WWE Superstar Triple H offers M&F an exclusive look at his workout, and gives us a look at his everyday life away from the spotlight.
As a WWE Superstar you burn through passports faster than Jason Bourne. On an average European tour, the WWE may hit a different city every night for 2-3 weeks. This makes working out on a consistent basis hard - and eating healthy even harder.
"I get meals when I can or I have protein shakes," Triple H says. "Being on the road is no excuse for having a poor diet. I don't like fast food, but if I have to I'll order three plain grilled chicken sandwiches and throw out the buns."
This isn't to say that being on the road is a never-ending parade of low-grade drive-thru fare. There are some benefits to traveling, such as getting to eat at some of America's great steakhouses on a semi-regular basis.
"I love steakhouses," Triple H says. "When I'm in Chicago I know there's a Gibsons that's open late. 13 Coins at Sea-Tac Airport in Washington is a gourmet restaurant I love. When I'm on the road, restaurants are like gyms: I know where I want to be in each city. In Chicago I go to Powerhouse and on Long Island I go to Bev Francis [Powerhouse Gym]."
It always comes back to the gyms, which makes sense for someone who started lifting at 14 years old. Back then, Triple H was a self-proclaimed 135-pound beanpole in Nashua, New Hampshire, who decided to try working out when he got a free one-week trial membership at a local health club. From that point on he lifted every day, packing almost 100 pounds onto his skinny frame before he turned 20.
For the rest of our story on WWE Superstar Triple H pick up the September issue of M&F.