60 Year Old, Former Paratroopers on Fitness, Injuries and Dating

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I lately interviewed two, very match, former paratroopers, who nonetheless practice and work laborious and take pleasure in relationship youthful girls and fatherhood. Find out how three 60 12 months outdated, former paratroopers, keep sturdy, overcome accidents, date and even have kids. Listen to the hooked up audio clip and/or learn the abstract:

AS = Andy Slusarenko

DB= Doug Burgis

DS= Interviewer


AS- Ate peanut butter sandwiches, hiked, swam and performed soccer within the rural areas on Vancouver Island. Age 12, jumped and overwhelmed by six guys. AS educated in judo and different martial arts. Was solely «white man» in judo lessons.

DB- Born in small city. Loved freedom of outside. Moved to Vancouver and skilled tradition shock, equivalent to by no means seeing a black or homosexual man earlier than. Lied about his age to affix military cadets and loved tenting and particular person sports activities.

DS-Born on Airforce base. Enjoyed outdoor and particular person sports activities.


AS- Joined military. Was fittest man in battalion. Joined CAR.

DB- Joined military, infantry and CAR (Canadian Airborne Regiment). At CAR, you have been judged by your bodily skills. You by no means wished to fall behind.

DS- After too many beatings, joined military reserves, then common military and educated in martial arts.


AS- Gift to self was exercise problem at native health club.

DB- Gave self «Birthday Workout.» Bench press was higher than my 20’s. Reverse pullups: 6 units of 8.

DS- Run up Grouse Mountain, take girlfriend out dancing.


AS- Pain is totally different as a child. Had to work round a shoulder harm since I used to be 13 years outdated. Still went onto develop into a paratrooper and aikido black belt.

DB- Always work across the harm. Older means higher persistence with accidents. Have the knowledge to know I can «work round» the harm and get again in form. Always hold coaching. If I can’t run, I skip, and so on.

DS- If I injure my knee, I work on flexibility and higher physique. The similar with different physique components. Always hold transferring.


AS- It is what YOU need out of coaching. It is NOT what different folks assume. Take on challenges. You want a cause to stand up within the morning. If you get harm, simply suck it up and get it finished. During my Airborne reunion, so many guys have been unfit and chubby. Take health challenges.

DB- You must do one thing that enhances adrenaline and testosterone. Life will provide you with what you want. Look for challenges. Leave some thriller in it. I’m going motorcycling within the Baja, Mexico and haven’t got my logistics collectively but. I’d wish to see extra guys fitter. Usually, once I practice, there are solely about 4 of us over 50 throughout kettle bell seminars. It shouldn’t be that method. There must be extra over 50 12 months olds exercising. During my PPCLI infantry reunion many ex-soldiers appeared dangerous. They ought to nonetheless be match sufficient to play soccer.

DS- You must have some type of pleasure, some type of threat to provide you that enhance.


AS- Get a ship and see mates all around the world. Wind isn’t taxed and water is free.

DB- Finish house renovations. I’ll do my journey whereas retired, whereas my youthful accomplice retains working