During a Recent Interview, The Rock Explains Why He Has “Messed Up” Abs

The Rock gets abs critiqued by fan.

In a recent interview Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson got his physique taken to task. During the interview his abs were critiqued by a fan. The actor took the question on the chin and gave his reasons for why his abs look the way they do.

With a powerhouse like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson you’d think that there’d be little to critique about him physically. In most every image and video of the actor, he looks absolutely jacked and shredded. Yet despite that people will find a reason to criticize just about anything and everyone. So it was no surprise that fans have critiqued the physique of The Rock.

Brutal Critique

In a recent interview for WIRED, The Rock and his Jungle Cruise co-star Emily Blunt answered fan questions. Among one of the questions was why The Rock had messed up abs.

“That’s f—ked up,” Johnson said with a laugh. “There’s nothing wrong with them. I think because on Instagram, all these Instagram fitness models have these incredible six, eight, twelve, twenty-four pack stomachs. No, I got like a five and a half pack, sometimes a four and a half pack.”

 

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“The problem was, and a lot of people don’t know this, in a wrestling match, I tore the top of my quad off my pelvis. It went bang in a wrestling match, and then what that did was it caused a chain reaction, and it tore my abdomen wall. So then I had to do triple-hernia emergency surgery of a tear, a tear, and a tear… So they’re not like perfect abs.”

 

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Handling Critique Like A Professional

It’s pretty interesting to consider that even someone like The Rock has to take flack. He has worked tirelessly in the gym to cultivate his well earned muscle. Yet people will still criticize the actor and WWE performer despite how far he’s come.

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It’s great to see that he had a good sense of humor about it all. Never allow others to shut down your successes. The Rock handling things in this way is a great example on how others should handle criticism.

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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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.