Gordon Ramsay looks to be in the shape of his life 2 years ago

Gordon Ramsay looks to be in the shape of his life

Fair play!

Gordon Ramsay certainly doesn't look like he's about to turn 51.

Given his ability in the kitchen, we wouldn't have blamed Ramsay for stuffing his face all the live long day but that definitely doesn't seem to be the case as Ramsay's shown off his impressive physique in a recent Instagram post.

A well-known fitness fanatic, Ramsay has taken part in multiple marathons and has even dedicated himself to Ironman competitions in the past.

When he's not preparing Michelin-quality meals or roaring profanities at restaurateurs on reality television, Ramsay actually trains like something of  a professional athlete.

"My father passed at 53 with a heart attack. My brother's an addict," Ramsay told Delish last year. "So I've got that scare-mongering going on, on a weekly basis, that I need to stay fit."

Ramsay is a fiend when it comes to training and on Sundays - his most intense day - he is known to work out for close to eight hours in total after waking up at 4am. A 5am bike ride will see him travel 180 kilometres but he won't rest after that as he'll force himself to run 10-15 kilometres once he gets off the saddle.

And when it comes to cutting out food, Ramsay is one of the fortunate ones who doesn't feel the need to diet.

"I don't think dieting is healthy. Chefs shouldn't diet. I'm lucky; I can burn [calories]," he said. "I just stay on it."