World's oldest bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd is 80 going on 45.

World's oldest bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd is 80 going on 45.
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Ernestine Shepherd is an 80-year-old woman who could pass for a 65-year-old with the body of a 45-year-old.

She looks good for her age. Suspiciously good. As it turns out, her secret to her youthful radiance is highly achievable but requires effort, thereby excluding a large population of the word from looking as fine as her at age 80.

At age 57, following the early death of her sister from a brain aneurysm, Shepherd decided to commit herself to no longer being a self-described "slug."

Over the years, Shepherd built up her strength and in 2007 decided to enter the world of bodybuilding. Three years later, Guinness World Records declared the 5'5" woman to be the world's oldest bodybuilder.

Now at the ripe age of 80, Shepherd continues her regimented routine that sounds exhausting. The personal trainer, whose mantra is "Age is nothing but a number," wakes up at 4 AM to run 10 miles. In addition to all that cardio, Shepherd strength trains at least four times a week. She eats as much as she works out, nomming on 1,700 calories over seven meals a day.

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In her years of exercise, Shepherd has never gotten injured, which means she's been much smarter about her workouts and rest days than those bros at your gym.

Aside from working out and eating right, some other tips to achieve Ernestine Shepherd's body at age 80 or earlier include having her genes.

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