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What’s Your Excuse?

In less than 90 seconds, the brief video below will shatter countless excuses related to exercise and fitness. Within the clip, you will see a man work through a brief conditioning circuit. After a few rounds of the circuit, he’s able to achieve a quality, full body workout with minimal equipment. What’s even more impressive is that the man seen within was born in 1941.

In summary, here’s a man in his 70s achieving a quality workout with minimal equipment in minimal time. He doesn’t need any special equipment or routines to stay in better condition than the vast majority of adults who are half his age.

The take home message is simple. If you want to get in shape, get in shape. Consistency and discipline are far more important than any equipment or facility. Don’t be fooled by the fitness industry’s deception. There are no secrets to fat loss or fitness. You have everything that you’ll ever need to get in shape. You just need to use it.

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Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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8 comments

8 Comments so far

  1. Johan Nederhof June 18th, 2013 1:57 pm

    Super !!

  2. Vincenzo Iaciofano June 18th, 2013 2:14 pm

    I hope to join him when i am that age in trying to beat his reps. vinnychoff

  3. Faust June 18th, 2013 3:01 pm

    What a beast! I find him to be far more inspirational than the usual PED enhanced you see frequently.
    Thanks for sharing the real thing.

  4. dan June 18th, 2013 4:47 pm

    I want to ask you about trx training.is it good for combat sports and if yes why is it important what are the benefits?maybe you can tell us more about it?

  5. Peter Berge June 19th, 2013 3:42 pm

    Not bad for an Old Bloke. Put a lot of my younger clients to shame.
    Love the K.I.S.S approach
    (Keep it simple stupid)

  6. Richard W. June 20th, 2013 4:03 am

    Great as always ideaman. Semper fi!

  7. Al Balko June 21st, 2013 3:42 am

    And here I thought I was the only one doing this stuff! Just kidding…It just goes to show yet another example that what you preach really does work!

    Thanks

  8. Eric June 21st, 2013 4:04 pm

    Impressive! Guarantee you that gentleman is in better shape than at least 60% of the male population aged 35-45. Hell, he’s probably in better shape than 40% of the male population aged 25-30, for that matter. The physical conditioning of the 20-30 somethings out there is quite pathetic. Not to sound harsh, but this guy would probably be considered in reasonable shape for a 20 year old in today’s world.

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