Mark Wahlberg pulls his weight for 'Pain And Gain' role

Tuesday April 23, 2013

Mark Wahlberg has revealed the full extent of his workout regime for his new film Pain And Gain.

He stars opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Hurt Locker actor Anthony Mackie in the macho movie about three Florida bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme.

Speaking at the Los Angeles premiere of the film, which is based on a true story, Mark said The Rock had a penchant for oiling up.

"Dwayne was obsessed with the baby oil,” he explained.

“Anthony and I didn't go that far, we didn't want to be rubbing each other down with oil, but the part required a lot of working out, trying to get as big as possible.”

"It took a lot of time to train because I had done four movies all in a row and each one required a different physical and mental preparation."

Anthony said that the boys added a competitive element to their daily training.

"Every time I tried to challenge them to an arm wrestle they said no but I did beat Dwayne in a pull-up competition. They have bigger muscles but I have stronger muscles!"

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