Fitness Influencer Will Tennyson Tries to Survive “The Rock’s” Insane Cheat Meals for 30 Days


Fitness influencer Will Tennyson tries engulfing five of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s cheat meals over 30 days.

Besides being an A-list action star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known for his insane workouts and epic cheats meals. There are a lot of clips and images floating around the web showing “The Rock” devouring huge, delicious meals, including a monstrous amount of In-N-Out Burger’s burgers and fries, which Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA) athlete Brandon Lirio attempted to double the calories he ate. Recently, online social media fitness influencer Will Tennyson undertook the challenge to match “The Rock’s” epic cheat meals.

Will Tennyson has amassed over 1.5 million subscribers on his YouTube, regularly collaborating with other influencers and celebrities and taking on challenges. For example, in October, Tennyson placed a bet with powerlifter and boxer Stefi Cohen, where the loser would have to wear a horse mask and let the winner punch them. But, unfortunately, Tennyson was no match for the 25-time powerlifting recorder-holder.

His latest challenge was to upload a video to his YouTube channel where he tried to have five different “The Rock’s” cheat meals every Sunday for five weeks.

  • Cheat Meal 1: Pineapple coconut pancakes topped with blueberry jam, peanut butter, and maple syrup with 500 calories of almond butter on top
  • Cheat Meal 2: 20 oz ribeye, 1 lb baked potato, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
  • Cheat Meal 3: In-N-Out 2 double-doubles and 2 servings of fries
  • Cheat Meal 4: 7 rolls of sushi
  • Cheat Meal 5: Sugar train (an assortment of sweets)

After the first cheat meal, Tennyson was up 3 pounds after three days. Tennyson added his touch to cheat meal five and replaced it with 4 donuts, a whole pint of ice cream, carrot cake, and tarts. Although that sounds like it’ll hurt your stomach, Tennyson admitted it wasn’t as bad as the first cheat meal.

Check out the video of Will Tennyson eating “The Rock’s” cheat meals below:

Each of “The Rock’s” cheat meals was about 5,000 calories. After consuming the five cheat meals at the end of the fifth week, he was 2.3 pounds heavier than before he started the challenge. And this made a massive difference in his lifts; Tennyson hit new personal records on the “big three”–squat, deadlift, and bench press.

Below Will Tennyson is doing hack squats.

While Will Tennyson’s been busy replicating “The Rock’s” cheat meals, Johnson’s continued his gruesome workouts after preparing for his superhero role in the DC movie Black Adam. He focused primarily on his lower body to build superhero-worthy quads for the film. Earlier this month, “The Rock” destroyed his legs through an excruciating finisher. And we got to see a little bit of how brutal his lower body training is. He uploaded the exercise prescription to his Instagram and stated:


He performed five sets of 100 lb DB sumo squats with 3-second negatives and a 1-second pause at the bottom to close the workout.

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