Becky’s insanely toned body makes fans think that she’s spent her whole life in the gym.
In her Muscle & Fitness cover issue with boyfriend and fellow wrestling star Seth Rollins last year, Becky Lynch proudly showed off her abs and boasted the title of being one of “WWE’s fittest superstars.”
Becky’s insanely toned body makes fans think that she’s spent her whole life in the gym, but the 33-year-old icon actually failed Physical Education as a teenager and took a long time to get her start.
Becky’s joint workouts with Rollins and her creativity in the gym have helped her achieve her goals both physically and in the ring recently, and she’s ready for people to start referring to her as “Crossfit Shesus.”
Becky’s Fitness Journey Had A Slow Start
While Becky Lynch grew up loving wrestling and started dreaming of making it big in WWE when she was just a child, it took a surprisingly long time for her to start taking her training seriously. She actually failed her Physical Education class in school at the age of 15, and that finally motivated her to hit the gym and work towards achieving her goals.
“I looked at all the WWE Superstars, and they were in great shape,” she told Muscle & Fitness.
Becky started exercising regularly and worked as a stuntwoman and a personal trainer before she finally broke into the sport on the independent circuit. She proudly displayed her fitness progress on Instagram in 2017 when she posted a video of herself performing a 300-pound deadlift, her personal record.
She Enjoys CrossFit Workouts The Most
While Becky is experienced in a variety of different styles of exercise, she’s found herself enjoying CrossFit training the most. CrossFit is a branded fitness regimen created by Greg Glassman that is “characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition.” Unlike typical weight training, CrossFit combines a wide variety of functional movements into a timed or scored workout.
“I’ve always been lifting since I started training to be a wrestler at 15, but recently I’ve got really into CrossFit and I love it,” Becky told Mirror. “It’s something that constantly pushes you and constantly tests you both physically and mentally to keep going and keep going harder, getting stronger and faster and more agile.”
Becky’s boyfriend and fellow WWE star Seth Rollins has always been a big advocate for CrossFit and has even been referred to as “CrossFit Jesus,” but Becky thinks that her love for the fitness regimen rivals Rollins’.
“They call Rollins CrossFit Jesus but if you want, you can call me Crossfit Shesus,” she joked. “Don’t feel obliged or under pressure, only if you want to.”
Becky and Seth are as competitive in training as they are in the ring, and they use their different strengths in the gym to push each other to the limit. Seth tries to match Becky’s endurance and speed, while Becky is forced to work harder to keep up with Seth during strength training.
“Becky and I have opposite strengths when it comes to workouts. I’m more skill-oriented, so when it comes to gymnastics-like movements or weightlifting, like doing a snatch, I have an advantage,” Seth explained to Muscle & Fitness. “But her engine is on another level. If she has movements that are just go, go, go, she’s going to outrun me every single time. I’m always trying to play catch-up to her when it comes to those workouts.”
Becky told the magazine that being on “the same wavelength” as Seth has helped them both reach the top of their games in the ring, and Josh Gallegos—a CrossFit luminary who trains both wrestlers—agrees that morphing their programming into one has been beneficial for both Becky and Seth.
“Seth lifts more weight than Becky, but they still do the same kind of workout, though there are some skills that Becky’s still working on that Seth has already mastered,” he said. “There are a lot of people that don’t want to take the hard road. They think, ‘Oh, it’ll be easy. It’ll come to me.’ But that’s not the case. Their work ethic inside the ring and outside of the ring is unmatched.”
Her Trainer Helps Her Get Creative In The Gym
Gallegos trains a variety of WWE stars, including Cesaro, Bayley, Karl Anderson, and the Singh Brothers, and is known for using a hybrid of different workout techniques, with an emphasis on CrossFit training principles. He’s been working with Seth for five years and Becky for three years, and makes sure to keep their training “as fresh as possible” so they don’t get bored in the gym.
“It’s not just the same mundane thing over and over. I try to keep their barbell lifts and their weight training in the same vein as CrossFit in the sense that it changes every week.”
Since Becky is on the road so frequently, Gallegos occasionally has to think outside of the box and come up with creative new workouts she can do with little to no exercise equipment.
“Sometimes I’ll get a phone call from Becky that’s like, ‘Hey, I can’t make it into a gym today. Can you give me a workout to do in the hotel?’ And so I’ve got to, on the fly, fix either her workout to be done in a hotel gym or write her a completely new one.”
Becky’s Abs Are On Full Display On Muscle & Fitness Cover
The hard work Becky has put into the gym ever since she failed PE nearly 18 years ago has definitely paid off, and she was proud to put her chiseled body on display in her Muscle & Fitness cover photo alongside Seth. They were labeled “WWE’s fittest superstars,” something which Becky revealed on Instagram was “another goal got.”
The undisputed queen of the ring now feels that if her competition wants to get on her level, they’re going to have to start training as hard as she does.
“Championships represent being at the top of your game. It means that you are the best of the best,” says Lynch. “Anybody who wants to take it from me better step up and be better, otherwise I can’t sit with that.”