Netflix and Gym - Top fitness flicks online now
The winter months are the perfect time to stay inside, hibernate, and lift heavy things while you allow yourself to put on a certain (healthy) amount of off-season strength and size. But with no competitions to keep you motivated and driven, where can you turn for inspiration? Well, Netflix of course! If you're going to be inside chilling (no pun intended) anyway, you might as well stay on the training wagon, and keep your bodybuilding mojo going. Here, we present a diverse array of fitness-themed films (everything from classics like Pumping Iron, to niche ones about Rich Froning) to keep that spark going, even when the winter months are starting to wear you down. Check out these titles, and let us know what you think of our recommendations on social media!
The Perfect Physique - A compelling docudrama featuring an all-star cast of the world's top fitness cover models and IFBB Men's Physique Pro athletes. We will get to know each athlete and uncover their internal struggles and sacrifices that motivate their drive, desire, and determination to acquire some of the best bodies in the world. We'll view their intense training sessions and watch as they interact with one another and even discuss their own dieting regimens. To stay shredded for the next pro show or cover photo shoot is not an easy task, it taskes blood, sweat, and tears. The heart and soul of these champions will be revealed in The Perfect Physique.
Pumping Iron - From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, South Africa, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this part-scripted, part-documentary film. Five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy young deaf Lou Ferrigno, whose father is his coach; the ruthless champ psyches out the young lion. Sardinian Franco Columbu competes in the lightweight class; at home in Italy he solves a tight parking problem by lifting the car into place. Joe Weider is the marketer; Mike Katz and Ken Waller go for the title of Mr. Universe. Bodybuilding and a celebrity-to-be go mainstream
CT Fletcher, My Magnificent Obsession - The creators of ‘Generation Iron’ bring you the untold story of six-time world champion power lifter, and ‘baddest muthaf#*ka’ of all time, CT Fletcher. Deemed one of the most influential and motivated fitness trainers, CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession explores the pain, struggle, and hardships that he has endured throughout his life. Leaving an abusive childhood home, the film dives further into Fletcher’s personal and professional life - demonstrating the power motivation can have on the human spirit. Featuring appearances from Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bill Goldberg, and Kevin “Da Hulk” Washington, Fletcher’s life shows us how to push through our obstacles to achieve dreams of greatness.
Fittest on Earth - The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games were a 5 day, 13 event, grueling test to find the fittest male and female on earth. "Fittest on Earth" follows the dramatic story of the top athletes who qualified and competed. A behind the scenes look into what it takes to be among the worlds elite athletes. Athletes find out the events they are going to test themselves weeks, sometimes days and even minutes before they take the competition floor. The film follows 8 of the worlds top athletes as they compete
Eddie Strongman - Truck mechanic, husband and father of two, Eddie Hall wants to be the World’s Strongest Man. This feature documentary vividly illustrates the sacrifices that this extremely driven man must make to chase his dream. He will stop at nothing. He trains, eats, sleeps and breathes strongman, competing all over the world and breaking records. He faces not only gargantuan competitors, but his own inner demons as he strives to leave behind the scars of his teenage years. This film gets under the skin of a man totally dedicated to becoming the greatest and offers an engrossing snapshot of an unforgettable character, Eddie - Strongman.
Froning, The Fittest Man in History - Rich Froning Jr. entered the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games with three consecutive victories—a feat no other athlete had accomplished. After finding CrossFit in 2009, Froning began a history-making career, finishing second at the CrossFit Games in 2010 and dominating the competition for the next four years. His four titles, five trips to the podium, 16 event wins, 35 top-five event finishes and 45 top-10 event finishes are all records, and he’s revered in the community. Froning’s athletic prowess has been under the microscope for five years, but there’s much more to the man from Tennessee than snatches and pull-ups. In this in-depth documentary by CrossFit HQ’s Heber Cannon, take a look into the life and childhood of the fittest man in history, follow his quest to a fourth-straight CrossFit Games championship, and see him as a son, a husband and a new father
Chasing Perfection - Chasing Perfection is a 2-part series authored by one of the World’s most successful athletes, Michael Johnson. Sports science has changed immeasurably in the last 20 years, and what the series seeks to explore is how that change has impacted on the world of professional sport, what role it plays in creating exceptional athletes, does it define the difference between great and world-beating athletes, and is it the answer to achieving perfection in sport? Michael will meet some of the world’s best athletes and talk to leading high performance experts and sports scientists to look at some of the unique factors that takes this vast population of the globe and from it forms a tiny band of athletes who have what it takes to perform at the highest level.
Every Second Counts - Takes an inside look at the CrossFit culture and community, where time on a stopwatch reigns as the supreme measure of performance. Those who reach the elite ranks in the burgeoning sport of CrossFit push themselves beyond limitations imposed by the mind and flirt with the limits of physical capacity. Human perseverance has never voluntarily gone this far. The film chronicles the dramatic journey of five athletes as they prepare for and compete in the most comprehensive test of fitness on the planet, the CrossFit Games. The road to this grueling two-day program of extreme challenges reveals what it takes to be the best in the world. The climactic finish, with its surprising turn of events, shows beyond any doubt that the winner of the CrossFit Games is the fittest person on earth