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Video Reveals Stallone’s Expendables Workout: 62 And Still Killin It in the Gym! The Sly-O-Rama Continues!

Hey wassup. Just wanted to give you another quick heads up re Rambo’s training – a special video with Stallone’s Expendables workout. If you missed the recent pic featuring ripped Sly, here it is once again – Sylvester Stallone Ripped for His New Movie The Expendables. So yeah, the reason I am writing this quick little post is cause I got this great vid right here for you.

There you go, Sly busting his ass in the gym for the upcoming movie The Expendables. Below are some of the gut busting exercises Sly’s doing.

Muscle Building Workout

The exercises below make up the muscle building portion of Stallone’s workout.

  • Machine lateral raises – these are done on an exercise machine to stimulate the side portion of the shoulders. When it is developed the shoulders look wide and give a ‘super hero’ look.
  • Machine squats – Sly works his legs using a machine to keep his muscle mass there while dieting and training hard to achieve a really lean body. Note that the lower body is not the focus of his workout.
  • Triceps skull crushers – these are one of the best exercises to stimulate the back of the arm, the triceps. It makes up 2/3 of the mass of the arm so if you want big arms, you’d better work the tricpes hard.
  • Dumbbell hammer curls – these are dumbbell curls done with a hammer grip. This means that you grip the weights with your thumbs up as if holding a hammer. The hammer curl is great for working the back of the forearm (the brachioradialis)as well as the brachialis (this muscle along with the biceps flexes the arm).

Sly’s Ab Workout

  • Core woodchop twists – Sylvester Stallone’s workout for The Expendables places a huge emphasis on core and ab development. this particular exercise builds rotatoin strength and full body power by teaching you to brace all your ab muscles hard – both the six pack (rectus abdominis) as well as the muscles on the side of your waist (obliques).
  • Machine ab curls – using this machine helps greatly to isolate and tire out the six pack (rectus abdominis) so it becomes hypertrophied and ‘pops’ out. The key howver is to have a very low percentage of body fat so the abs show – if they are covered in a layer of fat, even if they are developed, no six pack will be visible.
  • Ab posing- Sly will be able to increase muscular density with proper ab tensing workout – a trick that pro bodybuilders use.

To the left, Sylvester Stallone after a workout and in incredible shape. To the right – Sly in his possibly most ‘ripped’ state ever in Rambo 3. For a 60-something I’d say he is doing fatnastic!

Fat Burning Workout

  • Plyometrics and running – Sly’s workout also includes a jog/bounce combo – both to loosen the muscles and for extra calories burning.
  • Shadow boxing – boxing is a great calorie expending activity. In fact it is one of the most demanding sports.
  • Machine based cycling arm HIIT – HIIT means High Intensity Interval Training. Simply put you exercise at a high intensity for a brief period (10-30 seconds) and then rest for another period, usually longer than the intense part. Here Stallone is using a machine to do cycling with his arms for HIIT to task his upper body even more while burning fat.

Stretching Drills

  • Bodyweight stretches – this is the best way to stretch out your muscles after they have been toned with weight training. Many people, including experienced trainers, neglect the relaxation and recovery part of a workout plan. A huge mistake in my opinion.

Sly’s workout is focused on getting a lean and muscular body that looks great on camera. Here is a workouts that targets this look – an action hero body.

  • Visual Impact. With this workout you will get bigger muscles that are also harder and denser. Besides this balanced between size and definition, the workout also reveals a cool trick to make your skin super tight around your muscles.

That’s the real deal folks. This movie gets to be better and better. Btw – people who have already seen the movie report that it delivers on exactly what Sylvester Stallone promised it to be. Old school bad ass fest!

Note: I found another video – an interview with Sly’s personal trainer Gunnar Peterson. Enjoy:



In the video Gunnar mentions a really cool pull-up variation. What Sly did was pull himself up with a neutral grip explosively. At the same time he would curl and tuck his knees up and let go of the bar handles at the top of the movement. Peterson calls this an explosive gorilla pull-up.

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15 Comments - Share Are Your Thoughts

  1. How old is he now?

    He’s frackin’ ripped at any rate.

    But, we know he uses a bit of “help”.

    That’s the only problem with some of these Hollywood examples. They often put physique before health and provide unattainable models for those who want health-first fitness.

    Ya gotta’ give him credit for the work ethic though. He’s workin’ it hard. That part is definitely inspiring.


  2. admin


    wassup buddy! Sly is 62. Help or no help, he busts ass in the gym. And, he looks good – not fat, not bulky. His trainer – Gunnar Peterson, knows what he is doing.

    So that’s why he is here. Plus, I am a sucker for the Rocky movies LOL

  3. Yeah, I’d have to agree. Sly busts his butt in the gym, but he does have a movie star physique that isn’t realistic to attain for most people or easy to maintain long term.

    and who doesn’t love a good Rocky movie?


  4. admin


    that’s right, you cannot maintain this kind of body all the time. But – you can bust ass for short periods of time and get into peak condition while staying fit the rest of the year.

    Even Olympic athletes don’t train all the time.

    There must be ebb-and-flow. Train and rest. Get into peak condition and then maintain with less intensity.

    Good stuff, man!


  5. Yo whatever man. Sly is a beast. And help or no help like a powerlifter dude was saying “Roids will get you what? 10% more than your “natural” physical potential? So that still means you gotta bust your ass even with roids to get any the results everyone on juice gets”.

    People forget that roids and other illegal substances like that pretty much ONLY allow you to recover quicker from workouts. Which means you still gotta work out, actually workout HARDER, to make taking the roids worthwhile… nowhatImean?

    Not that I’m condoning them. And besides, when Sly got caught with stuff coming back in the states it was HGH (human growth hormone) which is mainly used as an anti-aging supplement – and anyone over 50 (or even 40) I say GO FOR IT. Even guys who use roids will tell you HGH is useless by itself as a performance enhancer unless you take it with a hardcore cycle.

    ANYWAYS… I love Sly. I LOVE Rocky movies. And this movie is going to be made out of three things 1. Insane. 2. Awesome. and 3. WIN!


    P.S. Has anyone heard Tony Robbins tell the story of how Sly got into show business? Most inspiring stuff ever! Look it up on youtube. Actually, I’ll do it, hang on:

    or here if the embed didn’t work:

  6. Yavor,

    Dude, I got so pumped up over this comment that I went and made a blog post about the entire thing, check it out!



  7. Josh Spaulding

    That’s one amazing dude! He needs to chill on the botox though lol seriously, did you see his face? :) I’ve seen that army cycle thing several times… wish my gym would get one.

  8. admin


    that’s one amazing story dude. And a wicked post. Thanks for writing it!


    I really like this device. It looks so hard core lol. And Sly’s face looks kind of wrong, but I don’t care. I am still rooting for Rocky.. or Rambo LOL!


  9. Love a guy who busts his ass…..and who doesn’t love Rocky….well minus the whole disaster with Tommy Gun in part V.

  10. How old is he now?

    He’s frackin’ ripped at any rate.

    But, we know he uses a bit of “help”.

    That’s the only problem with some of these Hollywood examples. They often put physique before health and provide unattainable models for those who want health-first fitness.

    Ya gotta’ give him credit for the work ethic though. He’s workin’ it hard. That part is definitely inspiring.


  11. Lewis

    Sly just loves to train & constantly challenges his body, doing this at 62, he’s a mental steel like stainless. You mentioned a video, how do I get hold of it please?

  12. Yavor

    Lewis, the videos are in this article.

  13. bibi

    First he never used any steroid,he used HGH,it is hormon,it is hormon what produce your body until 25,Sly looks so young because of HGH,it help stay skin smooth,without wrinkle,…Second Sly never had any plastic chirurgy,cuse his nerves was damaged at his birth,Only one thing he had,he have made cut above his left lips,because his lips was dropped down because of accident at his birth…so that stop read,rumors,and other stupidity….He is natural

  14. bibi

    Josh his face looks OK,he just lost weigh,when prepared for it,now looks a bit better

  15. bibi

    and know you why he is bast,cuse he got big sexual libido,In one article he said,he was extremly attracted to opposite sex,and he had big sexual energy,his first time was he was 12 Yay…and Guys I am girl,but I see he has lot of sexual energy still,and now is even more sexy then he was before

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