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Sir Patrick Stewart is a beefcake at 75

Published 12/01/2016

Sir Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart is more impressed by colour co-ordination than his hardy body.

Sir Patrick Stewart remains strong and fit in his golden years by performing simple exercises.

The X-Men: Days of Future Past star is still a hunk at the age of 75, and he's encouraging more older guys to get fit and stay toned.

When asked to share his secrets to maintaining strong abs throughout life, Stewart tells ET Online: “Push-ups. It’s that simple."

However, a recent operation has halted Stewart's work-outs of late, with the star explaining: "(I was fine) until I had my shoulder surgery two months ago, so I'm not doing push-ups at the moment. (It's) an old war wound from location work."

The procedure took place in November (15) and going under the knife left much of the actor's right arm so torn up, he had to learn to write with his left hand while recuperating.

Stewart feels sure his shoulder issues stem from his highly physical role as Captain Ahab in 1998 mini-series Moby Dick, an adaptation of the Herman Melville book.

From the looks of it Stewart is successfully rehabilitating - he posted a picture of himself appearing robust and in high spirits on Instagram last month (Dec15). In the image, he is standing on a beach in pink swim shorts, flexing his biceps and holding a pink-coloured beverage in his hand.

But even though many fans commented on how fit he looked in the picture, Stewart admits that's not why he posted the snap online.

"It wasn’t the abs I was thinking of showing," he confided to ET. "The pink shorts, the pink beach shoes and the pink cocktail I had in one hand - I was colour co-ordinated and that was what it was really about."

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