Bobby Lashley Workout and DIET 

Professional Wrestler
Born: 1976

Franklin Roberto Lashley is from Kansas. He gave wrestling a try in 7th grade and stuck with it through high school. At Missouri Valley College, he was a wrestling champion 3 years running (1996-98). He graduated in 1999, then did as his father had done and joined the army. During his 3-year stint, he won a gold and silver medal in the International Military Sports Council wrestling event. His sites set on the 2004 Olympics, Lashley moved to Colorado, but a knee injury ended his amateur career. Lashley joined the WWE in 2005. ‘The All Mighty’ is an 8-time champ in wrestling and also has a career in MMA. Only he and Rob Van Dam have won the WWE, ECW and TNA/Impact World Championships, and Lashley is the only person to hold multiple titles in those championships. He has 2 children with former WWE wrestler Kristal Marshall. Lashley has several business ventures including a gym, a smoothie shop, a nutrition store and social media pages. He is a character in several WWE video games. Lashley has over a million followers on social media. He is 6 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs about 240 lbs.

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Bobby Lashley‘s Diet


Diet is an essential component for any professional athlete’s regimen. That said, Lashley refuses to become tied to any particular diet because he needs the flexibility to eat what is available. He eats clean for the most part, but he isn’t averse to treating himself and is a fan of the ‘Peanut Butter & Jealousy Burger.’ He stays hydrated with plenty of water.

Estimated Macros

  • Medium Fat 20% 20%
  • Medium Carb 25% 25%
  • Medium Protein 55% 55%

Diet Details


Lifestyle, Not ‘Diet’

Over the course of his long career, Lashley has tried out all different diets, but he says rigidity in eating doesn’t work for him. He prefers to stay adaptable to the situation and what’s available.


Food Is Medicine

Lashley says that while food is not a replacement for medicine, you cannot be healthy without eating right.


Ultimate Treats

Lashley eats primarily nutritious food, but he also doesn’t deny himself a few pleasures. A cheeseburger and cookies top his list. Mostly he eats normal cheeseburgers, but he found one in California that has bacon, cheese, peanut butter and jelly AND a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Another oddball concoction from the same shop: a bacon cheeseburger with 2 glazed donuts called ‘The Luther.’

What to Eat


Whole Foods












Fresh fruit


Whole grains


Cheeseburgers (treat)


Cookies (treat)



What to Avoid


Junk food


Fast Food


Empty-calorie foods


Processed foods




Artificial ingredients


Lashley on eating

I don’t eat for pleasure; I eat for performance.


Lashley on how to eat

I’m really simple with diets. I say, feed your frame.


Lashley on his diet

I keep it very simple. I never get tied to a diet because I have to live my life.


Lashley on diets in general

I think a lot of people get stuck on diet plans, and I don’t want to get stuck with that for the rest of my life.


Lashley on food & health

One thing that’s been certain is that food and nutrition are just like medicine.


Lashley's advice on eating

Get to know your body and what foods are good for you.


Lashley on his favorite cheats

Cheeseburgers and cookies.


Lashley on the Peanut Butter & Jealousy Burger

Get that burger and put it at the top of my list.


Lashley on The Luther Burger with donuts

I had to have it…It was delicious going down!

Bobby Lashley‘s Workout Routine

Weekly Routine

A Natural

Lashley tried out wrestling as an alternative off-season sport to football and never looked back.

Crank It Up

Lashley says that high intensity is his idea of an ideal workout. He varies what he does, but he always does everything to the max.

Not a Fashion Show

Lashley says he’s not one of those guys who dresses up to go the gym. He doesn’t compare himself to anyone else in any way; he’s just there to work hard.

Going the Distance

Lashley has his trainer take him the edge of his abilities, which he says creates more stop-and-go power.

Synergistic Training

Lashley’s routine defies labels. He does anything and everything that maxes out his conditioning.

Fasted Cardio

Lashely runs 10 miles twice a week as part of his regular routine. He considers fasting cardio to be very important to his fitness level.

No Limits

Lashley also does yoga because he says he does not want his moves to be limited by his size.

Recovery Matters

Lashley works out hard, but he is also aware of the importance of recovery and takes a day off in the middle of the week to let his body rest and recuperate.

Exercise Style


A Bobby Lashley Routine

Day 1
Squats: 5 x 5
Deadlifts: 5, 5, 3, 2
Walking lunges: 12 x 3
Sled push: 50 yds x 4
Tabata on VersaClimber
Day 2
Pull-ups: 100 total, done in sets of 5
Bent-over rows: 12 x 3
Ball slams: 10 x 3
Rower sprints: 30 sec sprint/30 sec rest x 10
Day 3
Day 4
Flat bench press: 10 x 10
Incline single-arm incline press: 10 x 3
Pec deck flys: 15 x 3
Dips: 3 sets to failure
Day 5
Thrusters: 12 x 3
Single-arm shoulder press: 5 x 5
Lateral raises: 12 x 4
Hammer curls: 10 x 3
Straight bar curl: close, reg & wide grip x 10/each
Day 6
Pull-ups: 5
Push-ups: 10
EMOM: 30 min
Turkish Get-Ups: 50-100
Yoga: 2x/week
Cardio: 2 sessions/week


Lashley on training to win

You have to train with the fight in mind. You can’t just randomly lift weights.


Lashley on fasting cardio

I think that fasted cardio in the morning has helped me throughout my career.


Lashley on the key to a solid workout

I believe the most important part of a workout is intensity.


Lashley on fitness

I view strength training not just as physical fitness, but a direct link to my fight condition.


Lashley on winning a fight

He who can recover quicker will be more dominant toward the end of the fight.


Lashley on being ripped & flexible

With the proper training, you can have a great physique and still be athletic.

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Bobby Lashley‘s Lifestyle

Unlucky Break

Lashley was training to join the Olympic wrestling team when he witnessed a robbery and had to jump out of the way to avoid being targeted. He injured his knee, which ended his Olympic dreams.

The Right Start

Lashley uses the power of positive thinking to fuel his mind. He makes his bed every morning, listens to motivational books and goes to the park at 5 am, before his kids are up, to do his 10-mile run.

Be Ready

Lashley says there was a time in his life when he didn’t have anything in particular to do, but was still getting up at 5 to train because he says he wanted to be ready for whatever might be coming down the pike.

It Runs in the Family

Lashley’s father was in the army, and Lashley joined the army after college. He has 3 older sisters, one of whom is still in the Air Force.

Find Your Tribe

Lashley considers being surrounded by like-minded people to be essential to success. He formed Hurt Business with other wrestlers to bring together individuals with common interests to support one another.

Minor Inconvenience

Like Jada Pinkett Smith, Lashley has alopecia, a condition which causes hair loss. Because he no longer has eyebrows, he has to wear a sweatband on his head to keep the sweat out of his eyes.

Wild Times

In February, 2022, Lashley was knocked out of the WWE Championship match in Saudi Arabia after Seth Rollins threw Austin Theory through the glass door of Lashley’s pod. Then in April ‘22 during a match in England against Drew McIntyre, the top rope snapped, pitching Lashley outside the ring.

No Retirement Plans

Although Lashley is closing in on 50, he has no plans of retiring. He says he’ll know when the time is right.


Lashley on his amateur wrestling career

I didn’t really get to accomplish everything I wanted.


Lashley on his special morning routine

It sets my day up. I’m on top of the world. I feel like I could pick up a building.


Lashley on staying in peak condition

People would say, “Wow, what are you training for?” and I’d say, “I don’t know, but I’m going to be ready when I get there!


Lashley on wrestling

Once you catch that fever of wrestling, you really can’t get it out.


Lashley on MMA & wrestling

I don’t know which is harder: going from MMA to wrestling or from wrestling to MMA.


Lashley on progress

One of the best things I’ve ever been told is that it’s better for someone to tell you to slow down than to speed up


Lashley on other business ventures

I’d like to someday possibly come out with a workout video or even a manual just to teach people the things I know.


Lashley on the WWE

WWE is not just about fighting; we’re about community.


Lashley on being a dad

I’m a father, and that is the absolute most important thing in my life.’


Lashley on retirement

I don’t think I should be wrestling when I’m 50 years old, but I’m feeling so good now, I don’t know.

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