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Tony Horton could have hung it up by now and retired comfortably. But the creator of the mega-popular P90X series (now used on some U.S. military bases) and its new prequel P90 continues to inspire the masses to break a sweat. After 11 years and 5.5 million workouts sold, the celebrity trainer, author, and TV personality practices what he preaches, staying ripped year-round. “I still weight train. I love it,” Horton says. “My training is everything and as often as possible.”
Whether it’s a P90X workout, running with Olympic medalist sprinters, doing Pilates, skiing, or inviting guests to his house to train, Horton finds ways to be an athlete.
“At age 57, I’m pushing the envelope. If there are 40 moves I did when I was younger, I do a majority of them, and I’ve added 50 more,” Horton says. “I’m convinced that yoga [which Horton has integrated into his workout products] has kept me doing what I do.”
In the gym, Horton favors traditional weight-training exercises and stresses variety.
“I recruit different muscles using several machines,” Horton says. “I’m preventing the three things that cause the most problems for people: boredom, injury, and plateaus.”
Horton has been there and done that in terms of nutrition, too. He was a vegan/vegetarIan For 15 years until he started eating free-range chicken, elk, bison, and salmon. He realized the real culprit is sugar.
“I cut out 90% of my sugar 12 weeks ago, and I’ve never felt better,” Horton says. “My waist is a 31, and I eat six to eight servings of vegetables a day.”
Check out Horton’s body-weight core workout below and see if you can keep up. Did we mention the guy is 57?