The world's oldest female bodybuilder just celebrated a big birthday 2 years ago

The world's oldest female bodybuilder just celebrated a big birthday

What was that sh*t you were talking the other day about being too old for stuff?

If you're one of those guys who moans about their age when the aches and pains set in after a tough workout, then Ernestine Shepherd will make you eat your words.

She holds the title of the world's oldest female bodybuilder in the Guinness Book of World Records.

But Ernestine has just celebrated her milestone 80th birthday and she's still going strong.

Hell, the Baltimore gym freak didn't even start workout out until the grand old age of 56.

But as she marks the milestone anniversary and joins the octogenarian club, she is still in absolutely incredible shape.

Her amazing transformation into the world's fittest gran started more than 30 years ago when she noticed she'd put on some weight as a middle-aged woman, ABC News reported.

She started pretty basic, just doing an aerobics class with her sister and then just built up her training volume slowly.

Ernestine started lifting weights and began competing in bodybuilding competitions.

Now she can bench press 150lbs and has heavy squats in her weights programme with her personal trainer.

 

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, she gets up at 3am every day and runs a total of 80 miles every week.

Her diet is sparse but pretty healthy. Her trainer devised a 1,700-calorie diet that consists of several small meals a day made up of boiled egg whites, chicken, vegetables, and plenty of water.

She a shining example to every one of us...

This article originally appeared on JOE.co.uk.