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Triple H usually trains four days per week, performing two heavy workouts (max-effort upper and lower body) and two lighter ones focused either on speed or reps, depending on his goals. “Even though the matches are rehearsed,” says Triple H’s trainer, Joe Defranco, “he trains for them like it’s real combat. So while he and Undertaker might be friends in real life, that’s still a 6’7”, 300-lb guy who can hurt you. He told me last year going into the match with Lesnar [at WrestleMania 29] that ‘he’s going to put me in this armbar, but I want to be able to stand up and lift him up and slam him.’ There’s nothing fake about being able to lift Brock Lesnar with one arm.”
Each workout begins with a mobility warmup that includes foam rolling, and both active and dynamic stretches. Below is a typical max-effort upper-body workout.