Saturday, 15 February 2014

The Amazing 70 year old bodybuilder, who looks better than most guys intheir 20s!!

"Age is nothing but a number"

For some it's just a cliche or line from a song. However, for many they live by that mantra.

Sam Bryant is personification of said mantra. At 70 years young he puts most guys in there 20s to shame with his aesthetics, strength and most of all dedication! 

  • Sam 'Sonny' Bryant, Jr., grom Georgia, has been bodybuilding for 27 years
  • He took up the sport to relieve the stress of a painful marriage break up
  • Within 11 months he entered his first competition and came third
  • He works out twice a day and at night works as a forklift truck driver
  • He says he'll never retire: 'More people die retired than people do working'
Quoted from The Daily Mail online

Here we have a gentleman who took the anguish and heart ache of divorce and used it as fuel to better himself. Where others turn to drink and chocolates after a painful break up. Instead of hitting the bottle; Sam decided to hit the dumbbells. He used that pain as motivation to reclaim his youth. 

Sam started lifting at the age of 44. Where others see their 40s as them approaching a mid life crisis; he decided to make a mid life change!

Not only is he ripped to shreds, he has also competed in two bodybuilding shows; where he placed in the top 3. However, unlike most guys his goals aren't just aesthetics. He boasts an impressive one rep max of 425lbs for the deadlift. 

What Mr Bryant shows is that it is never too late to aspire to change your life. The emotional trauma of a break up can invigorate you to try new things. This will give you a chance to build a new future.

 Want to make a change to your body?

Check out the workouts on my youtube channel 

For more stories and inspiration like this, check out the other posts. 

So good luck on your fitness journey. Enjoy every step of this amazing life!

I always say the Three Cs of life are choice, chance and change; YOU have to make the choice to take the chance, if you want anything to change.

Antoine Allen

1 comment:

  1. Would love to see the face of his now scarecrow ex wife,hehehehe
    You GO HARD Sam Namesake..