Men's Health (South Africa) - - HEALTH + WELLNESS -

Sivuy­ile “Siv” Ngesi is an ac­tor, co­me­dian and MC. Cur­rently he’s shoot­ing a global travel show, so his sched­ule is so hec­tic that he doesn’t see much home and gym time. Yet he still makes it hap­pen. “In my 30s I’ve re­alised that I have to be smarter with my work­outs,” he says. “Be­fore, I could work­out for an hour, not eat any pro­tein and still gain mus­cle. And then just bounce back and do it again the next day – not any­more.”

Ac­cord­ing to Ngesi, the most im­por­tant part of his train­ing now is not the work­out but the re­cov­ery process. “I make sure that I’ve eaten be­fore a work­out, and make sure that I fill up with pro­tein when I’m done.”

Be­cause his sched­ule is so de­mand­ing, Ngesi be­lieves it’s cru­cial to do a type of train­ing or car­dio ac­tiv­ity that makes you happy, while giv­ing great phys­i­cal ben­e­fits. For him, that’s box­ing.

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