A few people asked me whether it was me on the cover of my recent book. Alas, it was not; it was a stock photo of a male model several decades younger than me. But this photo is me; while it’s not too well-focused, it’s all I’ve got at the moment.
A few stats to fill in a little detail. I’m 5’10”, and weighed 170 this morning. I’ve been lifting seriously for four years now, although I did lift, perhaps not so seriously, at other times in my life. When I started four years ago, I was just coming out of 11 years of chronic fatigue syndrome. (The science behind that I covered in another book, Smash Chronic Fatigue.) I weighed 38 pounds less when I started. I take no anabolic steroids, and am within months of turning 60 years old.
I currently work out about twice a week, but my goal, which has been mostly successful lately, is to be in the gym once every three days. I do a two-way split; workout A is legs, shoulders, traps, and abs; workout B is back (including deadlifts), chest, and arms. I don’t do any cardio at the moment, but I have been doing some HIT a couple times a week, which I may try to get back into. Problem is, the HIT was cutting into my recovery, so I dropped it a couple months ago.
Anyway, I’m no physique competitor or bodybuilder, but just wanted to show that I live what I recommend and that being older is no bar to physical fitness.