John Cena has some practical fitness tips that we can all use
John Cena, WWE superstar and Make-a-Wish legend, has one key wellness hack: remember that we're all overthinking it. "Move around some, make good choices, and just do it every day," says Cena. He carries that mentality beyond the gym—studying Mandarin, learning piano, and staying moisturized are also at the top of his list.
As for his actual workout, here's what the WWE Superstar claims to enjoy: Doing 102 percent of his max for a clean and jerk, or "a 60-week squat protocol that leads up to a 105 percent rep max." This of course sounds insane, but given the way he looks, it's totally believable.
Cena dispenses practical advice too, which he also shared with The Cut:
"We know the way to be healthier because we always tell ourselves, I need a trainer. Why? Because you're not moving around enough. Move around some, make good choices, and just do it every day, be consistent. The moment when you're like, Ah, I don't want to do this. Stop. And if you really don't want to do it — you haven't found the right thing yet."
Besides the clean and jerks and squat protocols, the "right thing" for Cena is strength training with low reps, which means his workouts take a long time and look "boring AF" to a non-Cena person. And while he wants to eat just like the rest of us, he does his best to stay conscious: "I like ice cream, donuts, French fries, pizza as much as the next person. But you can't have those all the time, so I just try to eat clean." Water helps.
And in case you were wondering, he doesn't join his fiance Nikki Bella at Pure Barre. "I wouldn't last a second there," he said.
Our takeaway? Per the Cena code of fitness: find your bliss. Because every time he leaves the gym, he thinks,"I can't wait until I go back next time to try to do better than I did this time," and I bet that isn't even close to what you're thinking.