Take Fitness Advice From This 80-Year-Old Bodybuilder

Ernestine Shepherd holds a Guinness World Record for weightlifting among other awards.

May 8, 2017 5:00 am

Time to hit the gym. No excuses. Because of this woman can do it, so can you.

Baltimore-based Ernestine Shepherd is an 80-year-old bodybuilder, who spends more than 30 hours a week exercising and can benchpress 110 pounds, per Great Big Story. “I started training at age 71,” says Shepherd.

She’s actually the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records—a feat that she accomplished based on her sister’s dying wish.

She runs 10 miles per day, and is also a trainer at her local gym. Watch her truly inspiring story above.


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