Mark Webster is a mild-mannered average guy living in New York City with his wife. He also has a young daughter, and he wanted to make sure he was still around by the time she grew up. There’s no greater joy for a dad than being able to see his little girl become the strong woman she’s meant to be. But to live to a ripe old age and see that happen, Webster knew he would have to go from scrawny to brawny. In order to achieve this, he decided to eat and work out like one of the fittest guys in Hollywood, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can eat anything he wants, and don’t you dare tell him otherwise, or else.

But despite this massive tower of pancakes in front of him, The Rock sticks to a pretty strict diet and workout routine, which we’ll get into a little later. But could a New York startup founder in his late 30s follow in The Rock’s footsteps?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can eat anything he wants, and don’t you dare tell him otherwise, or else.

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Once upon a time, when Webster was in his twenties, he used to be in good shape, until he wasn’t.

Like most of us, he started slacking off by the time he was in his 30s. But shortly before his daughter was born in 2014, he had a total meltdown. He was afraid for his life if he continued on this unhealthy path with no direction.

It’s not that Webster looked terrible without his shirt off, but he wasn’t in the best shape possible.

He looked at himself in the mirror when he was 35 and decided he needed to whip himself back into shape. But he knew it wouldn’t be easy. Fortunately, he had a role model to look up to who would become his fitness rock.

Johnson knows how to live by a health code because he used to be a WWE professional wrestler.

Now that he’s a Hollywood actor, he understands that staying in shape opens up more opportunities in his film career. Since his movies are usually action packed, he has to stay fit to meet the challenging demands of his roles. And Webster intended to adopt Johnson’s lifestyle, starting with his meals.

Johnson knows how to live by a health code because he used to be a WWE professional wrestler.

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The first thing Webster had to do was to disrupt the food regimen, or lack thereof, he had all these years.

Using information from Johnson’s Instagram and interviews he had done, Webster designed his own workout and meal plan. It became obvious the eating cod was going to become a recurring theme for his seven daily meals each week.

The first thing Webster had to do was to disrupt the food regimen, or lack thereof, he had all these years.

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Webster wasn’t a total slacker either since he had been on a decent fitness routine for two years.

But this Johnson regimen was the wakeup call his body needed. So, after Webster was done with his early morning workout at the gym, which started at 5:40 a.m., he’d have breakfast at the gym lobby which consisted of two hard-boiled eggs, two cups of oatmeal and 10 ounces of steamed cod.

To avoid cheating, Webster compartmentalized his food in containers and placed them in the fridge.

Some meals contained 8 ounces of cod, 12 ounces of sweet potatoes, and 1 cup of veggies, while others replaced the sweet potato with 2 cups of white rice. 8 ounces of chicken was also included in one of his 7 daily meals for The Rock 30-day diet.

The Rock’s diet isn’t for the faint of heart and you better believe that it’s a lot of work and dedication.

His gym training included working various muscle groups like the shoulders, arms, and legs. The work outs are intense, and you have to consume protein, too. But the high calorie intake wasn’t a problem because Webster exerted himself with his exercises.

The Rock’s diet isn’t for the faint of heart and you better believe that it’s a lot of work and dedication.

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The Rock is known for being an early riser, and every one of his millions of Instagram followers know this.

The former wrestler took a snap of his morning alarm, which showed 4:09 am. But then again, you have to get up pretty early in the morning if you want to look like The Rock. But Webster managed to stick to the actor’s dietary and workout schedule like a boss.

Webster worked out six days a week, but took Sundays off so that his muscles had time to recover.

He didn’t set out to end up looking as muscular as Johnson is. But he wanted to see results and clearly, he has. His torso is wider and flatter, and his abs and shoulders are certainly a lot more defined in the after pic than they are in the before pic.

The change to his workout and dietary routine may seem like a lifelong commitment, but it’s not.

Webster had no intention of keeping up the intense regimen. All he wanted was to change his body and see the results, and he has. But he won’t go back to his old habits either. He intends to eat healthier, increase his calories and do daily cardio to stay fit.

Webster’s incredible commitment clearly paid off, and it didn’t go unnoticed by The Rock himself.

As soon as Johnson saw a Twitter post on ESPN about this seemingly average guy who wanted to diet like him, he went on the platform and praised him for all of his hard work. Who says imitation isn’t the best form of flattery?

A while back, Johnson told Muscles and Fitness magazine all about his fitness plans and what he eats.

Johnson admitted to eating cod in four out of seven meals. That’s over two pounds of cod per day for an entire year. But that’s okay because he’s rich and can afford it. But Webster had to spend $315 a week to keep this diet. No wonder he decided to make this diet temporary.

Webster has a blog called Rock’ing for 30 Days that documented his entire journey on this diet.

Although he hasn’t updated the blog since 2016, folks looking to follow in his footsteps will undoubtedly find it extremely beneficial. If they can keep up with the intense regimen, they’ll look as good as Webster and obviously, The Rock (duh!).

Webster feels that the entire experience was extremely positive and he encourages others to try it.

But of course, you should always check with your doctor first to make sure your ticker is working perfectly. And when you do decide to stop the diet, you have to do ease away from it. Going cold turkey on your diet is not recommended. Even The Rock wouldn’t do something this bold.

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