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93-Year-Old Bodybuilder Is an Inspiration

Dr. Charles Eugster could teach us all a lesson about the right attitude towards life.

December 2012 |

Retired dentist Dr. Charles Eugster, 93, doesn't beat around the bush as to why he decided to take up bodybuilding at the ripe old age of 87.

“The idea is to turn the heads of the sexy young 70-year-old girls on the beach."

While he doesn't divulge how he gets on with the ladies, the fact that he still wants to be involved in the romance game and the fitness game is testament to the type of attitude he has to life.

"I am of the opinion that no age is too old," he says later in the video.  “I usually train three times a week, sometime four times a week. My body is still continuously changing at 93.

"[Working out] changes your appearance, it changes your energy ... it changes the way you think. My life has completely changed. Aging has become something for me, an enormous pleasure, a delight, a joy."

And he has the results to prove it.  According to the BBC, Eugster recently did 61 chin-ups in 45 seconds,  50 push-ups (from the knee starting position) in 45 seconds and 48 abdominal crunches in the same time during a competition.

Dr. Eugster, we say “More Power to You.” The man is living proof that you are never too old and it is never too late to take your first steps toward fitness.

 

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