A week doesn’t pass without an email from a new reader to the site who feels over the hill in his 30’s or 40’s. They honestly believe that they are too old to turn back the hands of time.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had people telling me that I’ll be out of commission soon enough. When I was 18, people told me I’d be all banged up by 25. When I was 25, they told me I’d be finished by 30. When I turned 30, they told me I’d be done by 40. It’s as if people honestly don’t believe the body can keep on going.
I continue to tell others that the body will keep performing if it is treated properly, but there are still many who don’t listen. Fortunately, the video below offers visual proof. Actions speak louder than words, and this man is full of action.
At age 67, Dominic is able to perform movements and routines that would crush many 27 year olds. I don’t know the man, but I was certainly impressed after seeing his video posted on my forum. Everyone who saw the video had nothing but positive things to say, and most couldn’t believe that a 67 year old was in such tremendous condition. It isn’t every day that you bump into someone in their 60’s or 70’s who regularly cranks out pull-ups, pushups and burpees.
There are two things that I particularly like about this video. First (obviously), it’s great to see a man in his 60’s who continues to bust his ass and stay in top condition. What I also enjoy however is the relative simplicity of his routines. I don’t see any fancy equipment in his workout room. He is a perfect example of low-tech/high-effect.
Much can be learned from his example. Just think of the countless debates that regularly take place on fitness message boards. A day doesn’t pass without significant bandwidth being devoured by message board fanatics who split hairs over what they believe everyone should be doing. Debates rage on over various supplements, periodization models, training modalities, books, and so on.
Now think of those message board experts who spend day after day arguing over what they believe we should all be doing. How many will be capable of what Dominic is doing when they turn 67? I’d be willing to bet that very few will be anywhere near his level.
Perhaps they can learn from his example. Hard work and consistency often prove more valuable than any so called “state of the art” program or facility. Some get lost in paralysis by analysis while others just get up and go. Falling back on the basics doesn’t mean that you don’t understand more complex approaches. It simply means that you already know what works and won’t become lost in the endless search.
Thanks to the creator of this video for providing inspiration to many.