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Sylvester Stallone revealed that he hired Navy SEALs to train his daughters Sophia, 27, and Sistine, 25, before they moved to New York City. The actor shared that he took extra measures to ensure the safety of his daughters. Speaking to the New York Post ahead of the season two premiere of “The Family Stallone,” the family’s reality show, Sophia and Sistine shared how difficult the experience was. Sistine explained that the training was filmed for the show and that it was edited to appear “really nice and kind of fluffy,” but in reality, it was the “hardest” thing. “It was about six hours we were in those woods,” she continued. “They made it a cute little montage, Sophia and I got our a–es whooped by these guys, they were the real deal.” Sistine shared that she was “not surprised my dad put us through something like this, because our entire life we grew up with him doing these sort of military-esque self-defense trainings.” Agreeing, Sophia said, “It was a rigorous routine, it was every day at 6 a.m. he would make us eat eggs with ketchup, for some reason that combination was like an elite combination.” Sophia said their upbringing was “a lot of sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, clean and jerks, it was golfing, it was pool table, it was shot put …” Sistine joked saying, “He made the perfect boys.”

In one scene from the Navy SEAL training, Sistine and Sophia were instructed to chase a chicken, referring to a scene from “Rocky II.” Sylvester explained, “Chasing a chicken sounds like a fun game. You have to have speed, patience, agility and understand that you’re going to be beaten by something that weighs three pounds and has a beak.” Sistine spoke about her experience saying, “That is deceivingly hard. I went in there a little cocky, no pun intended. I got beat by the chicken.” When asked if their father is less nervous now that they’ve been in New York for a year now, Sistine answered by saying, “I don’t think he’ll ever be less nervous. He’s like a classic, overprotective dad. Three daughters at an age where, you know, we’re kind of all over the place and we’re out and about.”

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