The 9 Fittest Movie Moments in Hollywood History

You might want to stretch first. These scenes of unparalleled fitness will leave you sore with envy, laughter, and everything in between.

Scene from movie Rocky II

Fitness in the movies is much more subtle than you might realize. Whether they’re gearing up for battle, trying to impress, or just working out some deep-seeded psychological issues, these movie main characters – and their most fit moments – are so intense, you’ll be asking your screen if it needs a spot. 

Rocky's Training Montage 

Movie: Rocky IV (1985) 

Let’s get the Rocky moment out of the way early. To avenge the death of his dear friend, the recently corpse-d Apollo Creed, the Italian Stallion exiles himself to Siberia to train for a fight against Soviet cyborg Ivan Drago. While Drago trains like a high-tech maniac under the scrutiny of Russian scientists, Rocky goes analog by way of lifting rocks, outrunning cars, and shoulder-pressing ox yokes. 

Demi Moore Trains Like A Girl

Movie: GI Jane (1997)

As the first woman to undergo U.S. Navy Special Warfare training, Demi Moore’s buzzed badass Lt. Jordan O’Neil toughed it through every challenge her sadistic drill instructor could dole out. Her gritty one-armed pushups and clenched-teeth chin-ups will make you sweat just watching.  

Ron Burgundy Does 1,000 Curls

Movie: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

How do we know Ron Burgundy did 1,000 bicep curls in his office? Because he counted them out loud, of course. His subsequent diagnosis of a “deep burn” stretching from the “uvulus to the upper dorsimus muscles” was also way too specific to suspect.

Forrest Runs Across America -- and Back

Movie: Forrest Gump (1994)

He didn’t do it for world peace. He didn’t do it for civil rights. He didn’t even do it to burn calories. He just felt like running. And, over the course of three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours, Forrest Gump ran across the United States five times, logging a grand total of 15,248 miles.

The Full Splits Shagged Fly

Movie: A League of Their Own (1992)

Demonstrating excellent flexibility of the hamstring and iliopsoas muscles (ie: the full splits) is hard enough. Throw in the fact that she slid into position, and caught a pop fly, and you’ll see why Geena Davis’ Dottie Hinson’s graceful save is on this list. 

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