John Cena is undoubtedly one of the best WWE superstars and actors in the world. The wrestling legend is considered one of the most popular and loved superstars in the world. His tremendous achievements have been a proof of his abilities, performances and passion.
Cena left the wrestling industry full time a long time back and started focusing on his career in Hollywood along with making appearances in WWE one in a year. This also brought huge changes to his routine life which were massive for him to adopt easily which he revealed recently.
John Cena says he wants to lift weights till in his 80s
John Cena recently appeared in an interview with GQ where he was promoting his new project, the Peacemaker. The Hollywood megastar, during the interview, said that he wants to lift weights even when he is in his 80s. Here’s what he said:
“If anything, [wrestling] allows you to be healthier because you have to be there for the shows, but you have so much time during the day. You’re on the road all the time but I have such a network across the world of gyms to go to and healthy places to eat that the road actually becomes your home.”
“But my training has switched a lot because I’m old. I’m going to be 45 this year. I started lifting weights in a dedicated fashion when I was 12 years old. If you do the math, I’m coming up on 35 years of that. That’s a long time. The biggest shift when I was in the WWE is, every day, I tried to be the strongest version I can be that day.”
“Now, I’m trying to be able to lift weights when I’m 80, so I need to take a little bit more care of myself for the long term. I have a 40,000-foot perspective. It’s a lot more work on flexibility and a lot more warming up. The stuff that I hated to do? I’ve learned to like just because it gets me feeling good for the stuff that I like.”
“I would start with a 15-minute cardiovascular warmup, then probably an hour of physical weight training—which would be compound movements, Olympic weightlifting, and power movements. I still do the same stuff, just not as heavy as I used to when I was a younger guy. Then 40 minutes to an hour of stretching at the end, and that’s non-negotiable because that allows me to walk out of the gym upright and feeling good. With the principles of yoga, it actually keeps me present and in tune with my body. If I had anything in my mental backpack on the way into the gym, it’s gone by the time I leave.” – Insider