“It’s more than just about narcissism”: Sylvester Stallone, 76, Says Fitness isn’t Flexing Muscles in the Gym

"It's more than just about narcissism": Sylvester Stallone, 76, Says Fitness isn't Flexing Muscles in the Gym
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Both Sylvester Stallone and his career have been in pretty great shape throughout the ages. The blockbuster action star has given out some commendable performances from John Rambo to the iconic Rocky Balboa in what was believed to be in his prime. The actor has enthralled fans with his physical as well as his acting prowess.


Although now 76 years of age, the actor has no plans to stop. After several years, the star is still at it. In an Instagram post, the actor shared his view on how exercising has affected his mental health and has guided him to a bigger and better life.

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

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Sylvester Stallone on the benefits of exercise on mental health

As Sylvester Stallone has aged, he has adjusted his training methods to suit his changing needs. He acknowledges that the body’s response to exercise and nutrition evolves over time, and he embraces new strategies to accommodate these changes. In an Instagram post, the actor went on to detail explaining and motivating his followers while sharing his tips and tricks along to way. He stated,

“I’ve been thinking more and more about the aspect of working out,–It’s more than just about narcissism or ‘look at me, I wanna flaunt this and that’. There’s no doubt in my mind that if you’re not feeling good and strong, like you’re competing, or if you’re reminding yourself of the way you used to be, it affects everything.”

After this, he reinstated an important line, that many people often forget,

“It’s not about living in a gym,–but just finding something that gets the blood flowing through the body.”

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa

And then further continued by saying,


“It will affect your brain, it’ll affect your confidence, it’ll affect your optimism. That’s why when people feel sick, they only have one dream – to feel better. And when you don’t feel sick at all, there’s 10,000 things they want. When you’re that distracted, you’re wanting that many things, it’s hard for any of them to come to you”.

Being the icon he is, many look up to him for advice on maintaining a good physique. Thus, him sharing his own perspective, especially a healthy one, will inspire a lot of people and prevent them from taking the wrong steps.

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Sylvester Stallone doesn’t care about money

Not too long ago, the actor Sylvester Stallone also expressed his point of view concerning the connection between wealth and contentment in an interview. Despite having amassed a remarkable collection of $400 million throughout his distinguished career, the 76-year-old honestly conceded that money does not necessarily equate to true joy. He disclosed to Newsweek saying,


“Our lifestyle. We’ve been very blessed, you know, financially, but we still have the same situations that people who don’t have what we have. I’ve been so blessed with this but there are complications at times.”

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

And further continued by saying,

“They get their life, they have situations they’ve gone through in their lives and some of them have been pretty traumatic. That’s the key thing. I don’t care how rich you are or whatever, you don’t escape the realities of life. Period. It catches up with everybody.”

All in all, after a lot of trials and tribulations Sylvester Stallone knows that the saying “health is wealth” is indeed true and understands the important aspects of life are not always materialistic and thus, remains iconic in a world of alpha males and toxic masculinity.

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Written by Sampurna Banerjee

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