There are quite a few people who are qualified to give out exercise tips, but not many people do so as affably as John Cena, who popped up on Today this morning to give NBC viewers some awesome exercises. One of these exercises was the basic squat, which also featured John Cena using Al Roker as a weightlifting object. You haven't seen anything until you've seen John Cena exercise with Al Roker.
John Cena is always a guy who is willing to be a little funny, and early on in his Today show segment he brings a bunch of charm, cracking jokes and showing us a few exercises with silly names. In particular, we enjoyed him showing Tamron Hall and the other exercise devotees on Today the exercise he called "dead bugs," which forced everyone to wiggle around on the floor like a dead bug. Tamron Hall wasn't the only person who was involved with these shenanigans, however. As you can see in the gif above, Al Roker was just minding his own business on the sidelines when John Cena decided to use him. And we're not saying Roker was forced to do an exercise himself. No. John Cena actually picked the anchor up and held him across his shoulders as he did squats. If this was the Al Roker of a few years ago, it probably would not have looked quite so easy.
Al Roker seemed very surprised that this happened, and since he's not wearing exercise gear like the rest of the group, it does not seem like something the two planned in advance. In fact, judging by the fact that Al Roker was about to ask a question before John Cena picked him up, he may not have known what was going to happen at all--or at least not when it was going to happen. Still, he seemed pretty alright with Cena choosing to pick him up and take him for a test squat.
If you'd like to check out how to work your glutes and do some other fun exercises to stay toned and fit, you can check out the full Today segment here. It's certainly more fun than exercising to a Jillian Michaels DVD while she's hollering about wanting to bounce a quarter off her exercise partner's butt to get you motivated.
This isn't the first time John Cena has made a fun and funny TV appearance in recent memory. The WWE star and actor hosted an episode of SNL earlier this season, to interesting results. He's also a pretty funny part of the movie Sisters and it's easy to see how his WWE work has transitioned into giving out daytime exercise tips.
Tune in for more wacky shenanigans when Today airs on weekday mornings over at NBC.