WWE superstar Dave Batista is pure power, and there is no doubt people wanna know what his diet and workout routine is. His height is 6’6″ and his weight is 290pounds, but dont let that weight fool you because he has amazing agility. He wanted to be a power lifter and he used to weigh 350 pounds then, but he was advised by the Road Warriors to join WWE. And he has surely made an impact. Here is the diet and workout routine of the one they call “The Animal.”
Since Batista spends a lot of time travelling with the WWE, he rarely has a chance to eat properly. He has no rigid menu to follow.
- Generally his diet is high protein and low fats one. Since his workouts are quite intense, he does not bother much about carbohydrates and calories.
- He prefers natural carbohydrates such as potatoes and avoids bread and pasta. Before a photo shoot or press conference, he prefers to load up on carbohydrates to pump up his muscles.
Batista spent 10 years in training to become a bodybuilder, and then as a part time bouncer in a club. He initially wanted to become a power lifter, and weighed close to 370 pounds, but it was a meeting with the Road-Warriors that he started training to become a professional wrestler. He divides his workout into 3 days. This helps him to increase significant muscle mass. He does not need cardio as running around the ring is cardio in itself, but if still need persists, he does cardio at the end of his workout sessions for 20 minutes.
He has also changed his strategy towards weight lifting after joining WWE. He has completely removed squats from his training. A person who power-bombs 300 pound men does not need it anyways. He also makes sure he lifts lesser weights to avoid any injury or over-training.
His workout schedule is divided into 3 days. Day 1 is dedicated to legs, Day 2 is dedicated to shoulder and back and Day 3 is dedicated to chest and arms. The following is his daily workout schedule :
Calves Raises (seated and seated): 3 sets, 10-15 repetitions
Leg Curls (seated,lying and standing): 2-3 sets, 10-15 repetitions
Leg Extensions: 3-4 sets, 10-15 repetitions.
Hack Squats: 2-3 sets, 10-15 repetitions
Leg Presses: 2-3 sets, 10-15 repetitions
Lat Pulldowns: 3-4 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Seated Rowing: 2-3 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Side Lateral Raises: 3-4 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Rear Lateral Raises: 2-3 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Shoulder Press: 2-3 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Shrugs: 3-4 sets,10-15 repetitions.
DAY 3 :
Incline Bench Press: 3-4 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Dumbbell Bench Press: 2-3 sets,10-15 repetitions
Cable Crossovers: 2-3 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Dumbbell Curls: 3-4 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Preacher Curls: 2-3 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Triceps Presses: 3-4 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Triceps Extensions: 2-3 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Wrist Curls (normal and reverse): 3-4 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Hanging Leg Raises: 3-4 sets,10-15 repetitions.
Crunches: 2-3 sets,10-15 repetitions.