The two started training more than 50 years ago and they’re still going strong.
Don’t RE-live your glory days – LIVE your glory days, every day. There are always new challenges, new weights to lift, new mountains to climb. Stay hungry. Like me and Franco. He was my favorite training partner 4 decades ago and he is my favorite training partner today.
Meet Jacques Sayagh, the most ripped homeless man in Paris.
Frenchman Jacques Sayagh has found a novel way to make sure he never misses a workout.
Rather than travel long distances to a gym at ungodly hours, the 50-year-old bodybuilder works out right next to his “home” – on the streets of Paris.
“I don’t want to live in a small apartment,” he says in the video above, which has gone viral since it was uploaded to YouTube last week. “People do not understand why I sleep on the floor, but I never feel cold.”
The short film, made by director Julien Goudichaud, documents Sayagh’s daily workout routine. He does push-ups on the pavement, pull-ups using belts suspended from lampposts, and bicep curls using bungee ropes attached to railings.
Shots of his stretch of street show that he lives with his dog, various bits of workout apparatus, and tubs of creatine powder.
“Bodybuilders are futurists, they dare everything,” explains Sayagh, who competes in bodybuilding contests despite a diseased liver from his days of alcohol abuse. “It’s a world that I like.”
Sayagh says that a simple motivation propels him to work out, even when Paris’s streets are at their very coldest. “I have grandchildren. I don’t want them to think that their grandfather is an asshole. I want them to be proud of me, that’s all I want.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Six Rules Of Success
Politics aside, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an incredible success story. The fact that he was a legal immigrant from Austria and pursued his dream of coming to America to become the worlds greatest bodybuilder, the highest paid actor, and eventually Governor of California is very inspiring.
This is a great motivational speech from the 2009 commencement at the University of Southern California. It is one of the reasons so many people thought he was a true Conservative for so long.
84 Year Old Man Doing 18 Chin-Ups
This 84 year old man does an incredible 18 chin-ups. Most men in their prime couldn’t even come close to that.
Never let age limit you!
What is YOUR excuse again? He’s 84!
Sam ‘Sonny’ Bryant The 70 Year Old Bodybuilder
Sam ‘Sonny’ Bryant, Jr.is from Georgia and has been bodybuilding for 27 years. He took up the sport at the age of 44 to relieve the stress of a painful marriage break up. 11 months later he entered his first competition and came in third. He works out twice a day and at night works as a forklift truck driver at personal-care emporium Kimberly-Clark. He says he’ll never retire: ‘More people die retired than people do working’
Age is nothing but a state of mind.
Are you lethargic, out of shape, and overweight? Do you feel that you are too tired and old to change anything in your life?
Well, let Sam ‘Sonny’ Bryan Jr. inspire you. Years ago he was 44 years old and didn’t know the first thing about lifting and exercise.
But he was in a bad place in life and decided to let off some steam at the gym.
Now, he’s 70 years old and can lift more than the young guys at his gym.
It’s never too late.
It’s never too late to start.
Guys meet Robert. He is a great grandfather and is ripped and strong. He started working out at 55 years old, so it’s never to late.
Do you want to know the secret of strength and massive muscle growth? AsapSCIENCE explains Myostatin and how human strength and muscle growth are directly related to it.
What if I told you that superhuman strength may be possible in the near future?
Do you need some inspiration? Meet Manohar Aich. He was an Indian bodybuilder who was Mr. Universe in 1952. Next week he will be 101 years old.
Rippling his muscles and flashing a toothless grin a former Mr Universe known as the ‘Pocket Hercules’ celebrates his 100th birthday.
And what has been the key to long life for the super-fit centenarian who has battled poverty, a stint in prison and a minor stroke – not taking life too seriously.
The diminutive Manohar Aich, who is 4ft 11ins tall, overcame many hurdles to achieve his body building glory.
Born in the small town of Comilla in Bengal, he was attracted to exercising and building his muscles when as a schoolboy he saw a group of wrestlers in action.
After leaving school in 1942, he joined the Royal air force under India’s British colonial rulers and it was there that he began his relentless pursuit of body building.
Encouraged by a British officer named Reub Martin, who introduced him to weight training, Aich earned praise for his physique from his peers in the air force.
Some years later, however, he was thrown into prison when he protested against colonial oppression.
He said: ‘It was in that jail that I began weight training seriously. This helped me prepare myself for the world championship.
‘In jail I used to practice on my own, without any equipment, sometimes for 12 hours in a day.’
The prison authorities were so impressed with his perseverance and hard graft he was given a special diet to help build his stamina and it was India’s independence in 1947 that led to Aich’s release.
Dogged by poverty, Aich and his wife struggled to put their four children through school. There was little cash to indulge his passion for body building, but Aich took up odd jobs to earn a little on the side.
His 1950 win of a ‘Mr. Hercules’ contest spurred him to set his sights on the Mr. Universe tournament in London and a year on Aich came second in the contest.
He decided to stay in London to prepare for another shot at the title and to India with the crown after bagging the title in 1952.
What followed were a host of awards, including top positions in Asian Body building Championships, and his more popular title of ‘Pocket Hercules’ due to his small frame.
Six decades later, Aich still heads to the gym to help his sons run a fitness center and spends his days guiding juvenile hopefuls to reach the heights of body building that he did.
A minor stroke last year has robbed him of the ability to lift weights, but he keeps a watchful eye on young body builders training in his gym.
In the classic 1977 film “Pumping Iron,” Arnold Schwarzenegger describes the feeling of “The Pump”. This has to be one of his greatest sound bytes.
Warning Adult Context!
Ernestine Shepherd should be an inspiration to everybody.
If Moochell Obama was as active as Ernestine people might take her “Get up and move” crap a little more seriously.
Exercise is a must, says the world’s oldest competitive female bodybuilder.