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Dwayne Johnson Is More Ripped Than Ever Before As He Prepares To Go Shirtless For Black Adam

Dominic Smithers

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Dwayne Johnson Is More Ripped Than Ever Before As He Prepares To Go Shirtless For Black Adam

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Dwayne Johnson is more ripped than ever before as he prepares to go shirtless for the Black Adam movie.

The actor is currently shooting the long-awaited film, which sees him play muscle-bound Teth-Adam, an ancient Egyptian slave who is given supernatural powers.

And while we all know how much dedication Johnson has for keeping fit, he's taken things to a whole other level for the DC role.

In a post to his Instagram account, the 49-year-old shared a snap of him mid-workout in the gym, his veins popping, arms bulging and shirt dripping with sweat.

Explaining that he's been racking up the hours for a particular scene, Johnson said: "Late night training.

"Big week for #BlackAdam shooting my 'champion' scenes with my shirt off and showing my body.

"Been working extremely hard dieting, training and conditioning unlike any other role of my entire career.

"Manipulating water, sodium, cardio but also having to push and pull real iron to have dense, dry, detailed muscle.

"It's a real science that takes months and months to dial it all in with my strength & conditioning coach @daverienzi who keeps a very watchful eye, constantly fine tuning our strategy daily.

"As many of you know, the intense (and exciting) comic mythology of Teth Adam - he becomes the immortal 'champion' by the Gods.

"Blessed with the powers of Superman and dangerous magic from the wizards.

"Then his rage turns his soul dark, forever becoming Black Adam.

"Big week, grateful for the grind & support - here we go."

Dwayne Johnson has been putting in the graft for his portrayal of Black Adam. Credit: Instagram
Dwayne Johnson has been putting in the graft for his portrayal of Black Adam. Credit: Instagram

The film's producer Dany Garcia recently spoke about Johnson's costume for the highly-anticipated superhero flick.

And while actors can sometimes need a little bit of padding to help give the impression of being big and powerful, she said that wasn't necessary with the Rock.

Garcia, who was married to Johnson for 11 years, told Variety: "My husband is DJ's strength and conditioning coach, and they were able to get his physique to the right place with so much time before shooting that.

"There wasn't a lot of 'Where are we padding or where are we adding?' and things like that."

Adding: "I've seen him in the full costume and let me tell you - it's a thing."

Black Adam will also star Noah Centineo, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge and Quintessa Swindell.

It's expected to land in cinemas in July 2022.

Topics: Instagram, Entertainment, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, US News, Gym, US Entertainment, Costume, Workout

Dominic Smithers
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