Overcoming Adversity – Sylvestor Stallone – How He Did It

The Expendables (2010) opened at number one at the U.S. box office with a first weekend gross of Thirty Five million dollars. This makes Sylvester Stallone the only person in Hollywood history to have starred in films that have opened atop the box office charts over five consecutive decades. Not bad for a baby boomer! I am going to share his story with you and point you in a direction that will help you live your life to the fullest. I hope this will help you get back to being a contender!

Sylvester (also known as Sly) Stallone is sitting back on top and living the good life! It has not always been that way; he had to overcome a lot of adversity to get to where he is now. Mostly through grit, determination and the unwillingness to settle for NO are the things that have led to his success.

He only stands 5′ 9 inches tall which is short for an actor in the Hollywood world. He has a permanent droopy mouth caused by the doctor that delivered him; the doctor accidentally severed a nerve in his face.

This resulted in paralyzing parts of his lip, the lower left side of his mouth and parts of his tongue and his chin. That is what has given his trademark snarling look and his slurred speech. He tends to talk in a mono syllabic manner which you would think makes him undesirable for movie rolls, however, he has succeeded in an extraordinary fashion.

He is a baby boomer; born on July 6, 1946, in the charity ward in New York’s gritty Hell’s Kitchen. His youth was pretty much in turmoil; he was expelled from fourteen schools before the age of thirteen because of his antisocial and violent behavior. He ended up in a school for troubled kids and was voted “most likely to end up in the electric chair”.

He has had to fight his way to the top and the story behind the movie “Rocky” and the Rocky franchise is almost legend.

The “Rambo” films and franchise is a story by itself.

Sly Stallone is a perfect example of boomers living their life to the fullest! If you look at this guy and everything he does in a 64 year old body it is truly inspirational. His virility and strength is all due to the lifestyle he has chosen to live. This lifestyle is available to everybody and he has documented his lifestyle in a book.

He book is called “Sly Moves” and he shares the stories about what happened behind the scenes of his movies as well as his philosophy about life. More importantly he lays out an exercise plan as well as an eating plan; he does not believe in diets but he does believe in healthy living. You can follow his plan to get into shape and lose weight.

The book promises to help the reader lose weight, build strength, gain will power and to help you live your dream. Some of the sections of the book include:

1. Sly on Sly – telling the stories behind the scenes that were involved in all the movies.

2. Shaping up with Sly Moves – this includes his work out programs that helped develop his body. There is also a chapter for women and recommended exercises for the fairer sex.

3. Sly Moves Eating Plan – he recommends a guaranteed way to live healthy.

4. Sly moves in Action – this includes three days with Sly and advice on getting and keeping the Eye of the Tiger.

There are lots of pictures that show scenes from the movies plus how each exercise should be performed. His main goal is to have you live like a contender and remember that winners get rid of their problems before their problems get rid of them!

This is a book that is inspirational, educational and just a good read if you would like to get to know the man known as Sly Stallone

Source by WL Reidhead

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