generation ironCheck out the athlete turned actor’s killer workout.

It’s happening more and more these days. People are making the transition from other sporting and entertainment endeavors to the big screen. Arnold Schwarzenegger paved the way for many other athletes to consider going into other forms of entertainment and business.

Professional wrestlers seem to fit into the category pretty well. They pretty much are stunt men with the talent for acting. Terry “Hulk” Hogan tried his hand at being a crossover star with mixed results. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin have led the pack for a new generation of pro wrestling stars to hit the big screen with pretty positive results. Which leads us to another WWE superstar breaking into the film industry in a big way.

Dave Bautista is a multifaceted athlete. After a number of years with the prestigious organization, Bautista left the WWE to pursue a short lived career in mixed martial arts. During that time, Bautista was also pursuing a film career. His massive size and underrated acting skills lent has itself well into his transition from wrestler to actor. Recently starring in the Marvel comic book film Guardians of the Galaxy and and as a memorable henchman in the latest James Bond sequel SPECTRE, it’s safe to say Bautista and his larger than life frame will be adorning the screen for quite some time. You don’t get yourself in a comic book film unless you look the part.

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But just exactly how did he get his massive six feet six inch form into shape, particularly his pecs, arms and abs? Generation Iron has you covered. Check out Dave Bautista’s upper body workout.

Dave Bautista’s Brutal Upper Body Workout

4 sets of incline bench press of 10-15 reps

3 sets of dumbbell bench press of 15 reps

3 sets of cable crossovers of 15 reps

3 sets of preacher curls of 10-15 reps

4 sets of dumbbell curls of 10-15 reps

3 sets of triceps extensions of 10-15 reps

3 sets of triceps presses of 10-15 reps

4 sets of wrist curls of 10-15 reps

4 sets of reverse wrist curls of 10-15 reps

4 sets of hanging leg raises of 10-15 reps

3 sets of crunches of 10-15 reps


Anyone who thought this guy didn’t train hard was sorely mistaken. And to think that’s just his Friday routine. Let us know what you think about Bautista’s workout in the comments below and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.