Muscle & Fitness September 2014 Cover - The Rock
“Sometimes we get our ass kicked, and we’re down and we stay down. Sometimes we get depressed, and sometimes we don’t know how to handle it. Some- times we feel like it’s not worth going on. I’ve been there. I want to share it.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s road to success wasn’t paved in gold. Growing up, he remembers his parents’ struggle to make ends meet, paying rent weekly until they finally were evicted from their home in Hawaii. But their struggles only made him more determined to rise above, finding solace in the gym where he tried to build the physique that made his heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone so successful. Now, he’s one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood, second only to Robert Downey Jr., and starring in one of his biggest roles yet as the demigod Hercules. He talks to M&F about how he got there.

Plus: You’re just 30 days away from perfecting your body, Dolph Lundgren gives us one of his workouts, get ready for Olympia 2014, five protein-packed power meals, and much, much more. 

And, don’t forget to check out the great web exclusives to go with our September issue:

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