In the late 1990s, a man appeared on the professional wrestling scene who would go on to win 173 matches in a row and become one of the most popular superstars the sport had ever soon. His name: Bill Goldberg.
Now, 20 years later, the mountain of muscle has returned to the ring. On March 5, Goldberg pinned Kevin Owens in a lightning-fast 21 seconds and captured the WWE’s Universal Championship belt – all at the sprightly age of 50.
Better yet, he looks as fit and as buff as he was in his prime. How was this second coming possible? Inhuman training and a packed refrigerator, that’s how.
Read on for recipes and Goldberg’s golden rules.
After Goldberg signed on for second stint in the WWE last year, he had just six weeks to get ring-ready and recover his imposing physique. Naturally, his food intake doubled to support such a Herculean effort.
In an interview with GQ magazine, the champ revealed the diet that got him back to the top. If you want to make similarly gigantic gains, grab a pen, draw up the list below and hit your nearest supermarket.
First breakfast: six servings of oatmeal, 20 blueberries and several teaspoons of honey.
Then training. Second breakfast: Twelve eggs, six slices of bacon, four portions of gluten-free toast with avocado. A shake. After that, two gluten-free pizzas with lots of hamburger meat on top – “for protein.” Another shake.
“My son and I are about to go to Muay Thai, but on the way we’re going to have some pho. Some soup and noodles, some shrimp.” Then Muay Thai training.
“On the way home we’ll get some pho again for dinner, because the wife hasn’t eaten it yet today. Then I’ll do the family thing, and then I’ll eat again. Tonight I’ll probably do some beef tips and sweet potato fries and an avocado and probably another shake. Then I’ll go workout again, and I’ll have another shake after that, and I’ll do my cheat, which is popcorn.”
In addition to all his meals, Goldberg also downs around four to six shakes a day: “It’s been tough drinking these shake meals. I’m drinking four to six shakes a day, so I’m always bloated. That makes it hard to train.”
- Four scoops of super-gainer Muscle Milk powder. “Like, gnarly amounts of protein. Some branched-chain amino acids.”
- 1 banana
- 6-7 strawberries
- A little honey
- Some oatmeal powder
- Some peanut butter powder
#1. “I try to drink as much water as humanly possible each and every day. A gallon to a gallon-and-a-half of water.” That’s roughly between 4 and 6 litres.
#2. “I try not to eat past dark. Except for the fact that I now have to squeeze another workout in at midnight, so that’s not exactly possible for me right now.”
#3. “I don’t drink soft drinks. Period. End of story. Diet, any of that crap, none of it. Period.”
#4. “Understand that 75 percent of what you look like is predicated by what you put in your mouth. At the end of the day, do it for yourself, do it for the people you love, and you’ll feel a hell of a lot better each morning when you wake up if you eat better and you train.”
#5. “Sedentary is the killer of humanity. Let that be a lesson.”