Read more and find out what Sylvester Stallone did to get a body fat percentage of just 2.9 percent—that’s down to elite bodybuilder level…
Sylvester Stallone’s on-set diet was perhaps even more grueling than you could imagine. The Rocky star recalled drinking 25 cups of coffee every single day while filming 1982’s Rocky III. It was the only way he could make up for the brutal energy deficiency he experienced from living off his dizzyingly high-protein, low-carb diet.
“I was on a very high protein diet which did not provide much physical or mental energy.”
Sly had to engage in some crazy antics to maintain the focus needed to execute the fight choreography, hence the headstand pose in the Instagram photo above.
“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!”