Saturday, August 31, 2013
Ripspirational: Andy Hug
Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic in June and Nobu Hayashi in July. In August, Andy Hug was diagnosed with acute leukemia. That means he probably fought at least two professional matches with the disease. Hug fell in to a coma five days after being diagnosed and passed away 22 hours later due to organ failure.
Like the four years older Jean-Claude Van Damme, Hug became a charismatic mix of karate, weights and flexibility. His regimen was said to include hours of running, cycling, bag work, shadowboxing, sparring, weights and stretching. On days off he played badminton or went for a swim.
Here's an oldie but a goodie that inspired and gotten me through many a workout: