We’re past the halfway mark for January, the gyms are still closed (and may well be for another few weeks), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to work out or get some exercise in.
Whether it’s walking the ring road, taking the dogs to the park, running laps of your housing estate or trundling up and down the stairs, every little helps when it comes to keeping fit.
If you’re still struggling to get off the couch, maybe you’re in need of a training montage video for that little bit of inspiration.
Or maybe I’ve been spending the last of an extended Christmas break by soaking up the original Rocky movies. I’d seen the first, the last and more recently the Michael B. Jordan Creed series.
The original fight with Apollo Creed? No memory of it. The rematch? Never saw it. Clubber Lang? Clubber Who? Russia? Let’s just say I’m making amends for missing out on some seriously classic (and sport) movies.
Running through trainyards, shipyards, the local neighbourhood and ridiculous single-arm pushups. The original and best.
Every child on the streets of Philadelphia got to run with Rocky for this one as he rebuilt himself for the rematch with Apollo Creed.
The hard work paid off too.
If Mickey gave Rocky heart, then Apollo Creed added that touch of style he was missing. He’s got Clubber Lang (Mr. T) standing in his way this time, so now Rocky has to change his entire game.
Rocky 4 held the record of the highest-grossing sports move from 1984 to 2009 and is still the most financially successful instalment of the series. What’s it going to take to defeat Russia’s Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Another training montage, of course!
For Rocky V, it’s not so much Rocky going through his paces as it is Tommy Gunn and Rocky’s son in the fight for Balboa’s attention. Plus, Tommy is gunning (see what I did there) for his shot at glory, but it still requires a training montage.
16 years after Rocky V, along came Sylvester Stallone, ready to step into that ring one last time. He’s in his sixties at this stage and his body has taken a massive amount of trauma over the years.
Stallone was 59 when the movie came out and was in pretty good shape for the role after all those years.
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