Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is famous for his intense workouts and epic meals. So when it came to their latest challenge video, YouTubers Jujimufu and Tom Boyden figured it was time to try out Johnson's cod diet, in addition to taking on his gruelling shoulder workout—all in the space of three hours.
Johnson's daily food intake famously includes 36 ounces of cod, in addition to a plethora of other meats and veggies; Juji and Tom focus on the cod portion of the diet, dividing up the protein-rich fish into an 18-ounce pre-workout meal and 18-ounce post-workout meal.
They prepare the first meal in an air-fryer, seasoning the fish with lemon and black pepper. Each dish amounts to 418 calories, and 91 grams of protein. "This is really easy to eat," says Juji. "This is awesome, I love cod."
After polishing off over a pound of cod each, they head to the gym, where they follow Johnson's shoulder workout. The routine includes 3 to 5 sets of 10 to 15 seated dumbbell overhead press, front raises, lateral raises, bent-over lateral raises, followed by 3 to 4 sets of 20 to 25 more lateral raises, 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 10 barbell shrugs, and finally 3 to 4 sets of 10 t 12 heavy dumbbell shrugs. All with stomachs full of cod.
"I was throwing up during that shoulder workout," says Tom. "Only like 8 or 10 times, it's OK."
Following the workout, it's time for the second serving of cod, and they each sit down to consume another 18 ounces. "This is like competitive eating," says Juji. "If there was more here, I could keep eating."
They conclude that while eating 36 ounces of fish in such a compressed period of time is challenging, if they were to eat the same amount spread out throughout the day, it would be incredibly easy, and they can see the appeal that eating such large volumes every day holds for Johnson. "It's really not that many calories," says Tom. "There's no fat, so it's not bad."
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