As we continue on into this new year, I am determined to get myself into better shape. I have the nutrition side of it down, but fitness and exercise are a HUGE sticking point for me. I’ll be blunt…
But, I know just how crucial exercise is to our overall health, so I need to find some inspiration. This past weekend, I shared a post with you about Ernestine Shephard, the world’s oldest female body builder. Today, I would like to introduce you to Charles Eugster, a 98 year old athlete, and considered the fittest pensioner on the planet. Born on July 26, 1919 in London, U.K., he was active in rowing, boxing and skiing in his youth.
But, as he grew older, he became less active. So, in his mid-60’s, he began skiing and rowing again. For 20 years, he reigned over senior rowing, eventually winning 35 masters gold medals.
He didn’t begin lifting weights until he was 87, for vain reasons…his muscles had begun to sag quite a bit and he had a “pancake butt.” (his words! 😊)
“He craved strength, a longer life, and the attention of “babes.” (1)
Not only did he lift weights, but he also began sprinting.
“He won three Stren-Flex World titles, and recently broke the 200 meter and 60 meter world records for the 95+ age group.”
Here are a few of his accomplishments: (1)