If you’ve been following the news, then you already know that Tyshawn Jones is on top of his game right now. He recently sat down with NY Skateboarding for an interview in which he talks about how a healthy lifestyle is a major component of his success.
You’ve been vocal about avoiding the party life, how did that come about?
Yeah, it was never really a thing for me. It was never “I’m not gonna do this because of this reason” I just never thought it was tight, I always thought it was corny so… I always knew the things I wanted in life and if I did that stuff it would just have distracted me and I probably wouldn’t be where I’m at right now. I just like to stay focused and stick to what I’m into.
I don’t know if you’ve seen Neen Williams’s video about staying sober and healthy to extend his time skating on a high level at his age of 31. What do you foresee in the years to come for your own career? Do you stretch and take the athlete mentality towards skateboarding?
Hell yeah, I’m on that shit. Epsom salt, Ice… I just ordered a gun that’s like $600 but I’m not gonna give y’all my secrets cuz y’all gonna wonder how I’m doing this shit…nah I’m just playing [laughs]. I get chirotherapy, massages. I don’t really drink a lot of soda. I was gonna try to go vegan but I don’t know… chicken, steak all that shit’s too good. I feel like I’m from The South or something, I don’t know why I like chicken and macaroni and all these crazy things. I don’t necessarily think that’s the only way to stay young but… I just say drink a lot of water, stretch, eat fruits. You know, play both sides.
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