First off, no, I don’t wish death upon anyone…BUT…who’s going to kick off first…Helio Gracie or Jack LaLanne???
I was super-bored at work today, and I had just read an interview with Helio in “Grappling” magazine. And it got me thinking of how much longer these 2 physical anomolies will stick around. Here’s the facts (feel free to correct me, if you see the need):
Helio Gracie - 92 years old. Trains Brazilian Jiujitsu for 2-3 hours every day, against guys a third his age. Eats strictly “The Gracie Diet”, which emphasizes meats, fruits, and certain food combining methods.
Jack LaLanne - 90 years old. Weight-trains for 1 hour and swims for 1 hour, every morning. Eats a predominantly lacto-ovo vegetarian diet (no animal products, except for some fish and eggs). Also adheres to the motto “If man made it, don’t eat it.”
Now, I have no ill will towards either gentleman, but I’m saying that Jack’s going first. Every time I see him on t.v., he seems a bit more gone, mentally. I get the impression that Helio is more active mentally, and that’s usually a big key in staying around.