Heights: 5’10” Weight: 187 lbs
Sylvester Stallone first got his inspiration to pursue exercise and nutrition when he saw Steve Reeves (a former Mr. Universe) in HERCULES UNCHAINED (1959). At 13 years old — in addition to Hercules: Unchained — Stallone was astounded with films such as Goliath and the Barbarians (1959) and The Thief of Baghdad (1961). Sylvester Stallone was also inspired (to get lean and cut) by the Tarzan movie Greystoke (1984).
While training for Rocky II (1979), Sylvester Stallone trained hard with two time Mr. Olympia Franco Columbo, but suffered a torn pectoralis muscle, which required a four-hour surgical repair.
For the lean look with developed muscles that was inspired by the movie Greystoke (1984), Stallone began a hardcore weight-lifting program, working out twice a day. For Rambo III (1988), Stallone dropped weight to 168 pounds. He put on weight slowly and got sinewy, hard-cut muscles — gradually increasing his body weight to 200 lbs with a body fat of 3.8 percent. Later Sylvester Stallone stabilized his body fat at 6.8%.
Blood Pressure: 122/70 mm Hg
Eats three egg whites and a half yolk for breakfast, along with Irish oatmeal, toast and fresh papaya.
Eats chicken and fish.
Eats red meat once a week.
Eats lots of fruits and vegetables.
Developed a special low-fat, high energy spaghetti and pizza, which he considered marketing.
Gave up shellfish because of water pollution and contamination issues.
Ergogenic Aid/Anabolic Supplementation
In January 2008, Sylvester Stallone admitted using Human Growth Hormone “to get buff.” On February 16, 2007 Stallone was detained in Sydney Australia at the airport. Customs officials searched bags and confiscated items. Three days later Stallone’s hotel room was searched and items were confiscated. Stallone and his entourage were allowed to depart Australia and he was not required to appear in a Sydney local court for a hearing.
Longevity Magazine Interview 1991