Going to the gym can be a humbling experience for anyone. Well, almost anyone. At 64, Mike Millen is at the top of his game when it comes to training, and when he’s in the gym, it’s him showing others just how far the human body can be pushed.
You might find him jumping onto an exercise ball to do squats, balancing on a kettlebell for pushups or hanging from the ceiling for a set of pull-ups. Yes, all of that is in his repertoire.
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According to an Athletic Nutrition podcast, the Englishman was raised in inner London playing soccer. As an adult, he grew to love running while training for soccer.
He signed up for his first marathon, but six months before the race, he broke his ankle. Despite only being able to train properly for six weeks, he still finished the marathon in 3 hours, 6 minutes.
After many more marathons, he joined a gym so he could work on calisthenics, because he noticed his arms were looking thin. That’s when his love for full-body workouts turned into a full-blown addiction.
So, what’s the secret to Millen’s success? According to him, it’s showing up every day, and challenging himself with different movements.
Way to be, Mike.