Terry Crews at 50: Family, Football, & Funny

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/3/2018, 11:33 a.m.
Action-movie hero, sitcom star, syndicated game show host, advertising pitchman, former NFL player and best-selling author all describe the man ...
Terry Crews

“I’ve done a lot of reading about health over the years but it actually was my wife, Rebecca, who gave me a wake-up call about taking care of myself,” confesses Crews. “And it wasn’t a statement — it was an action. I was 30 pounds overweight and one day she simply came up behind me and pinched my back fat. Look, a man never thinks he’s out of shape. And when she did that, it helped me see myself for what I was, and that I was heading in a bad direction. I realized I needed to be healthy for my kids. Of course, I later learned exactly how bad all that mid-section fat is, in terms of your overall health.”

On His Health Routine

“I run everyday—all the help is in the running. I run about four miles a day and I lift weights about four times a week, [and] I get every body part. A good workout takes about two hours for me, but I’ve worked my way up to that. I’ve been working out for 30 years. I developed systems that work for me over the years. A lot of people can’t trust [themselves]. I don’t’ trust Terry Crews. Terry Crews is just going to do what he is going to do and all of a sudden [he’s] going to mess up—not going to workout, not going to eat right or whatever. So what I do is I plan out when I’m going to workout, I plan out what I’m going to eat and I stick to it. You got to plan it. If you don’t plan it you’re going to just go off.”