John Cena Workout
Many professional wrestling fans, and aspiring wrestlers, have stated their curiousity about WWE superstar John Cena's workout. His large build and polarizing attitude have earned John Cena fans all across the globe, but it takes hard work and dedication to reach the level John Cena has when it comes to physical conditioning. For those aspiring to complete the workout that has helped make John Cena a house hold name, it's no easy task, but it's certainly achievable.
- Glute/Hamstring raise. This is one of the most simple, yet effective lower body exercises one can do to build a solid base. This is done by lowering your torso from a vertical position, to a horizontal position by bending at the knees. With your legs and knees secured, lowering your torso comes easy, but the true work comes when raising your upper body back to the vertical position. This exercise can be done using body weight only, or using resistance bands or weights to increase the resistance. This helps build a great base that is resistant to injury, which a professional wrestler such as John Cena needs to perform in the ring, as well as the gym.
- Squat. The squat is a common full body exercise, with plenty of focus on the lower body. Needless to say, that lower body base is a big part of John Cena's workout, and it's getting put to work here. To perform the squat, use a bar with the proper amount of weight for your strength, and assume the squat position of your choice. Lift the bar to the standing position, squat, then stand once again. That's one rep.
- Deadlift. Like the squat, the deadlift is a full body exercise with focus on the lower body. Proper form is important, just like the squat, otherwise you risk seriously injuring yourself. It's similar to the squat in form, save for the fact that you'll be holding the weight at your waist, in front of your body. Squat, rise, and squat once again to perform one rep.
- Snatch. This is atechnical lift based on the lower back, and will take plenty of practice to master. It's an Olympic lift, and one that has a great deal of benefits. To perform a snatch lift, squat to the bar, begin to lift with your back, explode up to bring the bar up and over your head, stand and finally, drop the bar lift to complete one rep. Please, practice your form with a light weight, and have an experienced lifter work on it with you.
- Power cleans. Yet another technical lift, the power clean requires practice, but will pay off in greater benefits than the squat and deadlift. This is a great exercise for developing explosiveness. To perform the power clean, crouch down to the bar, grab, and explode to standing position. When standing, flip your wrists. The bar should be at your shoulders. Reverse the motion and return to crouching position to complete one rep.