At a time when action heroes and fitness idols are being reduced to mere influencers, few true icons remain. One of these is Sylvester Stallone, who’s still thriving more than four decades after first donning Rocky’s gloves and about to star in a new crime-drama TV series, Tulsa King. His secret? Acting his age.
For many of us, it feels like yesterday when a teenaged swimmer named Ian Thorpe was toppling world records, seemingly at will. Yet that precocious soul has just turned 40 – and is ready now to peer both backwards and forwards on a remarkable life, one punctuated by great achievements and profound personal challenges. These days, something that speaks eloquently to Thorpe’s complexity and the costs imposed by a life in the spotlight is the nature of his most heartfelt yearning: to be able to see the world again through the eyes of a child.
We get it: big lifts and an insane pump are more exciting than chasing mobility. But don’t limit yourself! Instead, embrace the small stuff and take a giant leap towards becoming a complete athlete.
Read the full Editor’s letter from our August 2022 issue here.
Following one of his most successful seasons to date, Australia’s most decorated snowboarder, Scotty James, is riding a high. Yet even with a fourth Olympics under his belt, he can’t help but feel he’s just getting started. In fact, he’s one athlete who couldn’t be more grateful to have a career going rapidly downhill.
“When you realise that thoughts are just thoughts and they don’t actually define you, life becomes infinitely easier and more manageable.”
With a devout following that includes the Hollywood elite, these two Australian trainers have some advice worth listening to.
Here’s what to expect.
At 57, Kravitz has an energy, attitude and physique envied by men less than half his age.
Craig’s body and commitment to training spell five words: age is just a number.
The campaign is, ironically, timeless.
Jason Momoa Isn’t a Regular Bro. He’s a Spiritual Bro.