75-year-old female bodybuilder’s secret to defy aging
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75-year-old female bodybuilder’s secret to defy aging

San Francisco : CA : USA | Jun 11, 2012 at 2:03 PM PDT
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Ernestine Shepherd with husband

How often do you exercise? 2-3 times a week? Are you in your 20-ies , 30-ies, 40-ies, or maybe in your 50-ies?

Well, then you’re rather lame.

Try that: getting up every day at 3 a.m. for a 10-mile (16-km) run; hitting the gym afterwards to have some more work-out and lift weights at the bodybuilder level; doing all of that at the age of 75.

That’s what Ernestine Shepherd is doing everyday. That’s what she is - a bodybuilder. That’s how old she is - 75 years old. And that’s how amazing she looks - just check out the pictures. 5-foot 5-inch, 130-pound with 9-10% body fat, a number reserved for professional male athletes.

Add a supportive husband of 52 years, Collin, always making sure the fridge is stocked with seven small balanced daily meals, and you have a full picture of Mrs. Shepherd’s secret to defy aging. No drugs, no supplements, no special diets. Just lots of exercise and a balanced nutritional food.

Sounds a bit tough? Not the part about a balanced nutrition but the one about lots of exercise? Yes, it sounds very tough, actually. But it doesn’t stop you from being immensely jealous of a 75-year-old Ernestine Shepherd's body looking better than any money and plastic surgeries could possibly buy, does it?

Would you like to give it a go and change your life a bit? It may not be too late. After all, Ernestine Shepherd changed her life at the age of 56 when shopping for a bathing suit and being very unhappy with the result when trying one on.

You don’t have to aim for professional bodybuilding competitions trying to break Mrs. Shepherd’s achievement of being the oldest competitive female bodybuilder, declared by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 and 2011.

But maybe a little determination, a little dedication, and a little discipline to be fit and healthy can take you further then wonders of the 21st century medicine.

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