Sylvester Stallone Shares His Rocky Diet and It’s Dangerous!
Imagine being on a diet so intense that you have to do handstands to get the blood flowing back to your head!
That is exactly what Sylvester Stallone admitted recently in an interview with http://www.news.com.au, when he was asked about his diet and exercise routines for his iconic role in the “Rocky” franchise.
Stallone, who is now 70, admitted that for “Rocky III” his real life diet to prepare for the role, resembled those of Rocky’s in the film.
In an Instagram post, he admitted to the light headedness from his high protein diet. A diet which also left him lacking energy and mental capacity. He would only eat a daily diet that consisted of small oatmeal cookies, brown rice, tuna and 25 cups of coffee with honey, which left him with a body fat percentage of 2.9 percent.
Stallone had previously said that while working on Rocky III , he wanted to focus on muscle definition, but in the earlier Rocky films, he focused more on muscle mass.
“I wanted to look like Tarzan — sleek, tight, almost catlike,” he said. “I wanted to forget the bulk and go for well-developed muscles.”
In the 35 years since Rocky III was released, Stallone has repeatedly pushed his body to the limit to prepare for his film roles.
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!
Myself and Mr. T a.k.a. Clubber Lang , Up close and personal … I have a very interesting and funny story to tell later about what we had to go through for training.… He was game and was actually willing to take full on body shots in the closing minutes of the fight.… He was a great character and Mr T is a great sport. A true original. How we met is very interesting. More on that later… Keep Punching till your arms burn from pain, than keep punching some more!