Rocky in suburbiaBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7534.185-a (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:185
- Des Spence, general practitioner
As students we watched Rocky IV on video rather than go to histology; somehow it just seemed more relevant. Against all international advice Rocky agrees to fight in the former Soviet Union. Once there, the Italian stallion is denied proper training facilities and resorts to chopping logs, running in the snow, and pulling carts, all to the tune of spandex rock.
His Russian opponent is seen in a hi-tech gym being pumped with steroids while …