Wrestling is in the blood of Randall Keith “Randy” Orton, a third-generation professional wrestler whose grandfather and uncle were also professional wrestlers. He is a 12-time world wrestling champion – an 8-time winner of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and a 4-time World Heavyweight Championship before it was combined into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He has also won the World Tag Team Championship with Edge (Rated-RKO) as well as the 2009 Royal Rumble match. He has headlined WrestleMania XXV and WrestleMania XXX , among other WWE pay-per-view events.
No wonder then than Orton is known as “the face of WWE” – his handsome face and well-muscled, well-proportioned body makes him worthy of the title. Of course, his stamina, endurance and strength are all essential in his success as a wrestling champion.
Here is the workout that Orton says made his body what it is now. You can adopt the workout routine but be sure to make your own customized adjustments as your age, physical condition, and bodybuilding goals will be different from Orton’s.
If you want to stay in perfect shape, you have to love working out in the gym just as Orton professes he does. He spends approximately 2 hours each day, 5 days a week in the gym for his workout – a sign of his dedication to his health that can be a hard act to follow.
He also keeps changing his routine every 3 weeks. His goal: To prevent his muscles from being flattened, thus, resulting in maximum growth even with the same amount of time and effort as well as types of exercise.
This is important to allow the muscles to sufficiently recover, get ready for the next session, and attain maximum growth.
For the other days, cardiovascular exercises are recommended for aerobic training, which is just as essential in his success inside the ring as a champion wrestler.
According to Randy, the following tips are also important:
With such a rigorous strength training program based on Orton’s recommendations, your body will require appropriate nutrition. Keep these tips in mind:
Orton classifies the different food groups into clever groupings with the goal of improving his metabolism.
You must also be patient when aiming for Orton’s physique. Keep in mind that he trained hard for his body – and his determination, drive and passion are almost legendary in the business. He is not a wrestling champion for nothing, after all!