Join Our Senior Community

Get Weekly Updates On New Deals, Discounts And Senior Lifestyle Stories

Its Absolutely Free, No Hidden Charges

Unbelievable Reasons Why Michael Jordan is at Peak Fitness Even in His Sixties!

Reviewed By Celina Bravo, Editor

By Modern60, Editorial Team

Last Updated on May 3rd, 2024

Beauty & Fashion

Unbelievable Reasons Why Michael Jordan is at Peak Fitness Even in His Sixties!

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."

Named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) six times, co-owner of the NASCAR team 23XI, owner of a chain of restaurants, a few stints in Hollywood, Michael Jordan has done it all. What strikes fans the most is how the ex-NBA turned entrepreneur manages to look half his age, even in his sixties. As unbelievable as it may sound, a few reasons can help one understand how Mike has maintained his physique for so long.

Portrait of professional basketball player Michael Jordan, of the Chicago Bulls, dressed in a tuxedo with a basketball under one arm as he poses with Chevrolet Suburban automobile, Chicago, Illinois, 1986.
(Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

A couple of exercises Michael usually took up include bicep curls, good mornings, deadlifts, power cleans, and bench presses. The basketball star also did core workouts two or three times per week. In an oral history of the 1996 Chicago Bulls by Complex, Tim Grover, Jordan’s trainer, described Mike’s typical routine in the 90s. “A typical day for Michael would start with about 30 or 40 minutes of conditioning in the [dome]. This would include stretching, running, and various basketball stuff, nothing long distance, to get his wind up. Then he’d go to the movie set for some shooting. At lunch time, he’d work out with weights for about an hour and a half. Then he’d go back to the set from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. From 7:30 p.m. to about 10 p.m., he’d play basketball in the [dome].”

Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan holds up the Most Valuable Player trophy which he earned in leading the Eastern Conference to victory in the NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden 08 February. Jordan won his third MVP award by scoring 23 points as the Eastern Conference All-Stars beat the Western Conference 135-114
Getty Images

Jordan adhered to the age-old adage, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” In his 1996 interview with the Chicago Tribune, Tim Grover mentioned that after Michael finished his morning workout, he would eat a healthy amount of protein and carbohydrates. For breakfast, the basketball legend would opt for a large bowl of oatmeal with assorted berries, scrambled eggs, and a glass of orange juice. Mid-morning, he would have a fitness shake made with protein powder and fresh fruit. For lunch, he would relish chicken breast sandwiches or lean hamburgers. For dinner, “Whatever he wants,” Tim added.

Jordan tackling opponent on the court
Getty Images

Ultimately, Jordan may have implemented his fitness routine from back in the day into his lifestyle today. The MVP does not waste his time either; he spends his time as an entrepreneur, constantly exploring new ventures. If someone had to ask Jordan today for a few inspiring words, an excerpt from one of his past interviews would fit perfectly. He stated, “If you’re trying to achieve something, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” That’s all it would take for anyone to be just like Mike.

Share This Article

Written By


Editorial Team

The Editorial Team at Modern60 is a group of highly skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds in journalism, content creation, editing, and digital media. They bring a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure that every piece of content meets our strict editorial guidelines and quality standards. The team is dedicated to delivering accurate, well-researched, and engaging content across various subjects, including health, wellness, lifestyle, and current events. With their commitment to upholding the highest standards of journalism and content creation, the Modern60 Editorial Team is the driving force behind our mission to empower and inspire our readers.

There are no comments yet

Join the discussion!

Angela Bassett Credits This Household Ingredient for Her Radiant Skin

Previous Article
By Modern60

Catherine Zeta-Jones Reveals the Skincare Tips Behind Her Ageless Beauty at 55

Next Article
By Modern60