I remember seeing the movie, 'Predator', when I was maybe 8 years old. It was for my older brother's birthday party in a now dead movie theatre, Amboy Cinemas. I loved that movie and did push ups as soon as I got home.
The BIG guys in the movie inspired me. Even as a young kid I was motivated by being BIGGER.
Some 27 years ago....Even at age 8, I wanted to be cool and tough. Still working on it 🙂
But, as I get older by the numbers I refuse to give in to the "regularities" that come with age. The "older" guys tell me all the time, how they used to be like me and soon I'll be like them. Like them = fat, lazy, weak and full of excuses, or, full of shit.
NO excuses here, I ain't got the time for excuses.
I turn 35 in a few days, I'm feelin' damn good. Some of my friends are in their late 30s and mid 40s and they aren't slowing down one bit. Instead, they seem tougher, tougher than the majority of younger athletes I run into.
As you get older you need to be more aware of nutrition no doubt about it. You also need a lil' more of everything.
- Rest more. This doesn't mean you need to pussify your workouts, instead, make sure you get those 8 hrs of sleep as often as possible
- Improve Your Athleticism. I've begun mountain biking again, learning how to surf, running various distances through varied terrains, swimming in the ocean and incorporating lots of animal walks & animal training into my workouts. Don't lose your athleticism as you age, if you are lost as to what to do, start with some heavy lifting and then move like kids move, hit the playground.
- Crank The Conditioning. You have to be in shape. Period. Finish your workouts with barbell, dumbbell or kettlebell complexes. On your "off days" from lifting and "gym training" take part in the athletic activities I listed above such as mountain biking, swimming, running and any other sport that gets you moving.
- Expose Yourself. Expose your weaknesses. This means you need to get good at what you're not good at. Learn something new, not just on the training front, but in life. Read books about people and things that motivate you. This is a Good Place to Start. Get dropped off 3 - 5 miles from home and get back home on your own two feet. Train early in the morning or late at night. Fast for an entire day from food or take 7 days away from all animal meats. How far can you push the envelope, or, how far are you WILLING to push yourself.
"There are those that do
and those that don't
Those that will
and those that won't"
I wonder which type of person you are?
How far are you willing to take life and lifting?
Add your comments with how you've continued to push the envelope, regardless of age or life's circumstances.
Looking forward to your comments.