My friend Robert is 87. Incredible guy.
He’s one of the longest-standing, and most popular members of the Golf Club where I play.
And, while he doesn’t quite hit the ball as far as he did in his younger years, he has no
problem walking 18 holes every Saturday morning. And still, on a good day,
regularly beats guys 30-40 years younger.
Yep, he’s still as competitive as ever!
I often hear members in their 40’s and 50’s say things like:
“If I play half as well as Robert, when I’m his age, I’ll be a happy man”
Funny thing is…
Golf isn’t even Robert’s ‘First Love’ as far as sports go. That’d be Tennis.
He’s been playing Tennis since he was 12. That’s 75 years if you’re counting! And, he’s been a
member of the prestigious Chapel Allerton Tennis Club – in our home city of Leeds, England –
for nearly 39 and a half years.
These days, even at 87, he plays doubles with his friends (who are all 6-17 years younger than
him), every Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Without fail.
And, while he might not be quite as fast around the court as he was in his 30’s
– he’s still good enough to make a handful of members STOP, and watch him
play, every single time he hits the courts.
YES! It’s quite remarkable what he can do. Particularly his back-hand straight down the line –
I’ve seen him hit more winners with that shot, than I can count!
But. Right now, I want you to take a second to consider the following FACTS:
Like many Tennis players – he’s experienced bouts of crippling elbow and wrist pain. And, like
many Golfers – chronic back pain is something he’s suffered a couple of times over the years.
He’s had Brain Surgery.
You see, at 66 he slipped in the bathroom. On wet tiles, while getting out of the shower. As he
fell, he hit his head on the sink, causing a life-threatening bleed on the
Fortunately, after emergency brain surgery, he made a full recovery.
Much to his wife and family’s horror, he did virtually the same thing again
18 months later. This time slipping as he got out of the bath, hitting his head on the hard
Another emergency brain surgery. And, thankfully…
…another full recovery.
When Robert hit 80, he noticed that he was starting to feel out of breath
doing routine things like walking up stairs. Or, popping to the local store for a pint
of milk, a loaf of bread and the Sunday morning Newspapers.
For a fit man, who was used to walking several miles every week on the Golf Course – and
playing 2-3 hours of Tennis twice a week – this didn’t make
…until, a trip to the Doctor’s Office – and several investigations and tests at the hospital –
revealed that he needed a Quadruple Heart Bypass. Yup – not
just a ‘Triple’ …
That’s a 9 hour operation!
All that before his 81st birthday.
Fast forward a few weeks after his Heart Bypass Operation, and Robert appeared to be making a
reasonable recovery. However, as the months slipped by, things started to go
You see, even though he’d had the operation on his Heart, walking 18 holes on the Golf Links
started to feel impossible –
leaving him winded, and out of breath, after just 4 or 5 holes.
And his beloved Tennis?
Well, that was just a disaster.
After just a few minutes, running round the court would leave him feeling tired, dizzy and
gasping for breath.
All of this really hit his confidence, and pretty soon, depression-like symptoms set in.
One day last year, 6 years after the bypass operation, I noticed Robert sat in the bar at the
Golf Club. Head down. Dejected.
He seemed to have none of the fire and enthusiasm people used to find so infectious about him.
He looked like a shadow of his former self.
I wanted to see if I could help him. So, I offered to buy him a drink – his usual Soda Water
and Lemonade, with plenty of ice.
Then I got him talking…
After a few minutes, he started to really open up to me…
…telling me that his Energy Levels were only a fraction of what they
used to be…
His desire to go out to dinner with his wife Eve, had gone. Even though it’s something they’d
enjoyed doing ever since they married, some 67 years ago.
And, the thought of going on a cruise – something he and Eve had done ever since their early
50’s – was out of the question. What once put a smile on his face, now
filled him with dread.
He couldn’t face it…
He feared having no energy to even get to the ship, let alone get off the ship at all the
different stops, and go sight-seeing…
He constantly feared something else failing him, health wise, while they were at sea…
He didn’t want to be a burden to his wife. The idea of being weak, feeble, and useless…
filled him with despair…
It was sad to see.
However. I thought for a second, and then asked Robert if he’d had his
Testosterone Levels checked recently?
He said he hadn’t, and, as you might expect… asked me
I told him that many of the symptoms he’d told me about – including the lack of energy, the
gains in body-fat, the postural problems and joint pain, and the loss of confidence and
enthusiasm – were typical signs of suffering from low testosterone.
I suggested he go to the Doctor and get his Testosterone Levels checked.
After he spent a few minutes quizzing me a little more about this connection between
Testosterone and the various symptoms that were RUINING the quality
of his life…
A couple weeks later, he called me to let me know that he had got the test results back. And, I
agreed to meet him at the Golf Club to take at look at them with him…
Now, Robert didn’t want to do the usual things some men are advised to do when they have low
For instance, he didn’t want to do ‘Testosterone Replacement Therapy’ (because he was worried
about the side-effects, and the cost, both of which are significant).
He didn’t want to change his diet, because he was too set in his ways to give up his favorite
He was very skeptical of supplements – because he’d never
taken them in his life, and he tried to avoid taking pills wherever possible.
After a week of doing the movement for just 20-seconds-a-day, he was delighted that:
His Energy Levels shot up – allowing him to walk 18 holes on
the Golf Course without a problem (and play 2-3 hours of competitive
His newfound Health and Vitality had him rolling around on the carpet, playing
throw-and-catch, and kicking a soccer ball in the garden with his Great Grandkids, aged 2
He lost the unwanted pounds he’d gained on his belly, and regained the toned look he’d
had in his 60’s (he didn’t measure his bodyweight, but his waist measurement fell from a
soft, podgy 36”… to an impressive 34″ – and, within a month it was back down to a lean,
His Confidence came back – and he felt enthusiastic and
motivated again (as opposed to feeling low and depressed)
His desire to take his wife, Eve, out to dinner – and on Cruises – returned
The discomfort in his joints disappeared – much to his
amazement! (Because he’d had wrist, elbow and lower back problems, to various degrees,
off and on, for nearly 40 years!)
Well, at 87, Robert’s now living
life to the max.
Golf. Tennis. ‘Dinner Dates’ with his wife. Spending quality time with his children,
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He’s doing it all.
Oh, and let’s not forget…
…in the past 12 months, he’s been on 3 luxury cruises.
Not bad for a guy who’s had multiple ankle surgeries, Brain
surgery twice, a 9 hour
Quadruple Heart Bypass, and LOW
And, the incredible thing is…
What got him back to his best was increasing his Testosterone Levels.
Using a simple 20- Second-Trick I shared with him.
Imagine what the exact same trick could do for YOU!
Read on and I’ll tell you all about it…