The Rock has opened up on an unconventional gym habit he accidentally revealed to the world a few years ago, giving details on why he pees in water bottles when he’s working out.
The Rock is well-known for the intense workouts he carries out in order to maintain the physique he needs for the seemingly neverending number of action movies he takes starring roles in. One thing that’s remained a mystery, however, is why he pees in water bottles instead of using a toilet when he’s in the gym.
The WWE legend accidentally revealed the habit back in 2017 when he was live on Instagram promoting his ‘Project Rock’ USDNA collection of clothing. When he turned the camera to his shoes, a large bottle of urine was clearly in shot. He immediately realised what happened and briefly addressed it.
“I don’t have time to go to the bathroom, I find a bottle, I pee in it, and I keep training like a beast.”
In a new interview with Esquire, the subject was brought up again, and the multi-time WWE Champion gave more of an explanation, saying that the gyms he works out in don’t have bathrooms.
“I do pee in my water bottles, but let me give context to that. It’s not a water bottle that I’ve actually purchased solely for water that you wash and clean when you’re done using it. These are just bottles that I’m no longer using.”
“Usually the gyms that I work out in don’t have a bathroom because they’re the iron paradise. They’re just hot, sweaty and dirty.”
The Rock went on to explain that he stays “pretty hydrated” so needs to use the bathroom during his workouts.
“Not a lot, but probably a couple of times during every workout I have to go to the bathroom. So, I break out the bottle.”
Recently, The Rock also addressed rumours of him potentially appearing at WrestleMania 38 to take on Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, saying that it won’t happen next year, but maybe “down the road”.
H/T to Men’s Health for the above transcription.