Have you ever been to a health club in the middle of the day, and noticed the personal trainers and people who work there at that time? You see a lot of them who are in their 40's and 50's, and they are still in incredible shape. And then when you go to these boxing gyms or martial arts studios, the teachers/coaches who used to be actual fighters are all fat and out of shape. The only exercise they get anymoe is holding pads or whatever. Why is that? Is it because the ex-fighter's bodies are so beaten up from years of fighting in their youth, and they can't workout anymore? Is it because they got burnt out from having to lose so much weight for weigh-ins all the time? Is it because they can't get that adreniline from fighting anymore, so any exercise that's less intense is just boring to them now? Here's another thought: I notice that almost ALL of the contempory fighters that I know (that currently compete) drink beer, smoke, eat junk food. They just rely on the workouts and their fast ****bolisms to get them in fighting shape. When they are older and don't fight anymore, they're going to look like all those teachers and coaches who are fat and out of shape now. Why do so many fighters smoke and drink, though? Are other professional athletes from other sports like that? What is it about fighting that makes stuff like that so acceptable? I for one eat really healthy and don't smoke or drink, because I know it will ruin my performance in the gym the next day.