How old is Ernestine Shepherd when she started working out?

How old is Ernestine Shepherd when she started working out?

Ernestine and her trainer Yohnnie Shambourger Meet the 80-year-old bodybuilder who started working out at 56 Ernestine Shepherd talks to The Independent about the particularly ordinary route which led her into fitness, why she was motivated to go for a world record title and just what she eats every day

Who is Ernie the 80 year old bodybuilder?

The Independent spoke to a snowed-in Ernie on the east coast of the US on the phone which finally connected after the theme tune from Rocky blared down the line for a minute or so.

Who is the oldest female bodybuilder in the world?

In 2010, Ernie was titled the world’s oldest female bodybuilder and headed to Rome to receive her medal.

How old do you have to be to do heavy resistance training?

In the first group there were women between 60 and 65 years of age while the second group was much older: 80 to 89 years. It is also interesting to notice that this was not a regular resistance training but explosive heavy resistance training – imagine Olympic weightlifters who also use speed as another factor in their training.

Is it safe for an 80 year old to train weights?

Most coaches will intuitively discourage older trainees from heavy training. The most common approach is to lower the weights with increasing age. Persons over 80 years are usually not advised to train at all (or only engage in light aerobic activities).

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Is it safe for women over 50 to do resistance training?

People lifting weights for decades also show extremely high bone mineral density, important especially in women over 50. Persons with every type of cardiovascular disease must consult their physician before attempting any form of resistance training. This is also true for people with high blood pressure.