Everyone that knows me, knows that I am an Insaniac. Shaun T’s program, Insanity and it’s follow-up, Insanity the Asylum, got me in the best shape of my life! Shaun T was recently interviewed in his old neighborhood. I laughed when I read the following quote and thought, “Yeah Shaun, just wait until you’re in your 40s!”
Q: You’re a couple months shy of 35. How does your approach to staying fit change when you’re in your mid-30s as opposed to your 20s?
A: It’s a whole different situation. When I was 25, if I didn’t have a full six pack, in three or four days I could have a full six pack, 100 percent. Now it’s like I need two weeks. It’s crazy. It’s definitely different in staying fit. You really start to notice that you have to stretch more, getting up in the morning and start working out literally five minutes after I woke up. Now I’m like, “I need an hour and a half.” (laughing). … When I developed Asylum in 2010, I was definitely at my peak physical condition. I’m still obviously fit, but you definitely have to work at it a little bit more. As far as my heart health, and how much I can run and jump and my cardiovascular level, that’s pretty much the same. That’s pretty easy to maintain. It’s more the physical look of your body. As you get older, you have to work on trying to stay as ripped as you were, you try to get the same veins to pop out.
You can read the entire article here.The following two tabs change content below.Sybil Cooper is a wife, mother, scientist, homeschooler, health and fitness coach and mompreneur. When she is not managing the home, teaching, acting as chauffeur to three kids, and motivating others to lead healthier lives, she is learning how to use fitness and food as medicine to manage her autoimmune disease, Sjogren's Syndrome. To help reduce inflammation, Sybil has ventured into vegetable gardening to grow organic vegetables and utilizing local farms for grass-feed beef and free-range chickens. Despite these challenges, she has completed three Spartan Sprints, placing 13th in her age group (45-49 yr olds) in 2013 and 8th in her age group and 15th% overall.