Always good to remind our pro and amateur athletes, that for all of us - regardless of the sport - it all starts and ends with the work we put in the weight room.
And when our playing days are over - whether that’s on the court, field, snow covered mountain or in the swimming pool, octagon or wrestling & boxing ring.. we will always end up right back in that weight room.
Jacking iron, cardio, core work, strengthening old injuries etc.
Athletes will always end up, right back where we started - the gym.
That’s the lifelong invaluable philosophy of weight room training.
1185116044 hours ago
Audience comes first.
One of the most critical (and enjoyable) parts of my job is getting my movie in front of test screening audiences to get their direct feedback on how to make our film better before we release it to the world.
Check your ego at the door and create a safe environment for your audience to be real about the aspects they loved in the film and what they didn’t.
Most important relationship I have in this business, will always be the one I have with my audience.
Thank all you so much for your enthusiasm and open dialogue.
An exciting time as we gear up to deliver SKYSCRAPER later this summer.
One more test screening to go.
Why the hell do I even bother wearing a hat?
22954210518 hours ago
Saturday night doc viewing.
Great insight into the DNA of this successful and smart business man.
Best part of his success, is when you strip it all away - it will always come down to being the hardest worker in the room.
Those roots never go away.
Solid doc. Well done brother. 👊🏾
1030942379220 hours ago
We’re gonna have times in our lives where we get fucked up and knocked down. It’s a very defining moment when that time comes because you can either say, “I’m done”... or you can fight thru your pain - physical or emotional - get back up and finish the job.
We had a scheduled 45min WrestleMania match (including our entrances and post match celebration) and at 15min mark of my match against John Cena, for the @wwe Championship - I ripped my quadricep and my adductor tendons off my pelvis.
Laying on the mat, I also had no idea that my tendons torn off my pelvis, caused a wicked chain reaction of three immediate hernia tears throughout my abdomen which would eventually lead to emergency surgery.
I need tequila.
I pushed thru and continued the match for another 20+ minutes.
We all have these moments...
Pain is temporary, but finishing the job is forever.
Good to see this message had a real impact on the team. My guy @kuz#GeniusTalks#LAKERS#PushThruPain
609857316323 hours ago
It’s a success philosophy thats worked very well in my career. I let my hard times of my past, shape and inform my daily gratitude and work ethic.
Regardless of whatever success I’ve been fortunate enough to achieve over the years, I still operate every day as if my back’s up against the fucking wall.
When I psychologically put myself in that position, there’s only one way to go - forward.
This ideology doesn’t work for everyone, as a lot of people prefer to block out their past.
I prefer to understand it, embrace it & use it.
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Thank you @lakers for having me speak to the team about success, pitfalls, perspective & the life long benefits of playing thru pain and always outworking your competition.
Keep chasing that greatness.
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Just stopping in to show my appreciation and gratitude for making our “little monster movie”, RAMPAGE a big global success of $400M+ worldwide. Til Avengers came along and kicked my ass 😂
We took an obscure 1980’s video game property with an extreme, yet fun conceit of a storyline and delivered a movie that audiences gave an EXCELLENT A- CinemaScore.
Love y’all 🤟🏾and thank you for loving the movie and most importantly, thanks for having FUN.
See you down the road later this summer with my “little trapped in a burning building movie”, SKYSCRAPER.
#RAMPAGE#GlobalSuccess#Grateful 🙏🏾 🌎
Cool update on ARMED FORCES DAY.
I was able to donate an entire gym to a military base that’s very close to my heart, @jointbasephh.
We held a show on this base in 2016, called ROCK THE TROOPS which became the largest military gathering on US soil ever, drawing over 50,000+ military men, women and their families.
Historic and very special night.
But what a lot people don’t know, is that when I was a little punk kid living in Hawaii, my grandfather (wrestler, High Chief Peter Maivia) used to promote tiny wrestling shows on this base every week and would draw a few hundred people at best. Never made any money, we lived paycheck to paycheck, but he loved supporting the military and would always love to come “work out with da boys” on the base before every wrestling show.
Every week I was here. Looking back, those lean times here in Hawaii and on this base, helped shape me as a man.
And now many years later, I can give back in some small way.
A token of my gratitude to our troops and their families, for the sacrifices you’re willing to make for our country. And the pride in which you’re willing to make them.
Enjoy the new equipment, be relentless in that gym and remember our motto/
BLOOD, SWEAT & RESPECT.
The first two we give, the last one we EARN - Rock.
Thank you to our #ProjectRock partners @underarmour, @TheUSO & @hammerstrengthofficial for helping make this all happen.
GET READY JAPAN 🇯🇵 for the global hit called RAMPAGE opening in your country THIS FRIDAY. Our film just crossed $400M worldwide so we’re pumped it’s finally coming to your country! 👏🏾👍🏾
Our monsters were inspired by your iconic KAIJU film genre and of course our “Lizzie” was inspired by our beloved Godzilla.
Only difference between Lizzie and Godzilla, is Lizzie DOES NOT stop mutating and growing.
#RUN! #RAMPAGE#JAPAN THIS FRIDAY!
68078948254 days ago
Welcome my good bud @JohnTravolta to @instagram. We had a blast making BE COOL together. I was just starting out my acting career and not sure what the future held for me in Hollywood - but I did know I had an opportunity play a character written by the great novelist, Elmore Leonard and act opposite Travolta and Uma Thurman. I wasn’t passing that shot up.
In this impromptu audition for John and Uma’s characters, My character’s performing his favorite monologue, from his favorite movie - BRING IT ON.
For the record, me and John belly laughed more than a few times and fucked the takes up.
Welcome to the ‘Gram dude!
52326350445 days ago
Lil’ nervous signing the biggest contract of my career for JUNGLE CRUISE.
Think I had an out of body, “holy shit this is really happening” moment lol.
15yrs ago when I saw the first trailer for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN I was blown away and so inspired. I was just starting my acting career at that time and thought man one day if I could make a movie based off an iconic and beloved Disney ride - that took audiences on that kind of vintage adventure and fun, it’d be a dream come true.
So I vowed to put in the hard work...and 15yrs later here we are today.
Promise to do my best to make ya proud, Walt.
And for the love of all that’s holy, can my producing partners @flynnpictureco and @hhgarcia41 please get me a pen that has ink!?