Lorenzo the Magnificent
Best Rocky training sequence 6/21/2009 7:25PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Although the meat punching in the first Rocky is iconic, I vote for the one in Russia before he fought Ivan Drago.
building services
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/21/2009 7:37PM - in reply to Lorenzo the Magnificent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Drago is doing all this computer high tech training before his steroid injection while Rocky is running up mountains, lifting up carts, doing situps with weird farm equipment and Duke is checkmating his russian handler.
not exactly
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/21/2009 7:54PM - in reply to building services Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
the original rocky is an excellent film. the others are good movies. big difference here between a film and a movie.

rocky 4 is by far the best of the sequels. those training sequences are freakin great.

and rocky 4 has james brown FTW.
Lars
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/21/2009 9:02PM - in reply to not exactly Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I like Clubber Lang’s training scenes during Rocky III. While Balboa is getting soft and overly confident, Clubber is working like an animal. I especially like when he does the pull-ups using the wall spikes

Look at 45 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pumofw1cgr0
And
Look at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwU6dujb9hE&feature=related
marlboro
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 7:08AM - in reply to Lars Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Dingler
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 7:24AM - in reply to building services Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

building services wrote:

Drago is doing all this computer high tech training before his steroid injection while Rocky is running up mountains, lifting up carts, doing situps with weird farm equipment and Duke is checkmating his russian handler.


I find it funny that they were trying to portraying Drago in a negative light by showing him using steroids, and then years later it comes out that Stalone was using HGH and god only knows what else in real life.
douglas burke
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 7:54AM - in reply to building services Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

building services wrote:

Drago is doing all this computer high tech training before his steroid injection while Rocky is running up mountains, lifting up carts, doing situps with weird farm equipment and Duke is checkmating his russian handler.


what an irony, since this is a running forum, in that movie the high tech guy lost to old school training, and in running we have the americans and europeans who have the best technology like tradmills that are non weight bearing, nutrition experts etc and were losing to guys that have nothing, people to poor to have shoes most of their live's who are often under fed, regularly go with 1 meal a day if that and just like the rocky movie, the ones with all the advantages usually lose.
chopped liver
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 10:50AM - in reply to douglas burke Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think Rocky IV in Russia takes the cake, not only as the best in training, but also the best of the sequels. With that said, I think we can put something on the table from the newest of the Rocky series: Rocky Balboa. It's a pretty silly storyline, geriatric Rocky fighting the current champ, and the movie is pretty crappy. However, there is a sweet ass training sequence. Basically his old man trainer tells Rocky that he is old, fat, broken, sucks, and his only chance at winning is to become the strongest man alive, building some "hurtin' bombs" along the way. Then you see Rocky's HGH gnarled body (his head looks really funny nowadays) doing things you see down at your local CrossFit gym, and incredibly he starts squatting like 585lbs. It's pretty inspiring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ2UVRLBkTs
la di da di
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 11:02AM - in reply to Lorenzo the Magnificent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
There are 2 training montages in Rocky IV, separated by the arrival of Adrian. The latter - "Hearts on Fire" is easily the best training montage of all time.
RunningPT12
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 11:04AM - in reply to Lorenzo the Magnificent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If you can catch a chicken, you can catch Creed!
Mr. Obvious
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 11:04AM - in reply to chopped liver Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The chasing the chicken scene.
Lorenzo the Magnificent
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 11:14AM - in reply to Mr. Obvious Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Are any of you old enough to have been impressed by the drinking of raw eggs in Rocky? Did you subsequently drink a few raw eggs at least once?
wccelder
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 11:52AM - in reply to Lorenzo the Magnificent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I would say the best would be in four as everyone mentioned, and a new category of 'gayest' would be rocky and apollo training on the beach and than playing in the water afterward.
Wyco Loco
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 12:03PM - in reply to Lorenzo the Magnificent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Rocky outsprinting Apollo on the beach was the funniest. Yeah he was able to kick Apollo's ass, but no way are was he going to outsprint him.
Gazzo
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 12:39PM - in reply to Mr. Obvious Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Rocky II

"Win . . . WIN!"

"Well what are we waitin' fer?!"
ab
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 1:35PM - in reply to Gazzo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Amen to that!!!
Rocky 1 as he was hitting the meat

Hay you better get a look at this boy you’re fighting on TV, Looks like he means business

Ya I mean business too, hay Shirley can you get me some coffee.
JoJo Dancer
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/22/2009 2:11PM - in reply to Lorenzo the Magnificent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Not training scene; but in Rocky IV, after Apollo dies and Adrian tells Rocky "You can't win" when he says he has to fight Drago. He gets in his car and they play "There's No Easy Way Out" while running highlights from the first 3 Rocky movies. That's one of the best scenes in the history of moviemaking and I'm being partially serious. Absolutely no way you don't get chills watching that.
matt singleton
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/24/2009 6:46AM - in reply to JoJo Dancer Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sly was/is a brilliant filmmaker. A movie doesn't have to be "sophisticated" to be good... as indicated by the $$ success of the Rocky franchise.

As far as training sequences go, here's my list:
IV: can't beat the training montages, the contrast between Rocky working out in the barn and Drago using the "high-tech" equipment; the No Easy Way out scene is brilliant as well

II: love the old school methods... the sledgehammer in the junk lot, squats with the big log on his shoulders, chasing the chicken in the vacant lot, one-handed pull ups on the playground equipment

VI: bringing back some old-school philosophies with the kettlebells, squats, chains, smashing a beer keg, etc.

I: inspiring and classic, but training wise nothing special.
gamecock
RE: Best Rocky training sequence 6/24/2009 7:03AM - in reply to matt singleton Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I've always been partial to the scene after Adrian emerges from the coma in II. The song they play then (I think it's called "Redemption" was what I listened to in the locker room on a walkman the size of a brick before every 4x400 in HS.