Sylvester Stallone Talks Diet at Rocky III

Cinematic boxing icon out of Hollywood, Sylvester Stallone reveals the details on his diet at the time of filming Rocky 3 (1982) movie.

Sylvester Stallone took it to Instagram on Sunday. He posted a “just for fun” photo that shows him inside the boxing ring. Moreover “Rocky” is standing on his hands. The image belongs to the third chapter of the legendary franchise.

In the caption Stallone reveals that between of filming the rounds he¬†would get lightheaded and quite exhausted. “I was on a very high protein diet which did not provide much physical or mental energy.”

Sylvester Stallone talks what it took him to be in shape required for a particular look of a boxer.

“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 [per cent] 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.”

Furthermore, great actor shares his point of view on what it takes to be successful. He talks adaptation which is indeed required for survival.

“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…”

The Rocky 3 movie marked the debut of Mr. T who portrayed James “Clubber” Lang.

“And while, getting smashed by Super-strong, Clubber Lang [Mr. T, born Lawrence Tureaud] 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!”

The cast at Rocky 3 featured the returning co-stars Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed), Burgess Meredith (Mickey Goldmill), Talia Shire (Adrian Balboa) and Burt Young (Paulie Pennino). In addition a professional wrestler Hulk Hogan appeared as a supporting character “Thunderlips”.