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Kofi Kingston comments on his workout routine and importance of sleep

Kofi Kingston

WWE star Kofi Kingston spoke with Men's Journal to promote this Sunday’s WWE Hell In a Cell pay-per-view event. Here are the highlights.

On his workout routine:

"I'm always switching up my workouts, like one four-week program will be more of a power-lifting focus, and then I'll switch it up to Olympic lifting, which is more speed and explosiveness. A lot of the workouts I do overlap each other. For example, it'd be heavy squats, and then I'll do heavy dead-lifts, but then I'll have a couple days where I do resistance training with bands or chains, and the next workout might have one or two of those elements, but then some new elements. It’s constant, but also switching it up enough, just to keep it not boring for myself. But also just to keep the muscles guessing so you can keep progressing."

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On the importance of sleep:

"It's definitely important to find the time to fit sleep in. If I have a free moment, I'll just crash. I don't have a problem sleeping on planes or car rides or wherever. I try to get a few eight-hour sessions in on the weekends on the road or between shows. I am not the best example for somebody who gets enough sleep. The rest is almost as important as the actual workout. A lot of people run themselves into the ground, but you need that rest time to recuperate and recover."

You can read the entire interview here.