When I was in my early 20s, I always heard from older guys that your physical fitness levels fall off at 25. That you start getting more aches, more pains, and taking longer to recover. They were all very adamant about that specific age:
And it’s funny, because now that I’ve passed that threshold, the only thing I hear is, “You’re still so young! You shouldn’t be slowing down!”
It makes me chuckle, because i’m sure I’ll be doing the same shit to young guns when I’m older too. Nonetheless, I think that as men, we have an inclanation to always try to re-live the glory days. Giving an arbitrary number to someone as a specific time only works as long as they don’t exceed that time. When they do, that number is raised to fit our model of how we used to see ourselves.
The truth is, I am slowly but surely slowing down.
I don’t recover as well as I used to. The days of being able to play basketball for three hours a day plus lift weights 5 days a week are gone. The weeks of training for triathlons (biking 250 miles, running 50, swimming a half dozen) are gone. I think my eyesight is getting worse by the day.
They won’t come back and I won’t live in the past, trying to wish for what was and what will never become again.
Instead, I’ve tried to take anti-aging measures early.
Weight lifting has become a strategic thing with proper recovery time.
Stretching (yoga) often is helpful.
Cut the drinking down quite a bit – hard to do when Europe is still pretty new and all you really want to do is party.
The sitting at a desk style of living will kill you.
Within two days of starting it, you’ll noticeably start feeling worse. You’ll become a hunchback. Stiff. Sluggish in your movements. The human body was not meant to sit in front of a desk with florescent lights.
This is why freedom is so important.
To be able to set your own hours. To have a standing desk if it helps your posture. To work in a new coffee shop, outside, instead of being stuck in the same florescent light hellhole that is killing people in far greater numbers than AIDS ever did.
I feel signifcantly better physically than I ever did when I was working a 9-5, and you can achieve the same thing with Pro Niche Site: