Sylvester Stallone’s Diet And Fitness Regime Will Break You

This is how Stallone keeps in that sort of shape, aged 71.

Sylvester Stallone is 71. Let that sink in for a moment.

Now go and check out his latest Instagram video, which sees Stallone pulling off multiple pull-ups while wearing a 100-pound weight around his waist.

“You’re only as old as you and your joints feel!” the caption accompanying the video reads.

So how does he do it? By hitting the gym and living right. He’s a fine specimen of a man and the good news is that it’s never too late for you to follow in Sly Stallone’s footsteps – here’s how.

Another easy workout! You’re only as old as you and your joints feel!LOL

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Stallone goes to the gym six days a week, training hard twice a day. He focuses on forearms, traps and shoulders but takes a full body approach that includes strenuous exercises like deadlifts and squats with minimal rests between sets.

He’s all about maximum effort to help lose fat and grow muscle. This is the fitness regime he goes through to prepare for a role:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Mornings
Chest, Back, and Abs Workout
Incline Bench Press (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Dumbbell Flys (4 sets, 10-12 reps)
Close-grip Bench Press (5 sets, 6-8 reps)
Wide-grip Chin Ups (6 sets, 8-10 reps)
Bent-over One-arm Lateral Raises (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Close-grip Seated Rows (4 sets, 10-12 reps)
Raised Leg Crunches (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
Seated Extension (3 sets, 8-10 reps)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoon
Shoulders, Arms, and Abs Workout
Military Press (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Side Lateral Raises (4 sets, 10-12 reps)
Bent-over Dumbbell-Flys (5 sets, 6-8 reps)
Barbell Curls (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
Seated Incline-dumbbell-curls (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
Concentration Curls (4 sets, 10-12 reps)
Lying Dumbbell-raises (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
Bent-over One-arm Lateral Raises (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
Cable Pull Downs (3 sets, 10 reps)
Alternate Leg Raise (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
Decline Bench Sit-ups (3 sets, 8-10 reps)
Oblique Crunches (3 sets, 6-8 reps)

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Morning
Calves and Thighs Workout
Seated Calf-raises (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Standing Calf-raises (4 sets, 10-12 reps)
Standing Barbell Alternate Calf-raises (5 sets, 8-12 reps)
Incline Leg-press (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Squats (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Seated Leg-extensions (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Leg Curls (4 sets, 10-12 reps)
Leg Extensions (4 sets, 10-12 reps)
Stiff Leg Deadlift (4 sets, 10-12 reps)

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Afternoon
Rear Deltoids, Traps, and Abs Workout
Bent-over Dumbbell Rear-Delt Raise (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Cable Crossovers (4 sets, 10-12 reps)
Reverse Pec-deck Flyes (5 sets, 8-12 reps)
Barbell Shrugs-front (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Barbell Upright-rows (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Flat-bench Cable-rows to Neck (4 sets, 8-10 reps)
Ab Crunch (4 sets, 8 reps)
Oblique Crunches (4 sets, 10 reps)
Cable Crunch (4 sets, 10-12 reps)

Stallone focuses on strength and weight loss, and adopts a nutrition plan similar to that of a bodybuilder with high levels of protein and carbohydrate, as well as moderate to low levels of fat. He also uses some supplements such as protein powders, fat burners, multivitamins, and BCAAs.

Pre-breakfast: A glass of liquid aminos

Breakfast: 3 egg whites, half yoke, Irish oatmeal, toasted pumpernickel bread, fresh papaya, few figs

Lunch: Roasted summer squash, broiled skinless chicken, salad, figs or berries

Dinner: Salad, broiled fish, high-fibre toasted bread; occasionally eats veal

Jesus, that was exhausting just to write.

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