The Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine brings to light what form the most successful athletes have. While they have almost exclusively featured younger athletes, ones that are absolutely ripped, the magazine has decided to shake up things a little bit.
They have decided to include a naked 77 year old man, Gary Player. For those that don’t know him, he is a nine time grand slam winner and has been a pro golfer since 1953.
While being featured in a series with Matt Harvey, Colin Kaepernick, Kerri Jennings (Olympian), and John Wall, it is fair to say that Player will be with some pretty tough competition. But do not tread on this old timer, as he is capable of doing a work out that most people half his age can not do:
According to Golf Digest, “Player is largely credited for bringing physical fitness to golf and still keeps up with a grueling exercise regimen that includes 1,000 sit-ups per day. Something tells us he may have been training even harder than usual for his clothesless photo shoot.”
All I can say is more power to you, Gary Player, and I hope that I am able to walk at that age let alone do 1000 daily sit-ups.