Gary Roberts is back—the other Gary Roberts.
In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “This Is Your Future”—we catch up with Gary, the father of original “fat man” who’s now behind the camera.
Roberts the elder just turned 68 and has had triple-bypass surgery, aortic valve replacement and pacemaker implantation. Since his son got him started on CrossFit six weeks earlier, he’s been training with Anthony Edgerton at CrossFit Stumptown in Portland, Ore.
Measurements reveal Roberts has only lost 10 lb., but his body fat has decreased dramatically, and he’s reduced his waist circumference by 6.5 inches. His mobility is also improving. And he sings while he rides the Airdyne.
“Suddenly, he’s all-in,” wife Pamala Roberts says.
Pamala also recalls a gluttonous family breakfast shortly after Gary’s surgery. Looking around, she could see a clear link between father and son’s health.
“This is your future,” she said to the younger Gary.
“We’re fucked,” he replied.