Age no limit as Ivan Lendl humbles stength and conditioning coach Jez in VersaClimber Challenge
The VersaClimber is a great machine to have in any gym, one that Andy and his team have used frequently over the past few months. So when Jez Green decided to make a flippant remark towards Ivan regarding his performance on the machine, little did he expect the challenge that would follow.
Ivan, at the age of 52, seemed undeterred by the remarks as he challenged the 40-year-old strength and conditioning coach to a ‘climb off’ style competition. The date of the challenge was set and the training began. Igniting his competitive nature, Ivan spent countless hours on the VersaClimber both in the gym and at his home, determined to show that age was no barrier to strength and physical condition.
Revealing the outcome of the challenge at Andy’s most recent press conference, Jez, standing in front of the worlds media in Melbourne, began to read a letter. Jez revealed, “I stand before you today, not only to inform you that I lost, but also to acknowledge that Ivan is a far superior physical specimen than myself, all this despite a near 13 year age gap”. Further apologising for his performance despite laughter from the press, he admitted “I feel very bad on myself, I’ll make sure I try harder, honestly.”
Despite his clear disappointment, Jez promised to regain his pride saying “I will re-challenge him about something, but I’m not sure when.”
The full video of the press conference apology can be viewed here:
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