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Sylvester Stallone Diet And Workout Plan: ‘Rocky’ Star Is Ripped To Shreds At Age 70

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Sylvester Stallone credits a high-protein diet and weightlifting for his ripped body and 6-pack abs at age 70. (YouTube)

Sylvester Stallone, who just turned 70 in July, is in fantastic shape, thanks to a high-protein, low-carb diet and regular weight training workouts.

Stallone, who still keeps his body fat at 4% to 7%, continues to train as if he were decades younger, he revealed in his fitness book Sly Moves: My Proven Program to Lose Weight, Build Strength.

Stallone’s high-protein, low carb diet typically includes egg whites, chicken, fish and low-starch vegetables.

Contrary to what some may think, Stallone has scaled back his workouts as he’s gotten older.

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Sylvester Stallone launched a whole new senior-citizen superhero franchise with “The Expendables.” (YouTube)

When Sly was younger, he trained hard at the gym, lifting weights and doing cardio six days a week. Since scaling back to 3 to 5 workouts a week, Stallone feels stronger, healthier and less fatigued.

Not surprisingly, Sly’s unbelievable physique has fueled rumors of steroid use over the years — claims he has denied.

But Stallone admitted to Time magazine in 2008 that he took human growth hormone (HGH) and prescription testosterone while training for Rambo and Rocky V.

“HGH [human growth hormone] is nothing,” Stallone said. “Anyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed. Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older.”

He continued: “Everyone over 40 years old would be wise to investigate it because it increases the quality of your life. Mark my words: In 10 years it will be over-the-counter.”

At a time when most action heroes retire, Sylvester Stallone started a whole new franchise with The Expendables series.

The Expendables was released in 2010, followed by The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014). The Expendables 4 is scheduled to be released in 2017.

In 2016, Stallone won the Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor for Creed, a continuation of the blockbuster “Rocky” film series that earned him Oscar nominations. “Rocky,” which Stallone wrote, won the 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture.

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