The 81-year-old Bodybuilder Who Inspires Others To Get Fit
Ernestine Shepard is the oldest female bodybuilder. Now she is 84 years old
How often do we find excuses for ourselves to miss another workout? Either the knee ached, then the head, or even more important things appeared. However, the willpower of some athletes clearly does not allow them to indulge themselves. This also applies to Ernestine Shepard - the oldest female bodybuilder included in the Guinness Book of Records.
Ernestine Shepard - who is she?
Ernestine was born on June 16, 1936. In the first half of her life, she did not even think that her fate would be connected with sports. That all changed at the age of 56, when she and her sister Mildred were invited to a pool party. The sisters went to choose swimsuits and noticed that their bodies had changed - they no longer look as slender as they used to.
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This circumstance very upset the sisters, and each of them decided to change her body. First, the ladies enrolled in aerobics class, and when the load became insufficient, they switched to strength training in the gym.
As a result, sports became an inseparable part of the sisters' lives, they even began to take part in bodybuilding competitions. Mildred had a dream that the two of them would get into the Guinness Book of Records as the first bodybuilding sisters. But it was not destined to come true. In 1992, the woman died, which drove Ernestine into a prolonged depression. Shepard did not leave her for about five years. But at 71, she realized that she needed to come back to life and fulfill her sister's wish. This happened after Mildred appeared to her in a dream and asked her sister to keep her word. She decided to start running every day, and after that returned to training in the gym.
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Bodybuilder training program
Ernestine runs at least 10 kilometers every day. And she does it more to maintain a psychological state. The athlete goes for a run at 4 in the morning, and wakes up two hours earlier to eat a breakfast of 10 egg whites and nuts. At 8 am, the training process begins with a mentor named Yonnie Shamburger, who has won the Mr. Universe title in the past.
Now, with a height of 169 centimeters, Ernestine weighs 59 kilograms. The percentage of body fat - from 9 to 10. The basis of the diet cnortsmen make boiled proteins, protein shake, rice, chicken breasts and vegetables. Shepard consumes about 1,700 calories every day.
It should be noted that due to Pandemic Ernestine slightly lost shape as all halls closed. But you can be sure that as soon as they open, the woman will very quickly return to the achieved results. And this is at 84.
Similar transformations not only surprise, but also motivate. This suggests that it is never too late to get off the couch and take care of yourself!