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old age…

long time i haven’t posted anything, i wanted to post this before the end of the year. but here we are in feb. better late than never.

after speaking to a dear friend of mine recently, i started thinking about the impermanence of our stay here.
2 shoulder surgeries later, i have managed to extend the lifespan of my shoulders for a little longer, but now the rest of my body has also started to fade.

it’s unavoidable. age damages our bodies. we lose strength, bone density, lose hair and get wrinkles. not much can be done but resigning ourselves to the fact that we won’t get out of this alive.
but i find that am not ready to just lie down and wait yet.
at the ripe age of 37, i feel like my body mends a lot slower than it used to, but still mends. just i have to pay more attention to what it tells me. and rest a lot more.

nowadays i workout a lot less. for various reasons, my schedule was very tough until recently. i would have to get up at 6AM daily, and before i even got to work i had done some other type of work for one hour.
then as i got home i had to face the joy to organise my meals for the day after, and to have my workout before 9:30PM when i’d have to be ready for bed. bring out the violins right?

needless to say, this became dull and old very quickly.

now i am back to getting up at 8, w a lot more relaxed a schedule that allows for a little fantasy in the evenings, and even leisurely watching a documentary on Netflix.

however, i did bulk up. this started late last year. i settled in a 3 times a week training routine. most of it upper body, using intervals and KB. and the 10/1 system. (more on this in a new log post soon)
because i was using my motorbike to go to work, no cardio was harmed…
so the weight settled. in a good way. mostly muscles.
i seem to have tipped over the edge of reversing my natural body shape trend, and finally have a top heaviER body.

it is all still a work in progress. i struggle with injuries most of the time. nagging chronic ones. tennis elbow keeps on flaring up if i practice the floor planche too much.
right trap keeps on getting stuck and fucks my neck.
but overall, for 37 am pretty good.

i look at ppl like Kane Sumabat. he is 47. and going strong.

impressive heh? i hope i can be like him when am 47. hell i hope i could be like him now!

so for those reading this who might be slightly older, check this interview and check the man himself out, he is a very prolific tweeter and is on instagram too, and i believe he is also a PT:

http://www.cutandjacked.com/CutAndJacked-Interview-Kane-Sumabat

he has a rather juvenile sense of humour, maybe that’s what kept him young. but most of all, he is hungry. and he will not stop.