It’s the New Year, you’ve joined a gym, you’re determined to get shredded to fuck and then you see someone 30 years older than you with muscles pouring out of their vest and you’re deflated again.
Your motivation has disappeared so much it may as well be February.
Well, Muscle & Fitness magazine are here to make you feel even worse about yourself because they’ve conducted an interview with 70-year-old Vince McMahon’s trainer to find out what he does in the gym to stay so in shape.
“On the bent-over row he can do 315 for 10 reps,” says Mike Monteforte, McMahon’s trainer and workout partner. “He has unbelievable strength in his back.” After completing a body part, the two will then do a CrossFit-inspired workout consisting of battling rope slams, sled drags, sledgehammer swings (with a hammer named Big Jack, an allusion to the AC/DC song), and sprints. After that—yes, there’s more!—he does a circuit of ab exercises. The whole training session takes 90 minutes.
“McMahon does most of his exercises as giant sets, performing them in groups of three. He’ll perform 20 to 35 warmup sets first, then do one set for each exercise in the group before resting. He’ll do the same for all the other groups in the workout, then he returns to the first group to increase the weight and decrease the reps before repeating the cycle. He rests while Monteforte works and vice versa. Below is a sample back day.”
If a 70-year-old man can do it, you can too! You can read the full interview on Muscle and Fitness below: