If you believe you’re too old to exercise or have been plagued by injury, I highly recommend watching the brief video below. The 60 year old man seen within will not only offer hope, but also provide ample inspiration. Wayne Quong began training approximately 3 and a half years ago after being diagnosed with frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis). In the short time since, Wayne has developed the strength and athleticism to humble many adults half his age. In some ways, you could say that his shoulder ailment was a blessing in disguise. It ignited a fire that’s been burning ever since.
Live Life To The Fullest
Prepare to be inspired by Wayne’s vast range of abilities. He’s strong, athletic, and well-conditioned. It’s amazing that he’s been training for less than 4 years.
Although Wayne’s physical abilities are clearly impressive, my favorite part of the video wasn’t his training, but rather the advice that he shared through the words below:
“The only way you can live your life to the fullest is to be as healthy as you can be… That’s why I train.”
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know what it is like to live without exercise. I can’t recall a time in my life when I wasn’t actively training or in some way involved in athletics. With that in mind, I pay particular attention to someone like Wayne who has lived at both ends of the spectrum. His many years of inactivity are still fresh on his mind. Therefore, he’s one of the few people who can compare two vastly different lifestyles. He knows how it feels to be inactive and extremely capable.
Thus, when Wayne says that exercise is essential to live life to the fullest, he says that based on experience not assumption. He’s not just throwing out a generic slogan. He’s offering his perspective as someone who was once physically inactive for over 25 years. I can’t share the same perspective, as I’ve never been inactive for more than a few days at a time. It is nice though to hear Wayne reaffirm what I’ve always thought to be true.
Write Your Own Story
Furthermore, it is always great to see someone redefine themselves rather than succumbing to the past. There are plenty of people in this world around Wayne’s age who believe they are too old to change. Hopefully this story along with the others I’ve shared in the age-related category can help to dispel that myth.
It’s never too late to change. Working to become a better version of yourself is always time well spent. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. There’s always an opportunity to improve on who you were or what you did the day before.
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” – Satchel Paige