Sylvester Stallone has taken to Instagram to prove that despite his age, his workout regime is as tough as ever.
The veteran actor may be 71 but he’s still crushing it at the gym as his recent Instagram video shows.
Yesterday Stallone posted footage that shows him doing pull ups with a 100-pound weight at his private gym.
As if that wasn’t impressive enough, he confidently captioned the video:
Another easy workout! You’re only as old as you and your joints feel! LOL!
Receiving nearly 1.5 million views at time of writing (March 14), we clearly weren’t the only ones dazzled by his strength.
Especially since the comments section was filled with fans praising Stallone as ‘an inspiration’ and ‘a legend’.
Stallone has had an interesting year so far after he was targeted by a strange hoax which claimed he had passed away.
The rumour stated Sly had died following a battle with prostate cancer, which bizarrely surfaced about 18 months ago when Facebook users started sharing the fraudulent story.
The fake article claimed the veteran actor had been found dead at his LA home but the whole thing was a prank, and linked out to a website known for creating false information on celebrity deaths.
And then He gets failed in his Escape Plan. Prostate Cancer Ended The Expendables Finally!
RIP Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Favourite Actor He was! pic.twitter.com/WWxrzyvkoS
— Muhammad Osman (@Osmanmani89) February 19, 2018
Having been the subject of this strange hoax for over a year now, Stallone started to see the funny side of the ‘joke’ in February.
Poking fun at his so-called ‘death’, the Expendables actor posted a light-hearted video on Instagram, showing him locking his daughters Sistine and Sophie out of the house.
Stallone captioned the playful video with the sarcastic line:
It’s so great to be back from the dead!
The day before, Stallone shared a photo collage of social media posts about his ‘death’ to his Instagram.
Please ignore this stupidity… Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching.
One look at the actor’s Instagram page and you’ll see he is in fact, ‘happy and healthy’.
Many of Stallone’s recent posts show his excitement for his upcoming film Creed 2.
He recently shared a fan-made poster and while it’s not the real thing, it still whets the appetite for the upcoming movie starring Michael B. Jordan:
The film will be a sequel to the 2015 boxing drama hit, a spin-off from the classic Rocky film series.
Directed by Black Panther‘s Ryan Coogler, Creed saw Stallone reprise the role of Rocky Balboa with Jordan playing Adonis Creed – the son of Apollo Creed – the boxer’s former rival turned friend.
Yet with this sequel, Stallone is also returning to the director’s chair – the actor has directed every film in the franchise except Rocky and Creed.
You can watch the trailer for Creed here:
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The first Creed film was a massive hit among fans and critics alike, giving a solid box office performance, earning $173 million worldwide.
Stallone even got nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and walked away with a Golden Globe in the same category.
Maybe the sequel will see him walk away with more gongs. Which we’re sure he could easily lift while doing pull ups.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.