Over 40, and the whinging about getting old usually starts. And as the years roll by it gets easier to use age as an excuse for not training as hard or as often or, heaven forbid, retiring the weights all together
Dorian Yates dominated bodybuilding in the 1990s. Now it’s Charles Eugsters turn to dominate bodybuilding in the 90s, his 90s!
Well he would if there over 90 division at Mr Olympia.
Instead Charles has to challenge himself on the track. He recently smashed Orville Rogers 2013 record of 57.88 seconds for the 200 meters by clocking in 55.48 seconds at the British Masters Athletics meet in London. Now that’s only a measly 35 odd seconds off Usain Bolts world record, not bad for a man who’s 65 years older than the Jamaican.
Successful aging requires work, diet and exercise. The huge mental and physical potential of the aged remains unexplored. Bodies can now be rebuilt at any age and a new life started. Beauty kings and queens in the 80-year-old category or a beach body at the age of 94 are not impossible. We will all, regardless of age, have to take greater responsibility for our own health in order to confront the immense challenges confronting the human race.
Last September Eugster defended his over 90 title at the World Strenflex for the 3rd time and placed 7th overall.
Strenflex tests 10 exercises against the clock including Squats, Bench Press, Clear and Press, Dips, Chin-ups, Push- Ups, Sit- Ups plus Cardio and Flexibility tests.
So next time you think you’re getting to old to train, think of Charles Eugster, and think again!