Amazing! Meet The World's Oldest Female Bodybuilder, 74-Year Old Ernestine Shepherd [Video + Pics]

 

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Ernestine Shepherd may have a few gray hairs on her head, but she's in better shape than most people in their twenties.

The 74-year old grandmother will be added to the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest female bodybuilder.

 

Suffering from depression, high blood pressure and acid reflux, Shepherd began working out 20 years ago and hasn't looked back since

Shepherd gets up every morning at 3am and runs 10 miles, before hitting the gym.

"I may do some push ups, pull downs, shoulders, biceps," she says of her workout routine.

At 5-foot-5 and 130 pounds, she maintains a healthy diet of plain brown rice, chicken breasts, vegetables and three glasses of raw egg whites a day.

The Baltimore native remembers her 1st bodybuilding competition like it was yesterday. "I was so happy to be out there with these people. And boy, just to be out there in that [swim] suit - I just felt so great. And I thought I looked good too."

Shepherd, who has been married for 54 years to 80-year old Collin Shepherd, has a 54-year old son and a 14-year old grandson. All of whom are amazed at her accomplishments, which include nine marathons and two bodybuilding trophies over the past 18 years.

This is definitely one lady who proves that age is nothing but a number.

 

Information from Daily Mail and Aol was used in this article.

 

 

 

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Ernestine at the gym

 


Shepherd drinks 3 glasses of raw egg whites a day

 


Shepherd and husband of 54 years, Collin

 


Shepherd teaching fitness class

 




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Comment by Fiji Thugz on June 2, 2011 at 2:40am
Shez Amazing.
Comment by Sharice J on June 2, 2011 at 1:02am
She runs 10 miles?? Dayummm.
Comment by Ms.Unaware Book "UnAware" Coming on June 2, 2011 at 12:38am
Alright Grandma.....Awesome.....wonderful to see how ageless she look....
Comment by paul on June 1, 2011 at 11:23pm
Damn, amazing for 74. Props to her.
Comment by gillls71 on June 1, 2011 at 9:19pm
What an inspiration!!
Comment by Ray Jones on June 1, 2011 at 8:22pm
She killin em at 74 black grace at its best
Comment by Fridge on June 1, 2011 at 7:09pm
Black dont crack!!! Every other race age horribly. lmao
Comment by curtis summers on June 1, 2011 at 6:10pm
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Comment by curtis summers on June 1, 2011 at 6:09pm
THATS REAL GOOD THAT GO TO SHOW YOU, WHAT EVER YOU PUT WORK INTO YOU WILL GET THOSE RESULTS IN SHE 74 BLESSED.
Comment by trigga_man on June 1, 2011 at 5:29pm
btw its not "weird"



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