Every excuse you've ever held up as a pretext for degenerating fitness has stark realities staring them down. This 95+ year-old man, who is legally blind, has missed only one day of workout in 20 years.
This man makes so evident how we must stop with the excuses (video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxez65rDc2Y/). Just put in the work, any work, for goodness’ sake.
I drove past two universities yesterday, marveling at how these college kids on their way across campuses were mostly in worse shape than this man. The societal softness is literal now, with teens and 20s looking and moving worse than those in their 90s.
Sure, relative to each person’s individual experience, age matters. But all that “aging” is is accrued damage. When you treat your body respectfully, it accrues less damage and it reverses some damage. When we lazily and comfortably take for granted “youth,” you’re darn right it’ll be taken away rapidly and vigorously.