Tom Hafey is a former Australian rules football player and coach. He was born on August 5th, 1931. He’ll turn 80 years old in a few weeks. Fortunately, age hasn’t slowed Tommy down. He’s still going strong, training harder than most men in their 20’s.
He’s even fooled many to believe that he’s younger than he is. Tommy recently was cast in a Jeep commercial as a 70 year old man. He had no problem playing the role of a man 10 years his junior.
As for his secret to success, you’ll be amazed at the simplistic nature of his regimen. His daily approach is outlined in the article below (well worth a read):
Hafey wakes up early each morning to run, swim, and then work through calisthenics such as pushups and sit-ups. He performs the workout as soon as he awakes. He then returns home to enjoy a nice breakfast.
As quoted within the article above:
“After an hour of brutal exercise he treats himself to oatmeal, fruit and a cup of tea. But no biscuits or cakes. He gave them up 37 years ago, to give his daughters an example of will power.”
Meanwhile, while Tom Hafey is out training each morning, there are folks online who would say he’s doing everything wrong. Isn’t it counterproductive to exercise before eating breakfast? Won’t repeated use of the same exercises lead to overtraining? Aren’t sit-ups dangerous? Blah, blah, blah…
As has been said before, almost anything works if you are consistent and diligent. Tom Hafey is in tremendous physical condition for his age, and always has been. He does not follow a fancy routine. He thrives on the basics and continues to push himself. This approach has worked for him throughout his life. Tommy was always known as a hard worker on and off the field. He was described as someone who made the most out of limited natural ability.
In his words,
“If it is to be, it is up to me.”
For more info about Tommy and his way of life, take a look at the interview below: