Age Is Just A Number : The 70 Year Old Bodybuilder

A pensioner from Georgia names Sonny is still a competing bodybuilder, he exhibits a physique that would grace any bodybuilding stage, never mind that of pensioners category! He claims that he has no plans of hanging up his singlet just yet, and instead aims to go on for more years on top of the 27 he’s already invested. With this said, Sonny was a late starter in the world of bodybuilding not actively picking a weight up until he was 44 years old! Could his late start be the reason why he is able to train so late in life, are many of us that started earlier tiring our bodies out, meaning we have to retire from training in our 50’s or even earlier?

All we know is that Sonny is showing no signs of slowing, he consumes a balanced, high protein diet whilst supplementing on a multi vitamin and mineral daily. Good work sir, good work!


Mail Online, (2014). Age is nothing but a state of mind: The 70 year old body builder. Retrieved 17th February, 2014, from

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!


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