Too often I hear women over 40 say that strength training will make them look like bodybuilders. Well, after reading about Ernestine Shepherd, the world's oldest female bodybuilder, Prevention Maga...

Too often I hear women over 40 say that strength training will make them look like bodybuilders. Well, after reading about Ernestine Shepherd, the world's oldest female bodybuilder, Prevention Maga...

A healthy diet helps to build the right muscle tissue and produce energy and fuel for the body. Ernestine Shepherd cuts no corners ~ Kai

A healthy diet helps to build the right muscle tissue and produce energy and fuel for the body. Ernestine Shepherd cuts no corners ~ Kai

She is up at 3 a.m. every morning, she spends her days running, lifting weights and working out. She also works as a certified personal trainer at her gym. Her diet consists of 1,700 calories a day, mostly from boiled egg whites, chicken, vegetables and a liquid egg white drink, and she runs about 80 miles a week; she does not take supplements. Ernestine Shepherd was declared to be the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 and 2011.

She is up at 3 a.m. every morning, she spends her days running, lifting weights and working out. She also works as a certified personal trainer at her gym. Her diet consists of 1,700 calories a day, mostly from boiled egg whites, chicken, vegetables and a liquid egg white drink, and she runs about 80 miles a week; she does not take supplements. Ernestine Shepherd was declared to be the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 and 2011.

Ernestine Shepherd is 77 years old and a bodybuilder who has won numerous competitions! She only started body building at 52. What an inspiration!!

Ernestine Shepherd is 77 years old and a bodybuilder who has won numerous competitions! She only started body building at 52. What an inspiration!!

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