Sylvester Stallone’s Health & Fitness
Sylvester Stallone Fitness
Sylvester Stallone is an inspiration in many ways: Bodybuilder, writer, actor, painter, entrepreneur and more and against insurmountable odds. He encapsulates the spirit of never giving up on your goals in every way. As Sylvester Stallone says: ‘It ain’t how hard you can hit, it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward!’ How did Stallone get into this shape though?
The Weight Loss Diet Plan of Rocky Balboa
Sylvester Stallone has always maintained a low 4-7% body fat while weighing up to a chiseled 200 pounds for all his action movies. The Rocky Balboa star’s diet plan is a high-protein diet plan. Sylvester Stallone is also the most disciplined man that you’ll ever meet in any walk of life. Sylvester Satllone follows a really disciplined diet plan. He doesn’t eat real late, doesn’t snack, and doesn’t eat much. Sylvester Stallone sometimes includes pasta in his diet plan but only when it’s made with a special flour. Fish and brown rice are diet plan staples. He drinks little alcohol, but occasionally enjoys champagne. For energy he eats oatmeal cookies without process sugar or preservatives.
He hasn’t always been on a healthy weight loss diet plan. Sylvester Stallone used to be on an extreme weight loss diet plan where in at that time he just ate weight loss foods like 10 egg whites, a burned piece of toast and a piece of fruit every third day. Definitely not an advisable diet plan. This kind of unhealthy weight loss diet plan provided the actor with no-where near enough energy, vitamins, minerals, or even protein, and Sylvester Stallone reports feeling ‘dizzy’ as a result.
To prepare for his movie The Expendables, he went on a 5 days a week low-fat weight loss diet plan that was “pretty monotonous”. He also said he’d cheat on his diet plan from Friday through Sunday afternoon eating “everything – quarts of ice cream and oatmeal cookies.”
Over the years, my biggest flaw,” he says, “was over doing my fitness training exercises. I was in the gym six days a week, doing more sit-up exercises at night. My body was in a constant state of breakdown. Now I focus on a variety of fitness exercises, doing my fitness training exercise three times a week for 90 minutes per session. I really feel good, much stronger than I’ve ever felt, actually.”
Sylvester Stallone uses this fitness exercise program for his back, shoulders & arms:
Angled Weighted Pull-Up Exercise (3-4 sets, 6-12 reps). After a warm-up set with his body weight, Sylvester Stallone wears a weighted vest; he alternates pulling his chin first toward his right hand, then his left.
Unilateral Low-Cable Row Exercise (3-4 sets, 14-16 reps) Sylvester Stallone uses a special exercise equipment with two weight stacks side-by-side and holds a D-handle in each hand.
Plate-Loaded Machine Shrug (3 sets, 6-12 reps) Sylvester Stallone works up to 400-plus pounds.
T-Bar Row Exercise Equipment (3 sets, 10-12 reps) Done with one end of a barbell placed in a corner, Sylvester Stallone reps one arm at a time.
Squat-Jump Pull-Up Exercise (3 sets, 8 reps) Using a pull-up bar exercise equipment that’s at least 8 feet high, Sylvester Stallone does bodyweight squat exercises, jumping from the floor on the upward push and grasping the bar.
He does pull-up exercise, drops back to the floor into another squat exercise and continues for reps.
Uneven Standing Barbell Curl (3 sets, 8-12 reps) Sly holds the barbell exercise equipment with one hand in the center, one nearer one side, so one arm is taking on more of the load. To work each side evenly, he switches grip position mid-set.
Strive Curl Exercise Equipment (3 sets, 12-18 reps per set) Sly adjusts the “Strive” cam three times per set for different stimuli on his bi’s, completing 4-6 reps per setting.
Dumbbell Hammer Curl (3 sets, 18-30 reps) Sly starts by lifting both dumbbells for 8-10 reps, then finishes with rapid, alternating reps for 10-20 more.
Standing Calf-Machine Shrug (3 sets, 6-12 reps) With feet planted and body rigid, Sylvester Stallone shrugs to raise the shoulder pads. Sylvester Stallone also does weighted ab training between his fitness exercises and finishes with forearm move exercises.