How Eli Manning remains one of NFL's fittest 37-year-olds

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  1. truebluefan

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    Eli Manning jogged onto the field for the first day of training camp practice with his trademark gallop. It was the same look the New York Giants have seen for the past 14 years. Shoulders slightly slumped, chin held high, short steps and an aw-shucks wobble supporting his stringy, 37-year-old frame.

    Manning doesn't have the chiseled body type sported by many of his teammates. He's not known for his work with heavy weights or his bench press. He also doesn't sport a gut or the love handles that plague most men his age. The two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback doesn't even have any visible gray hair despite being on what former general manager Jerry Reese called the back nine of his career.

    Manning is listed at 220 pounds and sports a slender waist. Slimmer than you might expect. It was my first observation upon joining the Giants beat in 2013. Manning was fitter and slimmer than television projected. Not much has changed with his appearance in the five years since that surprising first impression.

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