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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:

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.

Generation Iron

new film coming out!

i am very curious to see this film.
i don’t dig body builder’s bodies. i find it’s too much personally. so no, i do not wanna look like them thanks!

but one thing i will give this guys, it’s the amazing dedication and hard work that goes into achieving their goals.
day in, day out, these guys go to the gym. they spend their lives working out, regulating their diets, cleverly arranging their workouts for maximum effect. sometimes they even take steroids.
but one thing they all do: they thrive for perfection. their work ethics are second to none.

body builders are a big inspiration for me. Arnold Schwarzenegger in particular. he was the first to take the sport into the focus of the general public, the one who made it the sports we now know. his work inspires great respect.
he might be a moron irl i have no idea and i couldn’t care less. what he means to me is that w the right drive, you can achieve goals and thrive.

anyone that knew me when i was a kid would prob not believe how far i have gone w this body physically. and how far i am intending to go still. i have big plans for the future.
because this is a daily commitment. it’s not just a “i wanna lose 2kg and that’s it am done” effort. no. it’s about perfection. it’s about bettering yourself. it’s about rising above mediocrity. your own mediocrity.
it’s about ditching all these pitiful excuses and just fucking getting off your arse and going for it.
i will repeat this til am dead, money will not buy you fitness, money will not buy you drive, money will not buy you motivation.
source it deep inside you. how much do you want it? make a difference. now. not in 10 mins. not after that tv program. NOW. go out. workout. play. run.