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Not Weightlifting or Yoga, but 77-Y.O. Sylvester Stallone Stays Superfit With a Simple Activity: “An Experience That Works Every Fiber in Your Body”

Published 09/26/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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In a world where celebrities often showcase gym routines and intricate bodybuilding plans, Sylvester Stallone, affectionately known as Sly, has chosen a rather unconventional path to fitness. From 1976, when the first Rocky movie hit the screens, to 1988 when the original Rambo series concluded, Stallone stood out as the prime example of physical transformations. This was achieved through rigorous dieting and a dedicated exercise regimen designed by a former Mr. Olympia champion. Recently, a Stallone fan page, TheSlystallone, posted an old video on Instagram that gave viewers a glimpse into his peculiar morning routine.

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For many, the word ‘workout’ conjures up images of intense gym sessions, lifting heavy weights, or perhaps attending a yoga or Pilates class. But as per Stallone’s resurfaced video, his morning workout is different. It does not contain any yoga or lifting heavy weights, but a regular walk with his little friend.

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The video starts with Sylvester Stallone addressing the frequently asked question. “What do you do for a workout in the morning?” To this, he humorously responds, highlighting the supposed light activities like yoga or Pilates. But then comes the twist. With a chuckle, Stallone playfully hints at his ‘strenuous’ activity of “walking with a dinosaur,” while turning the camera toward his dog.

The bond between the two is palpable as he continues to narrate his experience. Stallone remarks, “I have a feeling I’m the one that’s being taken for the walk”. The irony isn’t lost, as the hulking actor known for his roles as ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rambo’ talks about being led around by his dog.


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He also adds that walking is, “An experience that works every fiber in your body.” Drawing a lighthearted comparison, Stallone introduces his Rottweiler as “Dwight, is the world’s first red boy gyming instructor.” For those unversed, the term “red boy” pertains to a famous bloodline in the American Pit Bull Terrier breed, although it’s clear that Stallone’s using it in a jesting context here.

Making a playful reference to his legendary character, ‘Rambo’, he further asks, “Ever take Rambo for a walk in the morning?” This clever interplay showcases not only Stallone’s witty side but also his profound affection for his pet. The video shows that even though Stallone acts tough in movies, he loves his pet just like anyone else. And his take on fitness is a bit different.

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For the ever-fit Stallone, this daily routine isn’t merely a stroll in the park. He describes the experience as “definitely an exercise that works every fiber in the body.” And considering the strength and energy of a Rottweiler, this statement is far from hyperbole.

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However, after all the fun, Stallone’s Rottweiler makes an exit towards the end. The actor playfully said his dog doesn’t like the camera. The video concludes with Stallone wishing everyone a cheerful “Good morning!”


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At 77, Stallone shows that you don’t need gym workouts or heavy weightlifting to stay fit. His unique routine is a testament to the power of simplicity in fitness and the boundless benefits of shared moments with our furry companions. Truly, Stallone’s approach is an inspiration for all ages.

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Taha Tariq


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Taha Tariq is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from a premier University and brings with him prior experience in managing social media campaigns and conducting market research. Bodybuilding and MMA have always been of significant interest to Taha, inspiring him in his professional writing and personal fitness journey.
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