Yesterday I called attention to a photo of Art De Vany at 70 years of age.
Ever heard of Clarence Bass? That's him at 60. And here's a series of him all along the way, including what he looks like at 70. Of course, if you drill down to discover his methods, it's largely much of what I've talked about here for months on this topic: clean whole food and intense, brief, intermittent resistance training. Though he appears to include grain in his diet, I'll bet he eats it in moderation, minimally processed.
I'm interested in his "one set" routine and have been reading about this elsewhere. I'm going to talk with Mike, my trainer, and perhaps give it a try.
All in all I think this speaks volumes. We are so conditioned to the idea of losing our bodies to nature as we get older, and nowadays, there are people — including myself — who simply gave into nature at around the age of 40. Well Art's, Clarence's and others' similar photos aren't a lie, and equipped with this information: that it can be done — and rather simply, in fact — it's just dissonant to claim an interest in long-term longevity, vitality, and health an not put in the minimal effort necessary.
In fact, that's why it has been a steady progression of success after success for me for what will be a year come next month. Once I realized that it was not about willpower and discipline, but about fun and enjoyment, it unlocked the whole thing. If you're not having a blast getting fit and eventually ripped at <10% BF, then you're going about it all wrong.
That's why I'm interested in the one set routine. I always enjoy the first set of every exercise, but not so nearly as much the second and the third. I'd prefer to just keep going on that first round, keeping it fun and looking forward to the next exercise. But even still, it's hard not to have fun lifting weights when it's only for 30 minutes and you are dumbfounded each and every time with how pumped you can get yourself in that short of time.