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Over the years Stallone’s training methods and diets have adjusted to suit his roles and improve his results. heres a sample of some of the variations he has employed, along with a few of his own personal observations and revelations…
To begin with, here’s the training schedule Stallone used for Rambo First blood art 2, where he got help from former Mr Olympia Franco Columbu
Morning: Chest, back, abs
Afternoon: Shoulders, arms, abs
Morning: Calves, thighs
Afternoon: Rear delts, traps, abs
On this program Stallone gained 10 pounds of muscle in little over 6 weeks.
The rigorous training would continue in Rocky 3. Stallone went into a murderous training regime, beginning the day with a two mile jog, than 18 rounds of sparring, 2 hours of weightlifting and jumping rope. After all this he would take a nap sometime in the afternoon, after his short nap he went running some more and would finish the day with a swim.
Along with the insanely demanding workout and training routines were even more ridiculous diet regimes.
Low calorie Diets consisting of all protein food, with an occasional potato, just so he wouldn’t faint and 10 egg whites and a burnt piece of toast once a day, and a piece of fruit every third day, were how Stallone ripped his body of all possible fat. The shear willpower to stay on such diets is remarkable.
“I follow a high-protein diet: Anything with a face, that’s what I eat, with something green next to it,”
Nowadays Sly had altered his routine to incorporate more compound lifts and give him more rest days for recovery.
“Over the years, my biggest flaw was overtraining. In the gym six days a week, doing more sit-ups at night … my body was in a constant state of breakdown. Now I focus on a variety of exercises, working out three times a week for 90 minutes per session. I really feel good–much stronger than I’ve ever felt, actually. Something’s working.”