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Fitstagram Can’t Get Over Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Unorthodox Training Video

If any man proves that age is just a number, it's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Every time we forget about how ridiculously fit Zlatan Ibrahimovic is, the Swedish striker hits Instagram with some crazy video where he is literally defying gravity. And today readers, is no different.

In a viral video clip he posted to his Twitter page, Ibrahimovic can be seen with his legs wrapped around a boxing bag, while he performs sit-ups in mid air.

The caption simply reads: “Patience,” and so far the video has been viewed six million times.

Despite being 40 years old in a career that for most ordinary humans finishes in their mid thirties, it’s pretty evident that the athlete has no intent on slowing down. It’s also quite a confidence that Ibrahimovic’s workout footage was posted just a day after his boss at Milan, technical director Paolo Maldini, suggested that the star, who turns 41 in October, is set to sign a new one-year contract.

So how esle does the man who describes himself as “god” keep up his form despite being nearly 40 years old (you know, aside from swinging on boxing bags)?

The veteran forward focus on both power and mobility. Most efforts throughout the 90 minutes involve bursts of energy – sprinting, headers, shooting – the importance is undeniable. At the same time, given the fragility that comes with his age, prehab is equally crucial and that includes a lot of mobility work. Ensuring joints and muscles are well conditioned helps prevent injuries – while at Manchester United, Zlatan suffered an ACL injury that ended his season prematurely.

So here’s what a typical workout looks like for Ibrahimovic:

– Exercise Ball Twist
– Ab Rollers
– Wall Slams With A Medicine Ball
– Exercise Ball Twist
– High Intensity Battle Ropes

Nikolina Ilic

By Nikolina Ilic

Nikolina is the web-obsessed Digital Editor at Men's and Women's Health, responsible for all things social media and .com. A lover of boxing, when she's not sweating it out in the gym, she's spending time with her terrific toddler. She was previously a Digital Editor at GQ and Vogue magazine.

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