Confession: I never feel more out of my element than when I’m hanging out with athletes.
I met Shawn Phillips a few years ago and have slowly gotten to know him a bit in the last 6 months. I’m one of those “unfit” clueless people who never heard of his brother Bill’s book “Body for Life” back when it was changing the world. I managed to be totally clueless while they grew their EAS supplement company and sold it. I
Yep, that was me, sitting on my ass watching TV while Shawn was changing the shape of the world.
So, why am I interviewing Shawn? Hey, it’s never too late to start paying attention to getting stronger and eating better and growing older with a bit of grace. Is it?
It’s an admittedly awkward interview on my part. It’s half confession, half therapy session.
Shawn’s passion is men’s health in those “middle” years. We’re not young guys any more and we’re not old-timers.
I like his idea of sustainable fitness. I like his Full Strength protein shakes. I like Shawn’s passion for education and his concern for the state of men’s health.
Here’s a chart from his book, Strength For Life, that will help you understand the phases of fitness that he and I discussed. I hope you enjoy the interview.