveDigger #AhOOO #Fast8 (s/o to my brotha @therealtechn9ne.. we out here handlin' this business).

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We've seen this before. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a master dieter and, in a striking resemblance to the way Arnold bulked up for Conan . Johnson has added serious mass to his already impressive physique to star in latest installment of Fast & Furious. In a recent post he put a number on the transformation: 22 pounds.

"I'm stepping on set 260 lbs of the meanest, strongest and most highly funny & entertaining shit talkin' version of Hobbs the franchise has ever seen," Johnson says.

Well, he called it. Way before the hype from the upcoming season of Ballers subsided, Johnson said he was planning a serious Fast & Furious 8 transformation. It takes a 6,000 calorie diet and a grueling weight regimen to pull it off, so kudos to him.

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We have a good idea of what kind of work The Iron Palace (Johnson's gym) will see in the upcoming weeks. The Rock already shared his mass-building workout formula when he started prepping for Hercules a couple years ago. You know what they say: if it's not broken, don't fix it.

#teamhercules #shoulderworkout #bodybuilding #weightlifting #dwaynejohnson #therock

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