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The Inertia

Kelly Slater is not a young man anymore. He’s not old, either, but the number of years he’s been walking around on this Earth are stacking up. Time, as they say, waits for no man, and Kelly is taking full advantage of the time he has.

He’s 51, sitting on 11 world titles, a handful of businesses, and has not a glimmer of a dad bod. He’s lithe, flexible, and strong. Functional fitness, as it were. Not bulky like a body builder, not rake thin like a marathon runner. He’s still surfing with the best of them — maybe not as much of a title threat as he once was, but definitely not not a title threat. He’s famously into health and fitness, which one must be if they expect to compete in a physical sport into their fifties, and he’s not shy about explaining how he keeps himself in tip-top shape.

He sat down with Jason Gilbert, WSL Sports Practitioner. On his website, he bills himself as such: Master of Chiropractic/ Diploma of Acupuncture/ Bachelor of Science/Author/ Human Performance Optimization Specialist. All of which is to say that Jason Gilbert knows a bit about how the body moves. Over the years, he’s gotten to know Kelly well, and their conversation revealed a whole pile of important nuggets of health-related information that you can apply to your own life. If you follow them all, you too will become an 11-time world champion!*

*That’s not true, but you’ll probably feel better.


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