10 Greatest Movie Training Montages Ever
From Rocky’s slo-mo jogs to G.I. Jane’s one-armed push ups, relive the best (and most ridiculous) training moments in cinematic history—the ultimate inspiration to jumpstart your workout.
Pumping Iron (1977)
It all started with this 1977 documentary, which not only put Arnold Schwarzenegger on the map, but also foreshadowed the fitness craze of the ‘80s. In Pumping Iron, the Governator squares off with the other biggest bodybuilding icon of the era, Lou Ferrigno, as the two vie for the title of Mr. Olympia 1975. (Schwarzenegger won the competition for the sixth consecutive year.) In this cut-together clip, an incredibly jacked Ah-Nuld flexes his muscle in a series of intense weight lifting sets. Watch and behold.