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Sylvester Stallone Training In HIT Fashion?
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HeavyHitter32

Stallone was on the O'Reilly Factor (Fox News) tonight. When O'reilly asked him how he trained, Stallone said he has it down to a science and knows exactly what works saying he trains three days a week for around an hour at a time. Stallone mentioned how you really have to be careful about overtraining.

While he did not specifically mention HIT, I just wonder if he is following it -- obviously it's something fairly brief and infrequent.

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Andrew42

From what I've ready recently; Sly currently uses a three-day split:

Day #1 Chest/Delts/Tris

Day #2 REST

Day #3 Legs

Day #4 REST

Day #5 Back/Biceps/Forearms

DAY #6 REST

DAY #7 REST

Bodyparts are trained with 2-4 exercises; three sets per exercise. Rest between sets <60 seconds. Workouts last 60-75 minutes tops.

Considering Sly used to train 6 days a week, this is a reduction of 50% in terms of frequency and in some cases volume.

Today; at 58 years old he is stronger and bigger at 196 lbs and 7% bodyfat.

In May, he has a training book coming out called SLY MOVES (can be preordeded at Amazon.com) that outlines his training from the first ROCKY movie to the present day. He will mention quite a bit on how he overtrained in the past. Perhaps even still he overtrains although I find it highly unlikely he could look any better at 58 than he does now.

I think the added volume doesn't help all that much but with training each bodypart once per week; it is tolerated.

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JJ McClinton

I read in advertisement for one of his supplements and it said to train no more than three times a week and to train at a very high intensity, doesn't sound like bad advise to me even though his volume does seem slightly high. Actually his routine looks very much like Mike Mentzers Heavy Duty 1 routine that a lot of people got good results from. I actually also train on a split routine, I can only train my legs once a week or I easily overtrain and even 2 whole body routines a week with one NTF doesn't seem to help, I still overtrain.
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eintology

California, USA

Just a suggestion to revive Stallone's film career ...

RAMBO GOES TO NORTH KOREA WITH A FOLLOW UP TRIP TO IRAN TO DISCUSS NUCLEAR ARMS

I know the title is a little long but the list is growing.

E
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sniperfrog

eintology wrote:
Just a suggestion to revive Stallone's film career ...

RAMBO GOES TO NORTH KOREA WITH A FOLLOW UP TRIP TO IRAN TO DISCUSS NUCLEAR ARMS

I know the title is a little long but the list is growing.

E


How about "Rambo goes to N. Korea w/ a follow up trip to Iran then runs Syria out of Lebanon and finally conquers France!
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eintology

California, USA

sniperfrog wrote:
eintology wrote:
Just a suggestion to revive Stallone's film career ...

RAMBO GOES TO NORTH KOREA WITH A FOLLOW UP TRIP TO IRAN TO DISCUSS NUCLEAR ARMS

I know the title is a little long but the list is growing.

E

How about "Rambo goes to N. Korea w/ a follow up trip to Iran then runs Syria out of Lebanon and finally conquers France!


You'd make an excellent producer, or location scout Snyperfrog. In your version you could have the tour de France spearheaded by Rambo, and Greg LaMond could play the race promoter. LaMond could fidget, and then dismiss Rambo from the competition under the guise of him being a drug user. And you're right, France would be an excellent place to hold the payoff. I can see Stallone walking toward the Arch of Triumph, with four machine guns in each arm, while the Eiffel Tower dangles on one hinge in the background, with crash edits showing the last rivet getting ready to blow in a moments notice. Tick ... tick ... tick. Blam!

Set construction costs some serious money though, so you'd better be careful how you deal with that if you are going to do this on your own dime. I heard Stallone say once that he was so depleted for one of those Rambo movies that he couldn't remember his home telephone number. So you'd want to get it right the first time. You wouldn't Stallone taking aim at your lead actress by mistake? Or?


For Patrick Swayze, just in case he is thinking about writing a book on exercise. A shorter title... Ghost 2 - A New Beginning. They could put Stallone's wife of a few weeks, Brigitte Nielson in the role Demi Moore had. It would open up a whole new line of distribution, and Demi Moore has priced herself out of this market.

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ics1974

Here is a article I found about his training during the Rambo days.


Anyone who saw Rambo: First Blood or Rambo: First Blood II noticed the staggering change Stallone's physique underwent between the two movies. The truth is, Sly only started working out for Rambo II six weeks before shooting. He hired two-time Olympia champion Franco Columbu to help him chisel a rock-hard body, and this is the routine he followed:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Morning
Chest
Back
Abs

Afternoon
Shoulders
Arms
Abs

Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Morning
Calves
Thighs

Afternoon
Rear Delts
Traps
Abs

The routine was an intensive six-day a week double split; the kind professional bodybuilders use when competing. The cycle followed a standard 8-12 reps/3-4 sets pattern. He did 3 to 4 exercises per body part. Each day Sly varied the exercises using instinctive training, so there's no point in indicating which exercises he used per body part -- he simply pushed himself to the extreme, adding extra sets and reps whenever he could.

His ab routine consisted of 1000 reps total. He trained four different ab/torso parts with sit-ups, leg raises, side leg raises and side bends -- 50 reps each for 5 sets. Once Columbu was through with Stallone, Sly had learned all the essentials of bodybuilding, which he carried over to subsequent movies and ultimately made him the machine that he is today.
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eintology

California, USA

Ics,

I don't know how much of what was written above were your words, and what were the articles, but be careful.

Sylvester Stallone is a shameless self promoter, a marketing genius, and an inspirational story teller. We can all give him credit for that. He has done more with what his sell is than just about anyone I can think of. And that's fantastic. But look at his history in the exercise field, his own body aside, and then ask yourself if it all adds up to anything special.

E
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ics1974

Here is the article
http://www.askmen.com/...itness_tip.html

Don't know if it is true or not.

ICS
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ZEZ

His routines lasts 90 minutes and he does cardio.That doesn't sound like HIT to me.And his new line of supplements are way overpriced.
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Andrew42

Ics:

Yes....that routine was printed in the October 1985 issue of Muscle & Fitness.

Sly kept himself very lean in those days. Provided you are starting out "fresh", have superior nutrition every three hours, are motivated by having millions of people judge your physique, amazing progress can be had by many for a LIMITED period of time on such a routine. Look at some of the 8 week "Body for Life" physique transformations of proof of that.

Sly admits today that that was gross overtraining.

The point is that what the body can tolerate short term is different from what it can tolerate long term. A HIT workout of 8-10 sets done twice a week may be the best long term routine. A 3-4 day split with 3-6 sets per bodypart (still all sets to failure) may work better for a given 2-3 week cycle (or all the time if your Dorian Yates and/or a genetic freak and use steroids).

As with the specialization routines in the new HIT; there are standard routines and there are routines that are relatively HIGH VOLUME but within the context of HIT.

The idea is to never lose site of intensity but sometimes increase the DEMANDS to cause the body to stand up and overeact (i.e overcompensate). Some do better increasing the demands with post failure techniques (forced reps/negatives/rest pause). Others do better adding 1 set of another exercise or two for the same bodypart (often as part of a compound set). Do it too often and you will get stale and a big sticking point. Do it for a short time and you can "jump start" gains for a week or two.

That is the art of HIT in my opinion..
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HeavyHitter32

The idea is to never lose site of intensity but sometimes increase the DEMANDS to cause the body to stand up and overeact (i.e overcompensate). Some do better increasing the demands with post failure techniques (forced reps/negatives/rest pause). Others do better adding 1 set of another exercise or two for the same bodypart (often as part of a compound set). Do it too often and you will get stale and a big sticking point. Do it for a short time and you can "jump start" gains for a week or two.

That is the art of HIT in my opinion..


Andrew42,

Very well put. I'm focusing on something like this right now and it seems to be working well. However, in about another five days I'll go back to a lower volume maintenance routine. It seems one can double or triple the volume and demands for very brief periods of time (up to two weeks), where it can be benefical. But, any longer than this, then overtraining starts in.
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NeuroMass

eintology wrote:
Just a suggestion to revive Stallone's film career ...

RAMBO GOES TO NORTH KOREA WITH A FOLLOW UP TRIP TO IRAN TO DISCUSS NUCLEAR ARMS

I know the title is a little long but the list is growing.

E


eintology,

BAD IDEA! Rambo is too volatile for that stuff! He might get PISSED and start blowing up things again before getting into the discussion table!hahaha!!! Know what, I think RAMBO should be great for a VALIUM ADVERTISEMENT!

PEACE.
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eintology

California, USA

Neuro,

I thought maybe Rambo's mere presence could lead to something interesting at the bargaining table? Especially now that he would have access to driving a Hummer through the wall of the United Nations building. If he would so chose. We can't all bet on the same horse, and you know Neuro that's the nature of that game. I didn't want to pitch the whole story line of how I would see the uptake play out. Dr. Darden has been kind enough to allow me to throw some of my ideas against the wall, and I would never take advantage of that. So although it is difficult, I am trying to pull the punch. But I like your idea, it plays against type. Could you see him in a Viagra ad? Sorry if that offended. I'm just trying to bait BRUCELEEWANNABE back on the board. I think he's getting ready to strike at any moment. B.L.W., not Stallone. I guess the Bruce Lee from "Enter The Dragon" fame would have
been considered a pacifist compared to Rambo. I would have liked to have seen a face off, well not just a face off, but a face off with some combat involved

While were on the subject of action figures of Hollywood and Hong Kong ... Bruce Lee, now there is a guy who had some unusual ways of training? Any of you think he was wasting his time with some of that stuff? Or does no one want to touch that. Again, he had a look himself, but some of the stuff he did would put someone in a coma. And some would say his training is what indirectly did him in. Sergio Oliva calls himself "The Myth", but Bruce Lee had that written all over him, as does B.L.W.

Back to Stallone because I don't want to blow the subject someone else has started, like I usually do, but I haven't seen it, are some of you suggesting that Sylvester Stallone has a line of overpriced vitamins coming out to go along with his new exercise book? If that's the case, I know Stallone doesn't intend it to be, but I'm sorry, that is flippin hysterical.

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NeuroMass

eintology wrote:
Neuro,

I thought maybe Rambo's mere presence could lead to something interesting at the bargaining table? Especially now that he would have access to driving a Hummer through the wall of the United Nations building. If he would so chose. We can't all bet on the same horse, and you know Neuro that's the nature of that game. I didn't want to pitch the whole story line of how I would see the uptake play out. Dr. Darden has been kind enough to allow me to throw some of my ideas against the wall, and I would never take advantage of that. So although it is difficult, I am trying to pull the punch. But I like your idea, it plays against type. Could you see him in a Viagra ad? Sorry if that offended. I'm just trying to bait BRUCELEEWANNABE back on the board. I think he's getting ready to strike at any moment. B.L.W., not Stallone. I guess the Bruce Lee from "Enter The Dragon" fame would have
been considered a pacifist compared to Rambo. I would have liked to have seen a face off, well not just a face off, but a face off with some combat involved

While were on the subject of action figures of Hollywood and Hong Kong ... Bruce Lee, now there is a guy who had some unusual ways of training? Any of you think he was wasting his time with some of that stuff? Or does no one want to touch that. Again, he had a look himself, but some of the stuff he did would put someone in a coma. And some would say his training is what indirectly did him in. Sergio Oliva calls himself "The Myth", but Bruce Lee had that written all over him, as does B.L.W.

Back to Stallone because I don't want to blow the subject someone else has started, like I usually do, but I haven't seen it, are some of you suggesting that Sylvester Stallone has a line of overpriced vitamins coming out to go along with his new exercise book? If that's the case, I know Stallone doesn't intend it to be, but I'm sorry, that is flippin hysterical.

E


eintology,

Who needs Stallone? We already have a RAMBO in the WHITEHOUSE!!!

PEACE.
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eintology

California, USA

Ouch. Neuro, I hope your not in an overtrained state. I was just trying to provide suggestions to revive Stallone's box office value is all. Like Buick in the automobile world, it's apparent that Stallone has lost a little bit of his brand identity over the last few seasons. And now it's been reported on this site that he is going to be selling over priced vitamins to go along with a new book on health? Then, to make matters worse you have to go in and cast the President in the part of Rambo? Unless you have another part you want to see Stallone in, you are not helping the situation at all. One week of detention??unless you come up with a better solution!

Don't be critical. What's wrong with: Rambo Does Paris. Starring Sylvester Stallone as Rambo. Featuring BRUCELEEWANNABE as himself?

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NeuroMass

eintology,

Hey man I meant it as a JOKE!

PEACE.
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NeuroMass

eintology wrote:
Ouch. Neuro, I hope your not in an overtrained state. I was just trying to provide suggestions to revive Stallone's box office value is all. Like Buick in the automobile world, it's apparent that Stallone has lost a little bit of his brand identity over the last few seasons. And now it's been reported on this site that he is going to be selling over priced vitamins to go along with a new book on health? Then, to make matters worse you have to go in and cast the President in the part of Rambo? Unless you have another part you want to see Stallone in, you are not helping the situation at all. One week of detention??unless you come up with a better solution!

Don't be critical. What's wrong with: Rambo Does Paris. Starring Sylvester Stallone as Rambo. Featuring BRUCELEEWANNABE as himself?

E


eintology,

HAHAHA!!! Hey if BUSH could play RAMBO then maybe STALLONE could play BIN LADEN!!! They sure have some indentical features there like those thin long face and drooping eyes and who knows maybe great ABS! Oh yeah and those guys even SPEAK the same way that NOBODY UNDERSTANDS!!!

Oh I also have a good suggestion as to the title for that " RAMBO 5:Terrorist amBUSHED and RIPPED to SHREDS!

Bin Laden will then be trained extensively 6 times a week volume style by Franco and will definitely be RIPPED TO SHREDS in this movie!

PEACE.
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eintology

California, USA

Neuro,

Trust me. I know you did. So did I.

Erik

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eintology

California, USA

NeuroMass wrote:
eintology,

Hey man I meant it as a JOKE!

PEACE.


I should have quoted your line.


Trust me. I know you meant it as a joke.

I'm back peddling here. Keep that Stallone train going forward. Ronnie Coleman is taking him by storm!

E

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