This 80-Year-Old Champion Bodybuilder Proves Age Is Just A Number

If you’re putting off hitting the gym, or ever thought you’re too old to do something, prepare to be inspired by fitness queen Ernestine Shepherd.


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She just celebrated her 80th birthday (yes, really).


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She’s the world’s oldest competitive bodybuilder, born in Baltimore on June 16th 1936.


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Every day, Ernestine gets up at 3am to work out and estimates she runs around 80 miles every week.


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She only started working out when she was 56 and has since won two bodybuilding titles.


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She puts her success down to discipline, determination, and good ol’ hard work.


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To keep her trim figure, Ernestine eats mainly chicken, vegetables, and boiled egg whites (and lots and lots of water).


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But we hope she had a slice of cake to celebrate her big day — happy birthday Ernestine!


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You can see more of Ernestine in the video below, or keep up with her on Facebook.