Six-time WWE Champion and 2009 WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has been the subject of much discussion about the greatest pro wrestler of all time. He's been getting a lot more attention on social media lately because he looks in great shape as he prepares for his 58th birthday in December.
The man behind the famous "Austin 3:16" slogan has been stepping up his workouts in recent months, sharing glimpses of his workouts on Instagram. If you need some quick circuit sessions or want to train like a wrestling icon, you can try these workouts.
One of Steve Austin's "RV workouts" involved a total body circuit with six rounds of each of the following exercises.
- Bodyweight squats – 10 repetitions
- pushups – 10 repetitions
- Alternative dumbbell curls – 10 repetitions
- Close-grip push-ups – 10 repetitions
Austin then shared in the caption that he also did 100 more push-ups and 100 kettlebell swings, all with no or minimal rest.
The second RV workout was another circuit session that only required a seat and a pair of dumbbells.
- Upright row with dumbbells – 10 repetitions
- Seated dumbbell press – 10 repetitions
- Stiff-legged deadlift – 10 repetitions
- Two-arm dumbbell row – 10 repetitions
Austin shared that he rested 60 seconds between each of his eight laps. The only equipment seen on camera in these clips are his dumbbells, a kettlebell, and a resistance band. netheless, 1996's King of the Ring proves that it doesn't take a lot to get a lot of work done. Austin also shared in his IG Stories that he uses a SkiErg machine as part of his cardio routine.
The 6ft 2in tall WWE Legend weighed around 250lbs during his career and although he was known for his beer parties he had an impressive physique. During his playing career in the ring, Austin had suffered multiple knee injuries resulting in him wearing braces during his matches, and he also suffered a famous neck injury from a botched stake driver in 1997. Still, he overcame all of those troubles to be one of the biggest box office grossers in wrestling history. It's unclear if he only trains with these circuits these days, but given his previous neck and knee injuries, he still squats and makes the most of every workout.
The three-time Royal Rumber champion retired from the ring in 2003 but returned this year after a 15-year absence from WrestleMania 38 in a Street Fight match against Kevin Owens, in which Austin was victorious. Many wrestling fans have speculated that he is gearing up for a return match at WrestleMania 39 in 2023. This event is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, California. Reports circulated that Austin was being offered a match at the big event, but Austin himself had not stated whether those reports were accurate.