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‘Pain & Gain’ 5 Film Facts: The Rock & Mark Wahlberg Combine for 17 Meals a Day

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The Rock Needs Food!
1. If you've ever seen The Rock throw "The People's Elbow," you may have thought he could simply walk off the wrestling mat and be ready to play a body builder on set. But that's not the case. According to USA Today, besides upping his workout regime, the 6'4" former wrestler put on "12 to 15 pounds of muscle" by going on a crazy calorie binge that amounted to seven full meals a day, topping out at over 250 pounds.. Here's how he divvied up his daily allowance of "good complex carbs and protein/fat sources."
Breakfast: 10-ounce beef fillet, 2 cups of oatmeal, two-egg omelet.
Brunch: 8 ounces of cod, 12 ounces of sweet potatoes, 1 cup of steamed veggies.
Half lunch: 8 ounces of chicken (we're assuming not fried), 2 cups of white rice, 1 cup of veggies.
Lunch: 8 more ounces of cod, 2 cups of rice, 1 cup of veggies.
Lunner (or maybe dunch): 8 ounces of steak, 12 ounces of baked potato fries, a salad.
Dinner: 10 more ounces of cod (really, can you ever get enough cod?) 2 more cups of rice, another salad.
Late-night snack: 30 grams of casein protein powder, 10-egg-white omelet (yes, 10!), 1 cup of veggies, a tablespoon of Omega-3 to wash it down.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson doing his 'Got Milk' ad for the Milk Processor Education Program
Got Milk?
2. After going 150 days on that diet without cheating, The Rock broke his fast in the grandest of fashions. According to Muscle & Strength, Johnson went on a three round eating bender that consisted of 12 pancakes, followed by four "double dough pepperoni pizzas," followed by 21 brownies and a jug of milk. Apparently The Rock isn't much into moderation.

Getting Stronger
3. Wahlberg did his own share of heavy eating to pack on muscle for the role. "I was eating 10 meals a day and drinking mass gainers," Wahlberg told E Online. "It was a lot of work. A lot of getting up at 2 in the morning to eat another meal and I was still full from the meal at 10 o'clock." The hard work paid off though, as according to Muscle & Strength, Wahlberg now benches 335 pounds. Interestingly, the same article also notes that Wahlberg doesn't believe in direct ab workouts and achieves his famous six-pack through light ab work only. You can hear Wahlberg and The Rock talk about working out in the Insider Access video above.

Left to right: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in 'Get Smart' (2008) and on the set of 'Pain & Gain'. Images from Ev …
  • April 28 2013 at 08:28 am

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