Madison Park of CNN Health reports on Herschel Walker’s, former Heisman Trophy winner (1982), return to sports. Walker is training for his 2nd MMA fight scheduled for December 4th. The 48 year old seems to be a genetic masterpiece and maybe even a Man God! He has eradicated any current training and diet philosophies. I give up!
“I was in great shape when I was younger,” he said. “This is the toughest thing I’ve ever done. I think that’s the reason I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been in.”
Walker has never followed the fitness norms.
He eats once a day, skipping breakfast and lunch. After a long, intense day of training, he eats salad and bread for dinner. He doesn’t care for meat or fuss about getting enough protein. Walker’s a vegetarian.
Sometimes, Walker doesn’t have an appetite and will go through seven hours of wrestling, kickboxing, sparring and practicing jujitsu without having eaten for three or four days.
At 5:30 a.m., Walker wakes up to do 750 to 1,500 push-ups and about 2,000 sit-ups.
“I try to show the world at my age, I could do it,” Walker said. “I’m not trying to be arrogant. My parents say you can’t make excuses in life, you’ve got to get it done.”
At 15, he said he “started working out after watching ‘Love Connection’ and started doing push-ups and sit-ups,” he said. “I started doing it on my own — that gave me confidence.”- I use to watch this show with my grandma and I’m pretty sure Herschel was on Love connection.
What if he gets knocked down by a younger, stronger, more nimble opponent in the ring?
“I do this ‘Walker shake,’ ” he said. “You got to get knocked down many times, shake it off. Life is about ups and downs, and you got to keep standing up.”
Keep standing up folks!