New Year’s resolution season is in full throttle. Perhaps you’re gearing up for your next 5K or first half marathon. Maybe you’re not training for the world heavyweight championship, perfecting moves to take down the Huns, or prepping to join the first ever Jamaican bobsled team, but watching the people that did can be pretty damn motivating.
So you signed up for a race, or want to take down the office bully with some sneaky kung-fu moves (Note: We do not condone violence). Next step, get pumped up. Thankfully, writer and comedian Bryan Menegus of the YouTube channel Slacktory compiled a montage of training montages — mind, blown. The video features sequences from films such as Kill Bill, Rocky, Mulan, Cool Running, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, X-Men, Footloose, and Full Metal Jacket, with tons of sweaty actors.
With the tagline, “Every time you consider not following your new year’s resolution, watch this,” the montage includes one handed push-ups, break dancing, destroying punching bags, epic sword swinging, and running on the beach alongside a horse. If that doesn't do it for you, the three minutes of training glory is set to Joe Esposito’s “You’re the Best Around” (yep, the one from The Karate Kid).
Maybe donning a monochromatic sweat-suit (with matching sweatband) or sipping a raw-egg cocktail isn’t your thing, but this montage of montages has got to pump you up, even if just a little.
Feeling pumped? Which of your favorite training scenes did the video miss? Let us know in the comment section below or tweet the author @nicmcdermott.
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