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Meet the Oldest Competitive Female Bodybuilder in The World


How old is too old to stop competing you might ask? Well there’s no limits for 80 year old bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd.

She’s still competing in bodybuilding competitions to this day. Her hard work and determination is what helped her achieve the Guinness World Record for the world’s oldest performing female bodybuilder.

Apart from bodybuilding, Ernestine also works as a personal trainer and professional model! Believe it or not, the first time she ever stepped foot into a gym was at age 56 and only started training body building at 71.

Over the years, she has continuously worked hard to break records and reach her physical peak. She has run nine marathons and won two bodybuilding titles.

She wakes up at 6:30am every morning, goes for a run and makes her way to the gym ready to train her classes at 7:30am.


So, what’s her secret? According to her official website, Ernestine says these six simple steps are the key ingredients to her success:

1. Take it easy

Don’t rush, start slowly under the guidance of a personal trainer to help condition your body.

2. Eat right


Good nutrition is a key to her success, including a good amount of protein and supplements. Ernestine had the help of a nutritionist to help achieve this.

3. A bit of love

The full support of her husband Collin helps her get through the day – he also prepares her seven meals a day and makes sure the fridge is always full. Encouragement from your family is also a big bonus.

4. Recovery

Rest, rest, rest and rest!

5. Attitude

Having a positive outlook on everything leads to a happier life – working out is fun!

6. Goals

Ernestine knows where she wants to go and what she wants to accomplish. It keeps her motivated and wanting more!

Ernestine Shepherd has without a doubt proven that age is just a number … what an inspiration!

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