One of the most muscular film montages in Hollywood boxing history takes place in the middle of Rocky IV showing the battle prepared by Sly Stallone's Rocky and Ivan Drago's Dolph Lundgren.
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And Lundgren wants to set the record: From Stallone making kite flags and driving to Lundgren with a cart full of people working with shoulder presses, the entire assembly was not carried out. It has happened – and Lundgren says Stallone specifically requested that Drago's treadmill be set to almost vertical.
"That was real," Lundgren tells Men's Health. "It was not a show, walking up and up the treadmill … Sly tried to kill me with this shot."
Not that Lundgren ever worked on the Drago style. His Rocky alter ego lived in a modern gym (for the 1
Now, 61, Lundgren still remains easy. But four decades of pumping iron (and a brilliant IQ) have taught him how to train smart. He no longer lifts the heaviest and heaviest weights he can. "Many people lift with their ego," he says.
Would you like to be jacked up for six decades? Bury the ego and try these tips from Lundgren.