At LewRockwell.com, Taki Theodoracopulos explains his exercise regime to beat aging. He writes:
GSTAAD—Here’s a tip for you young whippersnappers: Don’t get old, but if you do, you can fool Father Time by training the smart way. By this I don’t mean you should follow all that bull that floats around online. I don’t use social media, but I’m told that a system exists that reaches millions across multiple platforms that spreads misinformation about health and then some. The wellness industry means big moola and is as phony as Hollywood morality.
Take it from Taki, all one needs in order to feel good and be able to enjoy him- or herself is a little exercise before breakfast and some semihard training in the afternoon. C’est tout, mes amis, as they say in gay Paree. And then you can drink all you want, eat within reason, and chase the opposite sex to your heart’s content. During lockdown, exercise became more important than ever, and I was lucky to be stuck in Gstaad because the place was empty, the mountain paths emptier, and the only living things one ran into while climbing the verdant hills were Vivien Duffield look-alikes, the cows.
So, how should an oldie start the day? What the poor little Greek boy does, with or without a hangover, is stretch. After about a couple of minutes of stretching—all this is done outdoors no matter the weather—a two-minute stationary bike at full tilt is in order. This gets the heartbeat up, and then it’s time for forty pushups, twenty with the hands close together, and another twenty with the hands far apart. Isometrics follow, pushing against a wall while standing, and sitting on an imaginary stool against a wall for one minute. Then it’s front kicks and reverse punches for speed and accuracy using a bag and a makiwara. By now twenty minutes have gone by and it’s time for breakfast. In the afternoon a session of kickboxing or karate with an opponent and a brisk walk before dinner make one ready for anything the night might suddenly offer.
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