Sir Tom Jones has thrown himself into staying in shape in his elderly age and once you hear the bizarre way in which he does so, you’ll think he’s nothing, if not, committed.
The Delilah singer, 80, who boasts he now has a ’12-pack’ thanks to his personal trainer, has turned to inversion therapy to keep him fit and healthy.
It basically sees Sir Tom – who is a celebrity coach on The Voice UK – channel his inner, erm, bat, as it requires you to hang upside down.
Using a frame specific to inversion therapy, Sir Tom explained he hooks his legs onto the frame and hangs upside down like a bat, with the technique said to help with back problems and boosting your circulation.
‘In 2030, I am going to be 90 years old,’ Sir Tom told The Sun as he revealed: ‘I hang upside down, you know, on one of those frames – it’s great.’
‘You put your feet in the thing and you flip and you hang,’ he summarised – clearly now a pro at inversion therapy, which is favoured by celebs including Geri Horner.
Suspending yourself upside down allows you to stretch the spine and relive back pain, as pressure is eased by shifting the body’s gravity.
As well as inversion therapy, Sir Tom added that he swears by boxing for a ‘good cardiovascular workout’ and sessions with his trainer, while he tries not to drink a lot of alcohol and watch his diet.
‘I’ve got a 12-pack, but health is very important and that’s a lot of luck,’ Sir Tom said, as he insisted: ‘You’ve got to take care of yourself.’
Sir Tom dishing all on his fitness routine comes after he was one of the first celebrities to receive their coronavirus vaccine.
The veteran performer received the first dose of his jab at the end of December and shared his experience with Jools Holland on New Year’s Eve.
‘I had my jab already,’ he said during his TV interview. ’80 years old, you see. That’s one good thing about being 80. You’re first in line for the jab.’
Sir Tom said of the vaccine: ‘It was fine, like getting the flu jab,’ before joking: ‘It wasn’t like a black market one, it was the real deal.’
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