Actor, Idris Elba is among the Hollywood dudes, who have delight in keeping their bodies in good shape. In December issue of Men’s Health magazine, the 43-year-old actor who is touted to be the next James Bond disclosed very intimate stories on why he likes keeping fit.
“When I’m fit, I’m more focused. I have greater patience and my temper is more stable, so I’m better in almost all my relationships. I see clearer. When I’m out of shape, I’m emotionally lazy.
Some guys want to be toned or want to jog for miles, but my ultimate fitness goal is to be fight-ready. If I step into the ring, could I go toe-to-toe for five rounds? That’s what I strive for. That’s what I consider fit. I want to know that if I’m being wrestled to the ground, I’ve got the strength to fight a man off.
Kickboxing is rugged—it’s all core strength. But when you’re fight-ready, you feel like you can last forever.
I do these burpees where you have to stand up, and then you kind of crawl on your hands to the burpee position, burpee, and then crawl back up and do a star jump,” he explains. “I do about 15 of those and then I’m done.”