Posts Tagged Jean Claude Van Damme

Van Damme Still Pretty Flexible

I have watched my share of martial arts movies and been impressed with the skill and choreography. Jean-Claude Van Damme (known as the muscles from Brussels) is no ordinary person, but his kicks and leg moves were always pretty sweet. He is 53 years old now, but check out his performance in this commercial, which was done in one take. Notice that the trucks are driving BACKWARDS!! Much harder. According to the Wall Street Journal, what you see is really what you get.

Below is a compendium of some of his splits in his feature films:

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Inspirational Workout Montage From Great Training Movies

This is a workout training montage Chris Ivey sent me of all the great movies that have inspired people to do any kind of working out. It includes some of the greats from the Rocky movies, to Kickboxer, to Pumping Iron.

I love that Arnold says you have to do the last 3-4 lifts to feel the pain and build the muscle. Otherwise you can never be a champion. Unfortunately, I always hesitate to overdo it and hurt myself.

Just listening to Burgess Meredith tell Rocky how he has to stay with it and get up is an inspiration in itself. And then…when Rocky races to the top of the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art—that is positively splendiferous!!!

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