For some reason in our society these days, a lot of people think that they are too old to do bodybuilding and get results. Sometimes I have even talked to 30 year old guys who feel like they are way past their prime. Personally speaking, I must say that at almost 35, I feel better (and I am in way better shape) than I was when I was 14 years old. As a matter of fact, the Valeo weight belt that my mom got me for my 14th birthday fits my waistline better than ever these days. However, it can be argued quite successfully that 35 years old is still a young age. What if you are 70 years old? Can you get great results from a bodybuilding program? While studies and my own personal experience with clients shows me that this is the case, I was astonished when I came across some news from Japan the other day.
A bodybuilder named Tsutomu Tosuka won the 21st Japan Masters Bodybuilding Championships at 74 years old! And when you look at this guy, he looks better than most 20 year olds! And on top of that, the guys he was competing against were in unbelievable shape as well.
Granted, Mr. Tosuka has been training for around 50 years, but this case goes to show you how the bodybuilding lifestyle is really the fountain of youth.
Here is a video of Mr. Tosuka and his competition: 74 Year Old Bodybuilding Champion.