WWE.com interview (4/16/03)
Body by The Game
Conducted by Phil Speer

As he alluded to in a recent interview with WWE.com, Triple H is currently putting together a workout book which he says will be available near the end of the year.

“It’s going to obviously be a book about me, to a degree,” the World Heavyweight Champion said. “It’s going to have a lot of stories about the business, my career and things like that. But it’s basically going to be about training. At the point I’m at in my career, and the things I’ve done, I just don’t feel like I have a whole lot to write about as far as a biography. I thought the biography’s something you do towards the end of your career.”

So when WWE officials asked him to write an autobiography, he offered do to the workout book instead.

“It’s one of the most frequently asked questions that I get (and) that the guys get – about working out and staying in shape,” he said. “'How do you guys stay in shape? How do you guys train?' If you’re a kid, football players are all uniformed up. You can’t see their bodies. Basketball players are mostly just skinny guys. If you are intrigued with your body, being bigger and things like that, I think wrestlers are a very visible source of motivation, and I think that’s why we get asked that so much. So I want to give people an insight on that – tell them how we stay in shape on the road. And if you’re an 18-year-old kid that wants to get bigger and wants to work out and stay in shape or whatever, (the book will) tell you what you can do. There are not a lot of places where you can find that information, and if you do find it, it’s from a bodybuilder or something like that. Competitive bodybuilding may not apply to you.”

The Thursday and Friday prior to WrestleMania, Triple H participated in a photo shoot for the as-yet-untitled book.

“The first one, on Thursday, was me performing all the exercises that you’ll see in the book,” he said. “It took 14 hours to shoot. I worked out for 14 hours, basically. It was a very exhausting day. The second day was all physique shots of different things they’re going to put in the book. That was a 10-hour photo shoot the second day, all posing and flexing.”

The finished product should be available in December.

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