Tom Hafey is an amazing man. In the 1950s he played Aussie Rules Football for Richmond; for much of the next three decades he coached Richmond, Geelong, Collingwood and Sydney. To say he kept fit during this time is an understatement.
Now in his mid-seventies, Hafey still follows a serious workout plan. To give you an idea, here’s a snippet from his daily routine :
- 10 minutes stretching
- 200 push-ups
- Beach swim (regardless of water temperature)
- 700 sit-ups
- Runs – 7 to 8 kilometres (4 – 5 miles)
In addition to that, he heads to the gym 3 or 4 days per week for the throwing around of the iron. Modest weights, but always taken to failure.
Inspired? Head over to Craig Harper’s site for a great audio interview [.mp3, 14mb] with Hafey. Incredible.