“What keeps me motivated is survival. Not drowning!”
Earlier today, I watched a video of a a well-proportioned almost sixty-year-old man, a superhuman some might say, giving Men’s Health a tour of his fridge and gymnasium.
Laird Zerfas (later, Hamilton, when his mammy split from daddy and moved her and the boy to the North Shore where she married the big-waver Billy Hamilton), who lives in Malibu in summer, Maui in winter, explains his surprising diet, which is full of natural fats and so on, his belief in supplements and, later, during a tour of his gymnasium, his devotion to light therapy.
Why does he train so hard, take so much care of what he eats?
“What keeps me motivated is survival. Not drowning!” says the hyperbole-prone Hamilton, who also lists his myriad injuries, including an ankle busted eight times, the replacement hip, the smashed knee etc.
“I’m wounded,” he says.
A few years back, I asked Hamilton about getting the hip sawn off and how he refused a general anaesthetic for the procedure and later said no to painkillers.
“The doctor was covered in my blood, all over his mask,” he remembered. “I could feel him yanking on me. I could feel pulsing as he was doing shit to my leg. It wasn’t pain because they did a spinal tap where they numb one leg. I called one of my buddies to talk during the operation for amusement.”
One of a kind.