Thing is, though, hes 75. As in seventy-five. As in LXXV. As in born in England during World War II. As in 35 when Adam Moves Like Jagger Levine was born. As in my pes anserine bursitis started acting up just looking at this vid.
As in: Wow.
His knees and hips shouldnt allow him to do that. This is a man who was in the hospital a few weeks for heart surgery, which resulted in a canceled tour.
Look, 75 isnt what it used to be. We know more about food and fitness now. 75 is the new 65. But the impressive thing here, and something we discuss more and more at Mens Health is how important it is to stay flexible over the course of your life.
Mens Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel (whos favorite Rolling Stones song is Under My Thumb. Great choice, Eb!) had this to say about the video and about maintaining flexibility: The really special thing that you see in this Mick Jagger video is hip mobility, and general leg mobility overall. Most 75-year-olds-heck, most 50-year-olds-can't shift their hips that quickly and that naturally. But every guy should be striving for this level of lower-body flexibility because, in most people, their hips are among the first things to go. They get super-tight from all the sitting we do.
Jagger's showing off not only dance moves, but excellent ability to really extend at the hip (kettlebell swings and glute bridges people!) really strong knees and ankles overall. Those are qualities that serve him terrifically well on the stage-and in life overall.
An anonymous Mens Health intern weighed in: Who? (This isnt true. We dont even have interns.)
The upshot for fans: Jagger will be ready when they perform the following rescheduled dates on the Stones No Filter tour:
June 21 Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field June 25 Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field June 29 Ontario, Canada @ Burls Creek July 3 Washington, DC @ FedExField July 7 Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium July 14 New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Tickets on sale May 31st at 10am local time) July 19 Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field July 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field July 27 Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium August 1 East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium August 5 East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium August 10 Denver, CO @ Broncos Stadium at Mile High August 14 Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field August 18 Santa Clara, CA @ Levis Stadium August 22 Pasadena, CA @ The Rose Bowl August 26 Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium August 31 Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium