Did Sylvester Stallone Just Get Caught Using Fake Weights?

Is Sylvester Stallone using fake weights?

Sylvester Stallone may have just been caught using fake weights. The popular actor posted a video on his Instagram account showing himself trying to lift two 45lb plates while standing up. The video seemed a bit suspect and many on the internet are ripping it apart.

Sylvester Stallone has always been a source of inspiration for others. His roles portraying Rocky Balboa and John Rambo made him famous. Both were iconic from a character stand point but also because of Stallone’s physique. He along with Jean Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger popularized the 80s and 90s action hero who was cut out of granite. It’s one of the reasons Stallone is still popular today.

The 74 year old actor still keeps himself in tremendous shape. That said, there is a certain threshold that he can no longer meet. Perhaps that’s exactly the reason why so many people aren’t buying his latest stunt on social media.

In his latest post, Sylvester Stallone attempts to lift two 45lb plates, gripping them with his fingertips. The plates look suspect and nearly identical to fake weights sold by FakeWeights.com. With that said, it’s unclear if Stallone was being serious or just meant to post the video in good fun. Take a look below and judge for yourself.

Good “heavy” morning! Punching hard till the final bell…

 

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There’s no doubt that Sylvester Stallone has trained hard in the past. In order to have the kind of physique he possesses at 74 years old takes hard work and dedication. With that said, clearly something is up with this video.

Do you think Sylvester Stallone was lifting fake weights?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.