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.
Clocking in at almost six minutes, the training montage in Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Bloodsport may run long, but that’s because training for the Kumite (Koo-mah-tay) is no joke. In his first starring role, the man known as JCVD plays Frank Dux, an American (yes, American) Ninjutsu master that has gone AWOL from the Army. He does so to enter an underground, full-contact martial arts tournament in Hong Kong that is reminiscent to video games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter (the latter, not surprisingly, also starred Van Damme). In this classic montage, Van Damme spars blindfolded, busts a pretty gnarly split, and gets caned with a bamboo shoot.