While Jinder Mahal is finding great success in his latest run with WWE, including winning the WWE championship at Backlash just last month, he’s been facing repeated questions about his physique. He’s made sure to note he’s been drug tested “plenty, and never failed one.”
So it’s just hard work and clean eating, then.
So what the hell does he eat? What’s the secret?
Our friend Mick Rouse at GQ got the word on that in a recent interview:
“I actually started being more consistent with my meals. Before when I was hungry, I would eat a big meal and then not eat for a couple of hours. Maybe have a snack. But what I do now, what’s made the biggest change in my physique, is I eat every two hours and I eat the same portion meal—about 350 to 400 calories, about 30 grams of carbs, and 30 to 40 grams of protein. I eat a meal with that same breakdown every two hours.”
And here’s a typical day:
“The first thing I do when I wake up is cardio on an empty stomach. I’ll just drink water or maybe I’ll have a black coffee with no sugar, and I’ll do about 25 minutes of cardio, six days a week. If I’m home, I have an elliptical trainer. If I’m on the road, I always go down to the hotel gym and just use whatever cardio equipment they have. I prefer to use the elliptical because it’s a little bit easier on my joints than running on a treadmill. But right after I do that I have my first meal, which is usually one packet of oats and two scoops of whey protein isolate. I just dump the oatmeal right into the protein shake and mix it with water. I’ll also have one banana. That’s meal number one.
“About an hour after that I get my workout in. I’m training for about an hour and a half. I do about 30 minutes of stretching and then right after that workout I eat another banana, a packet of oats, and a few scoops of protein for my post-workout meal. An hour after that is when I start my regular meals. With the meal prep company, it makes it so easy and it’s a different variety every meal. Chicken and rice, pasta and turkey. Like I mentioned before, the main key is balance. Each meal has those balanced macronutrients—same amount of protein, same amount of carbs.”
He again addresses steroids accusations in the full article, and a whole lot more, so give it a read.