Sylvester Stallone l Motivation l Dare to Dream
Legendary Sylvester Stallone: training and motivation
From year to year, the training of the legendary Sylvester Stallone has been modified in order to adapt to certain roles and acting tasks. One thing remained unchanged: often it was necessary to get in shape as soon as possible. Therefore, most of the artist's training took place at an increased pace. For the roles of Rocky and Rambo, Stallone incorporated the heavy workouts recommended by professional bodybuilders into his workouts, went on a high protein diet and learned to understand sports supplements.
Rocky's physique appeared at the time when Sylvester Stallone won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1976. However, even in his 70s, Stallone does not leave training in the gym and looks great.
The training plans that the actor adhered to have always been strikingly different from each other. When he wanted to look slimmer, like in Rocky 3, he used metabolic conditioning schemes called metcone (metcone is not just a set of exercises to be done as quickly as possible. You must have a reasonable and structured number of sets , repetitions and rest, which will allow you to adjust your metabolism in the right way, which means you can quickly lose weight and dry out your body). When he wanted to look like Rocky Bolboa, he included traditional bodybuilding workouts six days a week into his program.
When journalists asked him on what plan he trains and where he gets information on how to get a beautiful body, Sylvester Stallone replied:
- I just wanted to look like Tarzan - sleek, strong and dexterous like a cat. So I forgot about gaining mass and focused on the quality of my muscles. Then I started heavy lifting in hardcore mode, training twice a day.
In preparing Sylvester Stallone for the second part of Rocky's film, he was assisted by a great expert in his field, coach Mr. Olympia Franco Columbu. In one of his interviews, Franco Columbu admitted:
Sly wanted to train fully, as if he was preparing for some kind of competition. Two workouts a day, six days a week. I had to follow the whole process personally so that as a result he was in the best physical shape in his life.
Stallone continued to use Columba as a coach in all Rambo and Rocky films.
Franco Columbu introduced into Sylvester Stallone's training the very exercises that he did himself to prepare for various contests and competitions. And this meant that the actorhad to take the same weight that his professional trainer used. At first, Stallone could not always do the required number of repetitions, but he always had a goal: to become even better than he is now.