KOFI KINGSTON

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This WWE veteran is in main-event shape more than a decade after his debut.

GOAL-GETTER

If you’re trying to increase your gains or increase your size, then you gear your workouts toward what your goal is at that point in time. It’s always changing for me, so I think that’s been the key in terms of being able to maintain a level of fitness and athleticism—the fact that I’m always keeping my body guessing. My body is naturally always trying to get better and trying to get stronger through the workouts that I’m doing— they’re all different.

GUESSING GAME

I have a personal trainer, Rob MacIntyre. He’s with Hard Knocks. He trains John Cena as well. He comes up with all the workouts that I’ve done in the past 10 years or so. But he’s always switching things up. I’ve done Olympic lifts and I’ve done power lifts, then I’ve done high-rep stuff and then I’ll do low-rep stuff and heavy stuff and then work toward the max. I think the key for me has always been to switch it up. I think our bodies always need to be kept guessing. You don’t want your body to get used to one program. Then you kinda find yourself starting to plateau.

STAY THE COURSE

Well, I think there’s no real secret. I think it’s a mindset. I’ve always told people I think there’s a state of mind where people are looking for the next big diet. They’ll say, “Let me get on this or let me get on that diet,” and I think you have to have a mindset where it’s not about being on a diet— you have to make a change in your life to where you’re always thinking about what it is that you’re putting into your body. And it’s OK to be on diets at certain points, but it’s not like you go on a diet and then go off and then go on to a different diet. I think, for me, I’ve been pretty conscious about the things that I put into my body. So it helps when you have that state of mind and you don’t start thinking in the frame of, “Well, how can I get onto this diet?” It’s not a diet; it’s a way of life.

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