I’m not the most talented fighter of the last 20 years. Having a lot of muscle is good for lifting cars or pulling tractor trailers. I have had it for most of my career. Freigegeben / keine Freigabe erforderlich. I went to a nursing home recently and saw a whole bunch of elderly people throwing a tennis ball against the wall. I’ll do some yoga and lot of little things here and there. If I run I get a good stretch in for 45 minutes. I’m not a meat eater, per se, but I do like venison. Last Saturday, the 49-year-old Hopkins defeated Beibut Shumenov, 19 years his junior, to become the oldest man ever to unify world titles. For the ones that happen not to know, you teach them and you show them. Edge: What’s the heaviest you have ever been? When I’m in Brooklyn I go to Junior’s. I don’t have a degree for any of this. UFC 133 Vitor Belfort Open Workout at Bernard Hopkins' Gym. BH: The advice that I’d give to someone who is 40 years old, who has done the opposite or basically just didn’t take care of themselves and they want to start now, would be the following: What you do for 40 years — or 20 years out of 40 — you can’t make up in one year or two years. Some fighters do. What’s his secret? But my work ethic overrided all the super talent. To do the opposite — it’s a job, being healthy. There is a difference between eating when your body speaks to you and when it’s hungry. You know, it’s not cheap to live healthy. © 2020 Getty Images. What I have seen, though, are friends and mothers and fathers who die early. Vitor is now in Philadelphia with his team and they trained today at UFC open workout at the Joe Hand's Gym of Bernard Hopkins who is the current WBC and "The Ring" light heavyweight champion. I normally eat three to four meals per day. I learned how to eat by watching different people, different shows, learning as I went, and I knew that certain things ain’t good for you but whether you can stay away from them is another battle. You have to keep things stimulated or they will go dead on you. A body that doesn’t move mentally or physically dies. They go against the gods of nature. Here you are, you work your ass off, you gain all this wealth, and you don’t live to see it play out. They get excited, they want to tell me that somehow, someway they might have heard or seen or read about me. Bernard Hopkins trains during a media workout at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino in Las Vegas. BH:I have to constantly work on my reflexes and hand-eye coordination. In the ring you need to be mobile, flexible and quick. Bernard Hopkins, WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Champion “I chose to continue to fight and defend what I worked so hard to get.So why not get all of the benefits of what I’ve been doing for 20-something years and then walk away when it’s time? BH: You have to use the scare tactics on people. I eat a lot of whole wheat pasta. All these things are not really a diet; they are just knowing the right things. Wählen Sie bis maximal 100 Bilder zum Herunterladen aus. I might chew on some kind of bar to keep something burning in my system. Versuchen Sie, Ihre Suche mit diesen Tipps zu erweitern: Den Suchbegriff auf Rechtschreib- oder Tippfehler überprüfen. I avoid processed food. If I’m going to tell somebody what crack cocaine is going do to you, I’ll take you to some parts in the hood and show you. Roy Jones was talented. Workout ; Bernard Hopkins Interview; Bernard Hopkins Interview "If It Ain’t Organic, I Ain’t Messing With It" Dave Golokhov. I move my feet to keep it from hitting my ankles. I have a guy outside of Philadelphia who butchers it, slices it, and labels the bags what part of deer is in them. That's next... AskMen, Become a Better Man, Big Shiny Things, Mantics and guyQ are among the federally registered trademarks of Ziff Davis Canada, Inc. and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission. Shares. 204.7k Followers, 454 Following, 1,451 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Bernard Hopkins (@bhopdaalien) If I run I get a good stretch in for 45 minutes. BH: I avoid alcohol, drugs, and smoking. I love fighting the muscle-bound guys whose bodies look like they were cut out of a mountain in Denver. Edge: At 49, what are some of the extra things you have to do to stay sharp? Big time leverage. I read [the label on] everything I put in my body. Or they have to take 10 medications to keep themselves alive. So you’ve got to find out what’s important to that person — or to yourself — and gain leverage so that they can stop doing what they are doing. Edge: What’s a typical day for you like, workout wise? Best resistance is your own body. Zu viele Bilder ausgewählt. I’m confident that they would agree with that 100%. If you want to live long and reserve those years you may have forfeited, you have to do the opposite. I think different than most people. If you are an athlete and have an active body, those bars are not going to be enough. And people see that. That means they don’t think about loving themselves, and they are doing things to hurt themselves, which means you have to bring something else that they care about to the point where they might not lose weight for themselves, they might not eat healthy for themselves, but they’ll do it for their siblings or they’ll do it for this or for that.