Archive for the 'Age Related' Category
Charles Eugster lived most of his life without any athletic involvement. Fortunately, he realized that you are never too old to try something new. The 93 year old is now a regular competitor. He is a bodybuilder, a rower, a fitness decathlon champion, and a wakeboarder (just to name a few of his hobbies).
In addition to his physical pursuits, Charles is a also an entertaining speaker. In the video below, he shares some of his thoughts regarding successful aging. Based on his activity at age 93, I’d say he knows a thing or two about the subject.
Listen and learn…
Exercising is like brushing your teeth or washing. If you don’t do those things, something nasty happens. – Charles Eugster1 comment
Sy Perlis didn’t lift weights until he was 60 years old. Over twenty years later, he decided to enter his first lifting competition. That was around five years ago. He’s now 91 years old and a world record holder. Last week, he bench pressed 187.2 pounds, the most ever in the 90-and-over division.
You can see him in action at the video below.
If you ever thought you were too old to try something new, think again. Sy Perlis just shattered every possible excuse. I would have guessed him to be in his 70s. He looks incredible.
Hats off to him for the inspiration.
It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot6 comments
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.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. – Oliver Wendell Holmes8 comments
Below is a video that I came across on Facebook last week (see here). What you’ll see within is an 84 year old man repping out chin-ups like a champ. I had not seen the video on Youtube until today and thought it was worthy of a share.
If you haven’t seen it yet, it will take just a minute to rid yourself of any age-related training excuse. This elderly man is more capable on a pull-up bar than the majority of our population. Just watching him makes me want to knock off a few sets.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing. – Oliver Wendell Holmes10 comments
Below is an inspiring video of a 71 year old man with the strength and athleticism to trump many half his age.
Those familiar with this blog may recognize this individual from a previous entry in 2010. It is great to see that he has obviously continued to train hard with no apparent signs of slowing down.
Additional videos from him can be found within the following Youtube channel.
I’m pissed off for greatness. Because if you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that means you’re OK with being mediocre. – Ray Lewis7 comments