Big wave surfer and fitness icon Laird Hamilton isn’t about to let age stop him from living life to the fullest. But he needs plenty of energy to do the things he loves like being a superfood scientist, a trainer, an author, and an entrepreneur. So, in his book, “Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean,” he gifts us with his wisdom on how to stay fit, even at 55.
He’s A Jack Of All Trades
As a surfer, Laird Hamilton gained fame tackling some of the world’s most challenging waves. He’s also created a line of paddleboards and metal-infused clothing that can withstand the most grueling outdoor workouts. Hamilton has also trained some major clients like music producer Rick Rubin. He even created a line of natural food products called Superfoods. But you might be familiar with his training program called XPT (Extreme Performance Training), which is designed to push your body’s ability to adapt. If his statuesque physique at 55 is any indication, the workout
Fear And Music
There’s a reason Hamilton is able to surf 50-foot walls when he’s in his fifties and stay fit and focused. He follows a couple of simple rules, which he mentioned in his “Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean.” For starters, music is an essential workout tool because it winds you up and gets you going. But he recommends challenging yourself by doing something that scares you. “You can use music to wind you up and get you
Meditation And Coffee
Hamilton doesn’t believe you have to sit in serene silence to meditate. You can focus
Working Out Is A Must
Working out should never be optional. Exercise can be done at any age, so there’s no excuse to give it up for several weeks or months and then go back to it. Hamilton feels that you should make exercising part of your lifestyle. He loves mixing up different exercises, but he’s a major fan of headstands and burpees. He said, “I like combining a burpee with a
Refuel With Food
Hamilton suggests staying away from white milk, white flour, and white sugar. He also suggests looking at food as fuel and tailoring your meals to match the time and intensity of your workout. But he also believes that you can’t get all the required nutrients from dieting because
Breathing And Saunas
Mastering breath control is important in every type of workout, according to Hamilton. So, he recommends you breathe through your nose and not your mouth to absorb more oxygen. But recovery is also important. So, he doesn’t
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