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Unless you live under a literal rock, there's a strong possibility that you've seen at least one Rocky movie and know what an absolute beast Sylvester Stallone is. Even today, at the age of 71, dude looks better than most of the Gentleman I saw walking the beaches this Summer — word to the wise, guys...Dad bod only works for Leonardo DiCaprio and maybe Ben Affleck, but even he's pushing it.
That's besides the point though, I'm not here to antagonize out of shape men on the internet, I'm here to praise Stallone for revealing his Rocky III diet because seriously, sh*t's INTENSE. Honestly, I'm not sure how he managed to survive it without a single trip to the hospital. I trust that most of you are smart enough to understand that you shouldn't try this at home, but let me go ahead and remind you for good measure: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. Take a look —
Just for fun… A flashback from Rocky three. Between rounds I would get lightheaded and quite exhausted. I was on a very high protein diet which did not provide Much physical or mental energy. During the period I only ate very small portions of oatmeal cookies made with brown rice and up to 25 cups of coffee a day with honey and a couple of scoops of tuna fish. Sounds incredible right? At the time my body fat got down to 2.9 which is a really dangerous level. I may have looked pretty good on the outside but inside it was very dangerous thing to do. But I wanted the movie to be about change. How people have to adapt to different challenges because if they don't they will be conquered. I will always believe the adaptation is the key to survival and that's what this story was all about ... and while, getting smashed by Superstrong,CLUBBER LANG continuously four months of rehearsal plus the fight, tended to wear a person out so I would literally go to the corner between rounds, when I wasn't directing and try to get some blood back into my head so I could carry-on with the complicated fight choreography … It's funny, I never knew this picture existed!
2.9% body fat?! Are you freaking kidding me? I haven't been 2.9% body fat since....well, never. Maybe at birth, but I doubt it — I was a chub-ball. Of course, even Stallone admits that was dangerous as hell, but I guess that's show business for ya! Sacrifices must be made. To be honest, I'm just really confused about the 25 cups of coffee a day. How did he manage to function without extreme heart-palpitations? Beyond that, I'd imagine he was doing number 2 virtually every 5-minutes. Coffee is basically a laxative, everyone knows that!
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