Given that its “hump day”, I thought I’d lighten the mood with my top 5 favourite movies to watch that always get me fired up to destroy a workout!!! Without further ado, here they are:
5. Kick-Ass 2
Most of you know that I’m a huge comic book nerd and I love the Kick-Ass movies!!! Although they are highly ludicrous and fairly controversial, you can’t help but get revved up for a lifting session after the battle finale in the sequel!!!
***Most are unrepeatable here!!! But, here’s the most social media friendly one I could find:***
“We should be like Batman and Robin!”
“Nobody wants to be Robin.”
4. The Dark Knight Rises
Ok, I promise this list isn’t all comic book movies!!! But I can’t look past the third instalment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. This movie is so epic and so full throttle, you’ll be half way to the box as soon as the credits begin to roll!
“You think darkness is your ally. You’ve merely adapted the dark. I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was a man and by then it was only blinding.” Bane
If you haven’t seen this, do yourself a favour! Mark Wahlberg stars in the true story of a barman who gets drafted to the NFL. Awesome and stupidly inspiring stuff!
“That touchdown got me through 30 years at that factory. Got me through all those times your mother being sick. When I told you not to get your hopes up… didn’t mean that I wasn’t.”
Every bloke watching this will want to head straight to the box to try to start the long road to being as jacked as Tom Hardy!!! This MMA tale has one of the most unbelievably sad, but inspirational endings I’ve ever seen.
“Look at me! Look at me! Why are we here, Brendan? Why are we here? Are we here to win this fight? You tell me, ’cause if we’re not, I’ll throw in the towel right now. We’ll get Tess and we will go home. You don’t knock him out, you lose the fight. Understand me? You don’t knock him out, you don’t have a home.”
Yup, you guessed it! Being Scottish, there’s no way I can look past this classic as my all time favourite pre-workout pump up movie!!! I remember watching this movie on the way to a rugby match while playing for Scotland Under-18s against England. We went down there more fired up than I’d ever been and beat them by one point on their own turf – it was very special!!!
“Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!”