Ice-T said intermittent fasting and training with resistance bands helped him be “the best version” of himself at 64

  • Ice-T said intermittent fasting and workouts with resistance bands helped him stay fit.
  • Intermittent fasting, which involves alternating between fasting and eating for a certain period of time, is popular among celebrities.

In an interview with GQ, Ice-T said intermittent fasting and resistance band workouts are helping him stay fit at 64.

The veteran rapper and actor, who plays Sergeant Tutuola in ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,’ has been in the public eye for decades and told GQ how he’s maintained his health and physical over the years.

Ice-T said he didn’t follow a strict diet and still eats candy, cookies, sugary cereal and takeout from Mexican and Chinese restaurants, but he credits intermittent fasting and resistance band training with helping him become ‘the best version’ of him. -same.

Intermittent fasting may reduce inflammation and promote weight loss

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves switching between fasting and eating over a period of time. It is popular among athletes and celebrities, like Serena Williams, Ndamukong Suh, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon.

Fasting helps drain a person’s stores of glucose, which is the main sugar in the blood, which can reduce painful inflammation, said Andrew Wang, MD, professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine. , to Insider. Wang said the body produced less inflammation when burning ketones for energy compared to glucose.

Research suggests that intermittent fasting is also linked to weight loss. A 2015 systematic review of 40 studies found that participants lost 7 to 11 pounds over 10 weeks while intermittent fasting. Fasting can also help a person maintain a calorie deficit, which is key to overall weight loss, Insider previously reported.

Resistance bands can help train muscles with minimal impact

Ice-T told GQ that he does 100 bicep curls using his elastic resistance bands every day.

Training with resistance bands has unique advantages over weightlifting. For one, they provide tension throughout the exercise compared to curling a barbell, which is heaviest towards the bottom of the curl and lightest at the top, trainer Don previously said. Saladino at Insider.

Resistance bands also have less impact on the body than weightlifting, which can create less strain and stress on bones and muscles, which can lead to potential injury and chronic pain, previously said. physical therapist Keaton Ray to Insider.

Another one celebrity who prefers workouts with elastic resistance bands is Tom Brady, who said resistance bands are the only workout equipment he owns in a blog post for his wellness brand TB12.

Evelyn C. Tobin