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The World’s Oldest Female Bodybuilder Just Turned 80! Here’s Her Secret To Success…

By Karly Carpena
June 23, 2016

Getting older can be tough on your body. But Ernestine Shepherd proves that you can still be in shape at any age!

1Ernestine just turned 80 and is now considered the world’s oldest female bodybuilder!


2Ernestine was born on June 16th, 1936 and believe it or not, she didn’t start working out until she was 56 years old! Since then, she’s gone on to win two bodybuilding titles.


3From 2010 to 2011 Shepherd was even declared the oldest competitive body builder in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records!


4What’s her secret? She starts every morning by waking up at 3am, she also runs about 80 miles per week and lives off a calorie-controlled diet of boiled egg whites, chicken, vegetables, and plenty of water.



5But the true secret to her success? Discipline, determination, and good old fashioned hard work!