EXCLUSIVE: Socceroos legend Robbie Slater could be Australia’s fittest 58-year-old as he shows off his incredibly cut physique after surgery – and reveals his training secrets
- Ex-Socceroo Robbie Slater is in terrific shape
- Trains daily, says exercise is his ‘addiction’
- Showcased his ‘washboard abs’ on Twitter
Socceroos great Robbie Slater is arguably Australia’s fittest 58-year-old if a photo he posted on Twitter is any guide.
Currently recovering from tonsil surgery, the English Premier League winner with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 is in incredible shape, as he proved when he showcased his enviable physique on Tuesday.
‘I train seven days a week, fitness is non-negotiable for me,’ Slater told Daily Mail Australia.
‘If I’m not at Fitness First Willoughby [on Sydney’s north shore], I’m training at home.
‘I also coach kids’ football, so I think it is important to look good and provide an appropriate example.’
Socceroos great Robbie Slater is potentially Australia’s fittest 58-year-old if a photo he just posted on Twitter (pictured) is any guide
Slater was a regular for the Socceroos between 1988 and 1997 – but sadly, he never got to play in a World Cup as Australia kept falling at the final hurdle
Slater, a wide midfielder, also won the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers in 1995 – and he still sticks to a gruelling fitness program as he did in his playing days
In his gym sessions, Slater focuses on body weights, namely push-ups and chin-ups.
He doesn’t skip cardio sessions, with running and interval training Slater’s favourites.
‘I’m fortunate with my work I am pretty flexible in terms of training, but regardless, I love it, it is addictive,’ he said.
‘Sport was my life for so long, where I had to be disciplined as a professional athlete.
‘In saying that, I have been eating plenty of ice cream recently [following his tonsillectomy] but I am fortunate I can burn it off very quickly.’
His impressive photo didn’t go unnoticed online.
Radio identity Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald tweeted that Slater is in ‘good nick’ while Fox Sports colleague Adam Peacock joked that his close mate comes from a ‘carbless society’.
Slater has no plans to reduce his training workload as he approaches 60, remaining adamant that his high volume of exercise ‘keeps me feeling young’.