One of the well-known Hollywood actor of his time is Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone or simply “Sylvester Stallone.” He became a worldwide sensation because of his movies like Rocky, Rambo and The Expendables. Over the years, he used different workouts for preparing for his movies like mentioned above. At age 69, he still has body muscles that can be compared to guys that is 30 years younger. Sylvester Stallone’s workout, just like Christian Bale’s routine varies from time to time, as what the role suggests and given consideration to his age as it advances. Here are the workouts that he did in preparation with his role as Rocky Balboa, John Rambo and Barney Ross.
After the commercial success of Rocky I, Sly hired the two-time former Mr. Olympia Franco Columbu to become his trainer for Rocky II. Columbu got Stallone in shape by making him to do the training he did for the Mr. Olympia competition. Sylvester had to lift heavy weights to improve his physique.
Stallone workout for Rocky II used a 14-Day Split Routine as to prepare him as Rocky Balboa. He developed his chest, shoulders and arms in the morning, while he improved his legs and back in the afternoon.
For his Chest Routine, he used different exercises such as Barbell Bench Press, Cable Crossovers and Flat Bench Dumbbell Flys. He utilized exercises that will develop his arms, shoulders and back just like the boxers from the 70’s and 80’s.
The workout for Rambo hasn’t been changed, with Franco Columbu still the trainer of Sylvester Stallone. He gained 15 pounds of muscle for Rambo 2 and the workout routine never changed from there on. There are other factors such as time, diet and amount of conditioning that changed during Rambo workouts. Because Stallone is too busy at this point of his career, he neglected the leg workouts.
The Expendables Workout
Sylvester Stallone’s strategy for The Expendables trilogy is to train smarter. By training smarter, he was able to look younger. For the Expendables Routine, the workout is done 3 times per week. His workout consists of arms workout (45 minutes), shoulders (25 minutes), abs/core (25-30 minutes) and 500 shoulder twists.
Sylvester perfectly proved that age is only a number. With the proper direction and motivation, you can achieve the body that you want to have.