I have had an eye-opening experience this past week at my local gym, and I thought I should share it with all of you motherfuckers that still skip your gym days.
It’s 7 PM, and I go to my gym for a workout. I feel a bit tired, but I have to get those reps in.
I walk into the gym and I see the most well-built guy there. Big back, huge arms and forearms, built legs, tight skin all over his body,an all around top 10% physique on a 5’10” frame (we’re the same height). He seems new to me, and I know pretty much all the regulars there, so I go up to him and shake his hand. Really energetic, with a big smile on his face.
As I warm up, I start chatting him up. He tells me he’s on a business trip and had to hit the gym. Very lighthearted conversation, super humble yet confident. I smelled he was an alpha just by the way he presented himself (and helped the young chicks there that were drooling over him, in between barbell rowing 180lbs)
As I finish my dumbbell rows, I think “bro, the dude looks jacked and also natural. I wonder for how long has he been working out”. So I go up to him and ask:
“Sir, I wanted to ask you. How long have you been working out?”
He looks at me with a big smile and says:
“Son, I can’t remember that clearly. But I can tell you how old I am. 59”
My jaw dropped as he started laughing. The fucking dude looks 40, and looks better than 99% of the 20, 30 and 40 year-olds. And he’s almost fucking 60! I congratulated him on his level of fitness and we both got back to working out.
After we both finished our workouts, we talked a bit more about diet and fitness, but the conclusion is this:
If this dude, who can easily be a grandfather, has built such an impressive body his whole life, you should too. There’s no excuse about it.
Also, let it be a lesson to you that if you take care of your body while young, it’ll end up taking care of you later on. Stop saying that you’re not 8”5’ with a titanium jawline and start talking to the Iron. Lifting and being active is literally your well of longevity and attraction (of course, among other attractive traits).
Once again. As said hundreds of times here:
Or don’t, and let others reap the benefits.