ED’S NOTE

Men's Health (Singapore) - - CONTENTS -

It doesn’t seem great to be an old­timer these days. Every other day, a head­line or two pops up about young up-and- com­ers, like Matthew Yap – this is­sue’s cover guy – who broke the world squat-lift­ing record at the ten­der age of 18!

But it’s not the end, though, es­pe­cially when you con­sider that there are guys at 79 still rock­ing six-packs, like Clarence Bass, also known as Mr Ripped. He shares with us on how he has kept be­ing “ripped” de­spite the rav­ages of time.

Or here’s a fave anec­dote on age­ing: I once spoke to soft-rock le­gends Michael Learns To Rock, and, fright­en­ingly, none of the trio look like they’ve aged much since their hey­days in the 90s.

Gui­tarist Mikkel Lentz said: “When you do things you like, you don’t look so busted from hard work. We’ve al­ways en­joyed life, and trips like the one we’re on to Asia help us get some sun as well.

“The trick is re­ally this: When your job is what you en­joy, it helps you stay men­tally healthy. Phys­i­cally, we work out and eat healthy. And, of course, play­ing mu­sic is re­ally help­ful,” adds the 47-year- old.

But what genre you play mat­ters as well, says singer and key­boardist Jascha Richter. “If you play rock mu­sic, it’s a dif­fer­ent story. Look at Steven Tyler [of Aero­smith]!” the 52-year- old jokes.

So now you know. If you want to stay young, keep strum­ming those gui­tar strings, and keep those vo­cal cords hum­ming!

Edi­tor

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